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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 Bariatric Surgery Can Drastically Improve Your Heart Health

There are multiple benefits from having bariatric surgery, including looking great, experiencing higher energy levels, and improving your self-confidence. What many are not aware of is how bariatric surgery can drastically improve your heart health...

Mar 9th, 2020
Webinar: Dr. Pysher on the Dangers of Obesity

In case you missed Surgical Consultants of Northern Virginia’s Facebook Live Free Weight Loss Seminar, you can view it here! Why is obesity dangerous to your health and why don’t medical options work? View Dr. Pysher on the dangers of obesity below!

Nov 5th, 2019
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 1st, 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
Types of Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, has improved a lot of the years. There are a variety of techniques that depend on the patient’s case...

Jun 7th, 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 8th, 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 6th, 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...

Aug 31st, 2015