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Busted! 4 Common Sports Injury and Recovery Myths Dr. Guzman addresses common misconceptions surrounding sports injuries and recovery approaches.

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There are many myths regarding sports-related injuries and recovery methods that often result in either the incorrect treatment of an injury or the overlooking of a more serious problem. If you get injured while participating in a physical activity, it’s best to receive care under the guidance of a trained sports medicine specialist for the safest and quickest route to recovery. Myth #1: Apply heat to an acute injury. The use of heat in treating a new injury can increase circulation to the area, which may result in increased swelling and inflammation. This can slow down the healing process and add to the throbbing pain you may be experiencing. If you sustain an injury during physical activity, in most cases, the safest and most effective course of action is to apply ice or cold therapy to the affected area.

UT Health Austin boardcertified family medicine specialist and fellowship-trained sports medicine specialist J. Mica Guzman Jr., M.D. regularly works with patients to break down misconceptions related to injuries and how best to treat them.

To learn more about UT Health Austin’s Sports and Injury Clinic or to make an appointment, call 1.833.UT.CARES or visit uthealthaustin.org.

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Myth #2: Rest is always best. Immediately after an injury, you should stop participating in your activity and rest. Working through the pain can worsen damage and prolong your recovery process. Although rest is important, depending on the type of injury, gentle movement or activity modification can help bring fresh blood flow to the area, delivering oxygen and nutrients that aid in the healing process. The key is to keep movement gentle, slow and as pain-free as possible. Additionally, opting for an exercise that does not put pressure on the injured area can help keep the rest of your body fit and strong. Myth #3: If you can move it, it must not be broken. This is a pretty common misconception. Depending on where a break or fracture occurs, your ability to move the area may not be severely affected. Small breaks or fractures in the lower leg, in the elbow or arm and in the feet are often improperly self-diagnosed because people tend to still have movement and may not always experience intense pain or swelling. Symptoms of a break or fracture can include persistent pain, swelling, tenderness or bruising. If you are experiencing these symptoms, it’s important to get professional help to ensure the bones are properly aligned and held in place while they heal to avoid infection or permanent deformity. Myth #4: Surgery is your only option. Surgery is an invasive treatment approach, and the team at UT Health Austin will likely want to explore alternative options before making a recommendation for surgery. Depending on the extent of your injury, physical therapy and other forms of rehabilitation are just as effective, if not more so, in healing the body. While full ruptures and certain types of fractures may require a surgical operation, there are many other types of injuries, including partial tears and minor degeneration, that often heal on their own or can be treated nonsurgically with the appropriate therapy regimen. Recovering from an injury involves more than just resting. It requires implementation of activity modifications, re-education on training and, oftentimes, retraining on proper form and movement. To reach maximum recovery and to prevent future injuries, reach out to a health care professional. Don’t fall victim to common myths and trust your clinicians to help you get back in the game. 1.833.UT.CARES l uthealthaustin.org


More pediatric specialists in more places across Central Texas

Only in Austin. Only at Dell Children’s. At Dell Children’s, we are growing — just like families and the communities in Central Texas. The hospital with the most pediatric specialists and specialty programs in the region is expanding to deliver even more advanced and specialized care. Now more than ever, you have access to the highest level of care, close to home. • New state-of-the-art full-service children’s hospital in North Austin — opening 2022 • New 4th bed tower, adding 72 inpatient care rooms, with the ability to expand in the future — opening 2022 • New Dell Children’s Specialty Pavilion — now open • New Comprehensive Fetal Care Center — now open • New Specialized Delivery Unit — now open • New High-Risk Obstetrics Clinic — coming soon

Learn more at DellChildrens.net/Expansion © Ascension 2021. All rights reserved.


