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Bariatric (Obesity) surgery in Elderly morbidly obese patients: Understanding the situation

Bariatric (Obesity) surgery in Elderly morbidly obese patients: Understanding the situation

elderly-obesity

Problems faced by Elderly Obese people As we all know Obesity brings a lot of problems. These problems are health problems, mobility problems, social as well as economic problems. All these problems, especially health problems and mobility problems are very severe in the elderly population.  Young obese vs elderly obese Young people still have a lot […]

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Achalasia Cardia: Uncommon but an important cause for difficulty in swallowing

Achalasia Cardia: Uncommon but an important cause for difficulty in swallowing

ACHALASIA CARDIA

What is Achalasia Cardia? Achalasia is a rare swallowing disorder, that makes it difficult for food and liquid to pass into your stomach. Most people are diagnosed between the age of 25 and 60 years. But it is rarely seen is children also. In achalasia, nerve cells in the esophagus (or what we call a […]

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Things you should know before your Bariatric (Obesity) surgery

Things you should know before your Bariatric (Obesity) surgery

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Do I really need bariatric surgery? Bariatric surgery is advised if your body mass index (BMI) is 32.5-37.5 with a weight-related medical condition and if your  BMI 37.5 or greater even if they do not have any weight related medical condition. You should have tried to lose weight through a change in diet and lifestyle […]

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Which is a better option for Inguinal hernia: Open or Laparoscopic surgery?

Which is a better option for Inguinal hernia: Open or Laparoscopic surgery?

Inguinal Hernia

Inguinal hernia: Basic understanding What is an Inguinal hernia? Why does an Inguinal hernia develop? An Inguinal hernia is a defect in the groin muscles, through which the contents of your tummy comes out under your skin, leading to a bulge. It is seen more commonly in males of all age groups, kids, young adults […]

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Gallbladder stone surgery: Know what happens before, during and after surgery

Gallbladder stone surgery: Know what happens before, during and after surgery

Gallbladder stone surgery is a very commonly done surgery. Except in rare circumstances, it is done by the laparoscopic method, means by a minimally invasive method. As a doctor, I understand that however common or routine a surgery is, anybody who is about to undergo the surgery always have their apprehensions. And I have learned from my patients, that knowing exactly what and how things are going to progress, surely deceases this anxiety. Hence this exercise is to let the patients awaiting surgery, walk through the whole process form the surgeon’s view.

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