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 →

Are you expecting to have a surgical procedure this year? At Surgical Associates of Cleveland, we are passionate about educating our patients before and after their surgeries so they might experience the best possible outcome and health. While each type of surgery varies, there are several things you can do to help ensure optimal recovery regardless of the type of surgery you’re scheduled to undergo. Always follow your surgeon’s instructions. It sounds so simple, but you might be surprised by how many people feel they don’t need to follow every direction they are given by medical professionals. Read on →

Of the many procedures performed at Surgical Associates of Cleveland, surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is common. Patients with CTS experience numbness, tingling, weakness, and other frustrating problems with their hand due to pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. According to the National Institutes of Health, women are three times more likely than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure from swelling on the median nerve. Read on →

Did you know that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Your team of professionals at the Surgical Associates of Cleveland would like to help raise awareness among the individuals and families in our community about this prevalent disease which impacts our mothers, daughters, sisters, grandmothers, co-workers, friends and more. In fact, while breast cancer occurs almost exclusively in women, men can also get breast cancer and sometimes do. According to the Susan G. Read on →

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland normally located at the base of the neck. This gland produces the hormones which regulate all aspects of metabolism, which includes heart rate and how quickly a person burns calories. A thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure in which all or part of the thyroid gland is removed. The team at Surgical Associates of Cleveland would like to help you better understand the reasons your doctor might recommend a thyroidectomy. Read on →

The team at Surgical Associates of Cleveland performs many hernia repairs. One common mistake with hernias is that far too many patients put off getting help, rather than seeking help as soon as they experience symptoms. To avoid complications of a hernia, it’s vital to get prompt medical treatment. So how much do you know about hernias? Let us take a moment to explain this common condition for you. We call it a “hernia” when an organ pushes through an opening in the muscle or tissue which is supposed to hold it in place. Read on →

Your compassionate medical team at Surgical Associates of Cleveland performs a variety of treatments for many conditions, including appendectomy for appendicitis. But how much do you know about this relatively common medical condition? Read on to gain a better understanding of appendicitis so you can identify the symptoms right away. What is appendicitis? Simply put, appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix. When the symptoms of appendicitis are not recognized and the inflammation is allowed to progress, the appendix may rupture and spread bacteria outside of the appendix into the rest of the body. Read on →

If you’ve learned that you’ll need to treat your kidney disease with dialysis, you probably have many questions. Or if you’ve been on dialysis already, you might wonder how to better balance everyday stress along with your regular dialysis treatments. Surgical Associates of Cleveland wants to help you live your best life on dialysis with a few tips. It’s important to understand that the key to adequate dialysis is the completion of each treatment. Read on →

What are varicose veins? Varicose veins are veins which become bumpy and enlarged. While any vein could become varicose, those in the legs and feet are most common due to the pressure of walking and standing. Current treatment methods revolve around self-care measures as well as procedures by a doctor to either close or remove varicose veins. Surgical Associates of Cleveland has tips for your self-care if you are living with varicose veins. Read on →