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What You Should Know Before Considering Hair Transplant Surgery

Probably the surest method for treating baldness is the transplantation of hair from one portion of the scalp to another. However, the procedure is time-consuming, expensive, and does not always work perfectly. Here is what you need to know about hair transplantation....(more)

The Dangers of Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants can be used for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes. The most common indication is cosmetic breast enlargement surgery. Saline implants are also available. However, they generally do not feel as natural as silicone. While silicone implants quite safe, there are a number of complications associated with their use....(more)

10 Celebs Who Should Have Never Had Plastic Surgery

Hollywood culture centers on the youthful, attractive features of its much-adored stars. Yet, as these actresses and actors grow older, they face constant pressure to resist the aging process and retain their youthful good looks. Unfortunately, this cultural obssession with youth has led to a number of sad plastic surgery mishaps....(more)

Cosmetic Procedures Performed by CARE Plastic Surgery

CARE Plastic Surgery is the practice of Dr. Brian S. Coan of Durham, N.C. Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Coan completed his plastic surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center. He specializes in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery using both surgical and laser procedures. CARE Plastic Surgery only utilizes procedures that have years of successful results and have U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval....(more)

Joint Replacement

What Happens During Knee Replacement Surgery?

If you have been told you need a total knee replacement, also known as arthroplasty, you may be curious about how the procedure is done. This article will take you through the operation step by step....(more)

Repairing Severe Elbow Damage: A Medical Profile of Tommy John Surgery

If you have "Tommy John" elbow, the ulnar collateral ligament in your elbow has suffered irreparable damage. For many collegiate and professional athletes who suffer this injury, doctors replace the ligament with a tendon that comes from another part of your body. This is particularly common in baseball. Former major league pitcher Tommy John was the first baseball player to experience this surgery. After the operation, John returned to baseball and continued a successful career....(more)

Definition of a Hernia

There are many different types of hernias, but most occur in the abdomen. They are a common problem and affect men women and even children. Usually, surgery is required to properly treat a hernia of any kind....(more)

Weight Loss

What Are the Pros and Cons of Lap-Band Surgery for Obesity?

Obesity surgery may result in substantial weight loss and even correction of such diseases as diabetes and high blood pressure. This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the one of the operations, lap-band surgery. ...(more)

Know the Risks of Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery is a major, life-changing operation. It's important to know all the risks as well as the benefits before making a decision. This type of operation can make a huge difference to your overall health, but the risks can be catastrophic. Read on to learn what you might be up against....(more)

Risk Factors and Common Complications of the Sleeve Surgery

Sleeve surgery is also known as bariatric surgery. It is a surgical weight loss procedure usually performed on individuals who are severely obese and have been unsuccessful in most weight loss attempts. This surgery can be a last resort for those who have already tried using medicine, diet restrictions, and exercise programs. Eligible candidates for the sleeve surgery procedure must have a minimum Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or above. A weight problem of about 80 pounds for women and 100 pounds for men are therefore the set minimums for the surgery to be performed. Though it can be beneficial to patients, like any other weight loss procedure, bariatric surgery has its own side effects, risk factors, and complications too....(more)

James E. Barone has been a surgeon for 40 years and was a surgical department chairman and residency program director for over 23 of those years. He is board-certified in general surgery and surgical critical care and re-certified in both several times. He retired from clinical practice in November of... Read More

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