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The Future of Minimally Invasive Surgery : ROBOTIC SURGERY

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Doctor's Desk, Technology | 5 comments

The Future of Minimally Invasive Surgery : ROBOTIC SURGERY

Many of you now understand Minimally Invasive Surgery, in which the surgeon operates inside the abdomen via tiny keyholes, assisted by a video camera. The technique requires surgeons to train hard and learn new skills. It is limited by 2D vision and restriction of hand movements. Slowly and steadily, the robot is entering the minimally invasive surgery arena. One such system today is the Da Vinci Surgical System. Here the surgeon sits on a console after placing all the ports (key hole) with instruments on the patient’s abdomen. The...

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Piles Symptoms ? It could also be Fistula or Fissures. Here’s how to tell the difference.

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Ailments, Anal Fissures, Anal Fistula, featured, Piles (Haemorrhoids) | 26 comments

Piles Symptoms ? It could also be Fistula or Fissures. Here’s how to tell the difference.

“Blood in my stools! I have piles!” When someone sees blood in the pan, has pain while passing stools or feels a swelling in the anal region, the first thought is of piles. Piles symptoms might not always mean piles. The truth is, piles is just one of many conditions that affect the anal region.       Piles, Anal Fistula and Anal Fissures are not the same. They are different pathologies and differ in their symptoms and methods of treatment. Let’s take them one at a time.   1. PILES Medically speaking, ‘Piles’...

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Hitech Hernia Surgery : The role of the light weight mesh

Posted by on Apr 10, 2013 in Ailments, featured, Hernia | 4 comments

Hitech Hernia Surgery : The role of the light weight mesh

This article discussing the latest advancements in Hernia Mesh technology was published in the Times of India on March 24th, 2013. What is a Hernia? A hernia usually shows up as a abnormal ‘bump’ in the abdomen area. It is caused by the protrusion of an internal organ through an abnormal opening in the abdominal wall. Hernias can be painless for years and may become symptomatic suddenly leading to life threatening complications such as strangulation. The Society of Surgery for the Alimentary Tract recommends seeking surgical evaluation...

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Piles Treatment Without Surgery : Read this first.

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Ailments, featured, Piles (Haemorrhoids) | 73 comments

Piles Treatment Without Surgery : Read this first.

Piles treatment without surgery is definitely possible. Not all piles (haemorrhoids) cases require surgery. Before exploring alternative treatments, one must first understand the stage the disease is in. Before we begin Are you sure you have Piles? Click here to understand the difference between piles, anal fissures and anal fistula.  When a surgeon examines you, he will first confirm the diagnosis with history and examination and will then try to understand why you developed piles. Not all piles cases require surgery.   Piles Causes Piles...

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I think I need an antibiotic now…

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in featured, Health Tips | 1 comment

I think I need an antibiotic now…

Infections such as common cold, body pain and fever are becoming frequent. Do we always need an antibiotic to get over it ?   This is the question that always runs in our mind and its very easy for one to pop an erthyromycin or a ciprofloxacin. However this has far reaching implications… When antibiotics are used unnecessarily or an inappropriate course is used such as a single dose, it wipes off only the vulnerable bacteria and the more resistant bacteria survive leading to more severe infections. This inappropriate use of...

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VAAFT Surgery : Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment

Posted by on Nov 2, 2011 in Anal Fistula, featured, Minimal Access Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Technology | 17 comments

VAAFT Surgery : Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment

Today we have a new minimal-access technique to address complex, recurrent and high fistulas. What is an Anal Fistula ? An anal fistula is an abnormal connection between the anal canal and the outer skin of the anus. Fistulas occur when an infected anal gland bursts into the anal canal internally, and then becomes a conduit for pus discharge to the anal skin area. Fistulas show up with pus discharge in the anal area (a ‘wet feeling’ at the anal area). They may also go through periods of pus discharge and quiet periods when there are no...

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What is an Anal fistula?

Posted by on Nov 1, 2011 in Anal Fistula, Minimal Access Surgery, Technology | 15 comments

What is an Anal fistula?

  Anal fistula is a age old disease with multiple modalities of treatment in modern medicine,ayurveda, homeopathy and so on. Today we have a minimal access surgery for fistula called VAAFT – Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment.                                                                                                                                                                                                              ...

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Diabetic Foot Ulcers : Prevent them, treat them right

Posted by on Oct 28, 2011 in Ailments, Doctor's Desk, Health Tips | 0 comments

Diabetic Foot Ulcers : Prevent them, treat them right

Diabetic? Here’s why (and how) you have to take extra special care of your feet. A skin ulcer occurs when an area of skin has broken down and the underlying tissue can be seen. Most skin ulcers occur on the lower legs or the feet. In a normal person, the skin ulcer heals quickly after the injury. However, in a person with diabetes, the healing process is impaired and takes more time even if the injury is minor. An ulcer can develop from any source of irritation to the skin: a corn or callus that grows too thick, excessive pressure or...

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Hernia : Frequently asked Questions

Posted by on Oct 28, 2011 in Ailments, Health Tips, Hernia, Laparoscopy, Minimal Access Surgery, Surgical Procedures | 4 comments

Hernia : Frequently asked Questions

In this article, I try to address some of the most frequently asked questions abut Hernia. In a nutshell: Hernia surgery is safe, quick and simple ! What is a hernia ? A hernia is an abnormal protrusion of an organ or a part of the organ through a normal or an abnormal opening in the wall which contains it. For instance the bowel herniating through the inguinal or femoral orifice in the abdominal wall or bowel herniating through the umbilicus.     The word hernia is derived from the Latin word meaning bulge and greek word meaning...

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A guide to Piles

Posted by on Oct 28, 2011 in Ailments, Piles (Haemorrhoids) | 10 comments

A guide to Piles

Piles as it is commonly termed means a swollen blood vessel or “Ball”. Piles medically is termed Haemorrhoids, meaning “Blood Flowing”. What is Piles? Piles are actually swollen blood vessels in the lower part of the rectum and anal canal. In the initial stages the blood vessel which is swollen are internal and bleed when hard stool rubs and tears them. As the disease progresses the swollen blood vessel prolapses out of the anal canal to cause much discomfort and more bleeding. At a later stage the pile may...

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