Robotic Surgery: What Is It and How Does It Work?

Technology has advanced phenomenally over the last few decades, and robotic surgery is a perfect example. Since its inception in 1985, it has proven to be very successful. Robot-assisted surgery allows our surgeons to perform various types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility, and control than is possible with traditional techniques.  This type of…

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4 Things to Know Before Your Colonoscopy

Here’s your first piece of information on colonoscopies – you may need one earlier than you think! If you’re unfamiliar, a colonoscopy exam is one of the most efficient ways for your doctor to look for colon polyps, find the source for unusual symptoms, and detect colon cancer. While it’s recommended to get your first…

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No Gallbladder, No Problem. Here’s What You Can Expect Post Surgery!

Undergoing a gallbladder removal at some point is fairly common for many. To live and maintain a healthy lifestyle without a gallbladder, it’s important to first understand what the gallbladder does so you know what your body’s missing and what you need to do to make up for it. Your gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ…

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Hernia Types, Causes, and Symptoms

If you’ve ever had a hernia, you know how uncomfortable and painful it can be. A hernia occurs when muscle or tissue holding an organ in place weakens, allowing the organ to break through. A common example of this is an abdominal hernia which involves the intestines pushing through a weak spot in the abdominal…

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Understanding Your Breast Procedure: What To Expect Before and After Surgery

At MSA, we understand the worry and anxiety that comes with undergoing a breast procedure. While every surgery is different, one thing is for sure – our experienced breast and plastic surgeon team will be with you every step of the way. Our surgeons perform a variety of breast procedures such as biopsies, lumpectomies, and…

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The 411 on Endoscopic Ultrasounds

At Muskegon Surgical Associates, we offer a wide variety of diagnostic and surgical services. Endoscopy is a non-surgical technique used to examine and repair organs, most often used for issues within your digestive tract. An endoscopy may be performed to evaluate conditions such as stomach pain, digestive tract bleeding,  ulcers, gastritis, or difficulty swallowing. There…

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