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Preparing for Your First Colonoscopy

Colonoscopies tend to be surrounded by plenty of jokes. The truth is, we all find the idea a little unnerving. Not to worry, though; we can take the mystery and uncertainty out of this common procedure. In fact, it’s a routine medical test that both men and women should get as they get older. The Surgery Group of Los Angeles can provide you with top-quality preventative care in the form of a colonoscopy.
Who Needs to Have a Colonoscopy and…

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Signs You Need Your Gallbladder Removed

Abdominal pain can sometimes be nonspecific or confusing, and the cause can be elusive. The gallbladder is an integral part of the body but, when it stops working the way it should, the symptoms can stop you in your tracks. You may not know it’s your gallbladder causing the issues you’re experiencing. The Surgery Group of Los Angeles can help you understand what your symptoms mean and if you need gallbladder surgery.
What Is the…

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Surgical Options for Breast Cancer

Surgical Options for Breast Cancer
Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with breast cancer? You probably want to know more about your options. A doctor may have suggested surgery might be an option for you. Surgery is often the first line of treatment for this cancer. The Surgery Group of Los Angeles can help you understand the surgeries and which breast cancer procedure is right for you.

Breast Cancer Treatment Types

The treatment of…

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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 these glands will enlarge, causing the calcium in the blood to rise. Dr. Jason Cohen, founding partner of SGLA has spent years studying these glands and their effects on patients.
Dr. Cohen has become expert in identifying which of the glands is…

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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 awareness. From revealing breast cancer signs to symptoms of cardiovascular problems to helping raise money for ALS research, social media health awareness has helped save lives.

The medical community has quickly caught on to the power to educate the…

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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 an important role in the control of a wide variety of bodily functions. By producing unique hormones, the thyroid enables the healthy function of the brain, heart, liver, kidneys, and much more. When the thyroid is unable to produce these hormones properly, it…

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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 spread to other tissues and cells in different areas of the body.

In addition, these stages provide useful information for the patient, the family, and the doctor, including:

Developing an appropriate treatment plan, such as consulting with a…

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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 of the da-Vinci robot is the Firefly Imaging System which enables real-time visual assessment of vessels, blood flow and related tissue perfusion. As you’ll see in the video,using the Firefly System in conjunction with an injectable fluorescent…

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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 heal the body and can speed recovery of wounds, tissues, tendons, and more, while keeping the immune systems boosted to prevent infections.

What foods you should be eating can and will vary based on the procedure, as well as any medications you…

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