The Outpatient Outlook

A St. Cloud Surgical Center Blog

See Past Knee Pain with Navio Technology – Free Community Seminar

See Past Knee Pain Hutchinson, MN on Nov 6

If you or a loved one is curious about joint surgery, we invite you to join us for a free seminar to learn more about the revolutionary Navio Robotic Assistance technology! This medical breakthrough is a robotic-assisted technology that helps surgeons provide patients with a personalized surgical experience. A 3D model of your knee will be used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement surgery.
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Glaucoma, Astigmatism, and Presbyopia – Common Eye Conditions

Eye Associates of Central MN

With a wide range of eye conditions affecting those over 40, it is difficult to keep them all straight. Dr. Andrea Joplin and Dr. Mitchell Gossman of Eye Associates of Central Minnesota talked with us recently about some of these common conditions.

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Cataracts: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment

Dr. Dvorak

While cataract is a well-known term, many find themselves fuzzy on what a cataract actually is. The key term in the above sentence being “fuzzy,” a cataract is a cloudiness of the natural lens of the eye. As Dr. John A. Dvorak of Dvorak Eye Clinic explains, “Essentially, a cataract acts like a dirty window for your eye.”

Dr. Dvorak is no stranger to Ophthalmology. He opened Dvorak Eye Clinic in March of 2017 and has over 20 years of experience in conventional cataract surgery, laser-assisted cataract surgery, LASIK, PRK, laser eye surgery, and any comprehensive ophthalmic surgery. Dr. Dvorak sat down with us to explain the symptoms and treatments for cataracts.

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New Implant Device A Breakthrough In Sleep Apnea Treatment


Minnesota sleep doctors consider a new implant a game-changer in the quest to get real rest. There’s now a smaller treatment option for sleep apnea that goes right inside your body. Laurie Moline’s restless nights started 10 years ago with symptoms that soon took a scary turn…

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Journey II Full Knee Replacement Surgery

Mary knew she needed to do something about her failing knees, but she didn’t know that she would receive one of the first knee replacements of it’s kind.

Mary’s knees had started bothering her about three years ago, but the pain had gotten progressively worse recently. She decided it was time to take action when everyday tasks started to become almost unbearable.

“If I went grocery shopping, by the time I got out to the car, my knees were killing me and I was struggling just to get into the car,” Mary described.

She was soon scheduled to have her surgery done at St. Cloud Surgical Center by Dr. Eric Green of St. Cloud Orthopedics.
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Inspire Therapy: A Revolutionary Sleep Apnea Treatment

Take Control of Your Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea was affecting Laurie’s quality of life so much that she would walk down the halls at work with her eyes closed.

“I was so exhausted, I literally could not keep my eyes open,” explained Laurie.

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Robotic Arm Assisted Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip Replacement MAKO Robot

There is a misconception that hip pain only starts to flare up during the later stages of life. However, Dr. Mulder of St. Cloud Orthopedics says that he sees a range of patients from “teenagers to octogenarians” with hip pain.

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