Our Community, Our Calling

Bon Secours is leading a movement to extend wellness into the communities we serve, where health is truly built, sustained and enriched. Our award-winning physicians take part in numerous studies and clinical trials to bring you the good help that all individuals deserve. Bon Secours is dedicated to making health care more accessible than ever before, through our hospitals, our Bon Secours 24/7 virtual patient visits, emergency departments, urgent care centers, online appointments, physician offices and wellness information hubs such as this blog. Please explore and learn more about our dedication to innovation, research and compassionate care.


When Stroke Strikes, Seconds Count. Know Your Risks.

Every 40 seconds, someone suffers a stroke in the United States. Bon Secours, the only non-academic facility to earn the highest level of stroke care certification in Virginia as a Joint Commission Comprehensive Stroke Center, defines a stroke as “when …

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Cleft and Craniofacial Team

The Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary’s provides a specialized, interdisciplinary, and family-centered approach to treat patients with craniofacial conditions. As an American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) accredited program, we are committed to diagnosing and treating your child as …

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No Adults Allowed; Pediatric Emergency Department Delivers Compassionate Care

Bon Secours St. Mary’s for Kids Emergency Room offers parents throughout Richmond the opportunity for compassionate care exclusively for their children. St. Mary’s for Kids isn’t just the best choice – it’s the only choice. The area’s only dedicated pediatric …

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Robotic Hernia Repairs Can Speed Recovery

Hernias are tears or weaknesses in the abdominal wall, and if left untreated, they can cause increasing pain and intestinal complications. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, approximately five million Americans have hernias. Amit Gogia, M.D., FACS, is …

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Bariatric Surgery – What It’s Not

Surgical procedures for effective weight loss have been developed and refined over the last half century. As technology improved and surgery became a more common option to combat a number of health conditions, bariatric procedures also improved. Today, people with …

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Vein and Vascular Specialists Treat Range of Cardiovascular Diseases

Cardiovascular diseases, disorders of the heart and blood vessels, constitute the number one cause of death in the United States. On average, one American dies of cardiovascular disease every 39 seconds. In addition, stroke – a disorder of blood supply …

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Skin Cancer Screenings are Vital to Early Detection

Approximately 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year. In fact, skin cancer cases outweigh all other cancers combined and one in five people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with skin cancer annually. …

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Intragastric Balloon Procedure Aids with Weight Loss

Obesity, a chronic disease affecting millions of adults, can increase the risk of other health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. For many, bariatric surgery can be the answer, however, for those who do not qualify …

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