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5 Signs You Might Need Gallbladder Surgery

Gallstones don’t always cause problems, but when they do, you’ll know it. From upper abdominal pain, indigestion, and nausea to fever, chills, and jaundice, learn about the most common signs and symptoms of gallbladder disease.

Nov 4th, 2021
What Are Skin Tags?

Dermal tissues are prone to developing a wide range of harmless growths, including skin tags. Learn how these small clusters of hanging skin emerge and find out why some people opt to have them removed by a qualified physician.

Oct 5th, 2021
Varicose Vein Removal: What are my Options?

For many people who develop them, varicose veins are unattractive, uncomfortable, and unwanted. Luckily, they’re also highly treatable — here’s how the right minimally invasive solution can help you get rid of bothersome veins for good.

Sep 12th, 2021
What are Cysts and Lipomas?

Cysts and lipomas are two of the most common benign (noncancerous) growths that develop just beneath the skin. But what exactly are these “harmless” lumps and bumps, and what — if anything — should you do about them? Here’s what you should know.

Jul 2nd, 2021
Life After Gallbladder Removal

It’s a good thing you don’t need your gallbladder to live since it’s estimated that surgeons remove about 700,000 of them a year. And for good reason. A malfunctioning gallbladder is often quite painful. Life after gallbladder removal, however, may not be

Jun 22nd, 2021
There’s Help and Healing for Hemorrhoids

Nearly three in four adults experience hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. Hemorrhoids may be common, but they’re also highly treatable: from at-home care and minimally invasive treatments to surgery, we can help you resolve yours for good.

Apr 1st, 2021
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
Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.

Nov 11th, 2021
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