• Selecting a Midwife at MountainView Hospital

    Labor and delivery can be overwhelming experiences for some women. MountainView Hospital aims to improve the care that expecting moms receive by offering comprehensive midwife services.

    This video discusses how a midwife can enhance the birthing experience and empower women during it. In many ways, a midwife is the advocate for pregnant women. She helps expecting women understand how the labor and delivery process works and informs them on the choices they have when having their babies. Because every mother has different expectations of how she would like her delivery to happen, a midwife can also make sure that her preferences are heard and addressed during labor and birth.

    Let MountainView Hospital help you have the birthing experience you desire. For more information on choosing the right midwife for you, call our Las Vegas hospital at (702) 233-5474.

  • Taking a Closer Look at MountainView Hospital’s Robotic Surgery Institute

    Why should you consider MountainView Hospital for your surgical needs? As this video shows, patients turn to our Las Vegas hospital for our highly skilled medical staff and advanced treatment technologies.

    MountainView Hospital houses a Robotic Surgery Institute, which provides robotic surgery alternatives for many surgical procedures. Robotic surgery can benefit both surgeons and patients in multiple ways. With the help of small tools, surgeons can make more precise maneuvers with less invasive incisions. As a result, patients typically experience fewer postoperative complications.

    Learn more about how the Robotic Surgery Institute at MountainView Hospital can give you the safe and successful medical treatment you deserve by contacting us today. You can call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 233-5474 for information on our robotic surgery services.

  • LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides: What You Need to Know about These Types of Cholesterol

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    As a heart hospital , MountainView Hospital strives to help Las Vegas-area residents learn how to protect their cardiovascular wellbeing from problems such as hypertension, high cholesterol, and other components of heart disease. However, patients may not understand how these factors can impact their heart. Knowing what cholesterol is and how it can both help and hurt your cardiovascular wellbeing is an important step toward enjoying your best heart health. Continue reading to find out more.

    LDL

    When healthcare providers talk about the dangers of high cholesterol, they are often referring to LDL cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. When present in large quantities, this type of cholesterol can be highly dangerous to your health. Low-density lipoproteins tend to collect in the bloodstream, and when they do, they can accumulate on the arterial walls. After a period of time, this buildup of materials can make it difficult for blood to flow easily through the arteries. In some cases, too much LDL in the blood or on the arteries can lead to a blockage that results in a heart attack or stroke.

    HDL

    Many people assume that any kind of cholesterol is harmful to their heart health. On the contrary, the body needs HDL cholesterol, or high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, for cardiovascular wellness. High-density lipoproteins help to prevent the dangerous complications of overly high LDL. They can remove low-density lipoproteins from the bloodstream. They can also help in the repair and maintenance of the arterial walls.

    Triglycerides

    When testing cholesterol levels, a physician may also check your triglycerides. Having overly high levels of triglycerides in your bloodstream can prove harmful to your cardiovascular health. These minute particles of fat can also collect and adhere to arterial walls, making it harder for the arteries to pump oxygenated blood to the cells of the body. Should elevated triglyceride levels remain in the bloodstream too long, they can become a contributing factor for serious heart disease problems.

    Do you know your cholesterol numbers? You can call MountainView Hospital at (702) 233-5474 to find out more about how LDL, HDL, and triglycerides can impact your health. We can also help you determine whether you are due for your next cholesterol checkup.

  • Tips for Getting through a Long Hospital Stay

    Medical Team Meeting With Couple In Hospital Room

    Some injuries or illnesses may require extended hospitalizations. Though treatment can eventually lead to a healthier future outside the hospital, the weeks and months leading to that goal can wear down the emotional reserves of patients. MountainView Hospital strives to provide a comprehensive care experience that attends to all facets of wellbeing. We encourage our Las Vegas patients to take advantage of the following tips to have a more enjoyable hospital stay.

    Develop a Support Group

    The doctors, nurses, and other medical staff at MountainView Hospital offer not only capable treatment, but also compassionate care. Our objective is to attend to both the physical and emotional needs of our patients. However, patients can also benefit from the support of their loved ones . Visiting hours at MountainView Hospital afford patients the chance to connect with coworkers, friends, and family members. During a long hospital stay, the encouragement of loved ones can help patients thrive as they complete their treatments.

    Cultivate Personal Interests

    A lengthy hospital stay may temporarily preclude patients from going to school or work, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t enjoy other activities. While in the hospital, patients can take advantage of the time to read, knit, paint, and engage in other interesting pastimes. Depending on the nature of the activity, they may even be able to share their interests with other extended-stay patients.

    Bring Comforts of Home

    If MountainView Hospital is to be a patient’s home for a few weeks or months, we hope that it can be a place of comfort. A plain hospital room can be a barren environment, but with a few favorite belongings, a patient can transform the room into a relaxing home away from home. Some patients may want to bring framed pictures of loved ones to decorate their bedside tables. Others may prefer a handmade blanket or pillow from a favorite friend or family member. No matter the item, it can quickly enhance the physical space for a patient.

    Are you readying yourself for a long hospital stay? If you have questions about how to make your experience as comfortable as possible, we can help. You can call MountainView Hospital today at (702) 233-5474 to learn more about our Las Vegas-based services and amenities.

  • Are Kids Aware of the Problem of Childhood Obesity?

