Friday, March 7, 2014

Tired of your ear gauges? Loyola has the answer

Cody Selga had ear gauges while in school. But he grew tired of them a few years later.

Ear gauges have been around for a long time, but more recently we have seen them with the piercing trend. Cody Selga was a freshman in college and he thought that ear gauges looked really sharp. He swapped out gauges moving up until he was at 1.5 inches in size. He slowly grew out of them. They were a pain to take out at night.

He got an interesting job and started feeling like people were paying more attention to his ears than to what he was saying. So he made an appointment with Dr. Rebecca Tung at Loyola's Dermatology Division. Cody explains that it was an outpatient procedure that was a little painful in the beginning, but that soon went away. Dr. Tung says it is easier to repair lobes from smaller ear gauges. Also anyone interested in going ahead with this procedure needs to be free of any alcohol or substance abuse habits because these substances will interfere with the healing process. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (708) 897-5608.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is a member of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), located on a 61-acre campus in Maywood, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital (GMH), on a 36-acre campus in Melrose Park, and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. At the heart of LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital that houses the Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, a burn center, a children's hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center, and Loyola Oral Health Center. The campus also is home to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. The GMH campus includes a 254-licensed-bed community hospital, a Professional Office Building with 150 private practice clinics, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. It serves people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with 93 hospitals, and 120 continuing care locations — including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities — that provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually.