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7 Signs You're Suffering from Acid Reflux

7 Signs You're Suffering from Acid Reflux

Everyone gets heartburn now and then after wolfing down lasagna or raiding the fridge at midnight. But when “now and then” turns into “all the time,” it’s time to seek help. Here are seven signs you may be at that point.
Mar 1st, 2022
How to Avoid a Repeat Hernia Surgery

How to Avoid a Repeat Hernia Surgery

Hernias may not be life-threatening, but they can cause some uncomfortable symptoms, and they won’t go away on their own. Treatments are available, but hernias have a habit of coming back. Here’s how to keep them from recurring.
Jan 1st, 2022
How to Avoid Discomfort After Gallbladder Removal

How to Avoid Discomfort After Gallbladder Removal

It’s odd to think that any of your body parts are expendable, but there are a couple you can get by without if need be, and your gallbladder is one of them. Here’s how to live life comfortably when your gallbladder is gone.
Dec 13th, 2021

Are You a Candidate for Acid Reflux Surgery?

Whether you have occasional heartburn or frequent, severe acid reflux, chances are you get antacids from the pharmacy. But what can you do if medications don’t help? That’s when it’s time to learn about acid reflux surgery.
Sep 7th, 2021

Increased Cancer Risk with Obesity

Did you know that in addition to increasing your risk of high blood pressure, Diabetes, and heart disease, obesity increases your risk of cancer?
Apr 6th, 2020

How To Prevent A Hernia

In some cases preventing a hernia is out of our control, like a family history of hernias, having had a previous abdominal surgery, or simply muscle weakness from birth, but there are ways to lower your risk for triggering the development of one.
Oct 1st, 2019

Understanding the Stages of Colon Cancer

Like most other cancers, colorectal cancer has clinical and surgical stages set by the American Joint Committee On Cancer. These stages outline and determine how serious the cancer is and how best to treat it...
Sep 2nd, 2019

How A Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia Repair Works

Though similar, a laparoscopic ventral hernia repair works differently than an open hernia repair. It requires several tiny incisions versus one larger one to repair the hernia...
Jun 12th, 2019

How Your Weight Can Influence the Formation of a Hernia

Most of us know that our weight can have a positive or negative impact in our lives. Being overweight, for example, brings with it a number of health issues including cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure, and an increased risk for Type 2 Diabetes..
May 14th, 2019

Weighing The Pros and Cons of Losing Weight

Yes, there are both pros and cons of losing weight. Shedding unwanted pounds certainly increases self esteem and aids in getting to a more healthy physical state, but what are the negatives?...
Mar 3rd, 2019

Hiatal Hernias And How To Spot Them

Spotting a hiatal hernia can be confusing since some of the symptoms mimic other conditions. The only way to know for sure is to note the symptoms and when they occur. For a proper diagnosis, a full physical examination is always the best practice.
Nov 28th, 2018

5 Surprising Truths About The Gallbladder

It’s hardly surprising that most people never even mention their gallbladder, or even know it’s there unless it gives them problems. Gallstones would be one of those problems, and they are quite painful...
Sep 26th, 2018

Could Your Baby Have an Umbilical Hernia?

There are many reasons as to why an individual can develop a hernia. Typically, hernia patients are of an older age, but certain types of hernias are actually more common in infants, such as an umbilical hernia.
Aug 24th, 2018

How To Reduce The Risk Of Opioid Abuse After Surgery

It is no secret that opioid abuse and addiction is a growing problem in the U.S. More than two million Americans abuse opioids today according the CDC, and 90 addicted patients die every day. Those numbers are staggering...
Jul 31st, 2018

Is It A Ventral Hernia?

