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General Surgery

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on stomach contents, such as the liver, bowels, gallbladder, and appendix.

Sorry to hear about the very sad news. From the context of the links provided, crush syndrome and reperfusion injury seems likely to be the main reason for the expected complications and sudden deterioration. What is Crush Syndrome? Crush Syndrome was first described in...
26 Jan 2019
The most important deciding factor for surgery is the presence or absence of symptoms related to the gallstone. It is common to pick up incidental gallstones on routine scans intended for other reasons. However, up to 80% of such gallstones are not producing any symptoms and are bes...
26 Jan 2019
It sounds like your cousin has an abdominal hernia. A hernia occurs when the “inner organs” pushes through the weakened layers of the abdominal wall, forming a bulge. This bulge often gets bigger over time. It can also cause abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, w...
26 Jan 2018
There are 2 types of colostomy : temporary and permanent. During colorectal cancer surgery, the segment of bowel containing the cancer is removed and healthy bowels are joined back together to form a joint, or what surgeons call an anastomosis. For cancers that are near the an...
23 Nov 2018
Colon cancer surgery is complex and requires a team of specialists, nurses and specialised equipment. The average number of days in hospital is 7-10 days after the operation. As the cost depends on the complexity of the case and the technique used, it is difficult to quote a numb...
23 Nov 2018
Haemorrhoidal disease is common during pregnancy. Most would resolve after delivery but some can remain persistent and refractory to medication. If the haemorrhoids are symptomatic and distressful, surgical excision may be carried out with no compromise to the integrity of the ep...
14 Nov 2018
It is certainly possible to develop a keloid at the site of a laproscopic wound. Keloids can occur at almost any site where there is an injury but there are some sites which are more keloid prone, and these include the chest, back, jawline and earlobe. A keloid is due to abno...
30 Oct 2018
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