Information specific to a variety of surgical problems
DeKalb Surgical Associates provides the following information to help you as the patient make better informed decisions. As always, you should discuss this information with your doctor as a logical part of the decision making process.
Here is a quick link to our most commonly searched pages:
Listed alphabetically below are all of our patient information pages
Appendicitis – Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a finger-like appendage to the cecum, the first part…
Atlanta Business Chronicle article on DeKalb Surgical Associates and Mammosite.
Breast Problems – Breast Tenderness, Breast Lumps, Mammograms, Biopsies…….
Breast Cancer – If you have already had a biopsy showing cancer, or atypical cells
Colon Disorders – This page contains information about colon polyps and cancer, diverticulosis and diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. For information specifically about colon cancer, see our Colon Cancer page.
Endocrine and Spleen – Endocrine disorders include abnormalities of all the glands in the body, which include the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal gland and pancreas. Information on spleen problems is also included here.
Gallstones and Gallbladder – Gallstones are a very common problem in the US, and one of the most frequent reason for elective surgery. Click here for more information.
Hemorrhoids and Anal Fistulas – Hemorrhoids, or piles, is a sometimes painful mass of distended (swollen) veins in the lining of the anus and rectum, resulting from the….
Hernias – A hernia is a protrusion of the bowels out through an area of weakness in the muscular layers surrounding the abdomen.
Liver Q & A – The liver is situated in the upper right side of the abdomen, just under the lower ribs and diaphragm. In the adult, it weighs between 3 to 4 pounds and is about the size (though not the shape) of a college football……
New Partial Breast Irradiation Method for Breast Cancer Shortens Treatment Time to 5 Days. The treatment of breast cancer has become increasingly less invasive over the past several decades.
Pancreas Q & A – The pancreas is located at the back of the upper abdomen, extending from the duodenum (the first portion of the small bowel)…
Parathyroid Disease – Parathyroid glands control the level of calcium in your body. There are four of them, two on each side of the neck behind the thyroid gland. Many patients confuse the word “parathyroid “ with “thyroid”.
Pilonidal Cyst – There are some theories about the cause of these odd infections, but in cases, it is hard to explain why a given individual gets one. In some cases, there is an ingrowth of…
Thyroid Problems – The thyroid sits in your neck, wrapped like a shield around your windpipe. It can develop nodules, or cancer.