Healthcare Blog Posts

Patient Assist: your partner in affordable care
by Christina Vanvuren
According to a survey by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2017, more than 28 million Americans didn’t have health insurance. In 2018 and beyond, this number is expected
Is the quality of healthcare affected by the cost?
by Christina Vanvuren
If a medical procedure costs more at Facility A than it does at Facility B, that means the quality of healthcare is better, right? Not exactly. It’s a good question, though. Many

General Surgery

Open hernia repair vs. laparoscopic hernia repair: What's the difference?
by Catherine Poslusny
Hernia repair surgery is a treatment option for patients with hernias that are painful enough to affect their everyday lives. A hernia is when internal tissue protrudes through a w
Walking and running after hernia repair: What to expect
by Catherine Poslusny
A hernia is a small bulge in your abdomen, thigh, or groin that occurs when an organ pushes through an opening, or weak spot, in the surrounding muscle or tissue. Hernias don’t a

Gastroenterology

Endoscopy recovery and preparations — everything you need to know
by Catherine Poslusny
An endoscopy is a procedure used to examine the esophagus, stomach, and upper intestine. During an endoscopy, your doctor will diagnose and treat gastrointestinal conditions such a
Your colonoscopy recovery: what to expect
by Catherine Poslusny
A colonoscopy is a test used to examine the colon for potential health issues including colon polyps and colorectal cancer. A screening colonoscopy is a preventative exam used to f
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