Gastrointestinal System Problems

General Surgery Gastrointestinal System Problems Gastrointestinal diseases affect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract from the mouth to the anus. There are two types: functional and structural. Some examples include nausea/vomiting, food poisoning, lactose intolerance and diarrhea. Learn more Symptoms of digestive disorders obviously vary from condition to condition and from person to person. However, some symptoms […]

Hernia

General Surgery Hernia A hernia occurs when an organ or fatty tissue squeezes through a weak spot in a surrounding muscle or connective tissue called fascia. The most common types of hernia are inguinal (inner groin), incisional (resulting from an incision), femoral (outer groin), umbilical (belly button), and hiatal (upper stomach). Learn more “Hernia” The […]

Skin and Soft Tissues Surgery

General Surgery Skin and Soft Tissues Surgery Soft-tissue surgeries are primarily aimed at improving joint stability by repairing the functional length of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Common soft-tissue surgeries of the lower extremity include tendon transfers, muscle repairs, fasciotomies, cartilage resections or repairs, and ligament reconstructions . Learn more “Skin and Soft Tissues Surgery” Many […]

Appendicitis

General Surgery Appendicitis Appendicitis happens when your appendix becomes inflamed, likely due to a blockage. It can be acute or chronic. Appendicitis pain often starts off as mild cramping in your upper abdomen or bellybutton area that then moves to the lower right quadrant of your abdomen. Learn more “Appendicitis” Appendicitis diagnosed by blood tests,urine […]

Digestive System

General Surgery Digestive System Digestive disorders encompass a variety of diseases ranging from mild to severe. Common digestive disorders include gastroesophageal reflux disease, cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance and hiatal hernia. Learn more Other digestive diseases include: Gallstones, cholecystitis, and cholangitis Rectal problems, such as anal fissure, hemorrhoids, proctitis, and rectal prolapse Esophagus problems, […]

Abdominal Pains / Stomach

General Surgery Abdominal Pains / Stomach Abdominal pain is pain that occurs between the chest and pelvic regions. Abdominal pain can be crampy, achy, dull, intermittent, or sharp. It’s also called a stomachache. Most causes of abdominal pain aren’t reasons to worry, and your doctor can easily diagnose and treat the problem. Sometimes, though, it […]

Cysts

General Surgery CYSTS Cysts are closed capsule or sac-like structures, typically filled with a liquid, semisolid, or gaseous material, much like a blister. Learn more “CYSTS” Cysts are common and can occur anywhere on the body. Some other common causes of cysts include: Tumors Genetic conditions A fault in an organ of a developing embryo […]

Fistula

General Surgery Fistula A fistula is an abnormal connection between two body parts, such as an organ or blood vessel and another structure. Fistulas are usually the result of an injury or surgery. Infection or inflammation can also cause a fistula to form. Learn more “Fistula” Fissure and fistula are diseases that are often confused […]

Surgical Intensive Care

General Surgery Surgical Intensive Care Critical care is intensive medical care for people who have life-threatening injuries and illnesses or those who are recovering from major surgeries. Learn more “Surgical Intensive Care” This includes skilled surgical care and nursing staff, lifesaving treatment and round-the-clock monitoring of patients, most often in an intensive care unit (ICU).

Pain and Swelling in the Inguen ( Inguen Hernia)

General Surgery Pain and Swelling in the Inguen (Inguen Hernia) An inguinal hernia is a bulge that occurs in your groin region, the area between the lower part of your abdomen and your thigh. Inguinal hernias occur because of a weakening of the muscles in the lower abdomen. Learn more “Inguen Hernia” An inguinal hernia […]