Lasers, and Eye EyeSurgery…Oh Surgery…OhMy! My! Lasers, LASIK LASIK and Dr. Dr.Zarmeena ZarmeenaVendal Vendalanswers answersquestions questionsabout aboutthe thelatest latestcuttingedge techniques in eye surgery laserand vision correction. cutting-edge techniques in eyeand surgery laser vision correction. The American Academy of Ophthalmology shares that 150 million people

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in the U.S. spend over $15 billion on glasses and contacts every year. Withthe theever-increasing ever-increasingdemands demandson onour oureyesight, eyesight,especially especiallyininthe the With eraofofCOVID-19, COVID-19,more moreand andmore morepeople peopleare arechoosing choosingtototake takethe thestep step era towardvision visioncorrection. correction.InIn2020 2020alone, alone,almost almostaamillion millionpeople peopleopted optedfor for toward LASIKand andother otherforms formsofofvision visioncorrection correctiontotoget getrid ridofoftheir theirglasses. glasses.Dr. Dr. LASIK ZarmeenaVendal, Vendal,aaboard-certified board-certifiedcataract cataractand andrefractive refractiveeye eyesurgeon surgeon Zarmeena andfounder founderofofWestlake WestlakeEye EyeSpecialists, Specialists,sits sitsdown downtotochat chatwith withus usabout aboutall and all things related to eye surgery to help Austinites make critical things related to eye surgery to help Austinites make this this critical decision decision about their vision. about their vision.

Whatare aresome some options vision correction in 2021? What options forfor vision correction in 2021? Austinites have access to better technology than ever before. Weaccomplish Austinites have access to better technology than ever before. We accomplish vision correction in two main ways currently: LASIK for patients vision correction in two main ways currently: LASIK for patients mostly age mostly age 20-50 who have a glasses prescription within range, and lens 20-50 who have a glasses prescription within range, and lens replacement of the lens eye’sfor natural aged 50 andalso older, which ofreplacement the eye’s natural those lens agedfor 50those and older, which restores also restores near vision. near vision.

Dr. Zarmeena Vendal is the founder of Westlake Eye Specialists, a state-ofthe-art eye surgery practice with offices in Austin, Kyle and New Braunfels. In addition to cataract and refractive surgery training, Dr. Vendal received additional fellowship training in glaucoma at Harvard’s Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

WhatisisLASIK, LASIK, and how I know if I getting am getting the right What and how do do I know if I am the right technology? technology? LASIK is essentially a reshaping of the front surface of the eye, which can LASIK is essentially a reshaping of accomplish the front surface the eye, which can eliminate the need for glasses. We this byofusing a very precise eliminate the need for glasses. We accomplish this by using a very precise laser to create a paper-thin flap and then apply laser under the flap. laser a paper-thin flap and then apply laser underLASIK the flap. This This is to allcreate done in five minutes without stiches at our office’s suite. is all done in five minutes without stiches at our office’s LASIK suite. We With detailed measurements, we can easily decide if LASIK is right for alsoand believe in custom iDesign about LASIK telling as the our perfect platform forare great you, we are very proactive patients if they not results. This means you receive a treatment customized to your eye that ideal candidates. We also believe in custom iDesign LASIK as the perfect will fit your eyeball like a glove. No two treatments are exactly alike. platform for great results. This means you receive a treatment customized to your eye that will fit your eyeball like a glove. No two treatments are Whatalike. is all the buzz about LASIK and dry eye? exactly Several years ago, there was a lot of press about LASIK causing dry eye. I think majority of LASIK the cases were patients What is allthe thevast buzz about and dry eye? who were never screened properly for dry eye to begin with. At our office, we make this a Several years ago, there was a lot of press about LASIK causing dry eye. I priority and perform detailed tests to catch dry eye. I firmly believe that if think the vast majority of the cases were patients who were never screened it is diagnosed, thentoissues beAtavoided. Wewe also prescribe properly for dry eye begincan with. our office, make this aaggressive priority and lubrication as part of the LASIK healing process, and our do really perform detailed tests to catch dry eye. I firmly believe thatpatients if it is diagnosed, well. then issues can be avoided. We also prescribe aggressive lubrication as part ofLens the LASIK healing process, and too our patients do be really well.Tell us replacement sounds good to true.

about it.

Westlake Eye offers services for LASIK, cataract, glaucoma, dry eye and oculoplastic care.

Lens replacement sounds tooexcited good after to be us about it. This kind of surgery still gets me 20true. yearsTell of performing This kind of surgery still gets me excited after 20 years of performing eye eye surgery. We can literally exchange a patient’s own natural lens for surgery. We can literally exchange a patient’s own natural lens for an an artificial one in eight minutes, and they can see long distance and artificial in eight minutes, see long distance and close close upone without glasses. The and latestthey lenscan implants have multi-focusing up without glasses. The latest lens implants have multi-focusing abilities so abilities so patients can do the majority of up-close work without glasses. patients can do the majority of up-close work without glasses. Especially Especially today, this can be life-changing as we are spending so much today, thisour can be life-changing as we are spending so much time on our time on computers and phones. computers and phones.

