Surgical Gastroenterology Articles

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Liver Transplant: Risks, Precaution, Prevention

5 December, 2014
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What are the known complications of the surgery? Complications of a liver transplant surgery may include: Bleeding Blood clots Failure of donated liver Bile duct complications, like leakage or shrinking of bile duct Infection Memory problems Rejection of donated liver Patients are given medication for the rest of their lives to counter any chances of …

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Recovery after Gallstone Removal

31 October, 2016
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Gallstones are hardened substances formed inside the gallbladder which is treated by gallstone removal, this can be because of various reasons like excessive cholesterol, bilirubin etc., some cholesterol stones could be eliminated with the help of medicines. These medicines may be needed for longer period of time but after their discontinuation, there is a strong …

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Esophageal Cancer- Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

30 September, 2016
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Esophageal cancer arises when cancerous cells develop along the lining of the esophagus( food pipe). It is more common in men than women and the symptoms. It is more common in Asia and Africa than the Western countries. Excessive tobacco and alcohol intake cause Esophageal Cancer. Very hot drinks and following a poor diet over …

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Reasons Not to Delay Hernia Surgery

25 September, 2016
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Hernia is a condition when a bulge is formed due to cavity in the abdomen – and depending on where it is formed, it can be classified as Femoral hernia (upper thigh), Hiatal hernia (upper part of stomach) and Umbilical (near belly button). When it increases in size, it obstructs supply of blood and that …

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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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Liver Transplant Patient Experience – Rajni Prasad

4 March, 2016
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A liver transplant patient – Mrs. Rajni Prasad, shares her detailed experience of the procedure at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital New Delhi and how Credihealth managed her entire hospitalization process. A liver transplant is a complex procedure and typically takes between 6 to 12 hours during which surgeons remove the failing liver and replace it with a donor …

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GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) FAQ

5 January, 2015
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1. What is GERD? GERD is a disorder in which the lower oesophegal sphincter (LES) is affected. LES is the ring of muscle between the oesophagus and stomach. GERD typically occurs when the contents and acids of the stomach flow back into the oesophagus causing irritation in its inner lining. The full form of GERD …

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How can I treat Acidity?

29 November, 2014
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Acidity leads to various other health problems, and it is better to control it at first recognised symptoms, before facing dire consequences. Prevent or control acidity by opting for a healthy lifestyle. Always remember, prevention is better than cure! To Avoid Recurrence of Acidity: Avoid eating junk and spicy food Avoid irregular and hurried meals …

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Indian? You’re Prone To Gallstones

22 March, 2014
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A four-year old scientific study revealed that a certain gene mutation among Indian population makes them vulnerable to the gallstones. In this article, we aim to shed more light on the causes, symptoms and treatment of gallstones to help you make informed and timely decisions. About the Gallbladder Gallbladder is a small organ located under …

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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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