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Foot Orthopedic Surgery Las Vegas NV

Local resource for foot orthopedic surgery in Las Vegas. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to ankle foot surgery, flat foot surgery, clubfoot surgery, diabetic foot surgery, and sesamoiditis surgery, as well as advice and content on surgery for plantar fasciitis and bone spurs.

G. Michael Elkanich, M.D.
(702) 474-7200
2020 Palomino Lane
Las Vegas, NV
Business
Bone & Joint Specialists
Specialties
Orthopedics, Degenerative Spinal Conditions
Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Fusion
Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Diskectomy
Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Decompression
Total Disk Replacement - Cervical & Lumbar
Endoscopic Spinal Fusion
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Insurance
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Valley Medical Center
Residency Training: Stanford University Hosptial & Clinics
Medical School: University Of Arizona College of Medicine, 1997
Additional Information
Member Organizations: North American Spine Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
State Medical Society
State Orthopaedic Society

Awards: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Board Certified
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,Chinese

Data Provided By:
Ascar Eghtedar, MD
(702) 878-9444
2601 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Teheran Univ, Fac Of Med, Teheran, Iran
Graduation Year: 1959

Data Provided By:
Himansu R Shah
(702) 671-5110
1707 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Hand Surgery

Data Provided By:
Kayvan Taghipour-Khiabani
(702) 671-5110
1707 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialty
Hand Surgery

Data Provided By:
Chester W Eskey, MD
(702) 731-1616
1650 Waldman Ave
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided By:
Archie C Perry, MD
(701) 731-1616
2800 E Desert Inn Rd
Las Vegas, NV
Business
Desert Orthopaedic Center
Specialties
Orthopedics

Data Provided By:
Michael Young Han, MD
2450 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1999

Data Provided By:
Ascar Egtedar, MD
(702) 878-9444
2601 W Charleston Blvd Ste A
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

Data Provided By:
Chester W Eskey, MD FACS
(702) 387-7807
1650 Waldman Ave
Las Vegas, NV
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson
Graduation Year: 1949

Data Provided By:
Mark Jesse Saylor, DDS
(702) 870-1350
1350 S Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Foods to Help You Mend

Make food your ally when you’re battling stress, fighting fatigue or illness, or trying to heal from wounds or injuries.

There I sat, head in hands, shoulders slumped, totally stressed out. Unfortunately, it was the last day of my vacation, not the first. During that supposed respite, the week between Christmas and New Year’s, I managed to fit in day surgery for a thankfully noncancerous mole, pull a hamstring muscle while running off an excess of Christmas cookie calories, and spend two nights entirely without sleep—the first wrapping presents and the second wide-eyed when the kids played with those electronic ear-shattering gifts. What I needed at this point was a gulp from the fountain of youth. But what I found instead was a repast that would make me feel restored, refreshed, and rejuvenated.

“Your body responds to stress by making stress hormones,” says Michelle Kleist, RD, executive director for the Destination Spa Group . “These hormones help your body respond to situations of extreme need. But when your body makes too many of these hormones for a long period of time, the hormones wear your body down and suppress your immune system and your emotions.”

Kleist continues, “You can help lower cortisol levels, boost natural defenses, calm yourself, and decrease the negative effects of stress on your body and mind by fueling your body with the nutrients it needs to stay healthy. A well-balanced eating plan, in addition to getting enough sleep and exercise to relieve pent-up tension, can help you feel energized and alert and keep your weight under control.”

Protein, calories, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and minerals are the key nutrients when you need an especially healthful healing diet to help you mend from illness, injury, fatigue, or stress.

Protein
Look at your muscles, feel your skin, hear your heart beat. These are just a few parts of your body built predominantly from protein. Protein makes up nearly 17% of our body weight and is essential for monumental tasks such as growth and repair, all biological processes, muscle contraction, immune protection, and nerve impulse transmission.

Your protein needs can skyrocket when you are recovering from surgery. “Orthopedic, gastrointestinal, cardiac—virtually any type of surgery calls for wound healing and that requires protein,” says dietitian Patricia Vasconcellos, RD, CDE, LDN .
 
Indeed, a study by researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s department of orthopedics released in 2006 found that rats that ate the highest protein diet healed more quickly from a bone fracture. Rats on the highest protein diet also showed positive signs of elevated serum albumin, which is linked to immune function, greater body and muscle mass, and better bone mineral density.

How much protein should we eat to heal a wound? Recommendations are from 75 to 90 grams per day for a 130-p...

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