Laparoscopic surgery

Other Medical Issues

Low Back Pain

Non-specific Lower Back Pain in Adults     About 8 in 10 people have one or more bouts of low back pain. In most cases, it is not due to a serious disease or serious back problem, and the exact cause of the pain is not clear. This is called non-...

Surgery for Obesity

Weight loss surgery can work well to help some people to lose weight. However, it may not be suitable, or the right decision, for everyone who wants to lose weight. Weight loss surgery is also not something to be undertaken lightly. You need to be fully prepared for weight loss surgery and you need to be highly motivated. It is important that when considering surgery you have a full understanding of what it involves, including the risks and benefits. You should also be aware of any long-term changes to your lifestyle and eating habits that you may have to make after your surgery.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome     Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gut disorder. The cause is not known. Symptoms can be quite variable and include abdominal pain, bloating, and sometimes bouts of diarrhoea and/or constipation. Symptoms tend t...

Hemorrhoids

Rectal lump; Piles; Lump in the rectum Last reviewed: May 16, 2011. Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins in the lower portion of the rectum or anus. Causes, incidence, and risk factors Hemorrhoids are very common, especially during pregnancy and a...

Obesity

  The Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy: An excellent choice for substantial weight loss without the drastic anatomical changes       Why choose the Vertical Gastrectomy? No intestinal bypass or foreign body No adjustments needed Minimizes the hunger/...

Hernia

  Hernia - inguinal; Inguinal hernia; Rupture; Strangulation; Incarceration Last reviewed: November 5, 2010.     A hernia is usually a sac formed by the lining of the abdominal cavity (peritoneum).   The sac comes through a hole or weak area in ...

Gallstones

  A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia. Cholelithiasis; Gallbladder attack; Biliary colic; Gallstone attack; Bile calculus; Biliary calculusLast reviewed: July 6, 2009.     Gallstones are hard, pebble-like deposits that form inside the gallbladder. Gall...

Anal Fissure

  What is an anal fissure?  An anal fissure is a small tear or cut in the skin that lines the anus.  Fissures typically cause pain and often bleed.  Fissures are quite common, but are often confused with other causes of pain and bleeding, suc...