General Surgery Blog

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What Is Acid Reflux? The Complete Guide

Acid reflux - also known as gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) - is a common conditionthat occurs when acid from the stomach moves up towards the...
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Laparoscopy Recovery And Aftercare

Laparoscopy - also known as laparoscopic surgery - is a type of minimally invasive surgery thathelps to diagnose and treat certain issues of the pelvis...
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What Are The Potential Risks Of Gallbladder Removal Surgery?

Around 1 in 10 adults in the UK suffer from gallstones. This can eventually lead to requiring either an NHS or private gallbladder surgery, in...
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A Guide To The Gallbladder: Everything You Need To Know

If you suffer from persistent symptoms of gallstones or you have a disease affecting your gallbladder, you may decide to opt for a private gallbladder...
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Gall Bladder Removal: Signs You May Need Gallbladder Surgery

Do you need gallbladder surgery? If you have gallstones in your gallbladder or bile duct, large gallbladder polyps, or pancreas inflammation from gallstones, there is...
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What Is GI Surgery? (Gastrointestinal Surgery)

If you have a medical condition which affects your digestive system, there is a chance that you might need surgery. In this blog, we look...
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Open Hernia Surgery Vs Laparoscopic Surgery

Need to get a hernia repair done? You may have pondered what the difference is between the main types of surgery - open hernia surgery...
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How To Prepare & Recover From Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Gallbladder removal surgery - a cholecystectomy - is typically performed in order to remove gallstones. The majority of people who have gallstones will need surgery....