Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology  is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders. Diseases affecting the gastrointestinal tract,

Bile Duct Cancer Surgery

Bile Duct Cancer Surgery

Bile duct cancer is a rare disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the bile ducts. Having colitis or certain liver diseases can increase the risk of bile duct cancer. Signs of bile duct canc

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Colonoscopy treatment

Colonoscopy

a procedure in which a flexible fibre-optic instrument is inserted through the anus in order to examine the colon.

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Colostomy treatment

Colostomy

a surgical operation in which the colon is shortened to remove a damaged part and the cut end diverted to an opening in the abdominal wall.

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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a technique that combines the use of endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treat certain problems of the biliary or pancreatic ductal syste

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Endoscopy treatment

Endoscopy

a procedure in which an instrument is introduced into the body to give a view of its internal parts.

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Esophageal Diverticula Surgery

An esophageal diverticulum is an outpouching of mucosa through the muscular layer of the esophagus. It can be asymptomatic or cause dysphagia and regurgitation. Diagnosis is made by barium swallow; su

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Esophageal Manometry

Esophageal Manometry

Esophageal manometry (muh-NOM-uh-tree) is a test that shows whether your esophagus is working properly. The esophagus is a long, muscular tube that connects your throat to your stomach. Esophageal man

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Esophagoscopy treatment

Esophagoscopy

Esophagoscopy is a procedure in which a flexible endoscope is inserted through the mouth or, more rarely, through the nares and into the esophagus. The endoscope uses a charge-coupled device to displa

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Gallstones Treatment

Gallstones Treatment

a small, hard crystalline mass formed abnormally in the gall bladder or bile ducts from bile pigments, cholesterol, and calcium salts. Gallstones can cause severe pain and blockage of the bile duct.

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Gastroenterology Consultation

Gastroenterology Consultation

the branch of medicine which deals with disorders of the stomach and intestines.

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Gastroenterostomy treatment

Gastroenterostomy

The surgical procedure for making a connection between the stomach and the jejunum, usually as part of an operation, performed at the same time as a partial gastrectomy.

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Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract Biopsy

Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract Biopsy

An upper gastrointestinal (UGI) endoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look at the inside lining of your esophagus , your stomach, and the first part of your small intestine (duodenum ).

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Gastroscopy treatment

Gastroscopy

Gastroscopy is an examination of the upper digestive tract (the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum) using an endoscope — a long, thin, flexible tube containing a camera and a light — to view the lin

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Gastrostomy treatment

Gastrostomy

an opening into the stomach from the abdominal wall, made surgically for the introduction of food.

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Heller Myotomy treatment

Heller Myotomy

Heller myotomy is a surgical procedure in which the muscles of the cardia (lower oesophageal sphincter or LOS) are cut, allowing food and liquids to pass to the stomach.

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Intra-Abdominal Adhesions Surgery

Intra-Abdominal Adhesions Surgery

Adhesion-related twisting and pulling of internal organs can result in complications such as abdominal pain or intestinal obstruction. Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a significant consequence of pos

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Treatment

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Treatment

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). Irritable bowel syndrome commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipatio

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Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery

Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux (GERD) Surgery

Laparoscopic antireflux surgery (also called Nissen fundoplication) is used in the treatment of GERD when medicines are not successful. Laparoscopic antireflux surgery is a minimally-invasive procedur

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Liver Biopsy treatment

Liver Biopsy

A liver biopsy is a procedure to remove a small piece of liver tissue, so it can be examined under a microscope for signs of damage or disease. Your doctor may recommend a liver biopsy if blood tests

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Liver Cancer Surgery

Liver Cancer Surgery

Liver cancer, also known as hepatic cancer, is a cancer which starts in the liver, rather than migrating to the liver from another organ or section of the body. In other words, it is a primary liver c

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Liver Disease Consultation

Liver Disease Consultation

Chronic liver disease in the clinical context is a disease process of the liver that involves a process of progressive destruction and regeneration of the liver parenchyma leading to fibrosis and cirr

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Liver Disease Evaluation

Liver Disease Evaluation

Chronic liver disease in the clinical context is a disease process of the liver that involves a .... "Evaluating the Patient With Abnormal Liver Tests".

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Liver Transplant (Living Related Donor)

Liver Transplant (Living Related Donor)

A liver transplant is an operation that replaces a patient's diseased liver with a whole or partial healthy liver from another person. This article explains the current indications for liver transpla

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Meckel\'s Diverticulum Surgery

Meckel\'s Diverticulum Surgery

A Meckel's diverticulum, a true congenital diverticulum, is a slight bulge in the small intestine present at birth and a vestigial remnant of the omphalomesenteric duct (also called the vitelline duc

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Ostomy treatment

Ostomy

an artificial opening in an organ of the body, created during an operation such as a colostomy, ileostomy, or gastrostomy; a stoma

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Pancreatectomy treatment

Pancreatectomy

surgical removal of the pancreas.

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Pancreatic Cyst Treatment

Pancreatic Cyst Treatment

Pancreatic cysts are saclike pockets of fluid on or in your pancreas, a large organ behind the stomach that produces hormones and enzymes that help digest food. Most pancreatic cysts aren't cancerous

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Pancreatitis Treatment

Pancreatitis Treatment

Pancreatitis: Inflammation of the pancreas. Of the many causes of pancreatitis, the most common are alcohol consumption and gallstones.

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Peptic Ulcer Treatment

Peptic Ulcer Treatment

a polypectomy is the removal of a polyp. Polypectomy can be performed by excision if the polyp is external (on the skin).

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Polypectomy treatment

Polypectomy

a polypectomy is the removal of a polyp. Polypectomy can be performed by excision if the polyp is external (on the skin).a polypectomy is the removal of a polyp. Polypectomy can be performed by excisi

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Stomach Cancer Surgery

Stomach Cancer Surgery

Stomach cancer is cancer that occurs in the stomach — the muscular sac located in the upper middle of your abdomen, just below your ribs. Your stomach receives and holds the food you eat and then he

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Surgery for Benign Liver Tumors

Surgery for Benign Liver Tumors

A tumor is an abnormal growth of cells or tissues. Some tumors are malignant, or cancerous. Others are benign, or noncancerous. ... Most of the time, cancerous tumors in the liver started in another o

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Surgery for Cholecystitis

Surgery for Cholecystitis

inflammation of the gall bladder.

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Surgery for Liver Cysts

Surgery for Liver Cysts

Liver cysts (also called hepatic cysts) are fluid-filled sacs that occur in the liver of roughly 5% of the population. They are usually asymptomatic and often discovered by chance during an abdominal

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Urea Breath Test

Urea Breath Test

The urea breath test is a rapid diagnostic procedure used to identify infections by Helicobacter pylori, a spiral bacterium implicated in gastritis, gastric ulcer, and peptic ulcer disease. It is base

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