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…

Sick to your stomach? It might be a Hiatal Hernia | Victorville General Surgeon

Sick to Your Stomach? It Might Be a Hiatal Hernia

Hiatal hernias can develop in both genders and at any age. There are two types of Hiatal hernias; the sliding hiatal hernia and the para-esophageal hernia. A sliding hernia occurs when the point where the esophagus and stomach meet actual slide upward through the hiatus, an opening in the diaphragm, into the chest area. Without…

Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You

Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You?

Bariatric surgery is a procedure in which the stomach and the intestines are altered in order to help the patient manage their diet better and lose weight more effectively. This procedure has risen in popularity during the last decade, and it is considered highly successful when performed on qualified patients. Los Angeles County residents who…

What is Appendicitis?

What Is Appendicitis?

The appendix is a small organ in the body, one that most people in Los Angeles County don’t give much thought to. However, when a San Dimas resident begins experiencing severe abdominal pain, they may begin giving this 3-and-a-half inches of tissue some further thought.