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Are You a Candidate for Gallbladder Surgery? Jul 30th, 2020

You’ve heard of the gallbladder before, right? But do you know what role it plays in your daily functioning? If the answer is yes, it might be because you’ve had trouble with yours.  This tiny pouch beneath your liver primarily stores bile, the thick enzyme your liver makes so your...

Most Common Hernias Jun 25th, 2020

If you have a hernia, internal tissue is bulging through weak muscle or connective tissue. This problem can occur for several reasons and in different areas of your body. It can even develop into a medical emergency. So how do you know when it’s a cause for concern? As senior...

Colon Cancer: Are You at Risk? May 27th, 2020

When it comes to colon cancer, the most important thing you can do to protect your health is to have regular screenings. And for one good reason: Over 75% of colorectal cancers occur in men and women without any known risk factors.  Some things, however, can increase your chances of...

Hemorrhoids: Understanding the Problem and the Solutions Apr 23rd, 2020

It can be embarrassing to talk about problems like hemorrhoids. But this common issue, also referred to as “piles,” affects approximately half of all adults by the time they turn 50.  As a seasoned physician and surgeon at South Shore Surgical, Dr. Ira Klonsky can identify issues like hemorrhoids that...

Top Signs You May Have a Hernia Mar 25th, 2020

When you have a hernia, you have an organ or tissue pushing through a weakened part of your abdominal wall that should be holding it in place. Several types of hernias can develop in various parts of your abdomen, including the:  Groin Upper stomach Pelvic floor Bellybutton You can also...

How Does Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Work? Feb 13th, 2020

You’ve probably heard of a dangerous condition known as decompression sickness, or “the bends.” This problem develops when a scuba diver swims toward the water’s surface too quickly, and nitrogen bubbles form in their blood or tissue. What you may not know is that the treatment for this condition is...

What You Need to Know About Laparoscopic Surgery Jan 9th, 2020

Laparoscopic surgery has been around since the turn of the 20th century, though methods have dramatically changed due to technological advances. Today, a laparoscopy shows us what’s going on with your abdominal discomfort in real time by passing a long, thin tube with a high-resolution camera into your abdomen through...

Fiber, Fiber, Fiber: What Foods Help Your Anal Health Dec 17th, 2019

Are you getting enough fiber to support your anal health? Research shows that while most people believe they are eating enough fiber-rich foods, only about 5% of the American population actually consumes the recommended daily amount. At South Shore Surgical in Valley Stream, New York, Dr. Ira Klonsky sees many...

How Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Offers Help in Treating Cancer Nov 18th, 2019

Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to finding the most effective treatment for your diagnosis. That’s why Dr. Ira Klonsky and the team at South Shore Surgical provide personalized attention and compassionate care along with our premium services and innovative treatments at our hyperbaric medicine...

Understanding the Difference Between Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis Oct 21st, 2019

When you’re young and healthy, the lining of your digestive tract is smooth and uniform. But as you age — especially if you’re a man — the lining can start to bulge and form little sacs or pockets, a condition known as diverticulosis. Diverticulosis usually affects the lower intestine, also...

5 Tips for Avoiding Discomfort After Gallbladder Removal Sep 26th, 2019

Your gallbladder plays an important role in your digestion, but you rarely pay attention to it until problems arise. This small, pear-shaped organ stores bile made in your liver that helps you digest food and break up fats. When you have gallbladder problems, you often experience several digestive symptoms, including:...

How to Get Relief From Groin Pain Post Hernia Repair Aug 30th, 2019

You may have been slightly concerned if you noticed an abnormal bulge on one side of your pubic bone, but you probably began to worry when that bulge grew larger or started feeling achy, tender, heavy, or weak.    Even if you never experienced major discomfort in your groin, or...