Staple Line Reinforcement

Staple Line Reinforcement Are all Staple Line Reinforcement materials equal? There may be precipitating factors, factors that stress the gastric staple line such as a tight passage or angulation at the incisura angularis There are several different products on the market and the danger of grouping them all together is…

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Why Weight Loss Surgery Works When Diets Don’t

Bariatric surgery is probably the most effective intervention we have in health care,” says Laurie K. Twells, a clinical epidemiologist at Memorial University of Newfoundland. She bases this bold claim on her experience with seriously obese patients and a detailed analysis of the best studies yet done showing weight-loss surgery’s…

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LIST OF TYPES SURGERIES PERFORMED

  ENDOSCOPIC Gastroscopy and its interventional off shoots such as insertion of tubes, feeding tubes and oesophageal dilatation. ERCP or procedures removing stones or biopsing tumours and possibly stenting tumours in the biliary or pancreatic system. Colonoscopy will either be a screening procedure, a diagnostic procedure or can be therapeutic…

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What is a gastroenterologist?

Gastroenterology is an area of medicine that focuses on the health of the digestive system, or the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Gastroenterologists can treat everything from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) to hepatitis C. Here’s a look at what these specialists do and when you should consider seeing one. What is a…

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