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Do You Have the Winter Blues or Hyperthyroidism?

It’s the cold, gray time of year when the winter blues can set in. But if you’ve experienced these symptoms during other months and seasons, you may suffer from hyperthyroidism, a thyroid condition that often goes undetected. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped...

National Thyroid Awareness Month: Have You Completed a “Neck Check” Lately?

Did you know that thyroid disease affects 200 million people worldwide, causing symptoms like depression, tremors, muscle weakness and fatigue? Were you also aware that thyroid cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women?   Did you also know that...

Questions to Ask During Your Surgical Consultation Appointment

Any operation is a serious medical procedure that should be approached with thorough research and evaluation. The doctors at Paragon Surgical Specialists want you to understand the surgical options being presented to you and encourage you to ask questions...

Common Myths People Believe About Varicose Veins

Varicose veins affect approximately 23% of all Americans.  Their commonality sometimes leads to common myths. It’s time to set the record straight about varicose veins. Which of these myths do you believe?       Crossing your legs causes varicose...

Movember is the new November

Movember is the new November and presents an opportunity to raise awareness for men’s health. According to the Center for Disease Control, men are 80 percent less likely than women to use a regular source of health care. Half of men ages 18 to 50 don’t...

Phantom Limb Pain

Recovery from any surgery includes some element of pain; it’s part of the healing process that diminishes as the body heals the affected area. Pain experienced after amputation brings unique challenges, including a side effect known as phantom limb...

Anthony Smith, MD, FACS Earns Certification in Breast Ultrasound

Paragon Surgical Specialists is pleased to announce General and Breast Surgeon Anthony G. Smith, MD, FACS, earned certification in Breast Ultrasound. According to the American Society of Breast Surgeons, “Certification demonstrates a dedication to quality...

What Is a Hiatal Hernia?

Many have heard of a hiatal hernia, but may not understand the condition or what causes it. The diaphragm is the muscle separating the chest and abdominal cavities. In a normal diaphragm, the opening is large enough to allow only the esophagus to pass...

Relay For Life!

Paragon Surgical Specialists is participating in this year’s Relay for Life of Cabarrus event. Join us in the fight against cancer because with your help we are one step closer to a world of more birthdays and days of cancer free diagnosis! Relay...

Surgeon Brian T. Moore, MD, FACS, Earns Certification in Breast Ultrasound

Paragon Surgical Specialists is pleased to announce General and Breast Surgeon Brian T. Moore, MD, FACS, recently earned his certification in Breast Ultrasound. According to the American Society of Breast Surgeons, “Certification demonstrates a dedication...