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Most Common Reasons To Visit The Emergency Room

There are over 130 million emergency room visits each year. With over 130 million emergency room visits each year, here the the most common reasons. • Migraines and/or severe headaches.For most of us, headaches can be common in our lifetime; however, migr

Oct 15th, 2018
Key Points of a Lumpectomy

When you are learning about breast cancer, you may be overwhelmed by the different surgical options presented before you. At Desert West Surgery, we ensure that you are provided with all important information about different breast surgeries so that you k

Sep 26th, 2018
Gallbladder Surgery: When Gallstones Become Too Painful

One of the most common causes of gallbladder pain is gallstones (also called gallstone disease, or cholelithiasis). Gallstones occur when cholesterol and other substances found in bile form stones. When the stone passes from the gallbladder into the small

Sep 14th, 2018
Better Outcomes for Geriatric Surgery Patients

If we are fortunate, we will all grow old enough to worry about it feels like to be old. Around the age of thirty most of us realize that things aren’t as they once were. That’s great if you had a misspent youth, but it becomes concerning as you get the fi

Jul 11th, 2018
June is Hernia Awareness Month – The Causes of Hernias

A hernia is a condition that occurs as a result of bodily organs pushing through the cavity that contains them. Organs are prone to wander from their appointed cavities if your muscles in that area are weak or if you strain to hard. The most common type oc

Jun 15th, 2018
General Surgery Trends: Real Surgery Becomes Virtual

Just when we were ready to go to war with our kids over their habit-forming video gaming obsessions, the medical field may have given them the perfect comeback. Over the last few years it appears that the video gaming industry’s hugely popular virtual real

Apr 15th, 2018
Nutrition Helps with Recovery

In this country we are always finding excuses to celebrate something by naming a month in the year The National (Fill-In-The-Blank) Month. There are some truly vital things to remember and celebrate, like the month of March as

Mar 15th, 2018
Opioids Post Surgery

Over the last year a bright light was focused on a health epidemic that had been brewing under the radar across the country. Opioid addiction has been a quiet but devastating problem for many years. Thanks to elevated attention by the national media, and a

Dec 12th, 2017
Are You Suffering from Grave’s Disease?

In honor of Grave’s disease awareness month, we at Desert West Surgery want to share the signs, symptoms, and treatments of this disease. Grave’s disease is an autoimmune disorder whereby your thyroid gland begins to produce excess amounts of thyroid hormo

Jul 15th, 2017
Hernias: Signs, Causes and Treatments

A hernia is a physiological condition whereby an organ in your body pushes through an opening in the tissue or/and muscle holding it in place. For example, the intestines may push through a part of the abdominal wall that has become weakened.

Jun 15th, 2017
Gallbladder Surgery – Intraoperative Cholangiogram

During a cholecystectomy, which is a surgical procedure for removing the gallbladder, you may have a procedure known as intraoperative cholangiogram. In this procedure, a catheter is placed in the cystic duct, which helps in draining bile into the common b

Apr 25th, 2017
A Liver Biopsy Fully Explained

A liver biopsy is a procedure that is performed to remove a sample of the liver tissue. This is done by inserting a needle between two right lower ribs.

Apr 11th, 2017
Colorectal Cancer Surgery – What You Need To Know

Patients with potentially curable colorectal cancer can gain shining results with a properly performed surgery. In the majority of such cases, a surgical operation involves removal, or resection, of the primary cancer and the lymph nodes surrounding it.

Mar 10th, 2017
Hydration: Tips on Water Before and After Surgery

If you are someone you know has gone through surgery, you should be aware of the basic instructions that need to be followed both pre- and post-surgery. For those that have an upcoming surgery, follow the pre-op instructions from your doctor.

Feb 21st, 2017
Lymph Node Biopsy – Best Way to Check for Cancer

If you find a lump in your breast or suspect that you may have breast cancer, one of your best options is to come to Desert West Surgery and receive a lymph node biopsy to check if your lump is cancerous.

Dec 5th, 2016
Tips to Prevent GERD During the Holidays

It’s not surprising that the week of Thanksgiving was chosen as GERD awareness week, especially with our tendency to indulge in a little too much pumpkin pie, stuffing, and yams!

Nov 19th, 2016
VIDEO: da Vinci Robotic Surgery in Process

With the da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons operate through just a few small cuts or incisions. The da Vinci System offers a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and tiny wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand.

Sep 20th, 2016
Top 10 Post-Surgery Foods

Do you have an upcoming surgery? Are you thinking of a post-surgery diet to follow while recuperating after your surgery? Eating the right foods can help you recover more quickly.

Feb 21st, 2016
Benefits of Davinci Robotic Surgery System

When you or someone you love has been diagnosed with a serious ailment that may need immediate surgical intervention, you should make sure that you understand about all of the available medical options.

Feb 21st, 2016
Preparing for a Successful Surgery

Millions of Americans undergo surgery every year for many reasons whether elective or in an emergency or necessity. For many of us, the thought of surgery can fearful and nerve-racking to say the least, fraught with questions, doubts and uncertainties.

Feb 21st, 2016