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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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The Cure for Bowel Incontinence

December 12, 2019

As stated in a personal account of living with incontinence from the founder of the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), “Bowel or bladder incontinence is a 24 hour, seven […]

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What to Do When Your Acid Reflux Becomes a Serious Disease

December 12, 2019

We’ve all experienced acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux (GER). That burning sensation that hits the top of your chest occurs when stomach acid flows into the esophagus and damages the […]

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What to Expect Before and After Hiatal Hernia Surgery in Tampa

October 28, 2019

A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper portion of the stomach pushes through an opening in the diaphragm and into the chest. This commonly results in painful acid reflux or […]

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Could My Gallbladder Be Causing Abdominal Pain?

October 23, 2019

The gallbladder is a small organ located under your liver, and its job is to aid your body’s digestion by storing bile, a fluid produced by the liver that breaks […]

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