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Surgery During Coronavirus:  How The Pandemic Might Affect Your Upcoming Procedure

Surgery During Coronavirus: How The Pandemic Might Affect Your Upcoming Procedure

We’re in the midst of a global pandemic—and, from the workplace to the medical field, there’s not an area of our daily lives COVID-19 hasn’t affected in some way. This is also true for non-COVID-related hospitalizations and surgeries. If you’ve scheduled surgery during Coronavirus, you likely have a laundry list of questions that need answering. […]

Your Low Carb Diet Could Hurt Your Recovery After Surgery

Your Low Carb Diet Could Hurt Your Recovery After Surgery

As high-fat, ultra-low-carb diets like Atkins or the Ketogenic diet grow in popularity, we’re getting a clearer picture of the long and short term health effects of this style of eating. While many individuals see positive weight loss results from following a low-carb lifestyle,  it’s important to evaluate the drawbacks. For example, certain populations, like […]

Research At-a-Glance:  The Benefit of an ERAS Protocol in Pediatric Surgeries

Research At-a-Glance: The Benefit of an ERAS Protocol in Pediatric Surgeries

Did you know?  This study found that implementation of a pediatric enhanced recovery (ERAS) pathway decreases opioid utilization and shortens time to full feeding.  In other words… Pediatric patients who followed an ERAS® pathway before surgery didn’t need as many opioids and were ultimately able to begin eating again after surgery faster than patients who […]