Category: Dentistry & Surgery

Common Symptoms and Causes of Sleep Apnea

Common Symptoms and Causes of Sleep Apnea

September 3, 2019 By ashwin

In essence, sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where breathing stops and starts repeatedly. If you snore loudly and wake up tired even after a full night’s sleep, it is likely that you have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is classified into 3 main types: Obstructive sleep apnea – this is one of the most common

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When is surgery an option for Crohn’s dis...

August 3, 2019 By ashwin

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that damages the small and large intestines. A doctor may recommend Crohn’s disease surgery for a person with severe symptoms if other treatments are not helping. Surgery does not cure Crohn’s disease, but it can reduce complications associated with the disease. According to the United States’ National Institute of Diabetes

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When is surgery an option for Crohn’s disease?
Types of Robotic Surgery

Types of Robotic Surgery

July 4, 2019 By ashwin

Surgeons at Summerlin Hospital Medical Center use robotic surgery for gynecologic procedures, prostate surgery, kidney surgery, gallbladder surgery and other procedures. Potential benefits of minimally invasive robotic surgery over open surgery may include a shorter hospital stay, less post-operative pain, a quicker recovery, less risk of infection and less scarring. Robotic Gynecologic Surgery For some

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Types of Epilepsy Surgery

June 2, 2019 By ashwin

Multiple Subpial Transections (MST) Multiple subpial resections are an alternate type of surgery that is used if seizures begin in a region of the brain that cannot be removed safely. This would include areas in the brain that control speech or movement. This surgical procedure involves the neurosurgeon opening the skull and making a series of

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Types of Epilepsy Surgery
What are the different types of surgery used to treat epilepsy?

What are the different types of surgery used to...

May 1, 2019 By ashwin

What are the different types of surgery used to treat epilepsy? Different surgeries are available for different types of epilepsy. These include Focal Resection Surgery that removes the area of the brain causing seizures is called a focal resection. The area of brain being removed is referred to as the “seizure focus,” meaning the place where

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