The liver is the largest organ in the body, located in the upper right portion of the abdomen. It is one of the vital organs which regulates various bodily functions and supports the normal functioning of other organs in the body, as well.
Pancreas is a vital gland, located behind the stomach just below the liver. It produces several digestive enzymes and also plays a vital role in maintaining the blood glucose levels.
Obesity is the excess accumulation of body fat. It results from high-calorie intake and poses a greater risk of developing many life-threatening diseases. Obesity surgery is usually considered as the best treatment option for patients who have failed to respond to non-surgical weight loss procedures like diet, medication and exercises.
Laparoscopy is a procedure that enables your surgeon to look inside the abdominal cavity and pelvis to diagnose and treat a variety of abnormal conditions. A laparoscope is a long, narrow telescope with a light source and video camera at the end.
The gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ, connected with the common hepatic duct arising from the liver. The gallbladder stores and concentrates bile which is produced by the liver and helps in digestion of fats and certain waste products by releasing the bile into the common hepatic duct.
Hernia will not get better by itself and may need to be treated surgically as they have a high risk of becoming strangulated. A hernia repair is usually performed as an outpatient surgery with no overnight stay in the hospital. The operation may be performed as an “open” or “keyhole” (laparoscopic) surgery.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a diagnostic tool that enables your physician to diagnose and treat problems of the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts and pancreas.