What’s the coolest technology you are using today?

“We accomplish vision correction in two main ways currently, Lasik and lens replacement”

What’s themost coolest technology you areweusing One of the cutting-edge technologies have today? the privilege to use is One of the most cutting-edge technologies we have thelenses privilege use the Light Adjustable Lens (LAL). We can now use these for to cataract issurgery the Light Adjustable Lens (LAL). We can now place these lenses in and then adjust them with a light beam to give near-perfectfor vision cataract surgery and adjusthelpful them with a light give near- or after surgery. This is then especially in eyes thatbeam have to imperfections perfect vision after surgery.like ThisLASIK is especially helpful in eyes that haveto hit have had other surgeries in the past. It used to be harder imperfections or have had other surgeries like LASIK in the past. used to 20/20 targets in these patients, but with the LAL, we can tweak It each lens be harder to hit 20/20 targets in these patients, but with the LAL, we can multiple times in the office until the patient is genuinely happy with their tweak vision.each It is lens truly multiple amazing!times in the office until the patient is genuinely happy with their vision. It is truly amazing! 512.472.4011 l l westlakeeyes.com westlakeeyes.com 512.472.4011


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HOPE For leading edge surgical approaches and high-quality care, visit our fellowship trained and dedicated breast surgeons at Texas Breast Specialists. Our surgeons compassionately collaborate with you to help you better understand your disease and develop a personalized surgical treatment plan. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit TexasBreastSpecialists.com. Austin • Bastrop • Cedar Park Georgetown • Round Rock

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Dr. Lisa M. Jukes provides state-of-the art medical treatment in a compassionate, confidential and comfortable atmosphere. She graduated from UT Southwestern Medical School in 1996, completed her residency in 2000, and spent several years at a multiphysician practice in Austin before opening her own in 2004.

Vaginal rejuvenation is a term that is becoming quite common. It is basically any treatment that changes either the internal or external structures of the vagina. We can address concerns around the appearance of the vagina as well as issues that arise as a result of aging or childbirth such as incontinence, vaginal dryness, skin laxity, ability to orgasm, dryness and more. Vaginal rejuvenation concerns are much more common than you might think, even though we might not be comfortable talking about them. Since II gave gave birth, birth,IIhave haveproblems problemswith withleaking leakingurine. urine.It It Since often often happens happens when whenIIsneeze, sneeze,and andI’m I’msad sadthat thatI Ican’t can’tjump jump on on the the trampoline trampolinewith withmy mykids kidsor orplay playtennis tenniswith withmy my friends friends anymore. anymore. Can Can you youhelp helpme? me? Yes! Simply put, urinary incontinence is an accidental loss of urine. It is suffered by over 25 million people and is most common in women aged 50-plus. The good news? You have treatment options. Do not just accept incontinence as a normal part of aging. Treatments include: • Emsella - a completely noninvasive treatment that uses • Emsella electromagnetic energy to deliver supramaximal pelvic-floor muscle contractions to re-educate and strengthen muscles • Pelvic-Floor Therapy - an exercise program to improve pelvic-floor • Pelvic-Floor muscle strength and endurance • O-Shot - uses blood-derived growth factors to relieve urinary • O-Shot incontinence, increase sexual arousal and rejuvenate the vagina • Votiva/FormaV - a comfortable treatment that provides uniform • Votiva/Forma volumetric deep heating for tissue remodeling • VTone • VTone - delivers electrical muscle stimulation to rehabilitate weak pelvic-floor muscles As II age, age, achieving achieving orgasm orgasmseems seemsmore moredifficult. difficult.I Ihave haveissues issues with with pain pain and and dryness. dryness.Can Canyou youhelp helpme? me? Yes! There are a variety of treatment options available to help women enjoy intercourse with less pain and more pleasure. • BioTe Hormone Therapy - uses bio-identical hormones to individualize a • BioTe treatment plan that address issues including painful intercourse, vaginal dryness, decreased libido, difficulty with orgasm and much more • MonaLisa Touch - a painless and minimally invasive laser treatment • MonaLisa for the vaginal mucosa that stimulates the production of collagen, improving the functionality of the treated area • MorpheusV8 • Morpheus V8 - a quick and effective fractional radiofrequency technology that addresses a wide range of concerns and is proven to induce tissue coagulation and collagen contraction • O-Shot - see above • O-Shot • Votiva / FormaV • Votiva V - see above Not Not only only do do IIhave havepain painwhen whenI Iride ridemy mybike bikeororwear weartight tightclothes, clothes, I simply simply don’t don’tlike likethe thelook lookof ofmy mylabia. labia.Can Canyou youhelp helpme? me?

