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Why You Should Still Seek Hernia Repair During the COVID-19 Pandemic

There are many key reasons why you should seek hernia repair during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, right now there are many types of important surgeries and follow up treatments being cancelled and postponed. In most cases this is due to patient anxiety concerning COVID-19 and less about lack of surgical availability. The key takeaway is don’t put your health at risk either way!

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We Are Growing Again: Join Us in Welcoming Dr. Fazendin to Our Practice!

Advanced Surgeons, P.C. is excited to announce the arrival of a new general surgeon, E. Andrew Fazendin, MD. Dr. Fazendin is now seeing new patients, so contact our office today to schedule an appointment. Give us a call at (205) 595-8985 or request an appointment through our secure online form. Join us in welcoming Dr. Fazendin to our practice!

Meet Dr. Fazendin

Recognition for Dr. Wood and Dr. Christopher

Two of our terrific surgeons were recently recognized for their outstanding work in their field!

Dr. Barton Wood achieved accrediation as a Master Surgeon in Robotic Surgery (MSRS) from the Surgical Review Corporation. According to the SRC, “(His) achievement demonstrates an exemplary commitment to quality improvement and patient safety.”

Dr. Timothy Christopher was recognised as Healthcare Professional of the Year 2020 by the Shelby County Chamber.

Timothy Christopher Healthcare Hero Award

Join us in congratulating Dr. Wood and Dr. Christopher on their well-deserved awards!


Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Thyroid Surgery

The thyroid gland is a 2 inch powerhouse for your body. It produces, stores, and releases hormones into the bloodstream and controls many of your bodily functions like weight, breathing, heart rate, muscle strength to name just a few. If your physician has recommended surgery due to an overactive gland, if it has grown too large, has cysts or nodules on it, or if there is a possibility of cancer, here are some specific questions to ask your doctor about thyroid surgery.

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Reasons Why You May Need A Doctor’s Help With Weight Loss

If you are someone who has tried in vain to lose weight, maybe it’s time you sought help from Advanced Surgeons, P.C.. Yo-yo dieting and fads are typically unhealthy and you tend to put the weight back on.  If you truly want to drop the pounds, here are some important reasons why you may need a doctor’s help with weight loss.

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Update 11/1/2020: Gov. Kay Ivey has extended the statewide mask order through November 30. Everyone who enters the office is required to wear a mask.

Our clinic will maintain regularly scheduled hours, and all necessary procedures/surgeries are being conducted to keep our patients, staff, and the general public healthy during this outbreak.

Our staff have received training on COVID-19, and will diligently carry out the recommended protocols. We will take appropriate measures to ensure that our patients are able to address their medical needs. We are asking all our patients who exhibit symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath to call our office before coming for an appointment or surgery.

We understand that fears and anxieties are elevated in our community. We will update our community if it is determined that additional actions need to be taken.

Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns during this time. You can reach us by calling (205) 595-8985.

The Serious Risks You’re Taking by Not Treating a Hernia

There are avowed procrastinators who abide by the saying: “Don’t rush me, I’m waiting for the last minute.” That might be funny if the topic was inconsequential, but getting treatment for a hernia would not be one of them. The serious risks you’re taking by not treating a hernia are no joke, and delaying needed surgery is never a good idea.

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