Advanced Laparoscopic Associates’ (ALA) Dr. Amit Trivedi performed the first set of robotic surgeries in the United States that used advanced Augmented Intelligence Features in real time during surgery. These surgeries were performed using the TransEnterix Senhance Robotic Surgical System… Read More
What is LAP-BAND Surgery?
In laparoscopic gastric banding, a belt-like device (band) is surgically placed around the upper part of the stomach. A balloon is attached around the inside of the band, which can be inflated by injecting saline … Read More
What is a Hernia?
A hernia occurs when a body organ, usually a portion of the intestines, is pushed through a tear in the tissue or muscle, most often in the abdominal wall. Hernias are common in people of all … Read More
We are in the midst of two clashing pandemics, both with dire consequences: COVID-19 and obesity. The negative health impacts of obesity are well known; however, as more data becomes available about COVID, the additional risk factor of obesity has … Read More
In the United States, 21.4 percent of the population is living with undiagnosed diabetes, which equates to 7.3 million people. That is a rather large number compared to the 10.5 percent, or 34.2 million people of the United States living … Read More
When most people think of the appendix, two things come to mind: unnecessary organ and appendicitis. The human appendix does have a reputation for becoming inflamed and requiring surgical removal. And the appendix has been viewed as an organ with … Read More
What do Adrenal Glands Do?
Your adrenal glands are small glands located on the top of each kidney; they are also called suprarenal glands.
The adrenal glands are part of your endocrine system, and they release different types of … Read More
Obesity and Heart Disease
According to the American Heart Association, at least 2.7 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation, or aFib. Americans also suffer from an obesity epidemic, which is a major risk factor for heart disease. Heart disease … Read More
General surgery is a discipline of surgery requiring a surgeon to have essential and core knowledge common to all surgical specialties. General surgery requires a background in diagnosis, preoperative procedures, operative procedures and postoperative management, including the management of complications. … Read More
Qualification for bariatric surgery is based upon strict medical guidelines; however, insurance companies may impose additional medical requirements before they will approve and cover the procedures. One common requirement is the patient attending a mandatory preoperative medical weight loss management … Read More