Pancreatitis

What Is Pancreatitis? Pancreatitis is a disease in which your pancreas becomes inflamed. The pancreas is a large gland behind your stomach and next to your small intestine. Your pancreas does two main things: It releases powerful digestive enzymes into your small intestine to help you digest food. It releases insulin and glucagon into your bloodstream. These hormones help your body control how it…

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TEMPORARY NOTICE: Phone Lines Down

Dear Valued Patients, Our practice phone lines are temporarily down for maintenance. Patients to please contact us, via email or on the hospital internal lines for bookings: St Augustines Hospital: Tel: 031- 268 5690 (hospital internal) Email: dutfunonreception@gmail.com or Umhlanga Hospital: Tel: 031- 582 5245 Email: dutfunumhlanga@gmail.com

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Chemotherapy Doesn’t Seem to Increase Risk of COVID-19

Compared to people diagnosed with cancer who were not being treated with chemotherapy, people with cancer receiving chemotherapy didn’t have a higher risk for developing COVID-19, according to a small study done in New York City. The research was presented on Feb. 5, 2021, at the American Association for Cancer Research COVID-19 and Cancer virtual…

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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (Removal of a gallbladder)

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a minimally invasive removal of a gallbladder. This procedure is performed for gallstone related pathology. Patients may present with an array of clinical pictures. Gallstone colic is intense intermittent pain on the right-hand side of the upper abdomen. An acutely inflamed gallbladder demonstrates a thick wall on abdominal ultrasound. The ultrasound may…

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