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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Laparoscopic Low Anterior Resection For Rectal Cancer

Welcome to the next video on GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERIES. We are demonstrating a resection of rectal cancer, that forms part of colonic cancers or cancers of the large bowel. Rectal cancer is cancer that begins in the rectum. The rectum is the last several inches of the large intestine. It starts at the end of the final segment of your colon and ends when…

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Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy and Toupet Funduplication for Achalasia

Achalasia is a cause of dysphagia. This is an educational video briefly reviewing the pathology of Achalasia as a cause of dysphagia. The patient mainly has difficulty in swallowing liquids. It is diagnosed with gastroscopy, Barium swallow, and manometry. The manometry demonstrates the failure of the lower esophageal sphincter to relax. The myotomy is demonstrated…

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