The Gallbladder

Hi, this is Dr. Buck Parker, General Surgeon, and in this post I’m going to talk about the gallbladder.  Many people ask: “What is a gallbladder and why is it causing me problems!?”  Alright, here’s the deal…. I like starting with a nice...

Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)

  Hey it’s Dr. Parker again and in this post I want to talk about the pneumothorax. (pronounce: new-mo thor-axe) Say WHAT?! Yea, that’s what it’s called. “Pneumo” means “air” and “thorax” means...

Small Bowel Obstruction

Hi, this is Dr. Buck Parker, MD,  General Surgeon. In this post I want to talk about bowel obstructions. Often I see patients who come into the emergency department with a bowel obstruction and don’t quite understand what this is or how it happens.  These are a...

Rib Fractures

It’s Dr. Parker again and in this post I’m going to talk about rib fractures.  Rib fractures are a pretty common problem I see, and it’s not just the young dare-devil types! I often see folks in their 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s with multiple rib...

Abdominal Hernias

Hi, this is Dr. Parker, General Surgeon, and in this post I want to talk about hernias.  Often I have patients come to my office with a diagnosis of a hernia from their primary care physician, but are not exactly clear on what a hernia is, or why it is significant....

The Appendix

Hi, this is Dr. Buck Parker, General Surgeon, and in this post I want to talk to you about the diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis. Acute Appendicitis is when the appendix (a small finger like projection with a blind pouch that lives in the right side of the abdomen)...