Monthly Archive: October 2017

Oct 30

Make Your Insurance More Likely to Cover Bariatric Surgery

Some surgical procedures are unquestionably medically necessary and are automatically covered by any good insurance policy. Others, like some cosmetic surgery, are entirely optional and not commonly covered by any insurance. Weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) sometimes falls into a middle ground. There was a time when all weight loss surgery was considered “experimental” and …

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Oct 23

What Does ‘Morbid Obesity Mean?

Doctors sometimes have difficulty communicating with patients, because some medical words or phrases have specific meanings when used in a medical context (in doctor talk). That meaning may be different from the common understanding in everyday conversation, and this can lead to misunderstanding. The term, ‘Morbid Obesity’ is an example of a medical term that …

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Oct 16

Our 3 Offices – From New Smyrna Beach to Daytona Beach to Palm Coast

To be most effective in any type of medical or professional practice, a practitioner must make himself or herself available to the greatest number of people possible. For that reason, we maintain three office locations in the East Central Florida area. By doing so, we are able to offer our surgery services to patients from …

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Oct 13

How to Recognize Appendicitis

A recent article on our site discussed the function of the human appendix. The bottom line is that whatever the function of the human appendix might be, you can live perfectly well without it. To patients, the important thing about the appendix is the trouble, sometimes serious trouble, it can cause. There is good reason …

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Oct 10

The History of Weight Loss Surgery

Today, bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, is an everyday event, recognized as an effective treatment in many cases for morbid obesity. Each day, thousands of gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery procedures are done in hospitals across the United States and around the world. They are done safely and without serious complications, often using …

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Oct 10

The History of Weight Loss Surgery

Today, bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, is an everyday event, recognized as an effective treatment in many cases for morbid obesity. Each day, thousands of gastric sleeve and gastric bypass surgery procedures are done in hospitals across the United States and around the world. They are done safely and without serious complications, often using …

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Oct 09

What Does Your Appendix Do?

Appendix

The function (if any) of the human appendix is not known with certainty. As a part of internal anatomy, the appendix is present in only a few species, including certain primates like apes and humans. In both cases, the appendix is a thin, tubular structure located near the beginning of the large intestine. Traditional medical …

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Oct 02

Thyroid Disease

The thyroid gland is an essential part of your body’s hormonal regulation. Located behind and on either side of the ‘Adam’s apple,’ the thyroid gland produces hormones that help regulate the body’s metabolism, including growth and other functions. Diagnosis and initial treatment of thyroid disease is the responsibility of primary care doctors (your GP, FP …

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