For any type of surgery, every patient wants to be sure that they receive personalized care in a clean facility from a staff of qualified, experienced professionals. A private multi-specialty outpatient surgery center, Avalon Surgery Center offers a clean, modern hospital-level facility that provides a one-to-one RN to patient ratio. Also, Avalon’s network of specialists [...]
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How HMOs and PPOs Differ Health insurance is a valuable benefit for you to have. It helps cover the cost of otherwise expensive medical bills in exchange for monthly payments to your insurance provider. However, not all insurance policies are the same! There are cheaper policies, more expensive policies, HMO/PPO/EPO policies, and many other variations [...]
Avalon Surgery Center is delighted to be a recipient of the 2018 “People Love Us On Yelp” award. Patient care is the number one priority at Avalon, and we are pleased that patients have experienced quality care and taken the time to share a positive review on Yelp. Our success in 2018 inspires us to [...]
At Avalon Surgery Center, our highly experienced doctors specialize in various kinds of orthopedic surgery, including knee surgery. Injuries to your knees are painful and debilitating. Knee injuries can prevent you from walking, driving and working. While minor injuries are treatable through non-surgical means, serious injuries require surgery for your leg to be fully functional. [...]
Turning 50 years old is a milestone; it is crossroad that every woman will feel in her body. At this age many women may be suffering from stress with their body being much less resilient than it had been in the past and effects of menopause. There are certain lifestyle changes, including new medical tests [...]
If you are considering having spine surgery, choosing a surgeon can be a daunting task. One of the first decisions to make is whether to look for a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon. Both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons can specialize in spine surgery. In the past twenty years, spine surgery training has developed so that [...]
A hernia is a condition where an organ or fatty tissue pokes through a weak spot in a muscle or connective tissue. There are 5 types of hernias: inguinal, incisional, femoral, umbilical, and hiatal. Inguinal (Inner Groin) The large majority of hernias in the groin are inguinal. An inguinal hernia occurs when your intestine or [...]
Hemorrhoids are inflamed, swollen veins around the anus or in the lower rectum. There are two kinds of hemorrhoids, internal and external. Internals hemorrhoids form deep inside the rectum in areas that have few pain sensing nerves. For this reason, they do not hurt and are only noticeable if the bleed into the stool. However, [...]
The gallbladder is a small organ next to the liver that secretes bile through a tube, called the cystic duct, to the small intestine for digestion purposes. Common Gallbladder Problems The most common problem for a gallbladder is cholecystitis, which is an inflammation of the gallbladder that can block the flow of bile, leading to [...]
Colonoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to visually examine the inner lining of your large intestine (colon and rectum). This procedure uses a colonoscope, which is a thin, flexible tube with a small video camera at the end. Doctors use colonoscopy to check the large intestine for ulcers, colon polyps, tumors, cancer, and [...]