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Brisbane Surgeon News
The news articles featured here cover a broad range of topics, including news about the practice, news relating to advances in relevant surgical techniques or medical studies and commentary.
The following is a summary of some recent research relevant to conditions affecting the bowel, including colorectal cancer.
This month we have an overview of recent research in the field of colorectal cancer and gut health.
Most people who actually have diverticulosis remain blissfully unaware of the fact unless a colonoscopy or CT scan reveals their presence, or if symptoms of diverticular disease occur.
There are two big issues when it comes to getting to the bottom of bowel conditions (pardon the pun).
Four recent research papers released this year have shed new light on colorectal cancer and how it may develop.
A study in 2007 concluded that obese patients run a much greater risk of potentially life-threatening complications after undergoing surgery.
In Australia it is estimated that Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), that is either Crohn's Disease or ulcerative colitis, affects over 80,000 people. This is one of the highest rates in the world and is only predicted to grow.
Laparoscopic techniques have been in use since the early 1900s, initially used only on animals, with the first laparoscopic procedure on a human conducted in 1910. Laparascopic techniques for a range of different types of surgery have been commonplace since the 1990s.
Today most operations to repair herniae are conducted using laparoscopic surgery, and the main reasons for this are...
I am pleased to launch the new website for my practice. This new site offers a range of patient resources, from patient information on post-operative care to videos that give more detail about the various procedures and treatments we provide. Our practice locations, billing and health fund information are also available. Booking an appointment can now be done online or by phoning our office. We hope you find the information provided easy to understand and it answers any questions you may have in regard to your health condition. We look forward to serving you better.