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When Should I Worry About Benign Liver Tumors?

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The liver is one of the most important organs in the body, responsible for filtering toxins, storing energy and producing important proteins. Unfortunately, it is also susceptible to a variety of diseases, including cancer and benign tumors. While benign liver tumors are not cancerous, they can still cause significant health problems if left untreated. Dmitri… Continue reading

Could a Lump on My Abdomen Be Sarcoma?

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Discovering a lump on your abdomen can be concerning, especially if you’re not sure what it is. While there are many possible causes of abdominal lumps, one possible diagnosis is sarcoma. Sarcoma is a type of cancer that can develop in any part of the body, including the abdomen. Could a lump on your abdomen… Continue reading

NYC Portal Hypertension Treatments

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Portal hypertension is a serious medical condition that can have life-threatening consequences, including cirrhosis of the liver, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ascites. Fortunately, there are several effective treatments available for those diagnosed with this condition. NYC Liver, Pancreatic & Bile Duct Oncological Surgeon Dmitri Alden, MD, FACS, explores the different options available for portal hypertension treatment.… Continue reading

Fully Robotic Whipple Procedure for Severe Pancreas Conditions

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The Whipple procedure, also known as pancreaticoduodenectomy, is a complex surgery performed to treat severe conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancreatic cancer, tumors or certain types of chronic pancreatitis. Recently, advancements in surgical technology have introduced the concept of fully robotic Whipple procedures, offering potential benefits in precision, recovery and patient outcomes, which is… Continue reading

What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Chronic Pancreatitis?

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Chronic pancreatitis is a long-term inflammation of the pancreas, a crucial organ responsible for producing digestive enzymes and insulin. The condition is often progressive, leading to irreversible damage to the pancreas over time. Understanding the causes and symptoms of chronic pancreatitis is essential for early diagnosis and management. Causes of Chronic Pancreatitis There is a… Continue reading

When is Pancreas Surgery Necessary?

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Pancreas surgery, also known as pancreatic surgery, is a complex surgical procedure that involves the removal of all or part of the pancreas. The pancreas is a vital organ that plays a crucial role in the digestive system and the regulation of blood sugar levels. Therefore, it is important to understand the situations when pancreas… Continue reading

5 Benefits of Laparoscopic and Robotic Cancer Surgery

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Cancer surgeries have come a long way since the early days of invasive, open procedures. With advancements in medical technology, we now have the option of laparoscopic and robotic cancer surgery. These minimally invasive techniques offer several benefits. Dmitri Alden, MD, FACS, is a renowned specialist in New York in laparoscopic and robotic surgery for… Continue reading

What You Need to Know About Adrenal Cancer

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Adrenal cancer is a rare type of cancer that affects the adrenal glands, which are located above the kidneys. The adrenal glands play a significant role in hormone production – if cancer affects the adrenal glands, it can have a drastic impact on hormonal balance and functions throughout the body. Adrenal cancer also is quick… Continue reading

What Robotic Liver Cancer Surgery Means for Patients

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In the city of New York, hope shines bright for patients battling liver cancer, thanks to the remarkable surgical expertise of Dr. Dmitri Alden, MD, FACS. Dr. Alden’s pioneering approach in Robotic Liver Cancer Surgery redefines the cancer treatment landscape, providing new avenues for patients to fight this formidable disease. By harnessing the power of… Continue reading

Advantages of Robotic Colon Cancer Surgery

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When a patient is diagnosed with colon cancer, it can be a very scary time. There are many decisions to make regarding treatment and the best options to rid the body of cancer and achieve remission. One of the most effective options is removing the areas of the colon and rectum that have cancer, as… Continue reading

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