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Leading-Edge Robotic Assisted Orthopedic Surgery

Leading-Edge Robotic Assisted Orthopedic Surgery

It may still sound a little futuristic to some, but Bayfront Health Port Charlotte has offered Stryker’s Mako System since 2010, offering highly advanced robotic-arm assisted joint replacement procedures. Today, they remain the only facility in both Charlotte and Lee Counties to offer this robotic technology. There are multiple procedures that the Mako robotic-assisted surgical device offers. Bayfront Health Port Charlotte …

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Thyroid and Your Weight

Thyroid and Your Weight

Hashimoto’s: An overlooked, primary cause of resistant weight loss A common scenario I see in my office, time and time again, is a female patient who has been diagnosed with hypothyroid disease, treated with medication, and still suffers with the many symptoms of a low thyroid, including fatigue, depression, loss of ambition, brain fog, joint stiffness, muscle cramps, constipation, dry skin, …

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TREATING NEUROPATHIC PAIN with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

TREATING NEUROPATHIC PAIN with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

Neuropathy is typically associated with diabetes, as it’s common for nerve damage to have occurred in individuals with high glucose storage, but neuropathy can also be attributed to chemotherapy, injuries, autoimmune diseases, compressed spinal vertebrae, cholesterol medication side effects, a build-up of toxins, and vascular disease. In the United States alone, neuropathy affects nearly 20 million people. The Latin word …

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What You Need to Know About Wounds

What You Need to Know About Wounds

By Dr. Andre Willaims What is a wound? A wound may be described in many ways; by its etiology, anatomical location, or by whether it is acute or chronic. A wound is defined as an injury to living tissue caused by a cut, blow, or other impact, typically one in which the skin is cut or broken. An ulcer is …

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SmartCurve

SmartCurve

RAVE (Radiology Associates of Venice, Englewood and Sarasota) were the first to offer the SmartCurve breast stabilization system, which is clinically proven to deliver a more comfortable mammogram without compromising image quality, workflow or dose, and the new Clarity HD high-resolution3D™ imaging technology, which provides radiologists with the highest resolution 3D™ images to help identify cancers early. These innovations come …

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Lose the Weight for Good: How a Physicians Program Helped her Patient lose 67 Pounds

Lose the Weight for Good: How a Physicians Program Helped her Patient lose 67 Pounds

There’s a familiar story that resonates with many people. It’s about losing and regaining weight. Diets and exercise programs work for a while and then all of a sudden, they stop working, or we give up for many reasons like lack of energy, boredom, or not honing in on the skills we need to stay the course. The failure rate is …

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Dementia Awareness Month

Dementia Awareness Month

Nearly 5.2 million Americans have dementia, and that number is expected to triple by 2050. Experts estimate that a dementia diagnosis will affect close to 15 million people by mid-century. Forgetfulness, agitation, and frustration, social withdraw, and difficulty with daily tasks, are all symptoms of Dementia. Alzheimer’s is the most progressive form of dementia. Communication within the brain is severely …

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Glaucoma & Vision Loss: Alternative Treatment

Glaucoma & Vision Loss: Alternative Treatment

Do you know that 3 million Americans are suffering from a dangerous eye disorder that can rob them of their sight and nearly 1.5 million of them DO NOT EVEN KNOW THEY HAVE IT? Glaucoma is referred as a “sneaky sight stealer” because, unfortunately, there are minimal symptoms associated with the disease and the miniscule indicators can cause up to 40% …

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Do You Have Insurance Questions and Concerns? You’re Not Alone

Do You Have Insurance Questions and Concerns? You’re Not Alone

Moving Concerns Whether you’re moving out of state or making a move within Florida, there are opportunities to change your plan or to enroll in a new plan if necessary. SEP or Special Enrollment Period allows you to change your policy outside of the OEP (Open Enrollment Period). Typically, you have 60 days to change your plan if you move. …

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Leg pain on a plane may be due to your veins!

Leg pain on a plane may be due to your veins!

By Joseph G. Magnant, MD, FACS, RPVI Modern air travel can be challenging for any number of reasons – long lines, cramped seats, and poor customer service to name a few. At Vein Specialists, many of our patients have difficulty with air travel for other reasons as well. They may have trouble sitting for prolonged periods due to the development of …

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