Tag: General Surgery

Thyroidectomy is the removal of a part or whole of the thyroid gland. Thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped gland located in the anterior part of the windpipe at the base of the neck which secretes hormones such as thyroxine…

Pancreas is an organ present in the upper abdomen behind the stomach. It is responsible for secreting enzymes which help in digestion of food. The pancreas also release different hormones like insulin and glucagon which are responsible for maintaining the…

A breast biopsy is a procedure usually performed if your doctor finds something concerning or questionable during a mammogram, breast exam, or ultrasound. During a biopsy, your doctor will remove tissue from the area of concern to examine it up…

Hernia repairs are fairly common procedures in the whole world. What is a hernia, though? A hernia is the result of the inner layers of your abdominal muscles weakening. When this happens, the lining of your abdomen may bulge out…

Hemorrhoids are a normal part of our body and we are generally unaware about their existence. The internal Hemorrhoids are blood vessels that supply the wall of the anus, while the external Hemorrhoids are the veins that run around the…

Gall bladder is a pear shaped organ located in the right upper abdomen under the liver. This organ is responsible for storing and concentrating the bile, produced by the liver, before secreting it into the small intestine to help with…

According to the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) more than one third of the American population is obese. Obesity comes with a host of co morbidities ranging from type 2 diabetes mellitus to heart problems to arthritis and stroke. Obesity…

Appendix is a small tubular pouch attached to the beginning of the large intestine. Inflammation of the appendix leads to appendicitis the symptoms of which are: Pain around the navel which shifts towards lower right side of the abdomen with time Nausea…

A general surgeon is a medical professional who performs surgery on patients. General surgeons typically perform common surgeries and have attended college and medical school to learn the skills needed to perform them successfully. They also care for their patients…

Gallstones: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment | HealthSoul

Gallstones are hard stone-like deposits of bile juice present in the gall bladder, the presence of gallstones medically is known as cholelithiasis. They are usually made of cholesterol or pigment. The size varies greatly from sand grain to that of…