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Appendectomy or Antibiotics?

By Mark Glover, MD
October 02, 2018
Category: Minimally Invasive Surgery

There’s been a lot of conversation about the treatment of appendicitis recently. 5 year results were recently published in JAMA Surgery regarding the Swedish study in treatment of appendicitis with primarily antibiotics alone.  The conclusion of the study was that appendicitis could be safely treated with antibiotics alone.  The problem is many people are reading the conclusion alone, when the problem is more complex than this simple conclusion. Here is a surgeon’s perspective.


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HerniaSurge Releases Inguinal Hernia Treatment Guidelines

By Mark Glover, MD
March 05, 2018
Category: Hernia

HerniaSurge just released a comprehensive treatment guideline regarding best practices in inguinal hernia repair. HerniaSurge is an international collection of major hernia societies from the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia. The highlights and my takeaways from the guidelines are below:

Ultrasound is rarely neededAsymptomatic individuals may be managed with "watchful waiting", however, the majority will eventually require surgeryMesh repair is recommended as first choiceFlat mesh is recommended, plugs and other configurati... Continue reading
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Super Doctors Rising Stars - Texas 2018

By Mark Glover, MD
February 23, 2018
Category: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Mark Glover has once again been to the Texas Super Doctors® Rising Stars as one of the top doctors in Austin, TX for 2018. 


"The Rising Stars edition looks to the future of medicine by recognizing outstanding physicians who have been fully licensed to practice medicine in their respective specialty for approximately 10 years or less. These doctors have made noteworthy achievements early in their careers and are rising through the ranks of their field." 


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What's the Deal with Mesh?

By Mark Glover, MD
September 30, 2017
Category: Hernia

Patients in my clinic are consistently asking more about mesh and its implications. Discussing the benefits and risks of mesh is a discussion I have on a daily basis.  A recent mesh recall last year heightened the public’s attention to mesh, due to the onslaught of lawyer firms seeking clients with Physiomesh. 


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Super Doctors Rising Stars - Texas 2017

By Mark Glover, MD
July 17, 2017
Category: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr Mark Glover has been named by Texas Super Doctors® Rising StarsSM 2017 as one of the top doctors in Austin, TX for 2017. The Rising Stars edition looks to the future of medicine by recognizing outstanding physicians who have been fully licensed to practice medicine in their respective specialty for approximately 10 years or less. These doctors have made noteworthy achievements early in their careers and are rising through the ranks of their field. 

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Mark Glover, MD
March 01, 2017
Category: Colorectal

Screening and Early Detection is Key to Effective Treatment 

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and a good time to learn more about colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon and rectum) and how it can be prevented or best treated. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for both men and women combined. This year, approximately 140,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed and 56,00... Continue reading

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