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

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The appendix can be found on the lower right side of your abdomen. When the inflammation first occurs, commonly, the pain starts from the upper abdomen or belly button area and it progresses. When the severity of inflammation increases, appendicitis pain increases ...
4 Oct 2019
If you have a suspicion, it is best to return to your surgeon to confirm if the wound is truly infected. There are 3 levels of infection: Superficial: the infection affects only the skin Deep: the infection affects the muscle and tissue Organ/space: the infection affects...
4 Oct 2019
I presume you are referring to a kidney cortical cyst. A cyst is like a bubble and cortical cyst means it arises from the cortex of the kidney, which is in a way the more superficial aspect of the kidney. Cysts can either be simple and complex. When we refer to a cyst as being com...
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It can be challenging and sometimes impossible even for doctors to be certain about appendicitis. The classical presentation of a central abdominal pain which move towards the right lower abdomen may not happen every time. In general, if you have a pain that is getting worse over...
18 Jul 2019

When To Remove The Gallbladder? Surgeon Discusses Surgery & Recovery Process

When To Remove The Gallbladder? Surgeon Discusses Surgery & Recovery Process

Gallbladder removal is a fairly common procedure that many people have gone through. There are certain factors that can lead to this operation being required and in most instances, the removal process is easy and largely successful.

As can be expected, there is a phase of recovery that patients have to deal with.

General surgeon, Dr Stephen Chang, shared details about recovery process after gallbladder removal surgery on DoctorxDentist.

462 views 16 Jul 2019
Liver transplant is increasingly being recognised as the best treatment for many diseases arising in the liver, as well as for some diseases that affect the whole body. Some common conditions for which a liver transplant is recommended include: 1) Various cancers such as: ...
29 Jun 2019

2 Weight Loss Surgeries Explained By A Singaporean Surgeon

2 Weight Loss Surgeries Explained By A Singaporean Surgeon

Daily stresses and unhealthy diet and lifestyle options are related to obesity. And in turn, obesity can lead to other related health disorders. Bariatric surgery and balloon surgery are solutions for patients who suffer from obesity that is not alleviated by diet and exercise. As with any procedure, some patients are more suited than others.

On DoctorxDentist, Dr Ganesh Ramalingam, a general surgeon at G&L Surgical Clinic in Mount Elizabeth Novena Medical Centre, answered reader questions about the effectiveness of bariatric surgery and balloon surgery procedures. Here's what he said.

517 views 3 Jun 2019
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
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