Upper GI endoscopy is usually performed on an outpatient basis. The endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube with a tiny video camera and light on the end. By adjusting the various controls on the endoscope, the endoscopist can safely guide the instrument to carefully examine the inside lining of the upper digestive system.
Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgery that is performed by your surgeon with the help of robotic arms that hold and manipulate the special surgical instruments. Gastrointestinal (GI) conditions occur due to structural and functional abnormalities of the stomach and intestine. Many GI conditions can be treated with robotic surgery.
The esophagus is a muscular passage which carries food from the mouth to the stomach. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is a circular band of muscles at the lower end of the esophagus that acts as a barrier between the esophagus and the stomach.
Laparoscopic reflux surgery, also known as fundoplication, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure employed for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It corrects gastro-oesophageal reflux by creating an effective valve mechanism in the bottom of the esophagus, preventing reflux from the stomach into the esophagus.
Laparoscopic Bowel Resection is the surgical resection of all or part of the large intestine. It is the most common procedure performed to remove the cancer cells. It is usually performed as an outpatient procedure and under general anesthesia.
Colectomy is the most common procedure performed to remove the cancer cells. It is the surgical resection of all or part of the large intestine. It is also called a large bowel resection. Colectomy is performed under general anesthesia by open surgery method or by laparoscopic method. The procedure takes about 1 to 4 hours.
Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small, hollow organ situated below the liver. Bile juice produced by the liver is stored in the gall bladder and transported to the small intestine through ducts for the digestion of fats.
Splenectomy is the surgical removal of spleen, a large organ located in the upper left part of the stomach that contains macrophages, specialized cells that fight against the foreign bodies. Splenectomy is indicated in splenomegaly, a condition of enlarged spleen. Patients with splenomegaly may or may not exhibit the symptoms and will be diagnosed by the physicians by physical examination or radiological diagnosis. The common symptoms include abdominal pain, hiccups, unable to have a large meal, weakness, fatigue, frequent infections, and severe bleeding.
Laparoscopic duodenal perforation closure is a surgical procedure that involves the repair or closure of perforations in the duodenum (first part of the small intestine) caused by duodenal ulcers (open sores or holes in the lining of the small intestine).