Do you suffer from GERD? If so, you might want to consider Nissen fundoplication–a surgical procedure with a long track record of great results. Surgical Associates of Cleveland want you to know about the benefits of this procedure that can be performed on nearly every severe GERD patient. During the fundoplication procedure, the surgeon wraps the top part of the stomach around the esophagus to prevent the backflow of acids. This procedure successfully resolves reflux issues in more than 90 percent of patients with typical GERD symptoms like heartburn, regurgitation, and dysphagia. Read on →

Thanksgiving Day is right around the corner and it’s easy to get off track of our healthy goals. Surgical Associates of Cleveland have done helpful tips to keep you on track during the holidays. Be sure to visit us on Facebook and let us know how you’re doing this holiday season! After Thanksgiving, get back to healthy portions as soon as possible. Not sure what makes a health portion size? Check this out: Divide your leftovers into single serving freezer containers to help you avoid eating everything to quickly. Read on →

Is anyone in your family dealing with the pain of IBS? If so, it’s good to remember that no one needs to be left out of the Halloween fun! Surgical Associates of Cleveland has rounded up some tips to help you this holiday. Pick low-FODMAP foods earlier in the day. Since the effects of FODMAPs are cumulative, and usually delayed by a few hours, the FODMAPs that you’ve consumed earlier in the day are still in your intestines by the evening. Read on →

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Surgical Associates of Cleveland would like to cover the best prep tips for a diagnostic mammogram. As always, please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have questions. When having a mammogram, consider these tips: It’s best to schedule your mammogram when your breasts aren’t swollen or tender. That will help reduce your discomfort and obtain better pictures. Always try to avoid the week just before your period. Read on →

Here at Surgical Associates of Cleveland, we help patients through a wide variety of health conditions, including skin cancer. As we head into that cold and flu season, we’d like to give you some tips to better care for your skin through the sick season. As you know, when you get the flu, there’s not a whole lot that you can do beyond getting plenty of bed rest, taking some pain reliever, and sipping on fluids. Read on →

Ingrown toenails are a huge pain in the foot, right? Here at Surgical Associates of Cleveland, this is just one of the many painful conditions we treat. Let’s talk about the causes, symptoms, and what you can do if you develop the problem. The Symptoms Although any toe can be affected, most ingrown nails occur in the big toe. The earliest signs of an ingrown toenail include swelling and tenderness. If it becomes infected, it will get red and feel quite sore. Read on →

Did you know that poor sleep is a common complaint for patients after any kind of surgery? There are many reasons for this, including frequent waking, pain, poor airway control, and medication. Surgical Associates of Cleveland would like to offer some tips to help you recover after your next surgical procedure. Deal with the issue. If you’re having trouble sleeping after surgery, try to pinpoint the issue(s) causing you a problem. Read on →

Here at Surgical Associates of Cleveland, we know the pain of IBS. With school starting back in session, we know that those who suffer from IBS might be feeling nervous about how they can manage their symptoms and still make the grade. We’ve gathered some helpful tips to help you better manage your IBS in the new school year. Request appropriate accommodations. Visit your school’s office of disability services to get any academic and personal accommodations that you may need. Read on →

For more than twenty years, the demand for robotic-assisted surgeries have increased exponentially. Many great strides have been made over the past two decades to give more patients their best possible surgery experience and outcome. Surgical Associates of Cleveland wants to make sure everyone in our community is aware of the many benefits of robotic-assisted surgical procedures. When robotic-assisted surgery was first introduced to operating rooms around the country, there were some limitations which kept the use of robotics available to only a select group of patients. Read on →

Have you been diagnosed with diverticulitis? In this digestive disease, pouches form in the wall of the colon and become inflamed or even infected. Diet changes and antibiotics are often recommended–and sometimes surgery–so the Surgical Associates of Cleveland want to help you navigate the appropriate changes you should make. The focus of a diverticulitis diet is to give your gastrointestinal tract time to heal. You want to prevent constipation to avoid further infection. Read on →