Mahmood A. Tahir, MD
- vascular surgery
Location and Office HoursMahmood Tahir MD
451 W Chew
Allentown, PA 18102
Why is my scab so itchy?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answeredYour scab may feel itchy because of the healing process going on beneath it. The skin below your scab begins to heal with the help of white blood cells. When the skin is healed, the scab will fall off. This usually happens within a week or two.
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What are common complaints related to the ankle?
Persistent pain and instability after an ankle injury are the most common reasons patients see a physician. In this video, Thomas San Giovanni, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Baptist Health, describes these common complaints.
What types of procedures are commonly done using robotic surgery?
Many types of procedures are commonly done by robotic surgery, in which doctors use a computer to direct precise and accurate movements of instruments attached to a robot.For example, doctors use robotic surgery to perform colectomies (removal of part or all of the colon) as well as to remove cancerous lesions of the colon. Gastric bypass procedures can also be performed using robotic instruments. Surgeons may also use robotic surgery to remove organs such as the kidney or gallbladder.
Although robotic surgery offers advantages over traditional "open" surgery, it is not available in all hospitals, not all doctors can perform it, and it is not well suited to all types of procedures and situations. If you need to have surgery, talk to your doctor about all your options.
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