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Your Health Matters: weight loss surgery options increase along with obesity rates

Your Health Matters: weight loss surgery options increase along with obesity rates

Our newest, FDA-approved weight loss surgery option, the gastric balloon, was featured on KCAU’s Your Health Matters segment this week.

To watch the video and read the story, click the link below:

http://www.siouxlandmatters.com/news/local-news/your-health-matters-weight-loss-surgery-options-increase-along-with-obesity-rates

To find out more about Weight Loss surgery, click here, or RSVP to one of our weight loss seminars.

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Get a colonoscopy: KCAU’s Tim Seaman finds no reason to put it off

Get a colonoscopy: KCAU’s Tim Seaman finds no reason to put it off

March is Colon Cancer Awareness month, and for those who are 50 and older, it’s a good time to have a conversation with your doctor about getting a colonoscopy.

For many, just the idea of a colonoscopy produces enough anxiety to keep them from having it done. But putting it off, even for just a year or two, could mean the difference between a simple procedure to remove small polyps and having to undergo serious treatment if a polyp progresses into cancer.

In a two-part series, KCAU’s Tim Seaman shares his personal experience with this potentially life-saving screening, and assures us all that there is no reason to avoid it.

In Part One, which you can find here, Seaman talks to his doctor about the procedure, and interviews a local barber who tells a cautionary tale about waiting too long to get screened for colon cancer.

Part Two, found here, follows Seaman as he sets up an appointment with Dr. Michalak and goes through with the entire procedure, including the “dreaded” prep. Throughout it all, he found no reason to avoid getting a colonoscopy, and encourages everyone who has been putting it off to start that conversation.

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To Help Patient Recovery Times, Local Surgeon Introduces New, Pre-Operative Drink

To Help Patient Recovery Times, Local Surgeon Introduces New, Pre-Operative Drink

Photo Courtesy of KCAU-TV.

Midlands Clinic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Volz, has introduced a new pre-operative drink to his patients, and has seen some great results. This drink, Clearfast®, is the first U.S. patented and American Society of Anesthesiologist approved pre-operative beverage. 

According to Dr. Volz, “This beverage will satisfy pre-operative cravings, reduce anxiety and prepare the patient to heal after the surgical procedure is completed.”

Watch the video below, or visit the KCAU website for the full story.

Clearfast will become pre-surgery protocol at Midlands Clinic. For more on that, please click here.

What do you think about this new pre-operative drink? Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.

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Driving without sunscreen can cause cancer

Driving without sunscreen can cause cancer

Do you ever think about wearing sunscreen while you are driving? A local Siouxland dermatologist says its time to because two out of three skin cancer cases are related to driving.

Skin cancer, the most common cancer diagnosis, is responsible for three and a half million cases each year.

A Siouxland dermatologist at the Midlands Clinic decided to dive into the numbers and found something that caught his eye.

Read the rest of this article featuring Dr. Chabra here.

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