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Changing Perception of Obesity Part 4 – Those in Need

Weight loss surgeries cure obesity for individuals who need it. We discussed this in the first article in this series, redefined obesity. There is a definition for obesity, and there are subcategories: obese, severely obese, and morbidly obese. These subsections are defined by BMI, or body mass index, and our cure is geared towards those…

Changing Perception of Obesity Part 3 – Options

Obesity is a curable disease. People who face the disease today have a number of options available to combat their affliction. Though there are many, they fall into three categories: diet and exercise, weight loss drugs, and weight loss surgery. As we have previously discussed, diet and exercise were regarded as the main if not…

Changing Perception of Obesity Part 2 – Risks and Hope

Our understanding and perception of obesity has changed in recent times. An element has not changed however. It is this simple fact: Individual health and well-being suffers with obesity. Further insight uncovers two startling, related facts about obesity. One, obesity costs the health care system $147 billion per year. Two, obesity is the second highest…

Changing Perception of Obesity Part 1 – Redefining Obesity

Not too long ago, obesity was a term you heard irregularly. People who were obese were regarded as individuals who failed themselves, and treatment options were limited. Often, diet and exercise were the only recommended treatments. When weight loss surgeries emerged, they were seen as dangers. Times have changed. Today, society is learning better. Professionals…

Ultrasound Imaging Technology for Vascular Access and Hernia

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With ultrasound equipment, sound waves are sent through the patient’s body and reflected off internal organs. The reflections are read by special instruments which are capable of creating images of anatomical parts. Ultrasound medical imaging generates images in real-time and does not use ionizing radiations. Ultrasound technology is useful in monitoring the success of a surgical operation (such as arterial bypass), flow of blood through tissues and organs after surgery, abnormalities (such as blood clots, emboli or plaque), hernias, and blockages (stenosis).

What Are Varicose Veins and Spider Veins?

Varicose Veins and Spider Veins

Varicose and spider veins can be a bothersome problem. In addition to being unsightly, these vascular nuisances may cause symptoms such as leg swelling, itching, skin discolorations, and a heavy aching feeling in the legs when standing. It has been estimated that about 15 percent of men and 25 percent of women have varicose or…

The Joy of Working at Bay Surgical Specialists

The working environment at a medical facility affects not only the staff, but also the patients. The patient experience begins in the physical environment of the office waiting room and continues with meeting the physicians and staff members. Together, they create an experience that will determine whether someone feels comfortable with their choice of doctor.…

Partner with Bay Surgical Specialists for the Best Surgical Outcome

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The best surgical outcome is achieved when surgeons, medical staff and patients work together as partners in healthcare. They each have a role and responsibility in the timely and correct diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions that require surgery. General surgeons recognize the importance of good communication and should always make efforts to facilitate a…