Dr. Jacob’s Social Network for Surgeons is a Facebook group that allows surgeons to collaborate continuously rather than having to wait for learning opportunities to present themselves at seminars and annual meetings.
The group started with nine surgeons discussing the best method for repairing hernias and has since blossomed into a group with more 1,200 members, including some of the world’s most reputable and knowledgeable surgeons representing 64 different countries.
“As surgeons what we do poorly is connect and collaborate,” Dr. Jacob claims. “We do it when we come to meetings, but we weren’t doing it all the time… So we realized that if we embraced social media, specifically a Facebook group, we would be allowed to collaborate continuously, but with a lot more people, and all the time.”
Dr. Felix describes the Facebook group as “addicting” due to the “quick response…from people all over the world” it allows.
For some people with Crohn’s disease, anti-inflammatory drugs, nutrition therapy, immune system suppressors, and other non-invasive treatments allow them to manage this incurable condition and live full, productive lives. For approximately half of all people who suffer from Crohn’s disease, however, laparoscopic surgery represents their best chance of finding relief from excruciating abdominal pain, fatigue, diarrhea, and other nagging symptoms. While laparoscopic surgery cannot cure Crohn’s disease, it can give sufferers a chance to escape the pain and, usually in combination with drug therapies, prevent future recurrences from being as severe.
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At the Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York, we provide patients throughout Manhattan with advanced surgery that is minimally invasive. This means providing state-of-the-art laparoscopic techniques for a variety of surgical procedures, limiting incision size and scarring while also improving healing times and patient recovery.
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Few people would disagree that a healthy diet and exercise regimen is the best way to get in shape. However, not everyone understands just how difficult this can be, especially those who have already settled into poor habits or have a particularly hard time shedding weight. For the obese, a more dramatic and immediate first step is often necessary to give someone the impetus to keep going, and to help the effects of the new lifestyle truly take shape.
Weight loss surgery may be a viable option for the right candidates, provided they are committed to taking their health and appearance into their own hands. At our Manhattan weight loss clinic, we offer several types of laparoscopic bariatric surgery, giving our patients the opportunity to choose a treatment that best suits their needs. If you are considering surgery as a way to start your weight loss transformation, take a moment to learn the differences between your treatment options.
By DR. ROCK POSITANO
Special to The Sunday News
Even if you've never suffered from heartburn, chances are you know someone who has. More than 60 million American adults experience heartburn at least once a month, and about 25 million have a bout with it every day, according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.