Category Archives: Surgery

Surgery Costs – They Vary Wildly


Surgery costs vary wildly — even in same area Depending on where you live, a new knee could cost $11K-$70K

Jayne O’Donnell and Laura Ungar USA TODAY

And we have the best health care system in the world???

The cost of having a knee or hip replaced can be up to four times more in one place than another — even in the same area, a report out today found.

A total knee replacement averaged about $31,000 in 64 markets where Blue Cross Blue Shield analyzed its claims data. But in Dallas, it ranged from $16,772 to $61,584.86.

How Do We Heal Medicine


This is a must view TED video. Have every doctor you know view it. It could save your life. It is also in our Videos category. He has also written an excellent book.


Minimally Invasive Surgery

GOWD minimally invasive spine surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Surgery is considered as a last resort for many reasons. The most important centers around the risks presented to the patient by the actual procedure involving an incision, or an invasive entry, into the body. Many adults that have been through some type of surgery are willing to share the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of their experience. Minimally invasive surgical procedures offer reduced surgery procedural risks, faster recovery times, smaller scars, shorter hospital stays, and an overall easier surgical experience for many patients. This includes patients in need of spine surgery, but not every procedure or every patient may be a candidate for this type of surgical intervention.

Surgery Preparation


8 Ways to Shape Up for Your Surgery
Americans have an average of 9 operations during a lifetime. Here’s how to make your next one a success
by Elizabeth Agnvall, AARP The Magazine
How well you’ll fare during and after surgery depends on what you’ve done to prepare your body for the operation. — Edel Rodriguez

Surgery – Things to Consider


“Touch not with iron that part of the body ruled by the sign the moon is transiting,” commanded an ancient medical-astrology tract. Meaning, since Taurus rules the neck and throat, you should not get a cyst removed from your neck when the moon is in Taurus. Likewise, no hysterectomies when the moon is in Scorpio (the ruler of sex organs).