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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.

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Polyps in the colon can be broadly classified as pre-cancerous polyps or polyps without cancer potential. The polyps are seen during colonoscopy. Your endoscopist will look at the polyp and magnify the scope to visualise the surface characteristics of the polyp. If all the features ...
17 Jan 2020
Keyhole surgery is one of the most common approaches to doing colon cancer surgery. I usually recommend keyhole surgery unless the patient has one or more of the following problems. Severe heart condition where the patient cannot tolerate prolonged operation or gas distensi...
17 Jan 2020
Transanal endoscopic surgery is a method of keyhole surgery without creating a scar by using the anus as a natural orifice access. A camera and 2 small keyhole instruments can be inserted to allow the surgery to be performed. It is used to remove benign growths in the rectum that...
17 Jan 2020
Ulcers in the colon do not usually cause any discomfort or pain. The commonest cause is inflammation caused by food sensitivity or infection (which can be viral or bacterial). Less common causes include inflammatory bowel disease or autoimmune diseases affecting the colon. Colon ...
17 Jan 2020
In general, as per all abdominal surgeries, laparoscopic approach has less pain compared to open incisional hernia repair during the recovery period. In incisional hernia repair, with the laparoscopic approach, it may be possible to identify other subclinical hernia defects in th...
10 Jan 2020
Laparoscopic hernia surgery works by covering the defect of the hernia with a prosthetic mesh introduced via the laparoscopic ports. The mesh will eventually be incorporated into the patient's abdominal wall and prevent the intra-abdominal contents from protruding through the defect...
10 Jan 2020
In the majority of the situations, a perforated ulcer presents itself in an acute emergency situation with severe abdominal pain. The treatment is surgery to either seal the perforation or to resection the portion of bowel that has perforated. This may be done via laparoscopic (k...
10 Jan 2020
As per all cancers, the earlier the stage of the cancer, the higher the chance of cure. In stomach cancer, it is no different. If stomach cancer is in the early stages where there is no spread of cancer to the surrounding tissues or to distant sites, surgery offers the best cha...
10 Jan 2020
Cholecystitis or inflammation of the gallbladder is best treated with early removal of the gallbladder (cholecystectomy). In Singapore, it is usually performed as a key-hole procedure (laparoscopic approach) and in expert hands [1] , a single key-hole may only be needed (Single-...
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How to get the best gastric balloon results In order to get the best results from a gastric balloon procedure, it should be combined with exercise and a proper diet. As the balloon will be removed after 3 to 6 months, a strict diet and regular exercise program are required to e...
16 Dec 2019
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