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Dr George T. Roberts

Optometry

Roberts Eyecare

  • From Southern NY Physical Therapy and Chiropractic PLLC

    What types of patients or types of conditions do you treat in your office?

    Most of the patients that we treat in our office are people that have been suffering with chronic pain, or conditions that they have been dealing with for months or years. Most of our patients in many cases have moderate or severe arthritis that are looking for relief of their pain, and other symptoms they are experiencing. We specialize in providing state of the art no surgical treatments for patients with bulging, herniated, degenerative discs, and spinal stenosis, and we our proud to be among the first in the area to bring in the most advanced treatments available. Some of the other conditions that we treat in out office are: fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatic pain, headaches, plantarfascitis, sports injuries, and many other types sof joint, muscle and inflammatory conditions.

  • From UHS

    How can I contact UHS?

    If you are looking for a doctor, directions to our facilities, or contact information please visit us online at www.uhs.net or call our free Nurse Direct line at 607-763-5555.

  • From Family Audiology PLLC

    What do hearing aids cost?

    The cost of a hearing aid relies on many variables which are out of our control. These variables include, but are not limited to: severity of hearing loss, type of aid, style of aid, manufacturer of aid, options, warranties, state of purchase, etc.

  • From UHS

    What services are offered at UHS?

    UHS provides a wealth of comprehensive health and wellness services. Our specialties include Primary Care, Cancer Care, Neurosciences, Orthopedics, Heart Care and Women’s Health. For a complete list of services visit us online at www.uhs.net or call our Nurse Direct line at 607-763-5555.

  • From Guthrie Cardiovascular Center

    What is an angioplasty, stent or coronary intervention?

    After a diagnostic angiogram is performed, there are several possibilities. If there are no or mild blockages, medical therapy is advised and the procedure is complete. If there are numerous blockages, a blockage in unfavorable locations, or abnormal heart valves, a heart operation (bypass surgery or valve surgery) is advised. If there are blockages which are amenable to angioplasty then that procedure is usually performed immediately after the diagnostic angiogram. Angioplasty is a procedure where a catheter with a small balloon at the tip is inserted at the site of a blockage. The balloon is properly sized and then inflated to open the blocked artery. The balloon catheter is then removed from the body. This procedure is rarely performed by itself in 2005 due to an increased chance of a recurrence (restenosis) 3-6 months after the procedure. New metal devices called stents are utilized in over 90% of intervention procedures. The newest generation of stents which are permanently implanted metal coils coated with medications which inhibit restenosis are used in a majority of cases. The chance of a regrowth of the blockage after a medication coated stent is placed is under 5%. An intervention procedure usually requires at least a one night stay in the hospital.