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December 21, 2016

Minimally Invasive Surgery also known as scarless surgery is the Holy Grail of surgery and the very purpose for this surgery was the reduction of scars and thereby pain and suffering of patients. The surgery is done through one or more small incisions instead of the traditional open surgery. Another type of minimally invasive surgery is robotic surgery. It provides a magnified, 3-D view of the surgical site and helps the surgeon operate with precision, flexibility and control. 

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November 23, 2016

Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery or cholecystectomy removes the gallbladder and gallstones through several small cuts (incisions) in the abdomen. While the gallbladder serves an important function, it is not essential for a normal, healthy life. When gallstones are persistently troublesome, doctors often recommend removing the organ entirely. This operation is considered among the safest of all surgical procedures. It is also the only treatment method that eliminates the possibility that other g...

November 17, 2016

Appendicitis are usually associated with acute appendicitis and the most common symptom are pain in the abdomen around the belly button which then moves to lower right abdomen and intensifies. Other symptoms includes nausea, mild fever, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, loss of appetite and inability to pass gas. 

Cause

Acute appendicitis formed from an abdominal infection that has spread to the appendix or an obstruction from hardened stool, a foreign object or an ulcer that has blocked up the ap...

November 4, 2016

The thought of surgery can be daunting. Now you want to make sure that you are in your best condition for it. Although the preparation depends on the type of surgery, these are some basic advice you can prepare yourself for. If you are not sure, always consult your doctor or surgeon. 

1) Eating & Drinking 

Normally a day before the surgery, your doctor would advice to not eat or drink after a specific time. But it is recommended to eat the right nutrients to boost your immune system and...

October 27, 2016

It is okay to feel under stress once in a while but constant stress can have many bad side effects. Stress can affect your body, your thoughts, feelings and your behaviour. If left unmanaged can contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes.

When we are under extreme stress, our body take effect and may develop a few common signs of discomfort in our daily lives such as headache, muscle tension, fatigue and sleep problems to name a few. Autom...

October 24, 2016

Imagine seeing a blood in your stool after a bowel movement! That could indicate a serious problem. 

When this happened, it means that there is bleeding somewhere in your digestive tract. The amount and the intensity colour of the blood will be detected by a fecal occult test. There are various causes that is associated with blood in stool. Here's what you need to know:

Symptoms

Some of the most common symptoms associated with blood in stool are, abdominal pain, vomiting, weakne...

October 20, 2016

With Gallstones, there are no visible symptoms to detect at an early stage and when it becomes severe, there are only a few treatments for it. There are a "wait and see" approach, non surgical removal of the stones or surgical removal of the gallbladder. There are no guarantee in developing gallstones but there are always ways to prevent it.

1) Don't skip meals

This is common mistake done by many people and little did we know that by skipping meals, we are actually allowing bile to build up in our...