If you’re among the more than three million adults in the US suffering from inflammatory bowel disease, you know all too well the pain and frustration that accompanies the chronic condition. Inflammatory bowel disease is a term used to describe Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, both characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Thanks […]
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Hernia repair, safer, simpler than ever, says local surgeon
By Dustin Smith, M.D.
If you’ve experienced the pain of a hernia, you know it’s no laughing matter. A hernia occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak spot in the muscles. The resulting bulge can be painful, especially when you cough, bend over or lift a heavy object. As a surgeon specializing in […]