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Can I Eat or Drink Before Surgery?

It is common for doctors and surgeons to advise patients not to eat for at least eight hours prior to surgery and sometimes up to 12 hours. While this might sound excessive, there is a very good reason for it. Eating even a single cracker or taking a sip… Read More

Eight Common Complications After Surgery And When To Call Your Doctor

As with most things in life, surgery comes with some degree of risk. That means it is possible you could experience an unexpected complication when you go home from the hospital after surgery. Some complications are minor and will go away without any further intervention. Others are more serious… Read More

Guide to Gallbladder Surgery

In the United States, an estimated 10 to 15 percent of adults have gallstone disease, as more than 80 percent of these gallstones are considered cholesterol stones. Gallstones are hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can form in your gallbladder. The gallbladder is located beneath your liver and it… Read More

Guide to Gout: Signs, Symptoms and Treatments

As a sub-type of arthritis, gout can occur when you have high uric acid levels in your blood. The presence of uric acid causes crystallization within the joints, which then causes sudden and severe pain episodes. Gout can also cause redness, swelling, tenderness, and warmth at the affected site. Read More

Mistakes After Surgery That Slow Your Recovery

It is understandable that you want to get back to your normal life as quickly as possible after surgery. However, it is also essential that you follow your doctor’s post-surgical advice to avoid delaying your recovery or even needing to have the surgery all over again. One of the… Read More

Strollin’ Colon Showcased at UHC During Colon Cancer Awareness Month

In March 2018, United Hospital Center kicked off Colon Cancer Awareness Month with the “Strollin’ Colon” exhibit throughout the entire month. This unique exhibit was free to the public to help educate individuals and their loved ones on colon cancer and the importance of colon cancer screening. Colon… Read More

UHC’s Dr. Vasani Awarded Preceptor of the Year 2018

Each year, the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) presents two Outstanding Preceptor Awards in each statewide campus region–one to a primary care physician and one to a non-primary care specialist. Preceptors assist and provide guidance to WVSOM medical students in their third- and fourth-year clinical rotations. Students… Read More