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June 16th, 2017

Hernias are a very common medical condition that affect nearly five million people in the United States. A hernia occurs when the tissue or organs within a body cavity bulge out of the area where they are normally contained, often due to strain or weak abdominal muscles. Surprisingly, less than 20 percent of those who suffer from a hernia seek treatment due to...

June 8th, 2017

Creighton Fiscina, MD, at Advanced Surgical Care Specialists is a leader in the field of minimally invasive, robotic and laparoscopic surgical procedures. These surgeries allow for a shorter time in the operating room and a quicker recovery period for the patient, allowing him or her to heal faster and get back on their feet. To date, Dr. Fiscina...

June 7th, 2017

Summer may still be in full swing, but no doubt your child will agree that the school break is shorter than you think. This means that the time for school physicals is right around the corner, and it’s important that you and your child are prepared to visit the doctor. Here are two quick tips to help you make the best of your doctor’s visit:

  1. Let your child know what to...
June 2nd, 2017

A hernia is a very common condition that occurs when an internal organ or tissue pushes through the muscles that surround it. Hernias usually develop due to weak abdominal muscles and straining. They typically appear in the inguinal region on the top of the inner thigh, in the groin or around the naval. Weakness in this area can be tied to pregnancy, old age, drastic weight loss, obesity,...