Expanded Surgical Services with New da Vinci® Surgical System
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has expanded its surgical services and is now offering robotic surgery with the da Vinci® Surgical System. This technique allows surgeons to operate on patients with better control and access to hard-to-reach areas.
Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee replacement surgery may be recommended if pain limits activities, chronic inflammation in the knee does not improve with rest or medications, the knee is stiff or deformed, or there is moderate to severe pain that occurs during rest.
Hip fractures send more than 320,000 Americans to the hospital each year. While hip fractures can be treated, the injury can lead to severe health problems and reduced quality of life. Approximately 20 percent of hip fracture patients die within one year of their injury.
Surgical Options for Back Pain
If you feel the dull ache, sudden twinge, or throbbing soreness of back pain, you are not alone. Back pain is a common medical problem that affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives. Back pain usually goes away on its own. But if it doesn’t, you may be a candidate for back surgery if other methods of treatment are not successful.
Travel Tips for Diabetics
Your tickets are booked, your bags are packed and you are ready to go on your trip. Or are you? If you are diabetic, there is another stop that needs to be added to your itinerary and a few extra items should be included in your luggage.
Summer Food Safety
Mouth-watering barbecue, tempting potato salad, delicious apple pie, and juicy watermelon wedges. These may be just a few of the delectable items gracing the picnic table this summer. But before you start loading up your plate and sitting down for a memorable meal, you might want to follow a few simple steps to make sure you don’t accidently serve yourself some helpings of salmonella, E. coli or listeria.
Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes
Chances are you know someone who has diabetes. This metabolic disorder affects more than 23 million Americans, including approximately 6 million people who have the disease but have not been diagnosed.