Surgeries

As you may have read in the news, Tiger Woods is recovering from a recent back surgery – his fourth back operation in the past few years (this one being a fusion). Once the greatest golfer in the world, Tiger had his first surgery in 2014, but since then, even after two more surgeries, has not been able to successfully return to the pro tour. No doubt he is hoping that this recent operation will eventually get him to a place where he can...
By Dr. Peter Abaci
At the Stanford Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab, one of our active research studies is focused on how to help prepare people who are heading to surgery. We are equipping them with the information and skills they can use to reduce their own distress and discomfort after surgery. Ideally, this helps people need less pain medication.
This is Health Revolution Radio with Dr. Peter Abaci. Today's topic: Recovering from Knee Injuries Guest Speakers: Dr. John Kao and Lianna Roberts Image courtesy of stockdevil at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
By Dr. Peter Abaci What do you do when your doctor diagnoses you with a herniated disc in your lower back? Well, first off don’t panic! How you approach this new piece of information has a lot to do with your particular clinical situation. For starters, think closely about where you feel your pain. Is it mostly in your lower back, or do you feel the most intense symptoms going down one leg?
I believe coming here to learn about pain treatments should be a special experience. This should be a place where you can be confident of receiving straight talk with an emphasis on scientific studies and outcomes from experienced providers. We recognize that there are many ways of treating pain problems which can make it challenging for the individual looking to find high-quality and meaningful treatments that deliver impactful results.
By Dr. Peter Abaci
post-mastectomy pain syndrome
By Dr. Peter Abaci Pain after mastectomy surgery for breast cancer can linger and even become a chronic problem. When it does, this is known as post-mastectomy pain syndrome (PMPS). Pain after breast cancer surgery can hinder resuming daily activities, increase body image distress, and interfere with intimacy. What are the symptoms of PMPS?
Most of us visit the doctor only when we’re sick or injured. We break an ankle, get walloped with the flu, and finally dial up our physician or nurse practitioner to tell them where it hurts.For more information, click here.
Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg has won approval from the state to develop an open-heart surgery program that would provide services such as coronary artery bypass surgery and heart valve repair.

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