Consumer Health Blog

Ambulatory Surgical Centers: Economic Benefits

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

This recent press release from the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) outlines the economic benefits of ambulatory surgical centers to Pennsylvanians. Abington Surgical Center is a proud member of ASCA. Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Response to PHC4 Report Emphasizes True Value of ASCs ALEXANDRIA, VA, November 20, 2014— The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) today released the following statement regarding […]

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Who’s Likely to Get the Flu? How Can YOU avoid it?

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

At a time when Ebola has caused heightened awareness of infectious diseases and their spread, we prepare for the flu season with even more concern than usual. Who’s at risk the most? Children under the age of five whose immune systems are not fully developed. Each year, approximately 20,000 youngsters in this age group are hospitalized for flu-like symptoms. Children […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness: What Are The Signs? Are YOU at Risk?

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

One in eight women and one in 1,000 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes. The five-year survival rate is 98% if it is detected early. Annual mammography, monthly self-exams, and routine clinical exams can help. What puts you at greater risk? Age—risk increases with age Heredity or personal or family history Dense breasts […]

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Want to Reduce Your Risk of Sports Injuries? Read on…

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

1.35 million young people a year have serious sports injuries, most commonly to the ankle, head, finger, knee, and face, in that order. Football is the number one source of injuries, closely followed by basketball. Soccer and baseball result in significantly less damage. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ 2014 Sports Injury Tip Sheet, most injuries are the result […]

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Sun Worshipper? There are a few things you need to know.

Friday, August 1st, 2014

After a long, hard winter, you’re undoubtedly eager to get outside in the warmth of the sun. That’s all right, sun worshipper! Some sun exposure is necessary to maintain the level of Vitamin D in your body. But first, you should know the facts! What do you need to know? The sun’s UV rays even on cloudy or hazy days […]

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Suffer From Chronic Pain? Minimally Invasive Treatments May Help You.

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Today, many minimally invasive techniques exist for treating chronic pain. Your pain management physician will evaluate you and explain those procedures that best suit your suit your needs. Minimally Invasive Techniques Radiofrequency treatment. X-ray guided transmission of radio frequency waves delivers heat to destroy the nerves that transmit pain signals to the brain. Although eventually the nerves can regenerate, this […]

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Have You Considered Laparoscopic Surgery For Hernia Repair?

Monday, June 30th, 2014

If you have a hernia that needs repair, you have two options: traditional,open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. Since every situation is different, it is important to discuss with your physician the advantages and disadvantages of each in your particular case. What is a laparoscopic hernia repair? In a laparoscopic hernia repair, your surgeon makes a small incision in or near […]

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Seven Abington Surgical Center Surgeons In Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs For 2014

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Congratulations to our fine staff surgeons listed in Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Docs for 2014 Abington Surgical Center proudly congratulates seven of our outstanding surgeons who were listed on Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Doctor List for 2014. These fine physicians who operate out of our facility represent the high quality of surgical care we provide for patients like you. Dr. Allan Wulc […]

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ACL Reconstruction: Autograft or Allograft? You Choose.

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

If you’ve had an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, ACL Reconstruction can eliminate your pain and restore the function of your knee so that you may return to an active lifestyle. Depending on your age and activity level, you have two basic options (see below), each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Your surgeon will be happy to discuss them […]

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Having trouble breathing? Considering sinus surgery?

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Ask your doctor if Balloon Sinuplasty is for you. Balloon Sinuplasty is a relatively new treatment for blocked sinuses. Like traditional Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) which still remains the gold standard for sinus surgery, its goal is the restoration of normal drainage. Procedure. Under endoscopic visualization, your surgeon guides a catheter through your nostril near your sinus opening. A […]

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