Surgery

January 4, 2018

Linked Program Pilot Supports Autistic Children at Asheville Surgery Center

By Lisa A. Clark, MSN, RN, PCCN There is a saying frequently heard about autism: “If you have met a person with autism, that’s all you have done is met one person.” Realizing that each autistic person having surgery at the Asheville Surgery Center (ASC) needs individualized care, a multidisciplinary team recently implemented the evidence-based […]

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October 11, 2017

A Pacemaker for the Brain? This Surgery Is Changing Lives for Patients with Parkinson’s, Essential Tremor

By Richard Lytle Jr., MD A surgical procedure known as deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used to treat neurological symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia. This procedure is recommend for patients whose symptoms cannot be adequately controlled with medication. A surgically implanted, battery-operated device – similar to a pacemaker – delivers electrical […]

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October 4, 2017

Prostate Cancer Screening – MRI vs. Biopsy

By Mehul Bhakta, MD Asheville Radiology According to the National Cancer Institute, prostate cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. Although many prostate cancers won’t impact a person’s health during his lifetime even without treatment, some are more aggressive and can lead to serious health issues, and death, if not treated. […]

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September 22, 2017

Health Quiz – What Do You Know about Your Adrenal Glands?

Many people are confused about the biological role of the adrenal glands. What do you know about your adrenal glands? Take our quiz to test your knowledge. Where are your adrenal glands located? A – In your brain B – On your kidneys C – On your spinal cord D – In your neck Answer: […]

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March 14, 2017

His Decision to Have Bariatric Surgery was Lifesaving – Tips from a Weight-Loss Journey

With their daughter, Charlie Jo, a year and half old, Todd Israel and his wife, Jennifer, decided around the end of 2014 to have another child. Israel attended a free information session at Mission Weight Management, and after going to the orientation in March, he “decided to go all in” — he was willing to […]

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March 3, 2017

Surviving Colorectal Cancer – One Man’s Journey

Fall 2015 was a stressful time for Anthony Moore of Asheville. That’s why he didn’t, at first, think the abdominal pain and diarrhea he was experiencing was anything serious. “I wrote it off for a week or so, but it probably went on for two-plus weeks,” he said. “And I was overdue for my annual […]

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May 31, 2016

A Family Affair – Husband & Wife Embark on Weight-Loss Journey Together

In November 2014, David Holder of Flat Rock underwent gastric sleeve surgery. A month later, his wife, Sandy, had the same procedure. Now, nearly 300 pounds later, they are happier and healthier than ever. “We’re both very pleased with the results,” said David. “And, speaking for myself, it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to […]

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January 14, 2016

Mission Hospital Earns Surgical Patient Care Award

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 14, 2016) – Mission Hospital was recently recognized by  the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) for achieving meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care in 2014. ACS NSQIP has recognized 52 of 517 hospitals participating in the adult program; participating hospitals are required to track the outcomes […]

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