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  • Keeping Your Gallbladder Healthy Can Help Make You Happy

    Keeping Your Gallbladder Healthy Can Help Make You Happy

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- For most people, the health of their gallbladder isn't a number one priority. However, this small organ has an important job of digesting fats in the body and plays a larger role in overall wellness than many people think.The gallbladder is a small pouch that sits just under the liver, and stores bile produced by the liver. Gallstones, a small, hard mass that ...

  • According To HVSG Surgeon, Abdominal Surgery Has Come A Long Way

    According To HVSG Surgeon, Abdominal Surgery Has Come A Long Way

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- With an abundance of new technology, less invasive procedures and highly skilled surgeons, abdominal surgery has become safer and more practical for Americans over the last decade."Abdominal surgery is much different than it was years ago," said Dr. Har Chi Lau, of Hudson Valley Surgical Group, Minimally Invasive Center in Sleepy Hollow. "In the old ...

  • Do I Need My Appendix? Area Surgeon Explains Oft-Misunderstood Organ

    Do I Need My Appendix? Area Surgeon Explains Oft-Misunderstood Organ

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- For such a small, seemingly unimportant organ, the appendix can certainly cause a lot of problems. According to Dr. Robert Raniolo, founder and senior partner at Hudson Valley Surgical Group in Sleepy Hollow, issues with this non-functioning organ are more common than most think."One the most common abdominal emergencies we see is appendicitis," said ...

  • From Scalpels To Robotics, Hudson Valley Doctor Has Seen It All

    From Scalpels To Robotics, Hudson Valley Doctor Has Seen It All

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- For Dr. Robert Raniolo, founder and senior partner at Hudson Valley Surgical Group in Sleepy Hollow, medicine has always been about taking care of those in his community.Born and raised in Westchester County, Raniolo began his training at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx in the 1980s. He began practicing at a time when minimally invasive procedures were decades away ...

  • HVSG Surgeon Explains Everything You Need To Know About Hernias

    HVSG Surgeon Explains Everything You Need To Know About Hernias

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- Although hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer from hernias each year, many are unfamiliar with the proper treatment for this intestinal inflammation. "A hernia is basically a hole in your abdominal wall," said Dr. Har Chi Lau, of Hudson Valley Surgical Group, Minimally Invasive Center in Sleepy Hollow. "A lot of people get hernias, not only ...

  • HVSG Surgeon Fuses Modern Surgery With Traditional Principles

    HVSG Surgeon Fuses Modern Surgery With Traditional Principles

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- For Dr. Har Chi Lau of Hudson Valley Surgical Group in Sleepy Hollow, medicine has always been about what is best for the patient.While completing his undergraduate degree as an engineer, Dr. Lau came to love the rigidity and absoluteness of certain principles. The laws of physics remained constant and unchanging, something he found reassuring. "When I went ...