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Dr. Brian Schmidt Discusses Thyroid Disorders and Surgery

Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are usually treatable with medications and non-surgical means. However, surgery may be required for a variety of reasons including: Benign or cancerous nodules Enlarged thyroid glands Overactive thyroid glands The types...

Understanding Your Thyroid

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones that help control the rate of many activities in your body. The bodily functions affected by how well the thyroid...

Single-Site Technology for Gallbladder Removal

Paragon Surgical Specialists offers Single-Site Technology for gallbladder removal. Because the procedure is performed through the “belly button,” this minimally invasive surgical option is virtually scar free. Find out more by watching this brief...

Single-Site® Technology for Gallbladder Surgery

Paragon Surgical Specialists offers the recently FDA approved Single-Site® technology for cholecystectomy (gallbladder surgery). Performed by General Surgeon, Brian J. Schmidt, MD, FACS, which allows him to perform surgery on the gallbladder through...

Da Vinci System for Minimally Invasive Surgery

Paragon Surgical Specialists offers da Vinci robotic surgery as an option to traditional “open” surgery. Paragon is the only surgical practice in the Cabarrus region to offer the technology. Find out more by watching this brief patient education video...

Minimally Invasive da Vinci® Surgery for Hernias

Paragon Surgical Specialists and Brian J. Schmidt, MD, FACS, are pleased to provide the state-of-the-art robotic da Vinci® surgery for hernia surgeries. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments...

What is Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal Cancer is the collected formation of cancerous cells in both the colon (also called the large intestine) and the rectum. It is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cancer that results in fatalities. The actual...

Know the Risks to Help Beat the Odds

Risk factors of colorectal cancer vary, but awareness, screening and healthy lifestyle choices can help reduce the chances of developing the disease. Some important factors to consider include: Polyps: Finding and removing polyps early in their formation...

Brian Schmidt, MD, FACS, Offers da Vinci® Surgery and Single-Site® Technology

Brian J. Schmidt, MD, FACS, is pleased to provide the state-of-the-art robotic da Vinci® surgery for hernia and gallbladder surgeries. The da Vinci System features a magnified 3D high-definition vision system and special wristed instruments that bend...