Common Types of Orthopedic Surgery Procedures

  Orthopedic surgery, or orthopedics, focuses on the treatment of the musculoskeletal system. That includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, and even the skin.  There are many different types of orthopedic surgery that can treat anything from a birth defect to an injury to arthritis. Below are some of the more common types of […]

Available Laser Treatments at Carolinas Center for Surgery

When other skin treatments just won’t work, laser treatments can be used to restore, replenish, and rejuvenate your skin safely, quickly, and effectively.  Laser skin treatment or hair removal involves using a small laser to direct short, concentrated pulses of light to the targeted area to remove thin layers of skin.  There are a number […]

Why Monthly Breast Exams Are Important

In 2019, there were 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women in the U.S, according to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure non-profit. The prevalence of this type of cancer makes it important for women to have regular breast exams. So how often should you get a breast exam? When it comes […]

Psychological Practices for Pain Management

Living with chronic pain can feel overwhelming and affects every aspect of your life. That’s why it’s essential to consider a wide range of treatment options. One potentially surprising treatment option? A psychological approach. Used either alone or along with other pain management treatments, psychological factors should be considered in the diagnosis and treatment process.  […]

The 7 Most Common Types of Spinal Surgery

Back pain comes in all varieties and has a number of different causes. Fortunately there is a type of spinal surgery to address every need.  Below are some of the more commonly performed types of spinal surgery.  Spinal Surgeries for Back Pain Spinal fusion A spinal fusion involves fusing together two or more vertebrae to […]

What Can You Expect From a Pain Management Doctor?

  When it comes to the prevalence of pain issues, the statistics are jarring: One in four Americans (76.2 million people total) have experienced pain for over 24 hours. Millions more than this have experienced acute pain. When it comes to chronic pain, this is the number one cause of long-term disability. So it’s no […]

What Is MAKO Robotic Orthopedic Surgery?

MAKO robotic orthopedic surgery is an innovative procedure that utilizes the precision of the MAKO robotic-arm system to help with total and partial knee replacement surgery, as well as total hip replacements. A virtual 3D model of your joint is built, and then the robotic arm helps to guide the orthopedic surgeon through the procedure. […]

What Are the Different Types of Minimally Invasive Surgery for Pain Relief?

Sometimes a small fix can mean big relief. Minimally invasive surgery is when a small incision or injection is made into the skin so that the proper medications may be applied directly to the affected area. There are many different types of minimally invasive surgery, several of which may be performed by the professionals at […]

5 Common Types of Shoulder Surgery

As a point of connection between the arm and our body, the shoulder plays an important role and serves many uses. And because it is so often used, damage from injuries and overuse lead to more than 50,000 shoulder surgeries every year in the U.S. The shoulder is made up of three main bones, two […]

4 Types of Knee Surgery and How to Know If You Need Treatment

  Our knees are one of the easiest joints to damage, and knee pain can come without injury because our knees are burdened with the weight of our entire body. The repetitive impact of walking, climbing up hills and stairs, and running can all take a toll. But when does that knee pain go beyond […]