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Signs You May Have a Hernia

May 20, 2020

Each year, approximately five million Americans will experience a hernia and less than one million of those affected will receive treatment. In this article, Whalen Clark, M.D., a colorectal surgeon […]

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When Should I See a Surgeon About Ulcerative Colitis?

May 20, 2020

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract that causes inflammation and ulcers in the lining of the colon. Similar to Chron’s disease, ulcerative colitis can cause […]

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Colonic Polypectomy: Procedure and Results

April 20, 2020

A polyp is an abnormal growth of tissue inside the body. Polyps can form in a number of different locations from the linings of the nose to the inner walls […]

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What You Should Know About Anti-Reflux Surgery

April 20, 2020

A systematic review found that the prevalence of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is 18.1 to 27.8 percent in the United States. These statistics are expected to increase as the disease […]

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Robot-Assisted vs. Laparoscopic Colectomy

March 27, 2020

In the United States, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and women. The American Cancer Society estimates that […]

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The Signs of an Impending Gallbladder Rupture

March 23, 2020

If you’re experiencing pain in your upper-right abdomen, it’s important to remain calm and consult a medical professional. This pain could be caused by any number of factors, but there’s […]

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What’s the Difference Between Open Surgery and General Surgery?

February 13, 2020

Thanks to several groundbreaking innovations, board-certified general surgeons who specialize in abdominal procedures can now provide treatment options in a revolutionary way. In fact, patients who undergo robotic gastrointestinal surgery […]

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Should I Be Alarmed About Blood in My Stool?

February 13, 2020

Discovering blood in your stool is understandably alarming. The sight of red blood in the toilet bowl is enough to send many people into a panic. But like all potential […]

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9 Types of Gallbladder Diseases and Complications

January 17, 2020

The gallbladder is a small organ located beneath the liver. Its job is to assist with digestion by storing and releasing bile into the small intestine. Unlike other organs, the […]

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Why Would a Person Need to Undergo Pancreas Surgery?

January 9, 2020

The pancreas is a gland that secretes digestive enzymes and produces hormones, including insulin, to regulate body processes. Located in the abdomen, this organ is vital for both digestion and […]

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