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What’s Involved if I Need Hernia Repair? Aug 1st, 2021

Did you know that every year more than a million Americans experience a hernia? This common condition occurs when fatty tissue or an organ squeezes through a weak area of your body, usually in your abdominal wall.  In some cases, you can see the hernia bulge under your skin, especially...

What Can Be Done for a Goiter? Jul 8th, 2021

A goiter is an abnormal swelling of your thyroid gland, which can leave you with uncomfortable symptoms. Goiters affect almost 5% of the American population, commonly caused by an iodine deficiency, the overproduction or underproduction of your thyroid hormones, and inflammation. In some cases, this thyroid disorder can go away...

Understanding the Different Treatments for Your Varicose Veins Jun 9th, 2021

Almost 13% of Americans have varicose veins, with more women than men affected. If the appearance of these bulging veins doesn’t bother you, you can live with varicose veins — unless they begin to cause issues. Whether your varicose veins cause pain or just have an unsightly appearance, board-certified surgeon...

Diagnosing and Treating Breast Disease May 20th, 2021

When you hear about breast disease, you might assume that we’re talking about breast cancer. After all, it’s the most common breast disease, affecting about 13% of all women. It can also develop in men, but it’s known to be about 100 times more prevalent in women.  Yet breast disease...

The Importance of Getting a Colonoscopy Apr 28th, 2021

It’s easy to understand why you might have reservations about scheduling a colonoscopy. You may find the concept of the procedure embarrassing or uncomfortable. But gaining knowledge about the process and its purpose might ease your concerns. At Wyoming Medical Associates, board-certified surgeon Jacob Rinker, MD, leads our medical team...

When Thyroid Surgery Might Be Necessary Mar 3rd, 2021

Depending on your thyroid hormone production, you might experience an array of mild or severe symptoms. At Wyoming Medical Associates, our board-certified surgeon, Jacob Rinker, MD, is skilled in thyroid surgery and successfully leads our medical team. He has the expertise to remove your thyroid partially or completely with a...

When Does Acid Reflux Require Surgery? Feb 10th, 2021

Did you know that acid reflux affects about a third of American adults on a weekly basis? This common condition can cause uncomfortable symptoms, which we can treat in a few different ways.  At Wyoming Medical Associates, our board-certified surgeon, Jacob Rinker, MD, FACS, and the rest of our professional...

Why Winter Is the Best Time To Treat Varicose Veins Jan 14th, 2021

Do you have rope-like veins bulging from your legs? Do they cause uncomfortable symptoms, such as throbbing, cramping, or burning? If so, you could be one of the 30-60% of Americans who suffer from venous disease in your legs.  Our board-certified surgeon, Jacob Rinker, MD, FACS, leads our team at...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

What to Eat Post-Gallbladder Surgery Dec 11th, 2020

Did you know that on a yearly basis, about 500,000 people get their gallbladders removed? It’s a common procedure that can relieve you of painful symptoms. At Wyoming Medical Associates, board-certified surgeon Jacob Rinker, MD, FACS, and the rest of our team are gallbladder surgery specialists. Our expertise and care...

The Importance of Getting Your Hiatal Hernia Repaired Correctly the First Time Nov 11th, 2020

Believe it or not, many people with hernias requiring surgery only have a 50/50 chance of finding pain relief. The problem? Not getting proper treatment during their first procedure. Here at Wyoming Medical Associates, Dr. Jacob Rinker is a highly skilled surgeon specializing in general and vascular surgery. He’s also...