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What is the Sleeve Gastrectomy? A Common Weight Reduction Surgery Explained

Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which around 75% of the stomach is removed, leaving a smaller, banana-shaped "sleeve" or tube as the remaining usable portion of the stomach. During the incision, the greater curvature of the stomach is excised and the stomach is stapled vertically to create this new, much smaller stomach pouch. The pyloric valve at the bottom of the stomach is left intact so that...

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5 Crucial Considerations Before Choosing a GERD Surgeon

Choosing the ideal surgeon for your GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) surgery is one of the most pivotal decisions you'll make on your journey to improved health. This decision has far-reaching implications, not only for your immediate well-being but also for the long-term success of your GERD treatment. Therefore, it is vital to take a considered and informed approach when selecting the right professional for your needs. In this article, we will...

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What Exactly Is Gallbladder Disease?

Gallbladder disease is any condition that worsens the condition of your gallbladder. A little organ in your digestive tract is your gallbladder. It retains some of the bile your liver produces and transports it to your small intestine to aid in the digestion of food there. Using a network of tubes known as bile ducts, it does this. The bile ducts that link to your gallbladder or the gallbladder may be...

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Everything you need to know about Fatty Tumors

You are in the right place if you want to demystify fatty tumors and lipoma myths. Lipoma is a condition that results in the formation of a non-cancerous lump(s) due to fat cell overgrowth. Moreover, the condition can appear in any body region with fat cells. No, the lipoma isn’t cancer. Nonetheless, cancerous fat cells exist, and you can call them liposarcomas. Therefore, it will be best to update your doctor...

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What You Need to Know About Diverticular Disease

Diverticular disease is a digestive condition that affects the large intestine (bowel). It is characterized by the development of small bulges or pockets in the lining of the intestine, which can cause symptoms such as pain in the lower tummy. It is more likely to develop in people who do not get enough fiber in their diet. Occasionally, until tests are performed, people are unaware they have the condition. Many...

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What conditions does colon surgery treat?

Colon surgery is a procedure done to cure or prevent health issues affecting the colon. Colon surgery has been around for many years and is considered one of the most effective, if not the most effective, treatments for most colon health issues. An important consideration with colon surgery is that colon surgery does not always fix the problem. Some things can be done to prevent colon issues, such as proper...

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Bariatric Surgery For Weight Loss and Improved Health

Medical problems are a result of many things, including being overweight. A person is considered obese when their weight is 20% or more above normal weight. Medical concerns triggered by obesity significantly affect the quality of life one lives and the financial implications of it. The financial part becomes a burden when the individual has to purchase a variety of medications to be able to handle their weight, which can be detrimental to both their...

Everything you need to know about Abdominal Hernias General Reflux, & Bariatrics Surgeon Miami

Everything you need to know about Abdominal Hernias

Abdominal wall hernias are a condition in which the abdominal lining (known as the peritoneum) protrudes into a sac outside the abdomen. These sacs commonly referred to as "hernias," can be caused by injury or physical strain on the abdominal wall or by anything that causes repeated pressure on an area of weakened tissue. Hernias usually start small and painless, which is why they're often discovered incidentally when a doctor notices...

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Weighing in with Bariatric and Hernia Surgery

In general, a hernia is an internal body part, organ or part of an organ that protrudes through an weakening in the abdominal wall. This will often appear as a soft bulge through the skin. This bulge can often be easily pushed back through the opening. The bulge may be more apparent while lifting a heavy object, laughing or coughing. Some hernias are painful, but most are not. There are...


Why would one need a Bariatric surgeon, or even a general surgeon, in Miami?

Why would one need a Bariatric surgeon, or even a general surgeon, in Miami? Obesity is a serious worldwide epidemic. When not properly dealt with, this major health concern can cause numerous other issues in and of itself, which must be handled properly through a Bariatric surgeon who is a specialist in this particular arena. The very quality of a patient's life, as we know it, is no less affected by...

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A Surgical Overview Of Fundoplication Surgery For GERD Patients

If you’ve been diagnosed with GERD, you know just how painful and annoying this condition can be. While it’s not life-threatening, you may not want to live with having to take medication each day. Fundoplication surgery can be a great fit for some patients who have been living with GERD symptoms. As with any type of surgery, you must understand what it entails so that you can feel comfortable undergoing...

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