Congrats to Mercy Health Muskegon for receiving a 5 star CMS rating!

Congratulations to Mercy Hospital in Muskegon for receiving a 5 star CMS rating. We are proud to work with a 5 star facility. The 293 hospitals with 5 stars from CMS Mackenzie Bean – Thursday, March 7th, 2019 Print  | Email CMS updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings in February, recognizing 293 hospitals with five…

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What Causes Gallstones (And What Can You Do About Them)?

Anyone who has had a gallstone knows it can be extremely painful, and would undoubtedly prefer not to have to go through it again. Those who have been fortunate enough to escape this agony surely would like to continue avoiding the problem. Whichever camp you’re in, here’s a list of the main causes of gallstones, their…

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How to Prepare for Your Surgical Procedure

When a surgical procedure is necessary, it is understandable to feel nervous about what’s in store, but if you are well prepared for the road ahead, it helps to calm concerns and paves the way for a smooth recovery. Following these pre-surgery guidelines will be sure to help: Learn about your procedure. It’s important to…

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5 Benefits of Robotic Surgery

  The term “robotic surgery” may conjure up sci-fi images of robots performing actual procedures, but in actuality, it refers to the high-tech equipment and software used by highly trained and experienced surgeons to enhance precision, control and flexibility. In other words, robots are assisting surgeons, not taking over for them – unlike in the movies,…

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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: What to 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

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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