Attention! These Symptoms Could Indicate Colon Cancer
Colon cancer, or colorectal cancer, originates in the colon or rectum. Being aware of the possible symptoms is vital because it is one of the three most prevalent kinds of cancer diagnosed in men and women in the United States. Potential Colon Cancer Symptoms Some common symptoms of colon cancer include: Changes in bowel habits: If… Continue reading
Your Choice of Surgeon Matters in Blood Vessel Replacement
Blood vessels play a crucial role in the human body, carrying blood and oxygen to all body parts. When they become damaged or diseased, they can cause serious health problems. Surgery to replace a blood vessel is a complicated procedure that needs to be done by a skilled and experienced surgeon. What is “Blood Vessel… Continue reading
Is Pancreatitis a Serious Condition?
Most people don’t understand what pancreatitis is and whether they need to worry about it. Of course, many people know that pancreatic cancer is deadly, but that may be where most information ends. Each year, acute pancreatitis causes around 275,000 hospital stays. In addition, chronic pancreatitis affects approximately 50 per 100,000 people. What is the… Continue reading
What Are the Most Common Causes of Portal Hypertension?
When blood pressure rises in the portal vein, it is referred to as portal hypertension. Your abdomen houses the portal vein. The hepatic artery is responsible for transporting blood from the digestive organs (colon, sigmoid, stomach, pancreas and spleen) to the liver. The liver acts as a filter, removing impurities from the circulation. Afterward, the… Continue reading
Tips for a Faster Recovery from HIPEC Surgery
Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) surgery gives people with abdominal cancer a chance to live longer and feel better. During this procedure, Dr. Dimitri Alden will remove visible tumors from your abdominal cavity, then administer a highly concentrated, heated chemotherapy treatment to target residual cancer cells. The surgery takes about eight to ten hours, and recovery… Continue reading
Symptoms of Liver Tumors Due to Endometriosis
Endometriosis primarily affects the ovaries, fallopian tubes and pelvic tissue. However, endometrial-like tissue can be detected outside of the pelvic organs on rare occasions. Dr. L. Finkel described hepatic endometriosis in 1986 as an exceptionally unusual condition characterized by the development of ectopic endometrial tissue in the liver. Since then, there have only been a… Continue reading
When is Bowel Resection (Removal) Necessary?
In a perfect world, every body part would last as long as you do. However, sometimes cancer or illness forces people to make sacrifices that are not ideal. This is possible with your bowels, for example, requiring bowel resection surgery. Fortunately, many others have gone through this ordeal before you and achieved excellent results. Dr.… Continue reading