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Laparoscopy means looking inside someone’s abdomen through a small incision using a special camera (laparoscope). One would be put to sleep (general anesthesia) for this. What is laparoscopic surgery? It is a newer and better way of performing surgery. small incisions are made through which special instruments are passed and the operation is carried out […]

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  There are clear indications and benefits of surgery when the appropriate procedure is performed. Weight loss surgery helps one lose weight, but one has to be prepared for it and know what to expect and what to do afterwards. One needs to prepared and highly motivated to have surgery with clear understanding of the […]

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  I see a lot of patients who come to me complaining of self-diagnosed acidity. This mean almost everybody has a self-diagnosis of acidity, which obviously can’t be true. Everyone who has the self-diagnosis has tried different homemade remedies. If there are so many cures for one condition, surely one solution does not work for […]

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Yes. While many people suffer from acid reflux, not all of them have true acid reflux. It is true that there is a small group of patients who will truly benefit from acid reflux surgery. In this group of patients, surgery can be lifesaving. What are the symptoms of acidity? Please read my blog “Is […]

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I see many patients who come with self-diagnosis of acidity and self-medication. Most of them feel surprised when I tell them they are actually not suffering from acidity. The fact is self-medication is not only harmful but also counter productive. What is acidity? Acidity is burning sensation just below the chest bone in the center […]

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Quite a lot of people complain of having to go to the toilet immediately after consuming food. They induce in self-medication, mostly in the form of acidity medications, to prevent it. They worry that they have problem of absorption/digestion. But there is no need to worry as it is not serious. Unless you lose weight […]

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What are the causes of gallstones?  It is difficult to tell what causes gallstones as there are so many associated risks. It is more in females compared to men (3:1). Incidence increases with age. The occurrence is more in overweight/obese patients. It can also be familial. It is also more in people who starve for […]

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While most patients come with self-diagnosis of suffering from piles/hemorrhoids, I reassure them that it’s a normal part of every human being and we are all born with them. Another myth is pain from piles. Piles are painless and cause bleeding, itching and sometimes jelly-like secretions, but they very rarely cause pain. Do we need piles? […]

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What is anal fissure? Anal fissure is the most common cause of painful defecation (opening bowels). Most times, it is also associated with bleeding. It is a small cut in the anal canal up to the skin. Pain while passing motion that lasts up to few hours afterwards is the most common complaint. This is […]

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When anyone notices blood in the toilet, it brings panic and fear in most people’s minds. It is rightly so. But we need to understand that most of them do not suffer from the dreaded colorectal cancer. What are the causes of rectal bleeding? What are its likely symptoms? Piles (hemorrhoids): Painless, recurrent, may be […]

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