Total knee replacement (TKR) is a successful surgery, reliably relieving pain and improving function in the setting of debilitating arthritic disease. However, studies show that up to 20% of patients remain unsatisfied with their knee replacement. Recent data from the American Joint Replacement … [Read more...] about Robotic Total Knee Replacement
Diabetes is the number one cause of blindness, kidney failure and amputation. More than 30 million Americans are living with diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That’s one in every 10 people. More than seven million have diabetes and don’t know it. It’s a … [Read more...] about Listening to Your Feet
Integrative medicine (IM) is the future of health, wellness and quality of life. It focuses on healing the human body by identifying and treating the root cause of a condition. It is an open-minded way of practicing medicine that includes all forms of healing, traditional and alternative. As an … [Read more...] about What is Integrative Medicine?
Patients come to see me for a variety of complaints regarding their back and neck health. Often, there are specific questions they would like me to answer (often, to help debunk Google), and end up sharing so much about their back pain, which is incredibly personal and can really impact one’s life … [Read more...] about Local Interest is Growing Fast for Endoscopic Spine Surgery
The ability to walk in a balanced, fluid motion is something that many of us take for granted. The hip joint is an essential part in creating this function. When pain and stiffness alter this ability and non-operative measures fail, I begin the discussion with my patients about total hip … [Read more...] about Wondering About a Hip Replacement?
Every day, there are new advancements in medicine and surgical procedures. New technology and specially trained surgeons mean a greater number of minimally invasive surgical procedures are being performed in hospitals or clinics on an outpatient (no overnight hospital stay) basis, allowing the … [Read more...] about Surgical Advancements Help Improve Trigger Finger Treatment Experience
Thirty years ago, many of the modern minimally invasive surgery techniques had yet to become common place in the operating room. When I was an intern in General Surgery in 1986, we were still doing gallbladder removals by cutting large open incisions beneath the rib cage on the right side – a very … [Read more...] about Defining Arthroscopic, Laparoscopic, Endoscopic
The winter season brings friends and families together more – usually, to help each other. In areas such as Flagstaff, where we typically receive snow, day-to-day activities become difficult for the elderly. You may just find yourself helping the members of your inner circle with many of the … [Read more...] about Joint Pain in Your Loved One: When is it Time to Talk?
Born and raised in the Midwest, Brian spent most of his life hunting small game such as pheasant and turkey. When he moved to Arizona, he was excited for the opportunity to engage in big game hunts, such as elk and deer. One of his goals was to hunt elk with a bow. His chance came when his name was … [Read more...] about Arthritis May Win a Battle, But It Doesn’t Have To Win the War
As a physician specializing in primary care and anesthesiology, I have been fortunate to be able to use my expertise to care for numerous people in the United States, Mexico, the Yucatan, Guatemala, Haiti and other locations around the world. Going on mission trips within and outside of our country … [Read more...] about Want More out of Life? Consider a Mission Trip