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 →

Did you know that we can remove many skin cancers right here in the office? Skin cancer is quite common and it’s wise to see a doctor about any changes in your skin which could be cancerous. As we step into summer, Surgical Associates of Cleveland would like to encourage our entire community to practice smart skin cancer prevention tips. The first thing to remember is that UV rays can damage skin all year round. Read on →

June is a big month to talk about men’s health, since in the US we commemorate Men’s Health Week to coincide with Father’s Day. In many families, men are rather notorious for putting off seeing the doctor. At Surgical Associates of Cleveland, we care about the health of everyone in our community, and we want to see men’s health flourish. Here’s a handful of habits you can adopt, even in your later years of life, to promote better health, guys: Start exercising! Read on →