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What Causes a Hernia?

What Causes a Hernia?

What Causes a Hernia? Despite the folklore about heavy lifting being the cause of hernias, the reality is that most hernias are the result of a muscle defect or weakness that exists long before the hernia appears. What is a hernia? A hernia is caused by a combination of pressure and an opening or weakness [...]

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Early Screening Essential to Prevention and Increasing Cure Rate Colorectal cancer expert Lisa A. Coleman, DO, FACS, FASCRS, a colorectal surgeon at the TPMG Center for Colorectal Surgery, is trying to raise awareness of this potentially life-threatening disease. "Colorectal cancer is the fourth most commonly occurring cancer in the USA and nearly five percent of [...]

Hampton Roads Physician Magazine Profiles Dr. Lisa Coleman

Hampton Roads Physician Magazine Profiles Dr. Lisa Coleman

Hampton Roads Physician magazine featured TPMG Colorectal Surgeon, Dr. Lisa Coleman: One basic hurdle impacts Dr. Lisa Coleman’s work almost daily: too many patients don’t get to her quickly enough, whether they have advanced colon cancer or have struggled for years with benign anorectal conditions such as fecal incontinence. So Coleman’s mission is to alleviate [...]

Edenvale Hospital Aims for New Procedures

Edenvale Hospital Aims for New Procedures

Bedfordview Edenvale News (Africa) Dr. Steven Hopson from TPMG General Surgery and Hernia Center was part of the team that operated on a patient during the hernia workshop at Edenvale Hospital last week. Dr. Jann Kruger, the Head of Surgery at the Edenvale Hospital, said the hospital hopes to build a centre that is dedicated to [...]

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