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The Effect of Diabetes on Outcomes of Major Liver Surgery. Benefits of Robotic Liver Resection in The Modern Era

Diabetes is a chronic disease which is diagnosed through blood work indicating abnormally high levels of blood sugar. The incidence is increasing with age and body mass index. Older and overweight individuals are more prone to diabetes when compared to their counterparts. Diabetes is a very common disease in America
The Effect of Diabetes on Outcomes of Major Liver Surgery. Benefits of Robotic Liver Resection in The Modern Era

Best Care for Patients with Gallbladder Mass of Gallbladder Cancer

Gallbladder removal, or cholecystectomy, is the most common operation in the United States, with more than 400,000 undertaken every year. Even though gallbladder surgery is commonly performed by general surgeons, it matters where patients have this particular operation done.  Dr. Sucandy provides distinct advantages to patients who require gallbladder surgery,
Best Care for Patients with Gallbladder Mass of Gallbladder Cancer

10 Early Signs of Liver Cancer

The majority of liver cancers are actually presenting without symptoms. In fact, they are usually found incidentally on an abdominal ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI for other intra-abdominal diseases. When a liver cancer is causing symptoms, the following are the most common early signs reported by patients. 1. Right Sided
10 Early Signs of Liver Cancer

Educating Others Through Invited Webinars Facilitated by SAGES

SAGES is a large national surgical association for gastrointestinal and endoscopic surgeons, which was founded in America in the late 1980s.  One of its main goals is to advance education for surgeons and to improve outcomes for patients through minimally invasive surgical techniques.  The organization now has more than 5000
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2 Stage ALPPS Liver Surgery. An Available Aggressive Surgical Option for Advanced Liver Tumors

Many patients present with a large liver tumor occupying majority of the liver lobes.  The tumor can take up to 75% of the total liver volume, and only sparing 25% of healthy part.  This is a condition that is often not realized by the patient, since the liver function is
2 Stage ALPPS Liver Surgery. An Available Aggressive Surgical Option for Advanced Liver Tumors

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?