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Current News from Methodist Hospital for Surgery

Dec
17
2014

Understanding Chronic Pain & Pain Management

Chronic pain is a phrase often heard in medical practices, but what does it actually refer to? Aaron Lloyd, MD, is a pain specialist at Methodist Hospital for Surgery (MHFS) and recently shared some of his expertise and insight on this topic.

According to Dr. Lloyd, the term chronic pain describes a large and varied group of conditions, which makes it impossible to offer a single treatment solution. The underlying causes of pain are also varied, but often include one of the following:

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Dec
14
2014

What is a Medical Imaging Center?

To aid the diagnosis of various diseases and physical ailments, doctors often rely on diagnostic images of internal systems, organs, muscles and bones. Medical imaging centers, which may be standalone or attached to a facility and provide routine diagnostic and imaging services, help expedite the overall diagnostic process.

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Nov
14
2014

Understanding Total Knee Replacement

Of all the orthopedic surgeries available to patients, perhaps one of the most common is total knee replacement surgery. While this surgery has historically been reserved for older patients—typically mid-60s and on—newer technology is opening the door for younger patients to reclaim an active lifestyle following a knee replacement.

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Oct
21
2014

October is Spine Health Awareness Month

National Spine Health Awareness Month is observed every October as a public reminder of how important spinal health is. The state of a person’s back has considerable affect on their quality of life, thanks largely to its impact on physical capability.

For those suffering severe back pain or spinal disorders, Methodist Hospital for Surgery (MHFS) is proud to offer numerous treatment options, including non-surgical pain management options.

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Oct
20
2014

Methodist Hospital for Surgery named in top 10

Methodist Hospital for Surgery was recently named one of the top 10 cleanest hospitals in Dallas by Becker’s Hospital Review. Patient care, quality and satisfaction are of the utmost importance and Methodist Hospital for Surgery is honored to be recognized.


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Jul
09
2014

Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What exactly is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)? The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway of ligament and bone at the base of the hand and it houses the median nerve, which runs through the forearm into the palm. CTS occurs when the median nerve becomes compressed or squeezed at the carpal tunnel site.

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Jun
09
2014

How to Choose Between a Podiatric Versus Orthopedic Surgeon

Navigating America’s healthcare system can be a daunting task, especially when patients are faced with choosing a specialist to address their specific need. Further complicating the matter is having to choose between two specialists that seem similar, like a podiatric versus orthopedic surgeon. What is the difference? And how is a patient to know which is the better choice for their specific condition?

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Apr
24
2014

Treat Your Feet Right

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month, which means now is a good time to take a closer look at your own feet and ask whether your shoe choice is helping or hurting them. According to Dr. Rick Miller, a podiatrist at Methodist Hospital for Surgery (MHFS) who’s been in practice for more than 35 years, shoe choice can play a major role in the overall health of feet.

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Apr
10
2014

Launch of New Spine Surgery Program

We just experienced an exciting moment in the life of our hospital! Our new Spine Surgery Program kicked off on Tuesday, May 6, with our first Spine Wellness Class. The turnout was wonderful to see, and we were thrilled to hear several patients comment that their concerns were alleviated.

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Mar
13
2014

Ready, Set, Go: Sports Season & Adolescent Injury

The warming days of spring are right around the corner, which means parents and kids are gearing up for sports season. Whether it’s organized school or community sports or just playtime in the front yard with friends, kids are exceedingly active—and far more prone to injury—when weather gives them the freedom to be outdoors.

That means parents need to be ready for the risks of sports and outdoors activities.

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Feb
24
2014

Simple ENT Surgery Can Make a Big Difference

Many people are skeptical that a simple ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery can dramatically improve their quality of life. But the truth is ENT surgeries aim to do just that. With allergy season right around the corner, more and more people are aware of just how aggravating their chronic sinus and allergy problems are, but did you know there reasons beyond allergies to consider visiting an ENT? You might be surprised to learn just how many conditions these specialists can correct with simple surgery.

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Jan
16
2014

Methodist Hospital for Surgery Partners with Texas Surgeon for Operation Walk USA

On Monday, December 2, Christmas came early for Shelia K., of Bella Vista, AR, and Susan S., of Waxahachie, TX, when they received the unique gift of surgery, courtesy of Methodist Hospital for Surgery, orthopedic surgeon specialist, Dr. Kurt Rathjen, and charitable surgical program, Operation Walk USA.

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