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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.

The success of colon cancer surgery depends a lot on the stage of the disease. The earlier the stage, the higher the chance of cure of the cancer. However, with current options of chemotherapy regime, it is still possible to achieve a high chance of cure with later stages of colo...
19 Apr 2019
Colon surgery can be done via open surgery or via laparoscopic approach ('keyhole surgery'). The feasibility to perform via laparoscopic approach sometimes depends on the stage of the disease. For instance, a locally advanced disease may not be suitable for a laparoscopic approach. ...
19 Apr 2019
As you know, there are risks as well as benefits to everything in life, including surgery. When we decide who are the most suitable candidates to undergo surgery to remove acoustic neuromas (inner ear nerve tumours), we have to consider their age and general health status, tumour s...
26 Mar 2019
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
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
Laparoscopic surgery, also known as keyhole surgery, has revolutionized abdominal surgery in many aspects. Colon cancer surgery has benefited tremendously from this technology and surgical advancement. In laparoscopic surgery, the wounds are smaller and with less injury to the muscle wall, the p...
22 Feb 2019
Surgery for gallstones is recommended when gallstones cause problems, meaning when patients have symptoms due to this condition. Patients may experience pain in the upper abdomen and right upper side of the abdomen after food associated with nausea and vomiting. Surgery is a...
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
Hi Ai Hoon, Yes, actually, as long as there is a wound, there is a possibility for keloids to form, even on small wounds like laparoscopic wounds. Some risk factors that will increase the likelihood of keloid formation include: 1. wounds forming at high risk sites , like c...
30 Oct 2018
Generally the side effects of Bariatric surgery can be divided into a few broad categories. They are the general abdominal surgery risks, the short term and long term risks that are specific to the different procedures. These risks of surgery include the risks of general anaesthesia. The differe...
22 Feb 2019
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