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  • Picture Perfect

    Edition: Manatee County Published: Summer 2017

    A model’s confidence restored with veneers.

    Rebecca’s* modeling career was skyrocketing. In an industry where image is everything, Rebecca knew that any minor flaw in her appearance could damage her prospects in an exceptionally competitive profession. One of a model’s best assets is her smile, and Rebecca was growing increasingly self-conscious about hers. “A model has to project an image of self-confidence,” explains Rebecca, “and although I felt good about myself, I needed my smile to complement my strong self-image. Even a slight flaw could send a subtle, negative message, and I had a few areas where I knew I needed expert help.” One of Rebecca’s upper front teeth was chipped, a badge of honor Rebecca earned at...

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  • Eye Floater Laser

    Edition: Brandon/Sun City Center, Charlotte County, Lee County, Manatee County, Martin County, New Tampa/Central Pasco County, North Tampa, North/West Palm Beach, Palm Coast, Sarasota, South Pinellas County, South Tampa, St. Augustine, St. Lucie County, The Villages, West Pasco County Published: Summer 2018

    Why We Are A World Leader.

    “Today’s medicine has progressed beyond the state of advising patients with serious visual disabilities caused by eye floaters that nothing can be done,” advises Scott Geller, MD. “There is much that can be done to help.” How does one choose the proper facility for their ophthalmologic needs? Here is the answer from the ophthalmologist who started it all in Florida, when it comes to laser surgery for eye floaters. Dr. Geller hasperformed more than 15,000 documented floater laser sessions “Patients need to understand that laser surgery on eye floaters is not simply a matter of pushing a button,” Dr. Geller explains. “We perform a lot of ‘re-dos’ on patients from all over the United States and as far...

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  • Stop Hemorrhoids Now

    Edition: North Tampa Published: Winter 2013

    FDA-approved treatment is covered by Medicare and most insurance plans.

    “I’ve been dealing with hemorrhoids most of my adult life,” recalls Larry.* “They seem to run in the family: my father and my siblings have all had problems with them, too.” A variety of factors can affect hemorrhoid sufferers, including heredity, pregnancy, a sedentary lifestyle, and constipation. In Larry’s case, the problem became severe. “Within the last ten years, the hemorrhoids seemed to become more of a problem in that there was occasional bleeding associated with them,” he explains. “I could never tell when that was going to happen.” Then Larry’s wife read about a nonsurgical treatment called Ultroid offered by Linh B. Nguyen, MD, of Advanc...

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  • Beware of Hernias

    Edition: Manatee County, Sarasota Published: Spring 2012

    Adults and children alike can develop hernias as a result of heavy lifting, straining, coughing, or any unusual stress that causes a sudden increase of intra-abdominal pressure.

    More than 600,000 hernia repair surgeries are performed in the United States annually, and everyone is at risk. Adults and children alike can develop hernias as a result of heavy lifting, straining, coughing, or any unusual stress that causes a sudden increase of intra-abdominal pressure. Some hernias are congenital, or present at birth, whereas others develop as a result of a predisposition for hernia, and anyone who has surgery may experience a weakening of tissue at the incision site that could result in a hernia. Because we are all at risk, F...

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