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  • Cancer

    Breast Cancer and The Surgeon’s Key Role

    Amanda Turbeville, MD
    McLeod Loris Seacoast Surgery – Little River
    18 JULY 2019

    When the diagnosis confirms cancer, a team of people goes to work for you …and with you. McLeod Breast Surgeon Amanda Turbeville, MD, explains the process – starting with your mammogram.

  • Heart Health

    Treating Heart Valve Problems To Keep You Active

    Robert H. Messier, Jr., MD, PhD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    16 JULY 2019

    The flow of blood in your heart is controlled by four important valves. McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgeon Robert Messier, MD, PhD, explains what can be done if those valves won’t close properly or they develop a build up with calcium and lose their flexibility.

  • General Health

    Robotic-Assisted Surgery Helps with the Opioid Crisis

    15 JULY 2019

    WBTW News 13’s Meghan Miller recently interview McLeod General Surgeon Nicholas White, MD explored how robotic-assisted surgery cuts opioid use.

  • Womens Health

    Pregnant Women, What You Eat Might Hurt Your Baby

    Candice W. Greenan, MD
    McLeod OB/GYN Associates
    12 JULY 2019

    Pregnant women face many questions. At an event for pregnant women, McLeod OB/GYN Candice Greenan, MD, helped answer a few questions related to concerns some women raised about certain foods – from sushi to ice.

  • Cancer

    The Challenges of Finding Cancer in Women With Dense Breasts

    W. Shawn Conwell, MD, FACR
    Carolina Radiology Associates
    11 JULY 2019

    “Dense breast” does not refer to size. A woman’s breast – small or large – can have a high percent of fat compared to breast tissue, making it difficult to spot breast cancer. Radiologist W. Shawn Conwell, MD, FACG, explains the challenge.

  • Heart Health

    Robotic-Assisted Lung Surgery – 3 Times Faster Recovery

    Wayne Holley, MD
    McLeod Cardiothoracic Surgical Associates
    10 JULY 2019

    With robotic-assisted surgery, the surgeon’s hands and eyes still guide the instruments with many advantages for the patient. McLeod Thoracic Surgeon C. Wayne Holley, MD, explains the many patient advantages, when he performs robotic-assisted lung surgery.

  • General Health

    Role of the Intensivist

    Marwan K. Elya, MD
    McLeod Critical Care Specialists
    09 JULY 2019

    Patients in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) require a special level of medical help, due to the seriousness of their injuries or illnesses. McLeod Critical Care Specialist Marwan Elya, MD, describes the care available at the McLeod Regional Medical Center.

  • Orthopedics

    7 Signs It’s Time for Your Knee Joint Replacement

    Thomas DiStefano, MD
    McLeod Orthopaedics Cheraw
    08 JULY 2019

    Knee Joint replacements represent one of the most common and successful surgical procedures available today.

  • Cancer

    3D Mammograms: Better Detection; Less Need to Rescan Patients

    W. Shawn Conwell, MD, FACR
    Carolina Radiology Associates
    05 JULY 2019

    Technical breakthroughs continuously improve diagnosis and treatment. Such is the case of 3D Mammography, now available at McLeod Health. Radiologist W. Shawn Conwell, MD, explains why 3D mammograms are better for spotting breast cancer than traditional 2D mammography.