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A Hernia Primer

Posted by Surgical Services Team on Jun 14, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Hernia repair is one of the most common operations performed by general surgeons in the United States. More than 1 million patients a year — including men, women, children and even infants — undergo surgery for some kind of hernia.

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How Does Gallbladder Surgery Work?

Posted by Surgical Services Team on Apr 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Gallbladder disease is one of the most common problems surgeons at Beaufort Memorial see and treat. Symptoms vary by condition, but often include sharp pain in the right abdomen especially after eating a fatty meal, heartburn, indigestion, gas, excessive diarrhea, nausea or abdominal tenderness. 

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Janet Cleland’s Hysterectomy Story

Posted by Surgical Services Team on Apr 10, 2017 1:24:31 PM

It may be part of being a woman, but the menstrual cycle shouldn’t keep you from enjoying life. Using new techniques and technology, gynecologists can offer patients relief from period pain.

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A Minimally Invasive Solution to Ventral Hernia Discomfort

Posted by Surgical Services Team on Jan 19, 2017 9:44:00 AM

Four open surgeries in 15 years left Regina Proby with an abdomen full of scar tissue. When a bulge appeared in her belly, she cringed at the thought of undergoing another operation.

Regina had her first surgery in 2001 when she donated a kidney to her father. It was followed by two cesarean sections and a hysterectomy. Just when she thought she was done being cut open, she developed a hernia in her abdomen.

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How Does da Vinci Robotic Surgery Work?

Posted by Surgical Services Team on Dec 19, 2016 4:28:00 PM

Hard to believe it was just 30 years ago that a French physician performed the first laparoscopic cholecystectomy, removing a patient’s gallbladder through several small incisions in the abdomen. The procedure launched the revolution of minimally invasive surgery. 

Today, robotic technology has taken the dramatic medical advancement a step further, allowing surgeons to operate with enhanced vision, precision, dexterity and control.

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