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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm 1 Comment A Safe and Effective Surgical Weight-Loss Procedure for Higher-Risk Patients or those who Want to Minimize the Risk of Weight Loss Surgery The laparoscopic sleeve Gastrectomy procedure (also called vertical Gastrectomy, Greater Curvature Gastrectomy, Parietal Gastrectomy, Gastric Reduction and even Vertical Gastroplasty) is an ... Read on »
Partial Gastrectomy – One Year Later by Carrie D. Posted Fri 02 Oct 2009 12:00am In October 2007 I learned that I had cancer. The diagnosis was non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, stage 2E, grade 1, presenting as a tumor the size of a lemon in the upper portion of my stomach. Aside from a couple of adjacent lymph nodes, the cancer had not spread. I had four treatments with Rituxan in December 2007 but this had only a minimal ... Read on »
A case of systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma associated with perforation of an afferent loop after subtotal gastrectomy with Bi by Jan Posted Thu 02 Dec 2010 5:53am A 50-year-old man was admitted to hospital for dysphagia. The upper gastrointestinal series revealed esophageal stricture, pyloric stenosis, and hypomotile small intestine. He was diagnosed with systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma with gastrointestinal involvement. After subtotal gastrectomy with Billroth 2 anastomosis, he had recurrent intestina ... Read on »
Post-Gastrectomy Syndrome and Iron Deficiency Anemia by Carrie D. Posted Sat 13 Apr 2013 2:23pm For several months, I’ve been particularly fatigued, needing at least one nap before leaving for work in the afternoon.  I sleep well at night and should feel well-rested and yet I’m fatigued and recognize the familiar symptoms of iron deficiency anemia.  The results of my blood work from my recent annual visit with my oncologist were good…with ... Read on »
Good Post-Gastrectomy Article by Carrie D. Posted Tue 13 Mar 2012 5:12pm I had my six-month check up with my oncologist yesterday.  The blood results that were available during my appointment all looked good…iron and B12 results will be available soon.  Iron deficiency anemia and pernicious anemia (B12) are problems that can develop several years after surgery as the body’s stores of iron and B12 are used up in the ... Read on »
Gifts for Gastrectomy Patients by Carrie D. Posted Thu 08 Dec 2011 4:42pm I saw this link on Facebook today from “No Stomach For Cancer”: Read on »
The Latest in Diagnosis and Treatment of Stomach Cancer by Michael A. Zadeh Medical DoctorHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 08 Feb 2011 12:00am The stomach is a sac-like organ located in the upper abdomen between the esophagus and small intestine. It is part of the digestive system, functioning in the storage and digestion of food through the secretion of gastric juices. After leaving the stomach, partly-digested food passes into the small intestine and then into the large inte ... Read on »
Aetna and UnitedHealthcare Wants Lean Members – Bariatric Surgery To be Covered for Morbidly Obese Patients by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 20 Apr 2010 12:58pm We know analytics lead to this conclusion and the need to lose weight, which is a focus all over the US anyway, but with those patients needing this type of surgery it looks like there’s hope on the horizon as it is cheaper and more efficient to maintain a slimmer body than a heavy one.  I’m sure when more details come out, you will nee ... Read on »
Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations on iPhone by Dr. Ivor K. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 30 Sep 2008 1:48am Modality has just released their two new educational apps for the iPhone. They started with fantastic Netter’s anatomy flash cards and now they moved on to one of the most respected step-by-step guides to general surgery procedures, Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations. Zollinger’s Atlas of Surgical Operations consists of several parts devote ... Read on »
Surgery for stomach cancer by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm Surgery is an important treatment for many stomach cancers. The results of surgery have improved in the last ten years, because nowadays the cancer is often found and treated earlier, and because better surgical methods have been developed. The operation If the cancer is diagnosed at an early stage, a surgical operation may be a ... Read on »