Technology

I love using Yelp for online searches.  My wife and I started using it when I was a fellow at Stanford for pretty much everything – restaurants, dry cleaners, barbers, kid places…It was awesome.  After awhile, I quit being a Yelp voyeur and started Yelp-ing myself – reviewing places that I went. I still look…

A recent PR piece from MD Anderson about the use of the DaVinci operating robot to perform a muscle-flap breast reconstruction got me thinking about the technology that I use in my own practice and the more important question: Why do I use the “advanced” technology that I do? I’ll be the first to admit…

Despite being one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, there are lots of myths and rumors about liposuction and who may be the best candidates. Is liposuction good for getting rid of a few extra pounds before a social function or to “trim up” for swimsuit weather? Is liposuction a good…

Let’s face it – most of us have made New Year’s Resolutions that we break about  a week later.  Last year, though, I made what is probably the most common one: lose weight/get healthy. The difference is: I KEPT it!  Rather easily, I might add.  I dropped 25 pounds and 4 inches from my waist…

There has been lots of talk in the news recently highlighting a number of courageous patients who have undergone transplants of part or all of their faces.  Both they and the team of doctors that are taking care of them are to be commended – these operations are pushing the boundaries of what is medically…

I love taking care of children. It’s a great part of my job. Yes – kids terrorize the office. They empty the jar of lollipops on the front desk. And we’ve had more than one room-clearing newborn poop (which usually happens right when I’m trying to examine them). But it’s great, and I wouldn’t have…

The internet and social media are changing the way medicine is practiced.  If you’re reading this, then you and I are on the forefront of that change. However, at the core of the practice of medicine is the doctor-patient relationship, which is arguably the most sacred and trusting relationships two relative strangers can place themselves…