“Vaginal rejuvenation concerns are much more common than you might think, even though we might not be comfortable talking about them.”

Yes. Whether your concerns are related to pain, aesthetics or both, there are a variety of options, from surgical to no-downtime in-office treatments to help you achieve your goals. • Aviva - a non-surgical alternative for labial reduction that also addresses • Aviva vulva and vaginal concerns. It employs internal radiofrequency thermal energy via a needle-sized introducer to obtain dramatic tightening, lifting and retraction of vulva tissue and around the vaginal opening. • Labiaplasty - a surgical procedure to remove labial skin for a firmer and • Labiaplasty more youthful appearance. Benefits include elimination of discomfort and/ or embarrassment for women wearing tight clothing, increased sexual pleasure due to removal of excess skin that can get in the way during intimacy, and the ability to do other physical activities without pain. • Morpheus V8 • Morpheus V8 - see above • Votiva/FormaV - see above • Votiva/Forma

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Lisa M. Jukes M.D., a board-certified gynecologist,

and her team at Modern Women’s Health provide state-of-the art care in a compassionate, confidential and

comfortable atmosphere. The all-female team at Modern Women’s Health understands that in today’s busy world, many women see only one health care provider on a regular basis: a gynecologist. With that in mind, the team approaches each patient with a 360-degree health care perspective helping to ensure that women are thinking about both their overall and gynecological health. Modern Women’s Health welcomes patients of all ages in all life stages offering a full range of services to address a variety of issues including menstrual cycle concerns, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, peri- and postmenopause issues and infertility diagnosis. Dr. Jukes is on the forefront of women’s health care and was the first physician in Central Texas to offer MonaLisa Touch, Acessa, Aviva and VTone. Since 2003, she has focused on minimally invasive gynecology procedures and surgeries, performing over 1,300 procedures on the da Vinci Surgical System. As patient needs have evolved, so has the practice. Services such as vaginal rejuvenation procedures, bioidentical hormone therapy, an FDA-approved and physician-supervised weight-loss program, a robust Nutraceutical offering and a variety of med-aesthetics treatmentsfor both body and facial contouring have been added to help women look and feel their very best.

If you are seeking a partner who takes an integrated approach to your health care needs, we encourage you to schedule an appointment today.

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“A woman chooses to have a mammogram because she is strong; she chooses to come to Austin Breast Imaging because she is wise.“ Why get a mammogram? A woman chooses to get a mammogram not because her doctor tells her to, but because she has an innate drive to stay alive and healthy—for herself and her loved ones.

Dr. Erin Winston is an expert in all matters of breast health. She provides fullspectrum breast care from technology-based breast cancer imaging and its life-endorsing abilities to the emotional aspects of breast pain and its physical release. A native Texan, Winston completed a breast imaging fellowship at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and then joined Rose Imaging Specialists, the nation’s largest group of dedicated breast imaging specialists. In 2014, she co-founded Austin Breast Imaging where she uses mammography, ultrasound and contrast-enhanced mammography to promote breast health.

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How can women overcome the fear of a mammogram? Breasts are the physical embodiment of our nurturing forces. A mammogram is a tool of empowerment for women. Mammographic screening employs physics and technology to look inside the body for information and early signs of distress. This knowledge is power. Why should someone come to Austin Breast Imaging? It makes a difference who reads your mammogram. As breast imaging specialists, we harness the best of physics, medicine, education and compassion to support the nurturing spirit of women for self-healing and longevity. Austin Breast Imaging has the most advanced women’s imaging centers in Texas. We are pioneers in mammographic techniques that most other imaging centers do not offer. When you have your mammogram with us, you will experience a peaceful, spa-like atmosphere with a staff dedicated solely to breast health. A woman chooses to have a mammogram because she is strong; she chooses to come to Austin Breast Imaging because she is wise.

