Dr. Scott Ross is a board certified cardiothoracic surgeon and leader in minimally invasive surgical options. Translation: He’s an expert surgeon who can repair your heart using methods that leave you with less scars.
During Sam’s annual checkup, his primary care doctor discovered that he had a heart murmur. “No, I don’t think so,” Sam told his doctor. He felt fine. Later confirmed by an echocardiogram, Sam was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse. It wasn’t long before he had his first symptoms while on a hike
We all have memory slips and occasionally misplace our keys, and that tends to happen more often as we get older. This can make it difficult to distinguish between normal age-related changes in memory and cognition and the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease
Pruritus or itching is the unpleasant sensation that causes the urge to scratch. And while there are many things that can make you itch such as a rash, skin condition or even underlying disease, there’s no denying its annoying.
Jamal’s life was at risk. Severely diabetic, and unable to lose weight through traditional methods, this former college linebacker had to make a life-changing decision. In two years, Jamal lost 240 pounds and regained an active lifestyle though successful bariatric surgery with Roper St. Francis’s Dr. Kenneth Mitchell. Hear his story:
Meet your thyroid – the petite, yet powerful gland that generates essential hormones. It’s located in the front of the neck, under the Adam’s apple and above the collarbone. The butterfly-shaped gland is powered by the pituitary gland and produces hormones that get distributed through the bloodstream to every tissue in the body. It’s job …
At the Roper Hospital Cardiac Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, we work with patients recovering from heart attacks or help them prevent further heart disease. But honestly, as much as we love our patients we’d rather they NOT have to come see us!