Blog Posts in 2017

Dr. Jason Cohen Removes Largest Parathyroid Adenoma In Office History

Sitting alongside the thyroid gland in the neck are small glands called the parathyroid glands. These glands have a role in regulating calcium metabolism in the human body. On occasion one or more of ...
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How Social Media Is Saving Lives

Social media has become much more than catching up with friends. Businesses have taken to social platforms to advertise, and physicians have gone this route to communicate health information and ...
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Yosef Nasseri: Grand Rounds Talk on Robotics in Colorectal Surgery

SGLA's, Dr. Yosef Nasseri, was featured in this week’s GIBLIB Grand Rounds discussing the topic of robotic surgery in the colorectal specialty. Watch the full video below to get the history ...
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How to Screen and Test for Thyroid Problems

What Is the Thyroid Gland, Exactly? Many of us only consider the health of our endocrine system—particularly the thyroid gland—when we're trying to lose weight, but the thyroid plays ...
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What Do the Different Stages of Cancer Mean?

In diagnosing patients with cancer, healthcare providers use a staging system. This system refers to how advanced the cancerous cells and tumors are, within the body, and the extent the cancer has ...
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Does a High Dosage of Oxygen During Surgery Cause Harm to a Patient?

Oxygen is essential to life and many of our body’s functions. Without it, we would not be able to breathe, which would cause suffocation and death. During traumatic experiences, such as heart ...
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Watch! Dr. Nasseri performs a Robotic Sigmoid Resection

One of the many great advantages of Robotic Surgery is the three dimensional visualization and seven degrees of instrument articulation which allow for meticulous dissection. Another amazing feature ...
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What Are the Best Food to Eat After Surgery?

If you have an upcoming surgery planned, it is important to discuss what foods you should be eating after surgery with your general surgeon. Certain types of foods serve specific functions to help ...
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Parathyroid Surgery: Understanding Through Animation

Unlike thyroid disease, there are no pills or drugs you can take to help regulate hyperparathyroidism and the PHT production and calcium levels by the parathyroid glands. The only course of treatment ...
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Vital Organs Replaced with Prosthetics & Bionics: Could Humans Live Longer than 100 Years?

“We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better, stronger, faster.”—the opening line of the 70s hit series “The Bionic Man.” Back ...
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Breaking the Stigma: The Importance of Talking Openly About Colonoscopies and Colon Health

Colon cancer is responsible for roughly 50,000 deaths in America every year, making it the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the country, and the third most common cancer in men and ...
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Mole Patrol: How to Protect Against Skin Cancer and What to Watch Out For

Cancer is one of the most terrifying diagnoses a person can have, and skin cancer is particularly prevalent. There are more new cases of skin cancer diagnosed annually than there are for breast, ...
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Dr. Joshua Ellenhorn named Best General Surgeon in L.A by Los Angeles Magazine

Congratulations to Surgery Group of Los Angeles Doctors, Joshua Ellenhorn and Leo A. Gordon. Both were named in January's issue of Los Angeles Magazine as two of the BEST general surgeons in LA. ...
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