There are many circumstances where women have to undergo a hysterectomy, including uterine fibroids, endometriosis, cancer or hyperplasia to name a few. Traditional hysterectomies involve a large incision for better access, but did you know there are other, less invasive options?
Robotic surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System might be the right choice for you. One thing we like to remind our patients of when we talk about robotics is that your surgeon is always in control. The procedure works like this. Your surgeon sits at a console near the operating table, and that console provides him or her with a magnified, 3D view of the procedure. The controls, which are operated by your surgeon and translated into tiny movements of the da Vinci instruments, offer more precision and control than traditional surgery.
Below you will find a list of some of the benefits of choosing robotic surgery over a traditional hysterectomy:
• Robotic surgery using the da Vinci System allows for a much smaller incision – one to two inches – which often results in faster recovery and less scarring.
• Smaller incision sizes and more precise, controlled movements result in significantly less pain and shorter hospital stays than a traditional hysterectomy.
• The amount of risk to organs and surrounding tissue is lower than traditional surgery. There is also reduced blood loss and reduced risk of infection.
• Patients can return to normal, day-to-day activities more quickly.
For more information on robotic surgery, click here.
Now that warmer weather has arrived, bike season is in full swing. Are your kids prepared for a safe bike season? To help, Affinity Medical Group – Deerwood Clinic is holding a Helmet Challenge on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. – noon at the clinic.
Custom-fit helmets in the freshest colors and styles will be available for children ages two years and up for only $10. Affinity Medical Group team members will provide custom fitting, and Fang, the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers mascot will help out with helmet checks. If the weather is nice, there will be bike safety checks and a Bike Rodeo with Diablo Cycling. There will also be a station set up for car seat education.
Deerwood Clinic is located at 740 Deerwood Ave., in Neenah. We hope you can join in on the fun, all while promoting bike safety! To view the event poster, click here.
Looking for something to do on a Tuesday afternoon or evening? How about heading to Benvenuto’s Italian Grill, located at 300 S. Koeller St., in Oshkosh, for a great dining experience?
On Tuesday, May 21, from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., 15 percent of all participant sales (dine-in, carry-out and delivery) will be donated to Affinity Hospice. All you have to do to participate is bring your flyer, or tell your server that you are part of “Dine out for Affinity Hospice.” You can download your flyer here.
In case you aren’t familiar with Affinity Hospice, the service provides special care to patients who are facing end-of-life decisions. Hospice is designed to improve the patient’s quality of life, as well as alleviate the family’s distress.
We hope you can make it out to show your support for Affinity Hospice!
Throughout the next few weeks, there will be multiple fundraisers taking place to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Your participation at these fundraisers will not only help raise money for the Society, but it could also help Dr. Karen Gremminger become The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s ‘Woman of the Year.’
Here is the list of upcoming fundraising events:
- On April 24 from 5:00-8:00 p.m., you can enjoy Hors d’oeuvres, raffles, door prizes, a silent auction and more at The Waters, located on Washington Street in Oshkosh.
- On April 25, join us after work at The Bar, located on College Avenue in Appleton. Enjoy appetizers and participate in the silent auction from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
- On May 1 from 5:00-7:00 p.m., there will be a Party on the Patio at Robbins Restaurant, located on Omro Road in Oshkosh. In the event of rain, the party will be moved indoors. The Party on the Patio will feature a silent auction.
We hope you can make it to these fundraisers to support The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Dr. Karen Gremminger as Woman of the Year.
Sometimes certain life stages are better embarked upon when you have support from others going through the same thing, as well as expert advice from trained professionals in the field. Did you know that we offer pregnancy and family life community outreach classes for the community?
Our OB/GYNs provide exceptional health care, and our LifeSpan classes are a great complement to their services. LifeSpan takes care of all the questions and concerns that come along with parenthood.
Our newest class, Early Pregnancy, was developed for pregnant women to give their baby the best possible start in life. Moms-to-be will learn about stages of their baby’s development, nutrition recommendations and fun ways to be active throughout their pregnancy. Common prenatal tests, hazards to avoid and tips on easing common discomforts will also be discussed.
In conjunction with our Early Pregnancy class, our Childbirth Education Classes take moms-to-be through the final stages of pregnancy, baby’s birth and after care. Attendees learn techniques to use during labor and pain management options.
Other pregnancy or child-related classes include:
- Teen pregnancy program series
- Breastfeeding class
- Infant care class
- BirthPlace tour
- Moms’ Club
- Kids’ Keys to Safety class
- Safe Sitter babysitting class
- Puberty – mother and daughter class
- Signing with your baby class
- Tot Saver CPR class
- Car seat fitting stations
If you’re interested in learning more or attending any of our LifeSpan classes, check out our classes and events page on our website. There you will find further details on each event, class dates and times, locations and fees. All of them are open to the public and many of them are free!