Thousands of patients are finding out the hard way that free doesn’t always mean free.
There could be a medical reason why kids are waking up on a regular basis and the solution is often surgery.
Getting wisdom teeth removed has always been one of those things you just get done, but now some dentists are questioning that approach.
The cat is alive and in stable condition, but now needs extensive amputation surgery.
“There are a series of about six questions that really cover the essential concerns that any patient would have in discussing а potential surgical procedure with a physician,” says Dr. Elliot Chaikof MD.
First, there was laparoscopic surgery, which allowed a surgeon to remove the gallbladder through small incisions in the abdomen. Though much less invasive than traditional open surgery, it still required making several cuts in the abdominal wall.
On a sunny spring day in 2009, Mary Ann Tosi was sitting in a Needham church, attending a memorial mass for her parents. As she sat with her family in a back pew, a pain crept up the back of her head.
Charlie Fischer was driving home from a high school basketball game he had officiated in late November of last year when he started to suffer from a sudden onset of severe, stabbing pain in his back.
A minimally-invasive procedure has been shown to successfully treat uterine fibroids while requiring little downtime for the patient and preserving the woman’s uterus.
A second opinion is appropriate whenever the patient feels the need to seek one. Some patients may get the benefit of a second opinion of their case even though they never asked.