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Stay Safe from Summer Burns

Monday, July 1, 2019

Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy barbecues, campfires, and fireworks. Unfortunately, with all this fun comes some risk — burns are a common cause of injury during the summer months, especially in July. Here a few safety tips to help bring in the summer festivities with a bang — and without injury.


Enjoy the Sun Without Harming Your Skin

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Sunscreen helps fight skin cancer, including melanoma, its deadliest form. “Understanding how sunscreen works can help you better protect your skin, reducing the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging,” says Dr. Rebecca Bremner of The Oregon Clinic Portland Dermatology. Our physicians recommend regular use of broad-spectrum sunscreens on sun-exposed skin to help prevent skin cancer and slow visible signs of aging.

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.