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Recent Posts in Surgery Category

  • A "textbook" Central Sterile program

    Kudos to Glenna Hamblin (second from left in the photo) and the King's Daughters Central Sterile teams for a job well done! Glenna's ability to stay abreast (and ahead) of the rapidly changing regulatory requirements and patient safety standards has resulted in stellar outcomes. A consultant recently commented that the King's Daughters “Central Sterile Department is the most ...
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  • Diagnosed at Age 37: Two Portraits of Courage

    Amy Arthur’s story When turning age 37 in September 2017, Amy Arthur didn’t expect a lot different. Dinner and gifts from family members, and a few cards from friends were the norm these days. But first, she had an annual check-up with Richard Ford, M.D. , her gynecologist. And that’s where her birthday took an unexpected turn. “Dr. Ford found the lump that day. He ...
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  • Free hernia screening is July 18 in Portsmouth

    King’s Daughters Medical Center Ohio general surgeon Adam Martin, M.D., will be performing free hernia screenings beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 18 at the hospital. A hernia occurs when an organ (or part of an organ, such as the intestine), makes its way through the connective tissue, muscle or wall of a cavity. Hernias affect men more often than women: It’s estimated that one in ...
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  • Choosing eyelid surgery

    Plastic and reconstructive surgeon W. Bryan Rogers, M.D., says facelifts - the go-to procedure when you think of plastic surgery - are not common in our area. “We can do them, but most patients don’t request them.” Dr. Rogers says patients are asking for plastic surgery help in one particular area, though: the eyes. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, ...
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  • Plastic surgeon joins King's Daughters staff

    King’s Daughters welcomes plastic and reconstructive surgeon Peter Andolina, D.O., to its medical staff. Andolina joins W. Bryan Rogers III, M.D., at KDMS Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 613 23 rd St., Suite 420. Andolina earned his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, N.Y. He completed internship, general surgery residency and fellowships ...
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  • Could a minimally invasive procedure be best for you?

    Whether you call it keyhole surgery, Band-Aid surgery, or endoscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery is a set of techniques that allow the surgeon to operate through very small incisions. In minimally invasive surgery, a number of these are made, through which the surgeon inserts a small, flexible camera that allows visualization of the surgical field on high-resolution monitors. Specially ...
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  • Variety of techniques used in minimally invasive surgery

    In minimally invasive surgery, surgeons use a variety of techniques to operate with less damage to the body than with open surgery. In general, minimally invasive surgery is associated with less pain, a shorter hospital stay and fewer complications. Laparoscopy — surgery done through one or more small incisions, using small tubes and tiny cameras and surgical instruments — was one of ...
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  • Raising awareness of testicular cancer

    Although it is not a common cancer, testicular cancer is the No. 1 cancer affecting men age 18 to 35, according to King's Daughters urologist Christopher Schmidt, D.O. Although it's most frequently diagnosed in young and middle-aged men, is may occasionally be found in infants. Because it affects young men more frequently than older men, Schmidt said, "Parents should examine their ...
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  • Neurosurgeon offers carpal tunnel surgery

    Carpal tunnel syndrome – numbness, tingling, weakness, and other problems in one or both hands – is caused by pressure on the median nerve in your wrist. This nerve, and several tendons, run from the forearm into the hand through a small opening in the wrist called the carpal tunnel. The median nerve controls movement and feeling in the thumb and first three fingers. Symptoms most ...
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