By Brian Jacob M.D.

In a Washington Post article, author Hillary Gulley writes about her uphill battle with hidden hernias as she searched tirelessly for a correct diagnosis. Read the full article here
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Hernias affect many Americans. Although the exact cause of hernias is unknown, researchers have found that weak spots in the abdominal and groin muscles are contributing factors. Hernias can cause severe discomfort, and place physical limitations on those who develop them. Hernia surgery is the only way to effectively treat this condition and restore a patient’s comfort, activity level, and quality of life.

At Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York, Dr. Brian Katz treats hernias using minimally invasive surgical techniques. Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair can be performed on our New York, NY patients, providing them with a safe and effective treatment that requires little recovery time. For those who are looking to treat hernias quickly and effectively, laparoscopic surgery may be the most appropriate treatment option.
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The team at the Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York is here to address serious health and wellness issues using advanced, minimally invasive surgery procedures. These approaches to surgical care are ideal when performing hernia surgery and other kinds of delicate operations.

Hernias can be quite painful, but thankfully there are many options to consider for treatment. We'd like to discuss hernias in basic terms, with a focus on pain as a symptom as well as post-surgical pain and discomfort.

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The Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York has always prided itself on having a skilled and well-respected team of surgeons. The expertise of the entire team has allowed us to address a whole host of wellness matters using the latest techniques and technologies.

With that said, we're proud to announce that our own Dr. Brian Jacob will be hosting a professional conference this week in New York City on advanced hernia repair surgery techniques. Presented by the International Hernia Collaboration (IHC), The 2nd Annual Global Symposium on Robotic-Assisted and Minimally Invasive Hernia Repair will be held at the Marriott Marquis on September 16th and 17th.

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All phases of surgery are important. This means the pre-op planning phase, the procedure itself, and the post-operative recovery and follow-up care. This focus on all phases of a surgical procedure is what makes us one of the leading rectal and colon surgery centers in New York.

Recovering from surgery is an important concern for many of our patients. Because of this, we'd like to go over some of the basics when it comes to healing after colorectal surgery.

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At the Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York, are goal is to restore wellness and relieve pain using the latest surgical techniques. This often involves minimally invasive techniques that boast many advantages over traditional open surgery.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery is highly effective, and it allows people who have suffered from a hernia to recover quickly and safely. Let's cover some of the basics of hernia and their treatment right now.

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At Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York, we provide minimally invasive treatment for a variety of disorders of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract and colon conditions. These conditions can be painful, affecting a person’s quality of life and ability to function; in some cases, they can even be life-threatening. It is our mission to treat these conditions in such a manner that we are able to resolve pain, restore function, and give patients back their quality of life by performing surgery that disrupts the anatomical stability and integrity of their bodies as little as possible. Our experienced, highly esteemed surgeons use the most advanced techniques and technologies available, which, in combination with their extraordinary skills, help to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

In treating gastrointestinal bleeding and colon conditions, our New York, NY laparoscopic surgeons hold themselves to the highest standards of excellence, keeping in mind at all times that real people with real lives are on the line. At Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York, you’ll never have to worry about being considered just another patient, let alone just another statistic. Your care will always be our highest concern.

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Discussing symptoms and medical history with a doctor may make some patients feel uncomfortable. When colon conditions are involved, many feel an added degree of sensitivity. However, colon conditions negatively impact health, may cause a number of uncomfortable side effects, and often lead to more serious complications. For these reasons, it is vital that these conditions be treated in a timely manner. Familial adenomatous polyposis, also known as FAP, is a rare genetic condition that affects the colon, and can lead to a number of complications, if left untreated. The primary risk of FAP is the development of colon cancer. In order to avoid this risk, as well as the uncomfortable side effects that are likely to develop as this condition progresses, it is important to seek medical treatment.

At the Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York, our team of doctors offers treatment for a variety of colon conditions, including FAP. We take a conservative approach to these treatments, offering minimally invasive surgical procedures that can effectively improve colon health while minimizing recovery time. When seeking treatment for familial polyposis, our New York, NY patients should consider the benefits of laparoscopic surgery.

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The team at Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York offers excellent treatment of stomach and bowel disorders that affect people's overall health and wellness. This includes treatment of serious colon conditions and rectal problems, including obstructions and more severe problems.

We'd like to use this post to consider a type of obstruction known as volvulus, which can start as a painful case of constipation but then lead to serious issues with overall wellness.

About Volvulus

Volvulus refers to a malrotation of part of the intestine, leading to twisting of the lower bowel or colon. This is a potential cause of bowel obstruction. One of the more well-known and most common forms of volvulus is sigmoid colon volvulus, a condition common in Asia and India due to their high-fiber diet, and also common in Peru and Bolivia because of high altitude.

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The team at the Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York is proud to offer some of the safest and most effective minimally invasive treatments available today. By performing state-of-the-art surgery using laparoscopic techniques, patients are able to undergo advanced surgical procedures and recovery much faster than before.

Many patients have questions about same-day/outpatient surgery and what its benefits are over open surgery and hospital stays. Let's go over the basics of this issue right now.

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