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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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2018/09/30

By Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York

What is diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis is an inflammatory/infectious condition that primarily affects the large intestine. Diverticulosis is believed to affect as many as 50% of the population and is characterized by the development of small bulges in the wall of the colon. Patients with diverticulosis may have few or no symptoms. On the other hand, diverticulitis occurs when these bulges, known as diverticula, become inflamed or infected. 

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2018/08/30

By Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York

An inguinal hernia is a protrusion through a weak spot in the groin muscles causing a sometimes painful and unsightly bulge.

Inguinal hernias can get bigger and cause persistent pain or complications. Overtime inguinal hernias can get bigger or cause persistent pains and complications, such as incarceration “getting stuck” or strangulation “tissue blood supplied choked.” Many hernias are referred to surgery which can be performed laparoscopically.

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2018/07/30

By Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York

A hernia is a condition characterized by the abnormal exit of tissue or an organ through the wall of the cavity in which it normally resides. In most instances, hernias tend to develop somewhere between the chest and hips.

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2018/06/27

By Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York

If you have been recommended for gallbladder surgery, you are probably wondering about the recovery process. After all, even though it is performed using a minimally-invasive technique, it is still a medical surgery. Fortunately, for most patients the recovery from this type of surgery is fairly simple. Learn these top tips for recovering from gallbladder surgery. 
 
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2018/05/25

By Laparoscopic Surgical Center of New York

Obesity can cause a number of health consequences. Oftentimes, diet and exercise alone are not enough to enough weight for a healthier lifestyle. Weight loss surgery can help patients lose weight and gain control of their health. Learn more here.
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