A ventral hernia is sometimes referred to as an “incisional” hernia, meaning it forms at the site of a past surgical incision. This is true, but can be misleading since there are many other factors involved in why a ventral hernia occurs...
Jun 18th, 2018

8 Silent Signs You Have A Hernia

Most of us think of a hernia as a visible bulge in the abdomen. This is certainly true, but there are other symptoms of a hernia that can present as something entirely different...
May 18th, 2018

Risk Factors And Causes For Inguinal Hernia

A Inguinal hernia occurs when part of the intestines pushes through a weakened spot in the abdomen near the right or left inguinal canal. Men and women can both experience hernias, but it is much more common in the male population...
Apr 19th, 2018

Preparing for Surgery

There are many reasons to have surgery. Some operations can relieve or prevent pain. Others can reduce a symptom of a problem or improve some body function. Here are a few things you should know on how to prepare for an upcoming surgery. ..
Feb 22nd, 2018

Foods That Trigger Heartburn

Almost everyone has experienced pain and discomfort in your chest after eating certain foods, which is known as heartburn. Heartburn is an irritation of the esophagus that is caused by stomach acid...
Jan 15th, 2018

Exercises to Prevent a Hiatal Hernia

What is a Hiatal Hernia? A hiatal hernia is when the stomach presses into the chest cavity. Symptoms can vary widely. A hiatal hernia enters the esophagus and passes its way onto the stomach...
Nov 14th, 2017

Diet After Colorectal Cancer Surgery

It’s common to have questions about diet after every surgery, especially after colorectal cancer surgery. A colectomy, which is commonly used to treat colon cancer, involves removing the part of the colon that’s affected...
Oct 17th, 2017

How Can I Prevent a Hernia?

Hernia repair surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States. In fact, there are approximately one million hernia repair surgeries each year. How can you prevent them? ...
Sep 24th, 2017

Are Food Additives Linked to Colon Cancer?

Of the cancers that affect men and women in the United States, colorectal cancer is the third most common. According to the most recent colorectal cancer statistics, over 139,992 Americans were diagnosed with the disease in 2014...
Sep 6th, 2017

How Is Stress Affecting Your Health

Nearly everyone will experience some type of stress in their lives. Stress can be caused by a variety of factors including, work, money, health, family and a laundry list of other items that are often unavoidable...
Jul 11th, 2017

Tips for Seniors to Stay Active

Staying healthy and getting moving is important at every stage of life, and especially for seniors. While it may seem difficult, it’s something that can be accomplished...
Apr 17th, 2017

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in the U.S. Approximately 140,000 people are diagnosed with it each year, and 50,000 die from it...
Mar 8th, 2017

World Cancer Day 2017

Cancer is the leading cause of death around the world. Every year, approximately 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer and 7.6 million of them will die from the disease...
Feb 2nd, 2017

Holiday Hours

We will be observing the holidays on the following dates...
Nov 20th, 2016

How Smoking Affects Colorectal Health

Toxins and carcinogens in tobacco smoke are believed to damage DNA and tissues in the body over time which can cause an array of health issues...
Nov 6th, 2016

Minimally Invasive Gallbladder Surgery

Your gallbladder is an organ that stores bile to help you digest fat. Sometimes the gallbladder can become inflamed, infected or blocked. If these ailments occur, Dr. Sachse may suggest minimally invasive gallbladder surgery.
May 9th, 2016

Facts About Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, with more than 50,000 Americans dying from the cancer each year. Here are a few important facts to know about colorectal cancer...
Apr 7th, 2016

Is My Abdominal Pain a Concern?

Everyone experiences abdominal pain from time to time. It can be mild or severe, acute or chronic, and contagious or non-contagious. But, what do you do when it’s more severe than a stomachache or minor cramp?...
Jan 5th, 2016

Everything You Need to Know About Appendicitis

Bad stomach pain? Nausea? Abdominal swelling? Though most people brush these symptoms off as a bad stomach ache, they can also be the symptoms of appendicitis, which should be taken seriously.
Nov 8th, 2015

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Robotic Surgery

Surgical procedures have come a long way. Today surgery can be done with much more precision. Through robotic surgery, surgeons are now able to reach the minutest areas and increase their visual field...
Sep 1st, 2015