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Polly Browne, 54, a North Mankato, Minnesota resident and elementary education professor at Mankato-based Bethany Lutheran College, didn’t have symptoms, but she knew something wasn’t quite right with one of her breasts. An otherwise healthy person who had not long ago received a normal mammography report, Browne decided she needed to see her primary provider, Susan Laabs, M.D., Family Medicine.
Mandy and Tyler Leopold, of Austin, Minn., adopted Elliana at birth. She was born May 3, 2013, and her infancy was completely normal until 16 months.
I have spoken to many cardiac valve patients that have said they are afraid of having an open surgical sternotomy. They say it is a powerful reason to put off surgery when they are told about the many months of a painful recovery, respiratory compromise and the possibility of an infected large wound. But now, there are options.
Patricia Kroymann was unloading her dishwasher on a normal Saturday when she suddenly felt excruciating pain in her back and legs. “I knew right away something wasn’t right. I thought maybe it was a muscle spasm,” says Kroymann. “I thought with Tylenol and rest it would get better.”
Medical advances have allowed for the development of minimally invasive heart surgery, an umbrella term for a number of procedures that have been developed to decrease pain and the amount of time needed for recovery, with less blood loss, a lower risk of infection and smaller scars.
Minimally invasive operating techniques have had a tremendous impact on surgery since the 1990s. This advancement in surgical technique is leading to an improvement in the quality of life for patients undergoing surgical interventions.
When you think of plastic surgery, what comes to mind? Is it high-priced procedures in Beverly Hills to make movie stars more glamorous? Plastic surgery is actually a very broad field that not only includes cosmetic and aesthetic surgery, but also hand and wrist surgery, surgical reconstruction and nonsurgical procedures.
Mackenzie “Mick” Caron remembers very little of the evening of Jan. 29, 2015, but his parents will never forget it.
If you struggle with swollen, gnarled veins that appear blue, and cause throbbing pain and heavy, tired legs, then you’re not alone. Millions of Americans experience similar pain due to varicose veins. Learn more about one particular solution.
If you’ve been feeling an achy, heavy feeling or a burning sensation in your legs, it may be symptoms of varicose veins. Varicose veins are enlarged veins that often develop as we age. When we get older, it can be more difficult for our blood to circulate properly.
After three helicopter rides and multiple surgeries, Bob Boehmer needed just the type of hope and healing Lake City offers through the Mayo Clinic Transitional Care program.
A recent foot surgery has helped put the pep back in Jeanie Bruner’s step.