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Dysphagia

Dysphagia
Dysphagia is the medical term for difficulty swallowing. Symptoms can include: A feeling of choking or coughing when eating or drinking Regurgitating food (bringing up food) A feeling something is caught in your throat Difficulty swallowing is usually caused by another condition such as stroke, dementia, problems with your oesophagus or gas [...]

Upper GI Surgery

Upper GI Surgery
Our upper GI (gastrointestinal) surgeons diagnose and treat patients with problems in the oesophagus (tube that connects your mouth to your stomach), stomach, abdomen, small bowel, liver, pancreas and gall bladder. They perform a wide range of procedures including: Upper GI Endoscopy Cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal) Laparoscopic anti-r [...]

Umbilical Hernia

Umbilical Hernia
There is a natural weakness in the abdominal (stomach) wall behind the navel (tummy button) caused by the way babies develop in the womb. If the contents of the abdomen push through, this produces a lump called a hernia.  An umbilical hernia appears directly at the navel. A paraumbilical hernia in the area around the navel. Your surgeon will [...]

Stomach Ulcer

Stomach Ulcer
Open sores in the lining of your stomach are called stomach (or gastric) ulcers. Ulcers can also occur in your small intestine (your duodenum).  They are caused by an imbalance of digestive fluids in your stomach or intestines. The symptoms of ulcers are not always obvious. If they do occur they may include: Pain or burning in the upper part [...]

Stomach (Gastric) Cancer

Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
Stomach (gastric) cancer occurs when cells in your stomach develop abnormally. The symptoms of stomach cancer are similar to other stomach conditions so it is important to get an accurate diagnosis. Symptoms may include: Loss of appetite or weight loss Feeling sick or being sick Pain Blood clots Indigestion, heartburn and burping Feeling ful [...]

Splenectomy

Splenectomy
Your spleen is an organ about the size of your fist located in the upper left side of your abdomen underneath your ribcage (see figure 1). Your spleen filters old and damaged red blood cells from your blood and produces special white blood cells that help fight infection. A splenectomy is an operation to remove your spleen. You can live witho [...]

Recurrent Inguinal Hernia

Recurrent Inguinal Hernia
Weak spots or tears can develop in the layer of muscle in the abdominal wall resulting in the contents of the abdomen pushing through. This produces a lump called a hernia. An inguinal hernia happens at the inguinal canal. This is a narrow passage in which blood vessels supplying the testicle pass through the abdominal wall. Sometimes a repai [...]

Recurrent Femoral Hernia

Recurrent Femoral Hernia
Weak spots or tears can develop in the layer of muscle in the abdominal wall resulting in the contents of the abdomen pushing through. This produces a lump called a hernia. A femoral hernia (like an inguinal hernia) appears in the groin. Femoral hernias happen at the hole in the wall of the abdomen where the femoral artery and vein pass from [...]

Oesophageal Cancer

Oesophageal Cancer
Your oesophagus is the tube that runs from your throat to your stomach. Symptoms of oesophageal cancer may include: Persistent cough Difficulty swallowing Sore throat Unexplained weight loss Oesophageal cancer is uncommon and these symptoms can be caused by many other conditions. You should see your GP if you experience these symptoms. Your [...]

Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia

Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia
An incisional hernia is a weakening in your abdominal (stomach) wall through the site of an scar from previous surgery. The weakness produces a lump called a hernia A hernia can be dangerous because the intestines or other structures within the abdomen can get trapped and have their blood supply cut off (strangulated hernia). In some cases la [...]

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