Stefanie Taylor’s hernia case was so complicated, that she couldn’t find help until she went to the Comprehensive Hernia Center at Brown Surgical Associates. “We’re seeing a lot of patients who’ve been evaluated for hernia surgery previously and been told that their hernia defect is too large for repair,” said Dr. Anderw Luhrs. Taylor, Dr….
Dr. Andrew Luhrs
Dr. Luhrs Discusses Cutting-Edge Gastrointestinal Surgeries in PBN’s 5 Questions
Dr. Andrew Luhrs is a bariatric surgeon specializing in minimally invasive techniques. He along with Brown Surgical Associates’ Dr. Giorgi and Lifespan’s Dr. Zilla Hussain, recently performed two separate gastrointestinal procedures with the help of innovative technology. Surgeons were able to access internal organs with the use of a camera inserted through patients’ mouths, eliminating…
BSA Surgeons First in RI to Perform Groundbreaking Treatments for Gastroparesis, Achalasia
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Two innovative treatments are now an option for Southern New Englanders suffering from two different, debilitating gastrointestinal issues. Both procedures – POP and POEM – are incision-free, resulting in a shorter hospital stay and quicker recovery. The POP, or per-oral pyloromyotomy, treats gastroparesis – a debilitating, chronic condition that affects the stomach…
Controversies in Bariatric Surgery: Should the procedure be offered to prisoners?
The United States has seen a significant increase in the number of incarcerated individuals, increasing from 250,000 to 6.6 million prisoners over the last three decades. Given the obesity epidemic in the United States, it is not surprising that significant numbers of these prisoners are obese and have obesity-related co-morbidities. Brown Surgical Associates’ Andrew R….