Proliance Surgeons Outlook, a publication from Proliance Surgeons, is an educational resource for health care professionals and patients. The magazine features Proliance physicians, as well as educational news and trends in the medical field.
The information contained in this publication is not intended to replace a physician’s professional consultation and assessment. Please consult your physician on matters related to your personal health.
Read about the benefits of robotically assisted knee surgery, how to care for hands and shoulders affected by arthritis, how to understand patient satisfaction scores, and how Puget Sound's community of sports medicine experts are primed to help young athletes. In this issue we also welcome neurosurgeon Dr. Kyle Kim to Orthopedic Physician Associates.
In this issue we welcome Minor and James Surgical Specialists. Read about the modern techniques that allow joint replacements in ambulatory surgery centers, how bariatric surgery can address weight issues, how a Proliance physician is helping women in Bangladesh, and how elbow and wrist problems affect golfers.
In this issue welcome Ear Nose Throat and Allergy Associates, read a brief history of outpatient orthopedics, learn about our involvement in a congressional briefing on innovation in the ASC setting and a read a critique of the Surgeon Scorecard. You can also learn about a common thumb injury and Mako, Stryker's robotic-arm assisted technology.
In this issue we welcome the three latest groups to join Proliance, and Orthopedic Physician Associates becomes the first practice in the Pacific Northwest to offer weight bearing CT imaging services for the foot and ankle. Read about common basketball injuries, outpatient joint replacement, the potential danger of Kegel exercises, and arthritis of the elbow.
This issue features two new physician groups that joined Proliance Surgeons in 2014 and merged to become Skagit Northwest Orthopedics, town hall meetings hosted at Proliance ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) as well as an international medical group visiting one of our ASCs to learn about American medicine.
Read about cubital tunnel issues from a surgeon at Proliance Hand, Wrist & Elbow Physicians and CoolScultping, a non-surgical procedure for reduction of fat cells. You can also learn about cochlear implants from a physician at Bellevue Ear, Nose & Throat and the minimally invasive spine surgery performed by our surgeons at ProOrtho.
Read about the merger of Evergreen Orthopedic Center and Orthopedics International to form our new care center ProOrtho. There are also articles on new technologies with hearing aids, knee rehabilitation after surgery, outcomes with spine surgery and robot-assisted surgery performed by our new general surgeons.
In this issue Dr. Birnach from Vitreoretinal Associates of Washington writes about performing retina surgery in the ambulatory surgery center (ASC) and Dr. Lee and Dr. Kuntz outline the different types of skin rejuvenation surgery also done in the ASC setting. We also spotlight two of our orthopedic surgeons performing surgeries on the knee.
Read about the importance of meeting with your legislators. With National ASC day in October and elections right around the corner, consider how you can get involved. You can also read how some of our physicians have given back to their profession. See our care center directory for new locations and our new members, Vitreoretinal Associates of Washington.
In this issue we introduce one of our newest care centers, Northwest Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine in Richland, Washington. We also feature articles on shoulder injuries, hand and splinting techniques as well as voice disorders and robot-assisted surgery in general surgery procedures.