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General Surgery/Bariatric Surgery

General surgery; a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland (depending on the availability of head and neck surgery specialists). They also deal with diseases involving the skin, breast, soft tissue, and hernias.

 

Bariatric surgery; includes a variety of procedures performed on people who are suffer from obesity. Weight loss is achieved by reducing the size of the stomach with a gastric band or through removal of a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch) or by resecting and re-routing the small intestines to a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery).

5204 Colleyville Boulevard, Colleyville, TX, 76034

Meet Dr. Bridget Holden Kim Bariatric Institute is respected for the high quality and the consistency of their results. Each patients personal experience matters to the staff at KBI. This aim for excellent surgical results is Dr. Bridget Holden’s goal ev ...

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1000 N. Davis, Suite B, Arlington, Texas, 76012

Dr. Clayton A. Frenzel  Dr. Clayton Frenzel is a passionate surgeon who is both a Fellowship Trained Bariatric Surgeon, as well as a Fellowship Trained Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon. Specializing in bariatric surgery, post-bariatric reconstructive cosmetic pl ...

Dr. Gregory Barnes M.D.

7616 LBJ Freeway, Suite 670, Dallas, TX, 75251

Dr. Gregory Barnes developed an obesity surgery program that uses a comprehensive approach to helping you lose weight and live healthier. In addition to offering effective surgical weight loss procedures such as Roux-en-Y, gastric bypass, LAP-BAND®, adj ...

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4100 W. 15th St., Suite 216, Plano, Tx, 75093

DR. PREETI MALLADI Dr. Malladi’s practice focuses on foregut surgery and bariatrics using minimally invasive techniques.  She is highly experienced and has performed thousands of advanced surgeries.  She has presented nationally, conducted international ...

9219 Garland Ave., #2107, Dallas, TX, USA, 75218

Dr. McCarty is a Board Certified general surgeon who has practiced in the Dallas/Ft Worth area since 1998. He is a Colorado native and moved to Texas to attend UT Southwestern Medical Center in 1986. He completed his general surgery training at Baylor ...

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Posture and Neck Pain

Chronic neck pain is a miserable experience. Although some cases of neck pain are caused by an injury, many are simply due to poor posture. Poor posture stresses the muscles of the neck and can cause muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. Over time, the stresses of poor posture on the neck can cause degenerative diseases to develop in the discs and bones of the neck. Forward head A very commonly seen posture that puts a lot of strain on the neck is the forward head. The individual habitually thrusts the head forward, carrying it out in front of the shoulders. In this position, the weight of the head is constantly pulling on the spine and the shoulders. Sitting for hours hunched over a desk or a computer is a common cause of forward head. Many people with this habitual forward head carriage suffer from sore shoulders as well as a sore neck. Over time, the vertebrae at the base of the neck (C5 and C6) can develop painful degenerative conditions due to the constant weight of the head pulling on them in the forward head posture. Correct posture A correct posture is one that keeps the spine in alignment. Some people call it a neutral or balanced posture. One exercise to encourage a neutral posture is to focus on opening the chest wide as you try to squeeze your shoulder blades together. Once your chest is open, bring your head into alignment. Think of a string pulling up the top of your head and lengthening the neck. When you do this, your chin will tuck in and your head will naturally shift into proper alignment with your spine. Do the open chest/ string exercise multiple times a day. Other exercises to build better posture are head nods and chin tucks. To do a head nod, slowly nod your head slightly up and down without moving your neck. To do chin tucks, tip your nose down toward the ground and move the top of your head backwards. Repeat head nods and chin tucks several times a day. These exercises strengthen the muscles on the front of the neck. Individuals with habitual forward head posture usually have very weak muscles in the front of the neck. If you've worked hard at correcting your posture and you are still suffering from neck pain, why not give us a call?


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