Beaufort Memorial’s Living Well Blog brings health and wellness to Lowcountry living.

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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Topics: Surgical Services

What Is Diverticulitis?

Posted by Surgical Services Team on Dec 7, 2016 4:08:52 PM

Nothing takes the joys of comfort and fellowship from a holiday meal like gut pain. Last month, we talked about gallbladder disease, a common culprit of post-dinner discomfort. However, GI tract problems come in many forms. One of these is diverticulitis.

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Topics: Surgical Services

What is Gallbladder Disease?

Posted by Surgical Services Team on Nov 2, 2016 2:38:42 PM

Gallbladder disease is one of the most common problems surgeons across America see and treat. Did you know 20 percent of women and 10 percent of men have gallstones by the age of 60? As the weather changes, remember: Fall is the season of deep-fried turkeys, pumpkin pies, wings, fatty dips and gallbladder pain.

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What is Gallbladder Disease and How Can I Prevent it?

Posted by Surgical Services Team on Jul 21, 2016 2:43:24 PM

That uncomfortable feeling in your gut may be more than just indigestion. Gallbladder disease can cause pain and cramping. Limiting your consumption of certain foods may help prevent gallbladder problems, but there are minimally invasive laparoscopic options available as well.

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Tina's Surgery Story

Posted by Surgical Services Team on Jun 8, 2016 4:27:48 PM

When Tina McGee found out she was going to be a grandmother, she was overjoyed. “My kids I had to discipline and raise to be productive citizens. My grandchildren I can spoil!” she says with a laugh. Before long her joy doubled as she discovered she’d be grandmother to not one but two beautiful babies.

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Topics: Surgical Services, Women’s Health