Our Blog: To Your Health

Medical Optimization for Hernia Repair

Monday, May 20, 2019

As hernia surgeons, our perspective on hernia repair is often quite simple: the patient has a hole in their abdominal wall, and we must fix that hole. How each of us goes about performing the repair, in contrast, is often complex and heavily debated among surgeons.

What is not debated, on the other hand, is how critical the basic factors affecting healing are to the long-term success of any hernia repair.

Thyroid Q&A with Dr. Aliabadi-Wahle

Friday, April 19, 2019

What made you interested in thyroid and other endocrine disorders?

Over the last 18 years, I have come to appreciate and respect the sophisticated anatomy of the neck and its many vital structures. I enjoy treating patients with thyroid disorders because there are good therapeutic options available for these conditions. Even in the case of patients with thyroid cancer, the prognosis in most cases is excellent and surgery is often curative.

Thyroid Cancer: Mike’s Story

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

As a busy professional, husband, and father of three young children, cancer was the last thing Mike Bunch, 38, had on his mind. After finding a lump in his throat eight years ago that turned out to be a benign cyst, Mike had his thyroid checked out every few years as a precaution. 

Group Visits Promote Empowered Healthcare

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

In our current system, healthcare is typically focused on simply treating a disease. Fortunately, we are beginning to see alternative holistic approaches to treatment based on the idea that an informed and knowledgeable patient can take a true partnership role in their health with their physician. At The Oregon Clinic Obstetrics & Gynecology North, we have a unique Group Visits program that gives us the opportunity to educate our patients about their healthcare beyond the level they usually receive during an appointment.

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