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Dr. Jason Cohen is re-elected to Cedars Sinai Medical Executive Committee

SGLA wants to congratulate Doctor Jason Cohen for his re-election to the Cedars Sinai Medical Executive Committee!

As the founding partner of SGLA’s multi-specialty surgical group, Dr. Cohen has been a leader in the private practice community for over a decade. He also spends much of his time being involved with leadership at the prestigious Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Not only is he a leader in the community, but his dedication to…

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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 attacks and strokes, being administered pure oxygen can be beneficial for the patient. The administration of oxygen during surgery is also commonly used during various procedures.

Contemplating these procedures the question arises: How much oxygen can…

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New study says many women with common breast cancer can safely skip chemo

(CNN) — About 70% of women diagnosed with the early stages of one of the most common forms of breast cancer might not need chemotherapy as part of treatment, according to the results of a long-awaited study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago Sunday.

The study, published Sunday in the New England Journal of Medicine, analyzed how well a widely used genetic test assessed cancer risk, based on 21…

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Why and When To Surgically Remove Your Thyroid

It can be both a stressful and terrifying experience when dealing with thyroid problems. Thyroid disease is a common cause of hormonal imbalance in the body and occurs when the thyroid gland overproduces (hyperthyroidism) or underproduces (hypothyroidism) thyroid hormones. 1 There are several other thyroid conditions, some benign and others more malignant, to which people are susceptible to such as thyroid nodules, thyroiditis, goiter, and…

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How Yoga Can Help Restore Thyroid Levels

Most people know that yoga is a great exercise if you’re looking to become more limber and flexible. Yoga is also beneficial in that it helps to relieve stress and allows the body to heal more quickly after strenuous physical activity—but did you also know that yoga can help to restore thyroid levels? If you suffer from thyroid imbalances, yoga may be useful.
Stress, Yoga, and Thyroid Activity
One of the most beneficial parts of yoga is…

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How to Deal with Hemorrhoids (and Know When You Need Help)

Though hemorrhoids are common, nearly three out of four adults will have them at some point in their lives. Understanding the causes and symptoms can help you know if you need to seek a hemorrhoid specialist in Los Angeles.
What Is a Hemorrhoid?
Similar to varicose veins, hemorrhoids (sometimes called piles) are swollen veins in the anus and lower rectum. The walls of the blood vessels can become strained and thinned so that the veins…

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Got Rhoids?

Don’t let hemorrhoids dictate the quality of your life. Dr. Yosef Nasseri and Dr. Moshe Barnajian offer a wide variety of treatment options, specifically tailored to each patients condition and treatment…

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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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