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Extrinsic Small Bowel Obstruction by Neo-Conduit Patient Expert Posted Fri 08 May 2009 11:39pm An interesting article I found. Firstly below is noted the symptoms versus treatment plan. Here is also another article on the treatment and diagnosis of Small Bowel Obstruction. Partial vs Complete • Flatus • Residual colonic gas above peritoneal reflection • Adhesions • 60-80% resolve with non-opera ... Read on »
Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis) by Ahmad.H Posted Mon 24 Jan 2011 6:16pm Crohn's disease, also known as regional enteritis or granulomatous colitis, is an inflammation of any part of the gastrointestinal tract that involves all the layers of the intestinal wall. Most commonly it affects the terminal ileum and proximal colon. But it can affect any part of the G.I tract. The disease was named after Dr. Burril ... Read on »
Crohn's disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What Is Crohn's Disease? Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. It primarily causes ulcerations of the small and large intestines, but can affect the digestive system anywhere from the mouth to the anus. It is named after the physician who described the disease in 1932. It also is called granulomatous enter ... Read on »
Ileal Pouch Reconstruction by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What is Ileal Pouch Reconstruction? Ileal pouch reconstruction has allowed patients with conditions such as ulcerative colitis, familial polyposis and certain types of colon cancer to avoid living with a permanent ileostomy and external appliance after colectomy. The procedure involves removing the colon, rectum and anal canal lini ... Read on »
Laparoscopic Surgery for Intestinal Disease by DigestBetter .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm ANNOUNCER: Surgery with a camera? Might sound like science fiction, but it's becoming business as usual in some operating rooms. CONOR DELANEY, MD, PhD: Tradition has been that the surgery is performed in an open manner, and what that means is the patient has a reasonably large incision, and that can vary between being four and ten inches long. ... Read on »
Comment on the first seven days by Anxious About Reoccurrence - Living In Fear of Another Bowel Obstruction by Jamee .. Posted Mon 18 Feb 2013 9:42pm [...] days ago I had emergency surgery for a small bowel obstruction caused by adhesions from my latest laparatomy for [...] Read on »
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 »
What Causes Adhesions After Abdominal Surgery? by Michael A. Zadeh Medical DoctorHealth MavenFacebook Posted Wed 20 Apr 2011 3:14am 1 Comment Adhesions are fibrous bands of scar tissue that form after abdominal, pelvic, or thoracic surgery. They are part of the healing process and develop when the body’s repair mechanisms respond to any tissue disturbance, such as during surgery. Adhesion formation is a common result of surgery, occurring in up to 93% of people who undergo a ... Read on »
Ileostomy Health Article Part-2 by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm An ileostomy can be placed .. Aftercare Following surgery, the patient is instructed in the care of the stoma, placement of the ileostomy bag, and necessary changes to diet and lifestyle. Because the large intestine (a site of fluid absorption) is no longer a part of the patient's digestive system, fecal matter exiting the sto ... Read on »
Here is a sample of some of the questions you have asked with the answers below them. by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm Medications & Diet I had my surgery 2 months ago (J-pouch) and I am still having discomfort. I have been taking Darvocet-N 100 and that seems to help me relax a little, but I am concerned that I may be getting addicted to it physically or mentally, I am not sure. I am planning to travel overseas for three weeks and I don't know i ... Read on »