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What is a Gastrointestinal Stent?

Esophageal, Colonic, and Enteric Stenting A gastrointestinal stent is an expandable, tubular support that is placed inside a segment of a gastrointestinal organ like the esophagus, colon, or intestine. It is used for treatment and palliation of an obstruction in the gastrointestinal tract due to various diseases. A stent is generally small (about the size […]

What is a Gastroscopy?

Gastroscopy: Examination of the Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Gastroscopy is a special procedure that is used by gastroenterologists to examine the condition of the walls and the lining of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This means that the procedure can check if your esophagus (a tube that serves a passageway, bringing food from mouth to the stomach), […]

What is an Endoscopy?

WHAT IS AN ENDOSCOPY? Endoscopy is a diagnostic procedure (can also be used for treatment) that allows your doctor to view the digestive/gastrointestinal tract using a sophisticated instrument called an endoscope. WHAT IS AN ENDOSCOPE? An endoscope is a flexible instrument with advanced imaging capabilities and specialized features that can also be used for advanced […]

What is a Colonoscopy?

COLONOSCOPY: Examination of the Large Intestine and Rectum Colonoscopy is a procedure that is performed by using a colonoscope – a flexible, long, narrow tube with a tiny camera and light to look inside the colon or large intestine and the rectum. This procedure can reveal problems inside the intestine such as swelling, irritation, masses, […]

Minimally Invasive Foot Surgeries

In the last few decades, the medical community has witnessed a significant development in new surgical methods to improve an even better patient care. With an increasing number of diseases, certain conditions, injuries, and various medical problems, we were prompted to expand and redefine surgical treatment techniques. Foot surgeries are no different, with many patients’ […]

Osteoarthritis of the Hand

How Do I Know if I Have it? Osteoarthritis is one of the most common conditions that affect the aging population. It is by far, the most common disease that affects the joints, causing stiffness and pain. Although it may affect the joints of the knees and the back, the wrists and the hands are […]

5 Most Common Surgeries for Football Injury

Football is one of the most common team sports that is played on nearly every continent. Along with the increasing number of new players, the number of reported injuries increase as well. In the United States, almost 30 million kids and teenagers participate in some form of team sports, and more than 11.67% of the […]

Can Sinus Surgery Help?

Asthma, Sinusitis, and Allergies: Can Sinus Surgery Help? In the recent years, there has been increasing cases of allergies, asthma, and sinus problems. While its primary cause is still unknown, many health professionals suspect that it might be due to the environment that is getting more and more polluted. Some, however, debate that these conditions have […]

Appendectomy

What is the Appendix? The human appendix is a small, 3 to 4-inch tube attached to the cecum – the junction that connects the small bowel (intestine) to the large intestine. It is a worm-like appendage (hence the term appendix), that is also termed as ‘cecal appendix’ or ‘vermiform appendix.’ Do I Need My Appendix? […]

Cholecystectomy

What is the Gallbladder? The human gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ located at the upper-right side of the abdomen hiding under the liver. It stores a combination of fluids, some fats, cholesterol, and the bile. How Does the Gallbladder Work? The gallbladder’s principal function is to store bile, a substance that helps the digestive […]

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