• From Lourdes Regional Cancer Center

    Who reviews the mammography image/results?

    All mammography results are reviewed a minimum of two times. The first review is performed by one of our board certified radiologists. The second review is performed by the R2 ImageChecker. The R2 ImageChecker is a Computer Aided Detection (CAD) system that analyzes mammograms giving a computerized “second opinion.”

  • From Broome Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C.

    Do you offer midwifery care for your obstetrical patients?

    Yes, Broome OB/GYN has had nurse midwives as part of our practice for more than 20 years. Our Certified Nurse Midwives have a masters degree in nurse midwifery and are nationally certified and licensed through New York State. They have full admitting privileges at both Lourdes and Wilson Hospitals. Midwives are trained to provide both obstretrical and gynecological care throughout a woman's life. Midwives strive to develp individualized care and value the woman as a partner in her health care. For more information on midwives go to www.midwife.org, the official website for the American College of Nurse Midwives.

  • From Guthrie Specialty Eye Care

    What is involved in cataract surgery?

    Cataract surgery is one of the most common operations performed and one of the safest and most effective. Surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a substitute lens. If cataracts are present in both eyes, they cannot be removed at the same time. Your physician will need to perform surgery on each eye separately.

    Cataracts are generally removed in one of two ways:

      Phacoemulsification (Also called small incision cataract surgery.)

      This, most common, type of cataract removal procedure involves the surgeon making a small incision on the side of the cornea - the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye - where a tiny probe emits ultrasound waves to soften and break up the cloudy center of the lens. The cataract is then removed by suction through the same incision.
      Extracapsular Surgery

      During this procedure, a longer incision is made on the side of the cornea to remove the hard center of the lens; the remainder of the lens is then removed by suction.

  • From Roberts Eyecare

    Should I get my eyes examined if I don’t need eyeglasses?

    Yes. An eye exam is much more than just checking your vision. A comprehensive eye health evaluation is also performed during an eye exam. A person may have no complaints and 20/20 vision and still suffer from conditions such as retinal breaks or tears, glaucoma, cataracts, retinopathy from diabetes or high blood pressure, melanoma of the eye, etc.

  • From Guthrie Cardiovascular Center

    How long will my stent last?

    Forever, but there is still a small chance of restenosis (a new blockage forming). It is very important for you to take an active role in living a heart healthy lifestyle, as doing so will lessen your chance of restenosis. The stent (coronary) will never be removed.