LocateADoc Blog

Welcome to the LocateADoc Blog, an exciting journal, designed to share more information with you about elective procedures and treatments. As an enhancement to LocateADoc.com - a premier physician directory for patients - we have gathered interesting celebrity news, stories and observations that fascinate us. We hope they fascinate you too.

A gum lift surgery, also known as a gingivectomy, is a simple procedure performed by a surgical dentist to adjust the height of the gum, revealing more of the tooth. People get gingivectomy’s for various reasons including cosmetic and medical motivation.

The FDA finally approved Xeomin specifically to treat the vertical frown lines which form between the eyebrows. Xeomin works much like Botox, it paralyzes wrinkles by blocking the signals from the nerves to the muscles. This product already had been use in a longtime for a medical condition that causes wrinkles in the neck muscles, a condition called cervical dystonia, but Xeomin had yet to be implemented for treating the frown lines.

For those of you who don’t know, acupuncture is a form of traditional Eastern medicine backed by modern science, where ultra-thin, sterile needs are inserted into specific points of the body. When stimulated, these points impact the way the body functions. Due to the versatility of this treatment, acupuncture can be used to treat a wide variety of health issues including discomfort during pregnancy and infertility.

Doctor’s approve this form of treatment due to the non-invasive, chemical free and stress free nature of acupuncture.

Cataract is the condition when the eye’s natural lens becomes clouded. Like all surgeries, cataract surgery does pose some risks, but it is mostly a safe procedure with 98% of all surgeries completed without any serious complications. Statistically that is a pretty amazing track record when it comes to surgery.

However, arming yourself with the right questions to ask your surgeon before the surgery cannot only help to ease your peace of mind, but it also will help ensure your safety and speedy road to recovery. So here are some invaluable questions to ask your surgeon before your cataract surgery.

When performed correctly, spinal manipulation therapy can be very effective in solving a myriad of physical issues – from chronic back pain, respiratory problems, and even persistent migraines.

Spinal manipulation operates on the concept that back and neck pain result from poor posture and improper alignment of the body and the spine. Chiropractors manage this kind of condition by applying a sudden, controlled force on a section of the spine to correct the spine’s structural alignment – this is a procedure called chiropractic adjustment.

No matter your age or weight, the skin dimpling caused by fat known as cellulite that appears on the body in fatty areas such as the buttocks and thighs can be a problem for some.

Bipolar disorder is often called manic depressive disorder, and it is characterized by extreme shifts in mood -- not like the typical highs and lows others might experience on a good or bad day. These mood swings are so severe that they disrupt relationships and even a person's ability to hold down a job. Episodes can also include impulsive or reckless behavior and aggression. Only a psychiatrist can diagnose the disorder, and a combination of medication and therapy may be needed to manage it.

Only a few years ago, women suffering from vaginal looseness did not have many treatment options to choose from. Kegel exercises are often recommended but were insufficient for some, and surgery in the form of a Vaginoplasty was too extreme for others. The decreased sensation during sex as well as urinary stress incontinence that can accompany vaginal looseness had seemed untreatable.

When discussing weight loss surgery, patients are generally concerned with their physical health and the size of their midriff. But what if losing weight also increased your mental health and boosted the power of your brain? A new study suggests it just might.

Are you considering porcelain veneers to enhance your smile? An experienced, cosmetic dentist can apply an incredibly thin layer of porcelain over your teeth, which can correct broken, chipped, or stained teeth. While it is not an invasive surgery, you should always review the advantages and disadvantages of any procedure beforehand.

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