Surgery and Other Procedures

Diagnosis of Intestinal Polyps and Treatment (Surgery)

Detecting Polyps in the Intestine Colorectal polyps may be felt during digital examination of the rectum in some patients. In the event of minor blood loss (bleeding polyp), a fecal occult blood test may confirm a the presence of blood in the stool. This is, however, non-specific for intestinal polyps and other causes of >> Read More ...

Polyps in Uterus Diagnosis and Treatment (Surgery, Medication)

Diagnosis of Uterine Polyps Uterine polyps often go undetected because they do not cause any symptoms. However, when symptoms such as abnormal uterine bleeding occur in a woman, especially after menopause, it becomes important to investigate further to exclude the possibility of conditions such as endometrial cancer. >> Read More ...

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options for High Risk and Recurrence

Prostate cancer patients with high risk features of lymph node spread and micrometastatic disease are generally treated with more aggressive local therapy often in combination with long- term androgen deprivation therapy.  Some patients who are at extremely high risk of micrometastatic disease, treatment with systemic >> Read More ...

Prostate Cancer Treatments and Complications (Side Effects)

Prostate cancer patients with limited disease are grouped into low-risk, intermediate-risk and high risk for metastatic disease based on the clinical stage, Gleason score and PSA values. Read more on prostate cancer staging. The treatment plan in limited disease is based on the risk. Low-risk group includes stage T1 or T2, >> Read More ...

Uterus Fibroids Treatment – Medication and Surgery

Treatment of Uterine Fibroids Not all fibroids require treatment. Fibroids that are asymptomatic, are very small, or if diagnosed in a woman approaching menopause may require no treatment at all. Since most fibroids regress after menopause and rarely become cancerous, a “wait and watch” approach with periodic >> Read More ...

Endometriosis Diagnosis and Treatment (Medication and Surgery)

Diagnosis of Endometriosis Endometriosis, like other medical conditions, should be diagnosed as early as possible for the best prognosis. Most women visit a gynecologist to investigate one or more of the prominent endometriosis symptoms – pelvic pain worse during menstruation, irregular menses and/or difficulty >> Read More ...

Whipple Surgery Complications, Recovery Period, Prognosis

What is Whipple surgery? Whipple Procedure Complications of Whipple Procedure The Whipple procedure is associated with an operative mortality of 2 to 5% even when performed by the most experienced surgeons. The risk of operative mortality and morbidity has been found to be higher in hospitals where the procedure is >> Read More ...

Whipple Procedure – Surgery and Reconstruction

Whipple surgery is the procedure conducted for operable cancers of the pancreas. The procedure involves removal of the head, neck and uncinate process of pancreas along with the lower end of stomach, pylorus, the distal common bile duct, the entire duodenum and often the gall bladder. The reconstruction procedure is also >> Read More ...
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