Minimally Invasive General Surgery

Hernia Surgery

A hernia is a bulge formed by a part of an organ (usually the intestine or stomach) when it pushes against a weak spot in the muscle wall that encloses it. It occurs when straining exerts pressure on the weak region such as while lifting heavy objects, having a bowel movement, chronic cough or being obese. Other causes may include an enlarged prostate, poor nutrition, a previous surgical incision (incisional hernia) or when the muscles around the navel do not close at birth. Hernias are common in the abdomen (ventral hernia), belly button (umbilical hernia), at the junction where the esophagus (food pipe) enters the stomach (hiatal hernia) and groin (inguinal hernia).

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Anti-Reflux Surgery

The esophagus is a muscular passage which carries food from the mouth to the stomach. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is a circular band of muscles at the lower end of the esophagus that acts a barrier between esophagus and the stomach.

Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic disease that occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter closes incompletely allowing the stomach contents to leak back or reflux into the esophagus. In certain individuals, a hiatal hernia may be present which can also be a cause of reflux or heartburn. It can cause heartburn, a burning sensation felt in the chest or throat when the refluxed stomach acid touches the lining of the esophagus.

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Surgical & Non-Surgical Weight loss

Bariatric or Weight Loss Surgery is an effective tool for helping to treat obesity and combat weight gain.

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