Jeffrey G. Deppen, DO
Location and Office HoursLansing Surgical Associates, P.L.L.C.
2720 S Washington
Lansing, MI 48910
- Blue Care Network of Michigan (BCN)
- Health Plan of Michigan
- McLaren Health Plan
- Eaton Rapids Medical Center
- Ingham Regional Medical Center, Greenlawn Campus
- Ingham Regional Orthopedics Hospital
What herbs should I avoid before surgery?
Robin Miller, MD, Integrative Medicine, answeredSome herbs can cause dangerous side effects, especially if taken before surgery. In this video, Dr. Robin Miller reveals eight dangerous herbs to avoid if you are going to have an operation.
Is robotic surgery safer than traditional surgery?
Robotic surgery can be safer than some other forms of surgery, but all types of surgery carry risks including bleeding, infection, and problems with anesthesia. Robotic surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery in which doctors use a computer to direct precise and accurate movements of instruments attached to a robot.
As with other types of minimally invasive surgery, in robotic surgery, doctors make only a few small incisions rather than one large incision. This in itself can reduce bleeding and pain and speed recovery time. In one of the incisions, the surgeon inserts a long, thin tube with an attached light and tiny camera.The camera projects a magnified image of the inside of the body up onto a screen; this can make an area easier to see than with traditional open surgery and possibly increase safety. Not all surgeries can be performed with the assistance of robotic instruments. If you need to have surgery, talk to your doctor about all your options.
What are some common knee injuries?
Vonda Wright, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answeredKnee injuries are problems with the knee that can range from mild to severe. Some of the less severe yet still painful and functionally limiting knee problems are runner's knee (pain or tenderness close to or under the kneecap at the front or side of the knee), iliotibial band syndrome (pain on the outer side of the knee), and tendonitis (also called tendinitis, marked by degeneration within a tendon, usually where it joins the bone). Knee injuries can result from a blow to or twist of the knee or from running too hard, too much, or without proper warm-up.
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