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Hernia & General Surgery

Medical Procedures

Anti-Reflux Surgery

As has been discussed under the section on reflux disease, heartburn and reflux is very common from time to time. The majority of people will experience a little bit of reflux from time to time and even those who have frequent reflux usually have their symptoms controlled with simple dietary mea..

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Hernia Repair

It is now technically possible to repair virtually any hernia by a laparoscopic approach. There continues to be some debate in surgical circles as to whether a laparoscopic repair is the appropriate type of surgery for certain types of hernia. Generally, I like to repair hernias laparoscopically..

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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

The first laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed by French surgeon Philippe Mouret in 1987. Since then it has gone on to become one of the most commonly performed general surgical operations. The operation is performed using a laparoscope (telescopic camera) and three 5mm operating ports..

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Laparoscopic Colectomy

The colon is the last part of the gastro-intestinal tract and its main function is to remove fluid and electrolytes from intestinal content to form a semi solid bowel motion, which is stored in the last part of the colon, until it can be evacuated at an appropriate time. The colon which is a..

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