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Outpatient Surgery Center Uses Robotics to Improve Healthcare in Las Vegas

miVIP IN THE NEWSSurgeons at miVIP Surgery Centers Provide Minimally Invasive Robotic Procedures for Weight Loss, Gynecology Conditions, Acid Reflux, and Hernia Repair, among other Health IssuesLAS VEGAS  (Sept. 14, 2018) – miVIP Surgery Centers, a national network of ambulatory surgery facilities providing minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery for people seeking help with obesity, acid reflux,…

Urology Expert Answers Your Prostate Cancer Questions

Urology expert David Silver, MD, who specializes in treating prostate cancer, recently joined the urology team at miVIP Surgery Centers in New York. Dr. Silver sat down with us at miVIP to answer some of the many questions we receive about prostate cancer treatment options and how men can optimize their prostate health. Dr. Silver…

Catching Prostate Cancer Early Is Critical

Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related death in America, and one in six men will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime, according to Sanjay Razdan, MD, a urology physician and prostate cancer expert who serves as the Director of Robotic Urology at miVIP Surgery Centers in Florida. In an…

Balloon Sinuplasty Treats Sinusitis, Snoring, Sleep Apnea

According to Terrance Kwiatkowski, MD, an ENT specialist with miVIP Surgery Centers in Las Vegas, NV, a non-surgical procedure known as “Balloon Sinuplasty” can effectively treat sinus problems and related sleep apnea or snoring for a significant number of patients. In an article published online by The Sleep Review, Dr. Kwiatkowski outlines how minimally invasive procedures…

Orthopedics Surgery on the Rise Among Younger Patients

Younger patients are seeking orthopedics surgery for joint pain, joint injuries and related problems in increasing numbers, according to a recent report from CNN. Among those seeking elective hip replacements, knee replacements and other orthopedic surgery, young men outnumber women. This change in patient demographics was discovered through a study that was presented at the annual meeting…

Robotics Help Surgeons Perform More Precise Surgery

Back in 1997, the first robotic surgery ever performed was a gallbladder removal. The surgeon performing that surgery used a prototype for surgical robotics that was approved by the FDA in 1998, and is known today as the da Vinci® Surgical System. Since then, surgeons have used this equipment to surgically treat thousands of patients…

What Is the Best Treatment for Acid Reflux or GERD?

It is estimated that more than 60 million Americans suffer from heartburn, acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) — approximately 20% of the U.S. population. People with these conditions typically experience regurgitation of stomach juices, which are highly acidic, leading to heartburn symptoms, such as burning in the chest, burping and hiccupping, discomfort or…

Weight Loss Surgery Helps Book Author Lose 200 Pounds

Weight loss surgery helped Jonathan Dichter, author of the best-selling book, Sleeve Life: Losing Half of Myself and Finding the Rest, lose nearly 200 pounds and turn his life around, reports Evan Thompson in a feature article for The Herald, a news outlet in Everett, Washington.Three years ago, Dichter weighed more than 400 pounds. He…

A Robotic Hysterectomy Changed My Life for the Better

In May 2018 I underwent a robotic hysterectomy that changed my life. Until that point, I had suffered through years of excruciating pain and other symptoms that interfered with my quality of life. I believe a lot of women are like me in thinking that intense abdominal pain, or pain with sex and other “female troubles”…

Prostate Cancer Update: The Latest Treatments

Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with high PSA levels? Elevated PSA levels sometimes indicate prostate cancer, but not always. Sometimes those levels are spiking in response to inflammation or another health condition. Generally, a PSA test reveals that a man’s prostate—the small gland under the bladder that affects urine control and semen…

5 Gynecology Conditions That May Require a Hysterectomy

Women experiencing chronic abdominal pain, abdominal or heavy bleeding and pelvic pressure should not ignore these symptoms, as they may have an underlying gynecology condition that requires treatment. These symptoms can be warning signs of several health concerns that affect a woman’s reproductive system and are treated with a hysterectomy or other surgical procedure. 1…

Prostate Cancer Warning Signs

Prostate cancer is relatively common among men in general, but only a very small percentage actually develop a clinically significant form of it. And an even smaller percentage of prostate cancers progress to cause serious health problems. To avoid this latter type, it’s important to educate yourself and be aware of the most common warning signs of…

Eight Ways To Stop Snoring

Stop Snoring, boost your sleep quality and feel rested with these eight simple tips. Snoring is one of the most common sleep disorders. Does your partner complain about your loud snoring? Do you wake up feeling tired? For millions of people, the period between bedtime and breakfast is anything but tranquil. Common sleep disorders like sleep apnea…

Do I Qualify For Weight Loss Surgery?

If your weight is negatively impacting your health, five key factors can help you decide if weight loss surgery is right for you. According to the CDC, 36.5% of Americans are obese. If you’re struggling with obesity and concerned about its impact on your health, you’re not alone. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease…