Blogs

Are Lipomas Serious?

Finding an abnormal growth on your body can be worrisome, but not all lumps and bumps are cause for concern. In fact, the most common soft tissue tumors — lipomas — also happen to be completely harmless. Here’s what you should know.

Mar 1st, 2021
Are You a Candidate for a No-Scalpel Vasectomy?

A vasectomy is nearly 100% effective at preventing pregnancy, but is it right for you? Explore the main reasons that men choose to have a vasectomy, and find out why a minimally invasive no-scalpel vasectomy (NSV) is always the best way to go.

Feb 3rd, 2021
The Difference Between a Lumpectomy and a Mastectomy

Many women rely on a combination of therapies to treat invasive breast cancer. In most cases, breast surgery — or tumor removal via a lumpectomy or a mastectomy — is a key component of care. Here’s how these two common treatment options compare.

Jan 1st, 2021
Do I Need To Worry About My Lipoma?

Lipomas are fatty noncancerous growths that typically develop just under the skin. While the average lipoma is small and completely harmless, some are prominent or bothersome. Find out when surgical removal is the right course of action.

Dec 14th, 2020
When Moles Are More Than Just a Cosmetic Concern

Most moles are harmless, but moles can also change over time. Learning how to spot atypical moles is one of your best defenses against melanoma, a fast-growing form of skin cancer that’s easy to take care of when it’s caught early.

Nov 1st, 2020
Can I Live Without My Gallbladder?

Your gallbladder has one purpose: to store, concentrate, and release bile for optimal digestion. While it’s certainly beneficial, it isn’t necessarily vital — here’s when removing your gallbladder can be better for your health than keeping it.

Sep 30th, 2020
4 Effective Treatments for Getting Rid of Unsightly Veins

Varicose veins can be hard to live with, especially if they’re large, eye-catching, irritating, or all of the above. Find out how advanced, minimally invasive vein removal techniques can help you erase unsightly veins for good.

Jul 20th, 2020
Do I Have a Hernia? Common Signs and Solutions

If you feel pain or pressure in your groin every time you cough, bend down, or lift something heavy, you may have a hernia. Learn about the warning signs for this common problem, and find out why surgical repair is the best solution.

Jun 22nd, 2020
What Causes Varicose Veins?

More than one in five adults in the United States have varicose veins, and many more people have smaller spider or reticular veins. Find out how varicose veins develop, and what kind of risk factors make you more likely to develop them.

May 26th, 2020
Your Best Options for Removing Those Pesky Skin Tags

Skin tags are harmless, benign growths that can cause discomfort or make you feel self-conscious about their appearance. If you want to remove a skin tag quickly and safely, it’s best to seek medical care. Here are some options for skin tag removal.

Apr 1st, 2020
Why Some People Get Varicose Veins and Others Don't

Are you genetically predisposed to varicose veins? Are your profession and lifestyle contributing factors? Discover why some people get varicose veins and others don’t, and what you can do to prevent these unsightly veins from forming.

Mar 1st, 2020
Lifestyle Changes to Make After Hernia Surgery

Having surgery to repair a hernia means relief from discomfort and other symptoms, but it’s not the end of your journey. After recovery, you’ll want to take steps to avoid a hernia recurrence. Lifestyle changes can make a big difference.

Jan 24th, 2020
What Is a Sebaceous Cyst?

When you find out that ugly lump on your face, chest, or back isn’t cancer, you’re understandably relieved. But even if it’s just a benign sebaceous cyst, you might want it removed since it can grow and become infected. So what is a sebaceous cyst?

Jan 1st, 2020
Varicose Veins Aren't Just a Cosmetic Issue

Varicose veins may be unsightly, but they aren’t just a cosmetic issue. Continue reading to learn about the hidden complications of varicose veins and what we can do to help you with yours.

Dec 9th, 2019
What Are Varicose Veins?

You’ve seen them before – squiggly lines spread over the legs like tiny lines on a roadmap.

Sep 3rd, 2019
How to Get Your Best Summer Legs

While warmer weather means the rest of the country is gearing up for ocean visits, picnics, and outdoor runs, we in Arizona are bracing ourselves for the scorching summertime heat.

Sep 3rd, 2019