Tonsillectomies for Strep Throat and Tonsillitis | Victorville Surgeon

Tonsillectomies for Strep Throat and Tonsillitis

Most people think that tonsil problems only happen to young children and teenagers. But, many adults also have medical problems, such as tonsillitis or strep throat, associated with their tonsils that cannot be controlled or cured with medications. Your tonsils are groups of tissues that lie at the back of your throat. Their function is…

Inflamed Appendix? Don’t Wait for it to Burst | Victorville General Surgeon

Inflamed Appendix? Don’t Wait for It to Burst

If your family doctor has determined that you have appendicitis, an inflammation of your appendix that cannot be treated with medications, he will refer you to a Victorville General Surgeon on a priority basis for an appendectomy, the removal of your appendix. While most surgeries for appendicitis are performed on an emergency basis because the…

Groin Hernias are Not Just a Guy Thing | Victorville Surgical Procedures

Groin Hernias Are Not Just a Guy Thing

The medical term for a groin hernia is inguinal hernia because the hernia develops when a part of the intestine pushes through a weak area in the abdominal wall at the inguinal canal near the groin. The big myth is that only males develop inguinal hernias. In fact, about 10 percentage of the population that…