The Colorectal Robot

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Patient Education by Stephen Yoo
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Get the PDF version of this article A TOOL?  A TOY?  AN ADVANCE? TO FIND OUT, FINISH WITH THE BIG QUESTIONS (A Caveat : This is an overview of a relatively new technology and a new surgical endeavor. It is not an exhaustive review and it is not meant as a substitute for scientific research. […]

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Colorectal Cancer Genetics For Dummies

Posted: November 16th, 2013 in Patient Education by Gary Hoffman
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Get the PDF version of this article Amaze Your Friends. Dazzle Your Colleagues. (Maybe Even Save a Life) If you wish to bedazzle and standout as an authority at medical conferences, the information in this newsletter will help to achieve that goal. But speak thoughtfully. Genetics is a complicated, and ever-changing field, and someone with […]

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Prevention and Management of Nonhealing Perineal Wounds

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Patient Education by Allen Kamrava
Prevention and Management of Nonhealing Perineal Wounds

Get the PDF version of this article The Perineal Wound The  perineal wound  resulting  from  an abdominoperineal resection  (APR) has always   been  considered  troublesome. Miles’  original description  of the treatment of the  perineal incision  involved leaving  it open  to heal by secondary intention, a  strategy resulting in  a  long-term chronic  wound.6 Modern use  of  chemotherapy […]

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The Rhomboid Flap for Pilonidal Disease

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Patient Education by Allen Kamrava

Get the PDF version of this article What is a Rhomboid Anyway? THE BASICS. Pilonidal disease represents several forms of a single abnormality. Pilonidal disease may consist of nothing more than asymptomatic midline skin pits overlying the sacrococcygeal area. At the other extreme, the disease may be a large complex abscess associated with sepsis. In […]

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Scheduling Colonoscopies in Los Angeles

Posted: May 29th, 2013 in Blog by
Scheduling Colonoscopies in Los Angeles

Many people don’t think too hard about the frequency of their colonoscopies, but maybe you should. You know your personal health better than anyone else. You know your medical history, your family’s medical history, your bowel habits and how long it has been since your last colonoscopy—so who better to sit down and decide when your next examination should be? [Read more]

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Probiotics and Stress-Related IBS

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Blog by
Probiotics and Stress-Related IBS in Los Angeles

Stress can be a big problem for those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in Los Angeles, but research shows that its effects may not be entirely mental. In a new study at the University of Michigan Health System, researchers found probiotics may help to ease the gastrointestinal effects of stress in those who suffer from IBS. [Read more]

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Going Dairy-Free for Crohn’s Disease

Posted: May 22nd, 2013 in Blog by
Going Dairy-Free for Crohn’s Disease

Dairy is difficult to digest for many people. The problem with dairy is actually the natural sugar found in dairy products called lactose. Our bodies naturally produce an enzyme called lactase that breaks down lactose as it is digested, but sometimes people become lactase deficient. When this happens, exposure to lactose will start to irritate the lining of the intestinal tract, causing severe cramping, diarrhea, gas and other uncomfortable symptoms. [Read more]

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Get to Know IBS

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Blog by
Get to Know IBS in Los Angeles

Being diagnosed with IBS in Los Angeles isn’t a rare occurrence. Nationwide, about 10 to 20 percent of the adult population has irritable bowel syndrome. There are many reasons why this condition is so prevalent. Dietary habits, lifestyle and environmental factors can all increase your risk of developing IBS, making it difficult to pinpoint an exact cause of the condition. [Read more]

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Debunking Myths about Colon Cancer

Posted: May 12th, 2013 in Blog by
Debunking Myths about Colon Cancer in Los Angeles

Though colon cancer causes the second most cancer-related deaths in the United States, many people harbor misconceptions about the dangerous disease. Because colon cancer is highly treatable if detected early, developing a better awareness of the condition can help you stay free of colon cancer in Los Angeles. This can start with learning the truths behind many common myths that circulate about colon cancer. [Read more]

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Our Recent Trip to Guatemala with HELPS International

Posted: May 7th, 2013 in Blog by
Surgeons & Doctors at HELPS Trip Guatemala

It takes a real effort these days to maintain the connection between doctors and patients. Hurdles now exist when doctors and patients attempt to interact and build a mutual, uncomplicated and trusting relationship. Bureaucratic red tape from hospitals and regulatory agencies, insurance companies, with their rules and paperwork, well meaning support staff, well meaning family […]

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