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2020/04/28

By Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York

A gastrectomy is a medical procedure in which part or all of the stomach is surgically removed. There are three different types of gastrectomy, depending on which part of your stomach needs to be removed. And this will vary based on the reason for your procedure. The types of gastrectomy are as follows:
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2020/03/26

By Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York

A hernia is the medical term used to describe when an organ or a section of fatty tissue squeezes through a weak spot in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue, which is known as fascia. Hernias are surprisingly common, and whilst in the majority of cases they are not harmful, it is still important that patients get them checked out by a professional.

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2020/03/26

By Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York

A hernia is the medical term used to describe when an organ or a section of fatty tissue squeezes through a weak spot in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue, which is known as fascia. Hernias are surprisingly common, and whilst in the majority of cases they are not harmful, it is still important that patients get them checked out by a professional.
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2020/02/29

By Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York

Do you feel that you can’t so much as look at a bar of chocolate without gaining weight? Or are you one of the lucky people who can seem to eat whatever foods they enjoy without much thought, and never put on a pound? That some people become overweight or obese and others don’t despite having the same diet and exercise habits can be a very real source of frustration for those who seem to gain weight particularly easily. If you are one of these patients, you may find that a large percentage of your thoughts are consumed by food and this can lead to an unhealthy relationship with what you eat.

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2020/02/18

By Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York

Being overweight or obese is extremely common in the United States. A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that more than 71% of adults in the U.S age 20 and over can be classed as being overweight, and a shocking 39.8% are considered to be obese. These numbers are predicted to rise over the coming decade. Even more concerning is the fact that childhood obesity figures are also rising significantly. 
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2020/01/22

By Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York

A gastrectomy is a medical procedure where part or all of the stomach is surgically removed. There may be several reasons why someone is referred for a gastrectomy procedure. The most common in cancer of the stomach. However, a patient may also be referred for a gastrectomy due to esophageal cancer, stomach ulcers, non-cancerous tumors and in some instances, because they are so obese that their condition is life-threatening.

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2019/11/29

By Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York

Each year in the United States, more than 600,000 surgical procedures relating to the colon are carried out making them extremely common. Colon surgery is normally referred to as colectomy and is a procedure to remove part or all of the colon, which is more commonly known as the large intestine.

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2019/10/04
As a Laparoscopic General Surgeon, I am able to care for complex intestinal problems— diverticulitis, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, gastroesophageal reflux (GERD)—with a television camera and tiny scars, but perhaps one of the most common patient issues that faces me every day is a hernia.
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2018/12/31

By Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York

If you have been diagnosed with gallstones and are suffering from pain or other associated problems, you may be recommended for a surgery known as a cholecystectomy. This refers to the surgical removal of the gallbladder itself. While in the past, this required conventional ‘open’ surgery, today cholecystectomy gall bladder surgery can be performed laparoscopically – a minimally invasive procedure that offers patients a variety of different benefits.
 
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2018/10/30

By Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York

Do you experience a painful, burning sensation in your chest after you eat? It may be triggered by eating certain foods or made worse by laying down. You might also have a foul taste in the back of your mouth or even experience mild breathing problems. If you can say ‘yes’ to any of these symptoms, you may be one of the 60 million Americans that suffer from GERD at least once every month. 

 

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