Did you know that March Is National Nutrition Month? What a great time to talk about post-surgery nutrition. Surgical Associates of Cleveland are committed to giving you your best possible surgical experience from diagnosis and patient education through surgery and aftercare. In the spirit of Nutrition Month, we have compiled some sensible eating tips to help you heal after your surgery. First things first. Listen to your doctor! Depending upon your surgical procedure, you might be advised to take on a specific diet for a day or two, like a clear liquid diet or bland diet. Read on →

Did you know that March Is National Kidney Month? Each March, health agencies across the US make a concerted effort to raise awareness about kidney health. At Surgical Associates of Cleveland, we sometimes see patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), also called chronic kidney failure, particularly for dialysis access surgery. This month we’ll do our part to talk more about CKD and kidney health. What Is Chronic Kidney Disease? When we talk about chronic kidney disease, we are talking about the gradual loss of normal kidney function. Read on →

Surgical Associates of Cleveland is pleased to introduce you to the da Vinci Surgical System, which allows your surgeon to operate through a few small incisions. Currently, we offer hernia repair via the impressive da Vinci System which features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system along with tiny wristed instruments which rotate and bend far greater than the human hand. What this means is that the da Vinci Surgical System helps your surgeon to operate with better vision, more precision and greater control. Read on →

Since World Cancer Day takes place on February 4, 2018, the Surgical Associates of Cleveland want to take the time to share some helpful tips to love your body and help prevent cancer. While researchers are constantly making new developments in the fight against cancer, there are several steps which experts agree we can all take to help reduce our risk factors for developing cancer. Stay tobacco-free. All types of tobacco use has been linked to a higher incidence of cancer. Read on →

How much do you know about the benefits of robotic surgery? The Surgical Associates of Cleveland are pleased to offer an increasing number of surgical procedures featuring this latest technology. We understand that you may have questions about robotic surgery and we’d like to talk about the benefits. Related: What kind of procedures can be performed robotically? When comparing robotic surgery to traditional open surgery, we find that the robotic method results in many benefits to the patient: Shorter hospitalizations Less pain and discomfort A speedier recovery and return to one’s normal activities Smaller incisions Reduced risk of infection Minimal blood loss Fewer transfusions Less scarring Surgeons who use robotic surgery also experience a variety of benefits: Better visualization during the surgical procedure Increased dexterity over traditional methods Greater precision which allows for better results Essentially, robotic surgery is the next generation of minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery in which surgeons use a computer-controlled robot to assist in certain surgical procedures. Read on →

Did you know that January is Thyroid Awareness Month? According to the American Thyroid Association, about 20 million Americans have some kind of thyroid disease. Though the thyroid is a small gland that most of us think very little about, it’s a bit of a powerhouse in the human body, impacting metabolism, digestion, fertility, weight loss, aging, and more. The Surgical Associates of Cleveland perform many thyroidectomies each year and would like to help our community binge better acquainted with this powerful gland in 2018. Read on →

Here we are, facing another new year. Have you been thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions? Here at the Surgical Associates of Cleveland, we’d like to offer our encouragement and aid to help you live a healthier 2018. If you’re like most Americans–and most patients in our clinic–you’d like to stick with your healthy new year goals. But changing our habits can be hard. We’ve come up with a few simple suggestions that virtually anyone can use for a better year. Read on →

Here at the Surgical Associates of Cleveland, we know that no one really looks forward to having surgery, though they do look forward to the relief that comes after healing. However, many patients may have fears regarding discomfort or risk related to surgical treatments. That’s why we’d like to tell you more about a different kind of operation. Laparoscopic surgery is a different type of surgery which uses a laparoscope. A laparoscope is a slender instrument with a tiny video camera and light attached to the end. Read on →

Did you know that November is National Healthy Skin Month? This campaign helps raise awareness about the importance of healthy skin, and educates the public about common skin problems such as skin cancer. One large aim of Healthy Skin Month is to inform the public about the ways skin cancer can be prevented through simple lifestyle tips. The Surgical Associates of Cleveland would like to help you take the proper steps to reduce your risk of skin cancer. Read on →

When we talk about diverticular disease, we mean one of three conditions in which small pockets develop in the wall of the colon. These conditions include diverticulosis, diverticular bleeding, and diverticulitis. Let the Surgical Associates of Cleveland help you make sense of this disease. Learn about some of the myths of diverticular disease here. Diverticulosis With this condition, many tiny pockets called diverticula develop in the lining of the bowel. Diverticula formed from excess pressure on weak spots of the intestinal walls. Read on →