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What You Need to Know About Peripheral Vascular Disease

For many patients, vascular conditions and chronic wounds affecting the legs and feet can be related. Coordinated care at Southwest Healthcare System can provide the comprehensive treatment approach that is needed. An example is peripheral artery disease (PAD), which occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries and restricts blood flow to the legs. If left untreated, PAD can cause pain in the legs and lead to wounds that do not heal. In severe cases, PAD may lead to amputation and also...


Minimally Invasive Urologic Robotic Surgery

Surgeons at Rancho Springs Medical Center were the first in the region to use the da Vinci® Surgical System. This advanced robotic platform allows doctors to perform complex procedures using smaller incisions than standard surgery with tiny, precision tools operated robotically. This may result in less pain, scarring, trauma and blood loss than other surgical procedures so that patients can potentially return to work and daily activities more quickly. In this segment, Dr. Richard Conner...


Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery for Severe Obesity

Being seriously overweight can lead to life-threatening medical conditions such as severe diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, gastroesophageal reflux and heart disease. As the pounds come off, health problems can dramatically improve or disappear entirely. Patients seek bariatric surgery to reduce the number of obesity-related complications like heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea and diabetes. The Bariatric Center at Inland Valley Medical Center has been designated a Bariatric...


Help for Non Healing Wounds

Millions of people suffer needlessly from chronic, non-healing wounds — such as those caused by diabetes, poor circulation, injuries and other conditions. Most wounds can be treated successfully by a primary care physician. However, when wounds have not healed after several weeks, they may require specialized care. The Inland Valley Wound Care Program offers advanced treatment options for chronic wounds. Listen as Dr. Mazin Khateeb, MD, the Medical Director of Wound Care at Southwest...