NewsHealth articles, news and more

Archive for June, 2017

June is Fireworks Safety Month

The American traditions of parades, cookouts, and fireworks help us celebrate the summer season, especially our nation’s birthday on the Fourth of July. However, fireworks can turn a joyful celebration into a painful memory when children and adults are injured or killed while using fireworks. Although legal consumer fireworks that comply with U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) regulations can be relatively safe… read more


June is Cataracts Awareness Month

What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. A cataract can occur in either… read more


Vein Treatments

Varicose Veins and Spider Veins The National Institutes of Health estimates that 60% of men and women suffer from vein disorders. The vein treatment specialists at Pinehurst Surgical in Central North Carolina offer both surgical, minimally-invasive, and non-invasive vein treatments. Varicose Veins Veins have one-way valves that keep the blood flowing toward the heart and… read more


Total Knee Replacement (Knee Arthroscopy)

Arthritis is the most common cause of chronic knee pain and disability. One in five Americans will suffer with knee arthritis. When the knee is severely arthritic or badly injured, it becomes difficult to perform even the most basic functions like walking and climbing stairs. Healthy, life-enhancing activities that were too painful to do before… read more


Bariatric Surgery

The goal of weight loss surgery is to assist the obese and morbidly obese to lose weight, improve their health, and enhance their quality of life. All surgical procedures are designed to reduce the size of the stomach to reduce the amount of food that can be consumed. Surgery is specifically for obese patients who… read more


At Pinehurst Surgical, each of our surgeons in Pinehurst, Sanford, Troy, Rockingham, Laurinburg and Raeford, NC is truly a specialist in his or her field. So whether you’re coming in for a routine checkup or a major surgery, you can feel confident knowing that your problem will be treated in the most thoughtful, dedicated manner possible.