4 Hernia Prevention Tips to Avoid Hernia Pain

A hernia occurs when fatty tissue or an organ squeezes through the wall of muscles or tissue that normally hold it in place. They do not go away on their own, and when left untreated, they can become painful overtime or cause complications in blood flow or bowel obstruction. While hernias are manageable with surgery,…

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Healthy Eating for a Happy Colon

It’s no secret that what you put into your body matters. A good diet helps your mental and physical health in more ways than one. One of the most important things your diet influences is your colon health. There are many conditions related to the health of your colon that can be an inconvenience to…

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Getting enough ZZZs will Help you Heal

One of the most inconvenient things about surgery is the recovery time. You feel as though your life is on hold and you have a laundry list of things you need to do to for daily life to be back to normal. However, there is one thing that most everyone enjoys that can aid in…

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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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