Healing Children and Comforting Parents

In honor of National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness Month, we wanted to share a story from the Operation Smile website about Dr. Francesco Gargano’s volunteer experience in Paraguay. Read below …

The Life Changing Impact of Support Groups

“It looks like lymphedema,” your primary care physician tells you as he puts a hand to your swollen leg. Lymphedema? What is that? Is there a cure? Am I going to have this forever? Your thoughts and questions are overwhelming.

Being diagnosed with a debilitating condition, rare or common, can add incomprehensible amounts of stress to your life. Having to make healthcare decisions, sometimes quickly, is no easy task. At times, it may seem like no one can understand what you’re going through, unless they’ve gone through it themselves.

Your Guide to Nerve Compression Syndrome

Nerve compression syndrome occurs as a result of damage to the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system connects the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) to the rest …

Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month! Did you know that men have shorter life spans than women and are less likely to visit their doctors for routine checkups than their female …

Signs of a Stroke

May is Stroke Awareness month! Many people are not familiar with stroke symptoms and fail to seek urgent medical attention. This month is dedicated to raising awareness and educating others …

Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ) occurs when an area of jawbone is not covered by the gums resulting in a lack of blood supply to the jaw and eventually jaw bone death. This condition must last for more than eight weeks to be called ONJ.

Teaming Up to Prevent Vision Loss

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Dr. Andrew Elkwood and Dr. Zuhaib Ibrahim have teamed up with Dr. Ravi Patel, an Ophthalmologist specializing in Cornea Surgery, to offer a cutting edge procedure …