Colorectal Cancer: A Silent Killer


March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. As with all cancers, the sooner colorectal cancer is found and treated, the greater the chance that treatment will be successful. On the other hand, the longer the cancer grows without being discovered, the less likely the chance that it can be treated successfully.  […]

Stitches, Staples or Glue?

  • Surgical Nurse close up Photo

Have you ever had surgery, or been treated for a severe cut? If so, you may have noticed that sometimes providers use stitches (also known as “sutures”); sometimes they use staples and sometimes they use medical adhesive (what the rest of us call glue) when closing up a cut.   What […]

What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

When talking about surgery, it is common to hear the term “laparoscopic surgery”. One easy way to remember what this means is to recall that a “laparoscope” is a big word for a very small thing: a miniature camera with a light source that is inserted into the body through […]