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Orthopaedics

Guthrie Orthopaedics

Interviews with Dr. LaVancher

  • 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 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.

  • From Roberts Eyecare

    What is Astigmatism? How is Astigmatism corrected?

    Astigmatism is a refractive error usually associated with an irregularly shaped cornea. A spherical cornea creates a single focal point while an astigmatic, irregularly shaped cornea creates more than one point of focus. As a result the image that is formed on the retina of the eye is blurred. Glasses, contact lenses and refractive surgery may all be used to correct Astigmatism.

  • From Broome Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C.

    Does your office offer minimally invasive laproscopic surgery?

    Yes, ourphysicians are all experienced in minimally invasive "belly-button" surgery that allows most surgical procedures to be done in an out-patient setting without an overnight stay. Our physicians are also trained in Robot Surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System. This new technology allows our trained doctors to perform complex surgical procedures through a few tiny incisions; as a result many patients experience less postoperative pain, a quicker recovery and a faster return to normal activities.

  • From Guthrie Cardiovascular Center

    What is a cardiac catheterization, or angiogram?

    This test is usually performed in patients with chest pain, shortness of breath, positive stress test, or people with suspected heart valve abnormalities. The procedure involves placement of a catheter in the groin and injection of contrast dye into the coronary arteries and heart itself. The physician can visualize blockages in the arteries or abnormalities of the heart muscle or valves on specialized X-ray equipment. The procedure usually takes around 15-30 minutes.