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Curing Skin Cancer Without Cutting

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Little known fact: Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and in the world. Skin cancer affects millions of people in the United States per year. At least 1 in 5 Americans will develop a skin cancer by 70 years old, and more than two Americans will die of skin cancer every hour. The most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma (which is also the deadliest form). Thankfully, melanoma is the least common of the three. However, basal and squamous cell carcinoma should never be dismissed. Squamous cell carcinoma can be deadly, and both cause significant morbidity. If untreated, they can become very large, bleed, destroy tissue and cause great pain. What are the treatments for skin cancer? Skin cancer is treated in several different ways depending on the type, its size, location and other patient factors like age, medical conditions, mobility, etc. The highest cure rates are achieved with surgery, especially a specialized type called Mohs surgery. However, a lesser-known treatment option that offers just as high of a cure rate, but does not involve scalpels or stitches, is image-guided superficial radiation (IGSRT).

Dr. Liqiao Ma is a boardcertified dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology who practices medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology in Austin and the surrounding communities. She is originally from Norman, Oklahoma, and attended Duke University for undergraduate studies. She then moved to Texas for medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where she graduated with honors as a memb er of Junior Alpha Omega Alpha, awarded to the top 10% of her class.

“Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United

What is IGSRT? Image-guided superficial radiation (IGSRT) is a technology that uses low doses of radiation to kill off non-melanoma skin cancers like basal and squamous cell carcinoma. Unlike the most commonly known radiation treatments that are done in hospitals, IGSRT is done in your dermatologist’s office. Because the doses only go skindeep and not internally, patients typically do not suffer from systemic side effects. The most recent studies have shown that IGSRT offers a high cure rate similar to Mohs surgery. Why IGSRT, and who is the best candidate? IGSRT offers great cosmetic results combined with high cure rates. The cosmetic outcome is excellent on sensitive areas like the face, nose and ears. Because there is no cutting, there is a much lower risk of nerve injury, bleeding, infection and scarring. IGSRT is a great surgical alternative for patients who have risk factors for poor healing and infection like diabetics, those on blood thinners or older patients. It is also great for patients who simply do not want a surgical operation. In short, IGSRT can be used to treat most nonmelanoma skin cancers for most people anywhere on the body. Where can I find IGSRT? Tru-Skin Dermatology offers IGSRT at most of its seven locations. These include Austin, Bastrop, La Grange, Hallettsville and Spring Branch. The board-certified dermatologist and other providers at Tru-Skin Dermatology also perform skin cancer screenings. If you are in need of a skin check or already have a diagnosed skin cancer and are interested in learning more about IGSRT, please reach out to Tru-Skin Dermatology for an appointment today.

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DR. MA IS AN ACCOMPLISHED PRACTITIONER OF SKIN CANCER PREVENTION AND TREATMENT IN AUSTIN AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES Tru-Skin Dermatology offers a full array of skin cancer treatments which are utilized to create an individualized plan of treatment for each patient, including surgical and non-surgical options which are as minimally invasive and as pain-free as possible FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENINGS are available throughout the year for patients without insurance

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How Dense Are Your Bones?

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Who should have a bone densitometry exam? The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends a bone densitometry exam if: • You are a woman age 65 or older or a man age 70 or older • You break a bone after age 50 • You are a woman of menopausal age with risk factors • You are a postmenopausal woman under age 65 with risk factors • You are a man age 50-69 with risk factors What are osteoporosis and osteopenia? Osteoporosis is a disease where the bones become fragile and brittle because the body is losing bone too fast and/or not replacing bone fast enough. Bone tissue is structured like a honeycomb, but when osteoporosis occurs, the spaces in the honeycomb are larger and the structure can become abnormal, making bones weaker. You may also hear the term “osteopenia,” which is the condition preceding osteoporosis characterized by less severe bone loss. Risk factors for osteoporosis Risk factors include a family history of osteoporosis, being white or Asian, taking certain medications and having certain diseases or conditions. However, anyone who is aging can get osteoporosis, regardless of risk factors, so it is good to keep an eye on your bone density.

Dr. Bruce Tharp is a breast imaging radiologist at ARA. He attended Texas Tech School of Medicine and did his residency at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He is certified in diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Radiology.

To be refered to ARA, ask your health care provider and talk about your risk factors. Bone densitometry is available at ARA locations all over Central Texas.

