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March 6, 2019

dr. blog - Understanding Surgery: A One-on-One with Dr. Ritu Khare

What are some recent groundbreaking laparoscopic surgical techniques for cancer patients?

It is an exciting phase. The first barrier has been breached. Patients’ understand how keyhole or laparoscopic surgery can benefit them. For cancers, the results of laparoscopic surgery are comparable or even better than open surgery. Patient acceptance and tolerance is better and post-operative recovery is faster. The survival of cancer patients’ has further improved with adv ...

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Diabetes and Liver Disease

A 62-year-old gentleman presented to our liver center with complaints of swelling of the legs since 6 months. He also complained of generalized weakness, fatigue, and loss of appetite. He was a diabetic since the past 20 years and had been overweight in the last 5 years. He did not consume alcohol. The patient used to visit his diabetes doctor regularly and had been told to have fatty liver on an ultrasound scan 2 years ago. A liver function ...

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Fatty liver is an extremely common condition that affects 20-30% of all adults. Fatty liver is usually diagnosed on an ultrasound scan of the liver. The liver tests in the blood may or may not be abnormal. Individuals of any age can be affected including young children and adolescents. Most individuals do not have specific symptoms and majority of individuals are often reassured by their doctors of the ...

Fatty liver is an extremely common condition that affects about 25% of all adults. Fatty liver is usually detected on a routine abdominal ultrasound scan. Sometimes apparently healthy individuals are detected to have mild abnormalities in the blood tests related to the liver and on further evaluation with an ultrasound scan, they are detected to have fatty liver. Fatty liver can affect both people who drink alcohol and those who do not drink. Once excess alcohol consumption is excluded, fatty ...

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Family of Shantha a sixty year old lady was devastated when she was diagnosed to have a pancreatic head tumor. Fortunately, on CT scans she had an early tumor with no evidence of spread elsewhere. Although medically found fit, the complex nature of operation – ‘Whipple Procedure’, possible complications and possibility of prolonged stay provided little comfort. She was referred to me and after careful scrutiny of her reports I suggested a laparoscopic (key hole surgery) Whipple procedur ...

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