Gallbladder Disease – Treatment and Surgical Options with daVinciĀ® Single-Site

Gallbladder The gallbladder is located below your liver in the right upper abdomen. The liver produces the bile, a fluid that helps digest fat. The gallbladder then stores the bile, and releases it to the intestine when needed to help with digestion. Sometimes the gallbladder may need to be removed for various reasons, but rest assured that we can actually live without the gallbladder because the bile can reach our intestine in other ways. Where is it? Located under your liver in the right upper abdomen The bile duct connects it to the

The Gall of It All

The Gallbladder - Function, Anatomy, and Disease States The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. Its function is to store, concentrate, and secrete bile in response to eating (particularly a fatty meal). The likelihood of gallbladder disease may be increased with a family history, pregnancy, race (Native Americans), and perhaps with equated serum cholesterol. Though gallbladder disease is most common in the middle age group, it also can be seen in children and in the aged. Fall General Surgery has removed the gallbladder in patients as young

Cancer of the Colon

New, less-invasive surgical options are offered to patients with Colon Cancer Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer of men and women in the United States. Approximately 150,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. About 60,000 people die of this disease annually. Risk factors include aging, a diet high in meat and fat, physical inactivity, alcohol and nicotine consumption, family history, and a personal history of polyps or inflammatory bowel disease. Surgery is the initial mainstay of treatment. Recently, Fall General Surgery has been offering, to some patients, a hand assisted laparoscopic partial colectomy. Using

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