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    The Benefits of Single-Site Robotic Surgery

    Last updated 4 months ago

    When your doctor says you need surgery, it’s natural to feel a little apprehensive. Though the surgeons at Lakeview Regional Medical Center are highly skilled, surgery comes with inherent risks. Fortunately, you can avoid many of the risks associated with traditional surgery and reduce your recovery time by opting for single-site robotic surgery.

    As medical technology becomes more advanced, more surgeons are relying on robotic surgery for important procedures. When performing a laparoscopy with robotic surgery, a surgeon only needs to make one incision instead of the traditional four. Patients who undergo robotic surgery have shorter hospital stays, less blood loss, and less pain than those who undergo traditional surgery. Robotic surgery can also give a surgeon a highly detailed 3D view of the surgical area, allowing him to see exactly what he’s doing at all times.

    If you wish to learn more about single-site robotic surgery, schedule an appointment at Lakeview Regional Medical Center of Covington. You can also reach our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (985) 867-3900 if you have further questions.   

    What Happens During a Concussion?

    Last updated 4 months ago

    Concussions are one of the most common types of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in sports, and they occur when a sudden blow causes the brain to collide with the inside of the skull. This short video explains some of the physical effects a concussion can have on the brain.

    Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness. Depending on the severity of the blow, symptoms may include memory problems, changes in personality, impaired vision, and increased sensitivity to light and noise. The symptoms of a concussion are not always immediately apparent, which is why it is important to look closely for warning signs and obtain medical treatment as soon as possible after an accident.

    The Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA offers a comprehensive Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine program to help athletes address a wide range of health conditions and sports injuries. Visit us online to learn more about our services, or contact us at (985) 867-3900 to receive a referral.

    Understanding Robotic Surgery

    Last updated 4 months ago

    The da Vinci® robotic surgery system is one of the latest advancements in healthcare that has already shown promising results in various procedures. Thanks to this new advancement in minimally invasive surgery, the Lakeview Regional Medical Center can provide superior level of treatment with minimal pain and recovery time.

    Robotic surgery is not automated; a specially trained surgeon simply uses the robotic platform to perform complex procedures through tiny keyhole incisions. The da Vinci® surgical system utilizes several articulated arms capable of performing precise micromovements, as well as high-definition 3D camera to provide a crystal clear view of the surgical site.

    Robotic surgery is just one of the advanced procedures available at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, LA. We have been at the forefront of medical care since 1977, and we continue to invest our state-of-the-art facilities to provide reliable and compassionate treatment. Stay connected with us through Facebook, Twitter, and our free iTriage app. Call (985) 867-3900 to receive ER wait times and physician referrals. 

    How Lakeview Regional Medical Center Can Help You Stay Healthy as You Age

    Last updated 4 months ago

    A person’s risk for various medical conditions increases significantly with age, which is why it is important to work with an experienced healthcare provider when diagnosing and treating senior medical conditions. To that end, the Lakeview Regional Medical Center has developed a multidisciplinary Healthy Aging program to provide specialized care and support for common senior health conditions. Below is a quick overview of some of the services we offer.

    Behavioral Health
    Our Senior Behavioral Health program is designed to meet the short-term needs of patients 55 and older. We offer a secure and compassionate setting to help individuals in dealing with grief, physical disabilities, emotional problems, and other later-life issues that can interfere with everyday life. No two people are the same physically or psychologically, which is why our team of multidisciplinary specialists work to develop individualized treatment programs for each patient.

    Inpatient/Nursing Home Programs
    We here at the Lakeview Regional Medical Center understand the importance of having access to reliable medical care at all times, which is why we work closely with nursing homes and other assisted living facilities throughout Covington to provide high-quality medical support throughout the entire continuum of senior care. Our team of professionals is prepared to accept 24-hour transfers, 7 days a week, and our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions faster and more accurately.

    Specialized Treatment
    Because age increases the risk of various medical conditions (as well as the risk of complications from medication or surgery), senior health problems tend to be more complex than other age groups. Our team of specialists has the experience to address a wide range of common geriatric problems, ranging from dementia, musculoskeletal disorders, neurological disorders, physical disabilities, and more.

    As an award-winning full-service hospital in Covington, LA, Lakeview Regional Medical Center can provide superior medical treatment for the entire family. Follow the link to learn more about our Healthy Aging & Behavioral Health Program, or call (985) 867-3900 with any questions or comments. 

    Healthy Habits to Help Fight Stress and Protect Your Heart

    Last updated 5 months ago

    A healthy diet and exercise routine are essential for taking care of your heart, but what many people don’t know is that stress also plays a major factor in cardiovascular health. Stress not only affects your blood pressure, but also triggers unhealthy habits such as overeating or excessive tobacco and alcohol use. Check out these quick tips from Lakeview Regional Medical Center to protect your heart and simplify your life:

    Make Exercise Fun
    Many people have difficulty simply finding the time to get out and have fun, let alone exercise. However, the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Picking up a hobby such as trail hiking, swimming, biking, or other sports is a great way to burn calories while having fun. If you’re an indoors person, setting up TV or game system in front a treadmill is a great way to combine leisure and exercise. Studies show that exercise lowers stress hormones and increases endorphins levels.

    Prioritize Sleep
    Most adults require about 8 hours of sleep at about the same time every night. A lack of sleep can affect everything from concentration to sex drive, and studies show that it can actually increase appetite and weight gain.

    Replace Bad Habits with Good Ones
    Bad habits are easy to pick up and hard to break, and they usually develop because of two things: stress and boredom. That’s why it’s often more effective to replace a bad habit with a healthy alternative rather than stopping cold turkey. Remove as many “triggers” from your life as possible—for example, hide the TV remote in a different room. Most importantly, don’t get discouraged by failure.

    Get Organized
    Organizing is a small but effective way of reducing stress without making major changes to your lifestyle. Whether it’s sorting your email, organizing your desk, cleaning out your car, or simply tidying up the house, studies show that staying organized can reduce stress and improve your concentration.

    In everything from healthy living to emergency treatment, Lakeview Regional Medical Center is always prepared to provider compassionate care and advanced treatment. Subscribe to us on Facebook and Twitter for more health tips or call (985) 867-3900 to receive a referral to a medical specialist in Covington, LA. 

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