• The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital Designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

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    The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospita l has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

    By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).

    Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that this facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

    The ACR is a national professional organization serving more than 36,000 diagnostic/interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.

    The Breast Center at Sunrise Hospital is also accredited by the ACR for its Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Services.

    To schedule an appointment at the Breast Center, call (855) 445-2246!

  • Learn More About Living At A Healthy Weight For Life

    The following articles highlight some of the conditions that excessive weight can promote, as well as steps you can take to maintain a healthy weight. You’ll also learn more about the importance of heart health and breastfeeding when you explore these resources.

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    Are you at a healthy weight? The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute offers readers a chance to calculate their body mass index , or BMI.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discusses the factors that can contribute to obesity .

    Gastric banding is an FDA-approved surgical method for weight loss. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration explains what you can expect when undergoing a gastric banding procedure.

    Obesity can severely impact your heart health. The American Heart Association gives readers some helpful eating suggestions to lower weight.

    Did you know that excessive weight can contribute to stroke? The National Stroke Association explains the connection between obesity and stroke .

    Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center offers comprehensive healthcare for those in the greater Las Vegas region. Our facility provides services for urgent care and cardiovascular care, as well as an iTriage Symptom Checker option for patients. Call us at (702) 233-5300 or visit our website for more information.

  • Questions to Ask Yourself Before Considering Bariatric Surgery

    Bariatric surgery has allowed thousands of individuals to reclaim their health with its successful weight loss results. Not only can this procedure promote significant weight loss, but it can also reduce the risk of several obesity-related diseases. Though highly effective, bariatric surgery is not a choice to be taken lightly. It requires the careful consideration of each person who undergoes it. If you are thinking about bariatric surgery, ask yourself these questions before moving forward with a decision.

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    Am I prepared for a permanent change to my eating lifestyle?

    Bariatric surgery is a procedure that drastically reduces stomach size to decrease the amount of food a person can eat. The effect is considerable and lasting. Those who undergo this weight loss method must be prepared to permanently adjust their eating habits, including how much and what they eat. Before getting bariatric surgery, discuss with a healthcare provider what changes to your diet you can expect after the procedure.

    Am I ready to experience the initial side effects of bariatric surgery?

    Many people who undergo bariatric surgery go on to have lives free from complications and discomfort. However, as with any other surgical procedure, bariatric surgery comes with some risk. Individuals who undergo this weight loss procedure may experience any number of side effects, including stomach pain, indigestion, nausea, and vomiting. In rare circumstances, the band used to minimize stomach size may move or leak, requiring additional surgeries. If you have any concerns regarding what complications may arise from your surgery, be sure to discuss them with a doctor.

    Have I tried all other safe weight loss options?

    Because bariatric surgery is an invasive procedure, most medical professionals recommend that individuals first exhaust all other weight loss options. Establishing healthy eating habits and incorporating regular exercise into your daily routine can have a great impact on your ability to lose weight. Only when these options fail, and you suffer from excessive weight, should you consider bariatric surgery.

    Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center can help individuals suffering from obesity to gain greater wellbeing with bariatric surgery. Our surgical procedures are safe and effective, and they can give you the weight loss results you need to achieve a healthy weight. To find out more about our surgical weight loss services, call (702) 233-5300 or visit our website.