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Beating Heart Bypass Surgery – Things You Should Know

5 March, 2017
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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), commonly referred Bypass Surgery, is a surgical procedure that redirects blood flow around a blockage or narrowed section in the major arteries supplying blood and oxygen to the heart. A cardiac surgeon can perform the bypass surgery in any of the 2 ways – Beating Heart Bypass Surgery is CABG …

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Eye sight problem: Glasses or Surgery?

3 March, 2017
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Most of the population is somewhere affected with a Eye sight problem, and numbers have really gone up, thanks to majority of the population now working on their laptops and computers for 10-12 hours a day.   Reduction in visual acuity or Eye sight problem cannot be controlled, but it can always be improved using spectacles …

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Heart Bypass Surgery vs Angioplasty – Which is better?

22 December, 2016
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Heart Bypass Surgery vs Angioplasty has always been a dilemma in the mind of the patients who suffer cardiac blockages. To resolve the heart bypass surgery vs angioplasty dilemma and choose the right line of treatment, understanding the pros and cons of each is important. Most of the cardiologists would go an extra mile to …

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Recovery After Piles Surgery

6 October, 2016
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The path to recovery post piles surgery or hemorrhoid treatment is smooth. It doesn’t take much time to recover and resume. It usually last one to two weeks depending on a number of factors, based on the type of treatment received, the severity of piles and number removed. While some discomfort may continue, most of the …

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Heart Valve Surgery – Effects on the Body

5 October, 2016
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Heart pumps blood in only one direction and to ensure smooth flow of blood through the heart, we have valves. Basically, four valves are present in the heart: pulmonary, tricuspid, mitral and aortic, with each responsible to ensure that the blood flows in the right direction. Heart Valve Surgery is required when one of these …

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Should You Get a Knee Replacement Surgery?

25 September, 2016
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Knee Replacement Surgery has always been associated with skepticism around the potential risk benefit ratio. This surgery has its own share of associated risks and entails a recovery and rehabilitation process. The final take on whether or not to undergo total knee replacement is both a practical and personal decision. While there may be not …

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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery – Things to Know

27 May, 2016
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Research by the American Heart Association has revealed that Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG Surgery) is one of the most frequently conducted major open-heart surgeries. What is CABG Surgery? It is a kind of procedure that is used in the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). This disease is caused due to the thinning of …

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Brain Surgery – Frequently Asked Questions

29 April, 2016
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Q1.  What does the term brain surgery mean? Brain Surgery is performed to treat/correct/repair the structural or physical abnormalities of the brain. Q2. When is a brain surgery required? Typically, an experienced neurosurgeon will recommend the surgery following cases: Brain Tumor Brain hemorrhage Blood clot formation in the brain Aneurysm Damage to the protective brain tissue …

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Piles Surgery FAQ

5 February, 2015
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What is Piles? The condition in which the blood vessels in and around the anus and lower rectum get swollen and inflamed is called piles. Sometimes the passing bowel movements irritate and stretch the vein walls, which lead to their swelling. The symptoms are: Anal bleeding (bright red colour) Pain or tenderness during defecation Hard …

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Plastic Surgery FAQ

5 February, 2015
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What is Plastic surgery? Plastic surgery is a specialized branch of surgery that is concerned with the correction of deformities as well as the uplifting of those parts that a person is not satisfied with or wants to improve upon. There mainly exist two types of plastic surgery – cosmetic surgery and reconstruction surgery. What …

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Laparoscopic Surgery FAQs

2 February, 2015
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What is Laparoscopy? A surgeon accesses the insides of the abdomen by making small incisions in the skin by using a special type of surgical procedure known as laparoscopy. A small tube with a light source and a camera called a laparoscope is inserted through the incision The laparoscope relays the images of the insides …

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Post Surgery Care in 5 Steps

5 January, 2015
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Right from the most minor of dental surgeries to the major operations like heart bypass or removal of cancerous growths in the body, surgeries are recommended by doctors only when medications and therapies are not sufficient to cure the disease or in cases of emergencies. Surgeries might be effective in more ways than one but …

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Hernia Repair Surgery: FAQ

5 January, 2015
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1. What is Hernia? A condition in which a part of an organ is displaced and protrudes through the wall of the cavity, causing pain and discomfort, is known as Hernia. Abdomen is the most prone region for hernia. A swelling in the affected region is the most common symptom of hernia. A bulge on …

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Robotic Surgery Procedures FAQ

24 November, 2014
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Most common Robotic Surgery procedures?  The most common procedures executed using Robotic Surgery are: Prostrate Removal Gallbladder Removal Repairing Heart valve Shrinking Stomach Transplanting organ Which procedures have been performed using Robotic Surgery? It is also used for procedures like: Abdominal and colon and rectal conditions like gallbladder cancer, liver cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, …

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Robotic Surgery FAQ

24 November, 2014
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What is Robotic Surgery? Robotic Surgery is a minimally invasive surgery that is robotically assisted.  It is also known as a computer assisted surgery. In this surgery, the doctors take the help of robotic arms that have small tools attached. The surgeon then controls this robotic arm with the help of a computer and performs …

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Robotic Surgery vs Laparoscopic Surgery

20 November, 2014
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We are all aware of robotic technology being used to support and drive laparoscopic techniques in surgery these days. There have been many propositions of using the same technology in driving open surgeries and while medical engineering students are yet to come up with such solutions, we run a quick comparison between the processes of …

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Robotic Surgery: Pros & cons

20 November, 2014
525 Views

Minimally invasive surgeries come as a respite to all those patients who dread the idea of going into a state of unconsciousness after a dose of general anesthesia and being operated upon by a team of doctors who gain access to his or her internal organs through a single large abdominal incision. The idea of …

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Cosmetic Surgery: Getting Rid Of Wrinkles, Moles and Birthmarks

29 March, 2014
601 Views

What is Cosmetic Surgery? Certain skin issues like wrinkles, cysts, moles and birthmarks are quire common, though they can make a person self-conscious and uncomfortable if these occur on the face or other exposed skin areas. Cosmetic surgery and other procedures allow these markings to be removed or faded, leaving minimal scars. When does one …

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Laparoscopic Surgery For Uterine Fibroids

28 March, 2014
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What is laparoscopic surgery for fibroid uterus? Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous growths that appear either inside, on the outside, or in the wall of the uterus. These commonly appear during childbearing years but can occur at any age. Most uterine fibroids are harmless, and you may not even notice any symptoms. However, some may cause intense …

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Glaucoma Surgery in India: Best Hospitals & Cost

13 March, 2014
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Glaucoma is an unhealthy condition of eyes resulting from high intraocular pressure. Largely a chronic disease, glaucoma continues to affect the patient for entire lifetime. Glaucoma mostly has a gradual onset though some types may occur rapidly. Early detection and appropriate surgical treatments at the right time can prevent permanent loss of sight. Glaucoma surgery …

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