    Kid eating big burger

    The most current national figures indicate that approximately one in three adolescents is overweight or obese. This data seemingly mirrors recent research showing that roughly the same number of children are unaware of their weight conditions—nearly one-third of American children underestimate their weight. Pediatric experts note that this lack of awareness may stem from the company that children keep. Children who have obese parents, siblings, or friends may have a more difficult time understanding what constitutes a healthy weight. Contributing to this problem are the lifestyle behaviors that friends and family members may have. If overweight or obese children see loved ones eat poorly or rarely engage in physical activities, they may be inclined to follow that example.

    For the health of their children, parents must be proactive about cultivating healthy lifestyle habits. If you are worried about your child’s weight, MountainView Hospital can help. Call our Las Vegas hospital today at (702) 233-5474 to discuss your concerns with one of our Consult-A-Nurse representatives.

  • Essential Back-To-School Food Safety Tips

    Healthy School Lunch

    Sending your kids to school with homemade lunches can ensure that your children are eating nutritious foods. However, any number of circumstances can make those wholesome lunches a danger to your kids.

    Temperature regulation for packed lunches is essential for the wellbeing of your children. If you intend to pack refrigerated items, make sure that they stay cold until it’s time for them to be eaten. Providing your children with insulated lunchboxes, which can keep contents cool for several hours, can help in ensuring the safety of their meals. For added protection, include a small ice pack that will help maintain appropriate food temperatures. It’s also important to remind your children to wash their hands thoroughly before each meal, including lunch, to help prevent the spread of infections.

    The H2U program offered by MountainView Hospital provides helpful tips for achieving your best health. To find out more about this important preventive health publication, call (702) 233-5474. You can also visit our website to learn more about our healthcare services for the greater Las Vegas region.

  • How Robotic Surgery Can Reduce Your Stress over Prostate Cancer Treatment

    Doctor with senior patient

    A cancer care specialist may recommend surgery for some men with prostate cancer. Though it is an effective mode of treatment, traditional surgery may produce unwanted short-term and long-term complications, which can cause anxiety in some men. That is why MountainView Hospital offers robotic surgery alternatives to reduce stress for our prostate cancer patients. Continue reading to find out more about this prostate cancer treatment option.

    Less Pain

    Surgery necessitates incisions to access the treatment site. However, incisions can cause trauma to skin, muscle, and nerves. Incisions also come with the risk of infection, which can increase postoperative pain. Robotic surgery typically requires incisions that are far smaller than those necessary for traditional surgical procedures. With smaller incisions, our robotic surgery experts can significantly lower the occurrence of pain among our prostate cancer patients.

    Faster Recovery

    Incisions take time to heal. When skin, muscles, and nerves experience less trauma, though, they can repair themselves faster. As a result, prostate cancer patients who undergo robotic surgery tend to heal faster than those who receive conventional surgical treatment. Faster recovery often means a quicker return to home and work.

    Fewer Postoperative Side Effects

    Some men may hesitate to undergo surgery for prostate cancer because of the risk of urinary or sexual complications the procedure can present. Traditional surgical techniques can sometimes increase the chances of postoperative incontinence and sexual dysfunction among prostate cancer patients. However, prostate cancer patients who undergo robotic surgery can rest assured that the risk of these postoperative complications is far lower with this treatment alternative. Many patients who receive robotic surgical care for prostate cancer go on to enjoy normal urinary and sexual function as well as a cancer-free future.

    Is robotic surgery the right choice for you? MountainView Hospital can help you choose the appropriate treatment measures for your health needs. Call (702) 233-5474 to speak with a Consult-A-Nurse associate about your robotic surgery questions. You can also visit our website for more information about our robotic surgery options.

  • Managing Sickle Cell Disease during Pregnancy

    Pregnant belly

    Women with existing medical issues must often take special health precautions when they become pregnant. Individuals with sickle cell disease are no exception. This condition impacts the form and function of blood cells, making it more difficult for them to travel throughout the cardiovascular system and provide oxygen to the cells of the body. MountainView Hospital urges women with sickle cell disease to take advantage of our prenatal services for both their own health and that of their babies.

    Maintain Healthy Lifestyle Practices

    Doctors often encourage their expecting patients to establish or continue healthy eating and exercise habits during pregnancy. For women with sickle cell disease, taking care of their health is imperative for several reasons. Because of their condition, expecting mothers with sickle cell disease may experience more prenatal complications. By taking all available steps to maintain their nutrition and physical fitness, sickle cell disease patients can reduce their chances of suffering from these problems.

    Consult with Your Physician Often

    Pregnant women without any chronic health conditions might see their physicians about once a month until they go into labor. Sickle cell disease sufferers may want to consider making more frequent visits to their doctors. A physician can often detect subtle health changes that a patient might otherwise attribute to being pregnant. With early identification and treatment, expecting mothers with sickle cell disease can often avoid serious health complications.

    Talk to a Genetic Specialist

    For the health of their babies, women with sickle cell disease should also weigh the benefits of speaking with a genetic specialist. If a woman and her partner both carry the gene for sickle cell disease, their child might have the condition as well. A genetic specialist can determine prior to birth if the disease is present in the baby, and if so, what additional precautions may be necessary to protect his or her health.

    September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. If you would like more information on this disease, call MountainView Hospital at (702) 233-5474. Our Consult-A-Nurse representatives are available around the clock to help Las Vegas residents with their most pressing healthcare problems. 

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