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Gem City Surgeons

Frequently Asked Questions

Physicians from Gem City Surgical Associates answer your frequently asked health questions.

Where do our surgeons operate?

Our surgeons operate at Miami Valley North Surgery Center.

Is someone always available?

One of our surgeons is always on call (24 hours and day, 7 days a week).

How do I reach the physician on call?

During regular business hours: (937) 832-9310(937) 832-9310  

After Hours: Call our answering service at (937) 463-1638(937) 463-1638

What is a hernia?

Dr. deCaestecker discusses what a hernia is. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

What are the symptoms of a hernia?

Dr. deCaestecker discusses symptoms of a hernia. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Can symptoms of a hernia be mistaken for another health issue, particularly in women?

Dr. deCaestecker discusses hernia symptoms and what they might be mistaken for. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

How do a woman’s breasts change throughout her life?

Dr. Heck discusses a woman’s breast changes throughout her life. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

How does estrogen play a role in a woman’s breast changes throughout her life?

Dr. Heck discusses the role of estrogen in breast changes throughout a woman’s life. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

What are breast changes that should always be evaluated and discussed with a health care provider?

Dr. Heck discusses breast changes a woman should always discuss and have evaluated by her health care provider. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

How common is male breast cancer?

Dr. Thomas Heck discusses how common male breast cancer is. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

How does breast cancer appear in men?

Dr. Thomas Heck discusses how breast cancer appears in men. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

Are breast cancer symptoms different in men than in women?

Dr. Thomas Heck discusses whether breast cancer symptoms are different in men than in women. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

What can men do to reduce their risk of breast cancer?

Dr. Thomas Heck discusses how men can reduce their risk of breast cancer. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

 

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