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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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Minimal Access Surgery: What You Need To Know

12 March, 2014
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What is minimal access surgery? Minimal access surgery (MAS), also called laparoscopic surgery, is one that is done through one or more small incisions in the body cavity instead of a large incision. Surgeons pass special instruments fitted with camera (known as laparoscope) that allow them to access and view the area in question better than …

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Congenital Heart Disease: Newborn Surgery

21 November, 2013
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Though the exact reason has not yet been pinned but the cases of congenital heart defects is on the rise among newborn. Research shows that nearly 1% babies are born with an imperfection in the heart’s structure. It is a matter of great worry and anxiety for the parents about their child’s health and long-term …

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Osteosarcoma Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

24 August, 2017
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The most common type of bone cancer is Osteosarcoma, also known as childhood bone cancer. Osteosarcoma is also the 6th most common type of cancer found in children. Since osteosarcoma develops from osteoblasts (the cells responsible for making bones grow), osteosarcoma symptoms are seen predominantly in teenagers who are experiencing a growth spurt, especially during …

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Treatment for Kids with Cardiac Defects

7 October, 2016
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Parents of children born with cardiac defects have an inborn anxiety with the overall performance of their child since they got to know about their child’s disease. It is essential to understand that based on the initial diagnosis by the doctor, treatment alternatives will be suggested. According to an experienced cardiologist at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, …

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When being Pregnant comes with Complications

10 August, 2016
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Being Pregnant is all about the changes that take place inside woman’s body and transform her into a mother. With Pregnancy, come lot of complications like feeling nauseous, sick, experiencing fatigue, bearing strange smells etc. My complications started way before I had even conceived. I was diagnosed with Tuberculosis of the Fallopian tube and had …

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Congenital Heart Disease – Symptoms Parents Should Look Out for in their Child

29 June, 2016
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<p>Any medical condition or defect in the heart that is developed in the womb (before the birth) that affects the normal working of the heart, is termed as Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). During first 8 to 9 weeks of pregnancy, the heart begins to...

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Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Symptoms & Treatment

27 June, 2016
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Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is the condition where there is a presence of an abnormal opening in the diaphragm, the muscles that help in the breathing process. Children having this condition require regular checkups with an experienced pediatrician. Typically, hernia in children are congenital but can be cured. In a child having a congenital diaphragmatic hernia, …

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Real Moms, Real C-Section Experiences (Part 2)

24 April, 2015
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Our Moms Club members share their candid experiences of having a C-section.  I had a bit of bleeding just a day before. I had gone for normal delivery and changed many doctors in order to have normal. Finally, i got admitted in the hospital where the doctor does 96% normal cases. Till the end everything …

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Cyanotic Spells – Rectifying the Effects

14 April, 2015
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Also known as the Tet Spell, the Cyanotic spell is a sudden onset of hyperpnea (increased depth of breathing), cyanosis and disappearance of heart murmur (extra or unusual sound heard during a heartbeat). Unless treated in time, it may have neurological complications as a result of which the patient might die. Episodes of Cyanotic Spells …

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Chemotherapy in Children

27 February, 2015
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Currently the numerous advances in the field of medicine have helped doctors to lessen and even prevent many side effects of cancer treatments. However, parents whose children require chemotherapy (which is one of the most common treatments for cancer in children) often have a lot of questions regarding this procedure. Chemotherapy is usually just called …

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C-Section FAQ

14 February, 2015
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What is Caesarean birth (C –Section)? A caesarean birth (C-section) is a surgical procedure to deliver a baby by making an incision (cut) in the front wall of the mother’s abdomen & her uterus. When is C –Section necessary? C-sections are recommended for women who carry high risk pregnancy, that is, the pregnancy in which …

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When to see an ENT Doctor?

17 December, 2014
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An ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist is a doctor who is trained in providing medical and surgical treatment for ailments of the ears, nose, throat and related structures like the neck and head. An ENT doctor carries the expertise of diagnosis and treatment in the following seven areas: Otology or Neurotology This includes all …

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10 Most Common Pediatric Urological Problems

12 November, 2014
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Paediatric urological conditions involve a wide range of conditions that affect the normal functioning of urinary and genital tracts. These can be congenital i.e. present at the time of birth or acquired during childhood. In case of even slightest hint of paediatric urological conditions in children or infants, it is advisable to get diagnosed and …

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Doctor or Google: Who do you trust?

7 November, 2014
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Many people are turning to the Internet to find out the cause of a particular symptom. While the Web is full of information, is it possible to self-diagnose? Or is visiting a doctor the best thing to do? Find out. A 2011 study conducted by Few Research Centres found that 80 per cent of Internet …

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Regular Eye Checkups are a must – Here’s Why

28 June, 2014
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Eyes are one of the most precious organs of the human body. Regular check ups by an optometrist or ophthalmologist are a must. Apart from revealing important information about your eyes, a proper eye check-up can also uncover other health issues. Regular Eye Checkups Are A Must – Here’s Why Vision is a complex process …

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Child Obesity Is A Reality

27 May, 2014
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What is childhood obesity? Childhood obesity is a serious public health challenge faced globally by many middle- and low-income countries, especially in urban settings. WHO statistics show that there were over 42 million overweight children under the age of 5 across the world in 2010, and close to 35 million of these lived in developing …

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