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How is osteoporosis treated? Treatments depend on the amount of bone loss and start with simple changes to your life, like doing more weight-bearing exercise (walking and lifting weights), adding more calcium and vitamin D to your diet and avoiding smoking and excess alcohol. If your bone loss is more advanced, your provider may recommend one of a number of medications that have been proven to help with osteoporosis. As radiologists, we see a lot of people come in with fractures who have had osteoporosis for some time. We are very happy when we see you here for your bone densitometry exam. Next time you see your health care provider, have a talk about it and see if it’s time to check your bone mineral density. What is bone densitometry? A low-dose X-ray exam that measures bone mineral content and density. Higher bone mineral content and density mean bones are stronger and less likely to break. Usually, the exam consists of two X-rays of the lower spine and upper hip and femur. If you have metal or prosthetics in that area the technologist can image your wrist instead. Bone densitometry is simple, fast and painless. How are the results of the exam delivered? Your report will be sent to your referring provider within three business days of your exam, often sooner. You will be also able to view your results online through the ARA patient portal within three business days after the exam. The report will show results for the lumbar spine, femoral neck and total hip or forearm using three assessments below. You can then discuss the results with your provider and determine if you need to take action to prevent bone loss. • Bone mineral density (BMD). The lower the score the greater the risk for fracture. • T-score, a measurement of the difference between your BMD and that of a young adult population of the same sex and ethnicity. • Z-score, a measurement of the difference between your BMD and that of a healthy population of the same age, sex and ethnicity. 512.453.6100 l ausrad.com/scheduling


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Why you should choose an

What is the difference between an oral maxillofacial surgeon and my general dentist?

All dentists attend a four-year dental school prior to receiving their dental degree. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons then spend an additional four to six years intensively training in medicine, surgery, anesthesia and implant dentistry. Some receive medical degrees in the process, but all get the same intensive core training in expert third-molar removal, complex-implant placement, jaw surgery, temporomandibular joint and trauma surgery. Following this training, most then submit for written and oral examinations to achieve board certification.

My dentist says she has a specialist that comes to her office monthly and can take out my son’s wisdom teeth under anesthesia. Is her office set up to provide this procedure safely?

Oral surgery offices are built from the ground up for outpatient surgery and anesthesia rather than general dental care. From anesthesia and safety equipment to patient flow and recovery, the facility is designed for outpatient surgery. All oral-surgery offices undergo on site examination and certification to ensure office-based anesthesia standards are met. All general dental offices are different, but most necessitate that the traveling dentist bring anesthesia, surgery and safety equipment with each visit. Additionally, while complications are rare, often patients want the reassurance of a quick unscheduled visit to check in or confirm healing is going well. With most surgeons’ offices staffed full time, there is always an expert available to provide that follow-up care and reassurance. Such accessibility is often not avail-able with traveling providers.

I have a complicated medical history. Am I a candidate for anesthesia? Almost all who can be seen in an office environment can have some form of anesthesia. he type of anesthesia and ideal treatment environment are best discussed with your surgeon at the time of a consultation visit, when your medical history can be discussed in detail.

What sets Austin Oral Surgery apart?

Austin Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has cared for Austinites for more than 45 years. We have 13 board-certified surgeons in 12 locations, so we can provide service in a safe, convenient, caring environment for most of Austin and the surrounding areas. Additionally, we always have someone available to see you, as there’s flexibility in sched-uling with so many doctors and locations. he most important thing that sets us apart, however, is our people. Our surgeons, clinical assistants and front-office teams are all focused on caring for patients in a safe, pleasant and compassionate environment.

What procedures does an oral surgeon preform other than those on wisdom teeth? While we are indeed the wisdom-tooth experts, there are many other areas in which oral surgeons have expertise. Sophisticated implant placement and the various hard- and soft-tissue grafting procedures that are done to optimize implant results are routine for us. Orthognathic or jaw surgery for developmental bite problems and the treatment of traumatic facial injuries are in our areas of expertise as well. The primary surgical procedure that cures sleep apnea is one of our specialty developed procedures. Some of our surgeons treat temporomandibular joint disorders, and we offer minimally invasive joint surgery for the most common temporomandibular joint issues when surgery is necessary.

Before you consider oral surgery for your family, call 512.591.9557 or visit austinoralsurgery.com.


