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Better Outcomes With Minimally Invasive Robotic Liver Surgery

Many patients with liver tumor face new challenges of understanding different treatment options for their disease.  For most, having the diagnosis of liver tumor is already very stressful and anxiety-producing.  Liver tumor is a growth within the liver that can be benign or malignant.  Malignant liver tumor can originate from
Better Outcomes With Minimally Invasive Robotic Liver Surgery

Liver Surgery During Covid-19 Pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic, there is uncertainty about the healthcare delivery for patients with liver, gallbladder and biliary cancers.  It had been difficult to find liver surgeons who are willing to see patients immediately.  As a liver specialist, we are fully aware of the situation and anxiety experienced by the
Liver Surgery During Covid-19 Pandemic

Aggressive Surgical Approach in Treatment of Recurrent Liver Cancer

Recurrent liver cancer unfortunately can occur even after a curative liver surgery with or without chemotherapy.  This is the main reason for doing a close surveillance using CT scan or MRI to detect any new tumor(s) in the remaining part of the liver after surgical resection.  A liver surgeon or
Aggressive Surgical Approach in Treatment of Recurrent Liver Cancer

Tips to Keep Your Liver Healthy

One of the most frequently asked question from patients is how to keep liver healthy. The second most frequently asked question is what are the signs of a healthy liver.  The third is what entails healthy liver diet. These questions are mutually related and very broad but the answer are
Tips to Keep Your Liver Healthy

Gallstones Found within The Bile Duct after Gastric Bypass Surgery. How to Treat This Condition?

Morbid obesity is a serious health condition from excess body weight, more commonly seen in the Western population, including the United States.  According to the Center for Disease Control, 78 millions of Americans are obese.  Obesity is associated with 50-100% increased risk of premature death when compared to normal weight
Gallstones Found within The Bile Duct after Gastric Bypass Surgery. How to Treat This Condition?

Liver Tumor Complicated by Bleeding. How to Manage This and What Are the Treatment Options ?

In about less than 10% of liver tumors, abdominal bleeding can be encountered as part of the cancer progression or cancer complications.  The abdominal bleeding (secondary to liver tumor rupture/crack) can be major/massive and can be life threatening.  Many patients present to the emergency department with significant abdominal pain, syncope,
Liver Tumor Complicated by Bleeding. How to Manage This and What Are the Treatment Options ?

Why Conducting Clinical Research in Liver Surgery is Important?

A week ago, Dr. Iswanto Sucandy and his colleagues attended the 2020 Americas Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Association (AHPBA) in Miami, Florida as presenters and moderators joining other surgeons within the same subspecialties.  We represented are Tampa liver surgery center as a though leader in American surgery.  We presented the minimally invasive
Why Conducting Clinical Research in Liver Surgery is Important?

Complex Abdominal Surgery and Reoperative Abdominal Surgery. Role of Hepatobiliary Surgeon in Difficult Cases

Complex abdominal surgery is a unique subspecialty in general surgery (if you will), in which patients are often referred to a tertiary facility by their community general surgeons to receive a higher level of surgical expertise.  Complex abdominal surgery usually requires multiorgan resection such as EN bloc resection of the
Complex Abdominal Surgery and Reoperative Abdominal Surgery. Role of Hepatobiliary Surgeon in Difficult Cases

New Technology in Liver Surgery

New technology in modern liver surgery is developing rapidly.  At the beginning of liver surgery era in 1980s, the surgical instruments used in operating room to do liver resections are very simple, such as suture materials, Kelly clamps, and electrocautery.  With these basic instruments, the reported intraoperative blood loss during
New Technology in Liver Surgery

I Never Drink Alcohol, But Why Do I Get Liver Cancer ?

Alcoholism is a common is order in the North America, affecting more than 3 million people per year. Alcoholism is defined as consumption of 8 or more drinks per week for woman and 15 or more drinks per week for man. Alcoholism is a known cause of liver disease such
I Never Drink Alcohol, But Why Do I Get Liver Cancer ?

 
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