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DIRECTORY Dentistry Austin oral surgery For 50 years, Austin Oral Surgery has provided a legacy of exceptional care to Central Texans, offering 12 convenient locations, saving patients time and travel. AOS doctors are well trained in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures. 512.591.9557 | austinoralsurgery.com 12 Central Texas locations: Central Austin, North Central Austin, South Austin, Dripping Springs, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Lakeway, Temple, San Marcos, Marble Falls, Harker Heights, La Grange and Pflugerville

healthcare UT Health Austin Your reasons for wanting to get and stay healthy are just as important to us as they are to you. UT Health Austin puts you, your family, your goals and your needs at the forefront of your care, bringing an elevated level of excellence to value-based health care in Texas. Services include women’s health, orthopedics, primary care, ophthalmology, digestive health and more, as well as pediatric specialty services in cardiology, neurology and fetal care. In-person and telehealth appointments available. For same-day and urgent needs, UT Health Austin’s Walk-In Clinic is available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1.833.UT.CARES l uthealthaustin.org 1601 Trinity St., Bldg. A, Austin, TX

OPTHALMOLOGY DERMATOLOGY Tru-Skin Our premier dermatology experts at Tru-Skin Dermatology specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of all skin diseases. Tru-Skin is the first practice in Central Texas to treat non-melanoma skin cancer patients with the revolutionary BOARD-CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST Sensus SRT-100 Vision. In addition, Dr.OFDaniel AND FELLOW THE AMERICAN OF DERMATOLOGY Ladd’s team offers cosmetic ACADEMY services, including skin-rejuvenation procedures, injections and laser treatments as well as eyelid surgery. Come visit us at one of our seven Tru-Skin locations throughout Central Texas.

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women’s health ARA Diagnostic Imaging ARA is a health care organization dedicated to providing imaging services in Central Texas. 512.453.6100 | ausrad.com/scheduling Screening mammography is available at 13 of the 17 locations, including Austin Center Boulevard, Cedar Park, Dripping Springs, Georgetown, Kyle, Manor, Quarry Lake, Rock Creek Plaza, Southwest Medical Village, Southwood, Westlake, William Cannon and Wilson Parke.

Ascension Seton Ascension Seton is here for you with compassionate and comprehensive services for women at all stages of life. With access to convenient locations for OB/Gyn services and high-risk pregnancy care throughout Central Texas and safety precautions, don’t delay care. setonbaby.com Ascension Medical Group Seton Women’s Health & Maternal Fetal Medicine: 301 Seton Pkwy #407, Round Rock, TX | 512.324.4071 Ascension Medical Group Seton Women’s Health & Maternal Fetal Medicine: 11111 Research Blvd. #360, Austin, TX 512.324.7256 Comprehensive Fetal Care Center at Dell Children’s & Maternal Fetal Medicine: 4910 Mueller Blvd. #103, Austin, TX 512.324.0040 Ascension Medical Group Seton Women’s Health: 911 W. 38th St. #202, Austin, TX 512.324.8670 Ascension Medical Group Seton Women’s Health & Maternal Fetal Medicine: 1301 W. 38th Street #205, Austin, TX 512.324.7256 Ascension Medical Group Seton Women’s Health: 5301-B Davis Lane #100, Austin, TX | 512.324.9290 Ascension Medical Group Seton Women’s Health & Maternal Fetal Medicine: 1180 Seton Pkwy #240, Kyle, TX 512.504.0851 Ascension Medical Group Seton Women’s Health & Maternal Fetal Medicine: 630 TX-71 W. #E, Bastrop, TX 512.324.7256

Austin Breast Imaging Austin Breast Imaging is the region’s most advanced women’s imaging center and a pioneer in mammographic techniques that are simply not offered at other imaging centers. We are 100% specialized in women’s imaging, which affords you many advantages when you exercise your right to choose your own mammography provider. austin3dmammo.com Austin Breast Imaging-North: 12319 N. Mopac Expressway Plaza North, Bldg C, Suite 320, 512.776.1000 Austin Breast Imaging-South: 5815 W. William Cannon Dr., 512.595.7300

Modern Women’s Health A gynecology and aesthetics practice with an emphasis on patients’ overall health, seeing patients of all ages in all life stages. 512.301.6767 | modernwomenshealth.com 5656 Bee Caves Road, Suite B-101 Austin, TX 3944 RR 620 S., Bldg 8, Suite 208, Bee Cave, TX

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