An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. It’s a common emergency surgery that’s performed to treat appendicitis, an inflammatory condition of the appendix. The appendix is a small, tube-shaped pouch attached to your large intestine. It’s located in the lower right side of your abdomen.
A bulging of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening. Typically, a hernia involves the stomach or intestine. Symptoms include a bulge, swelling or pain. In some cases, there are no symptoms. Treatment includes monitoring the condition. If required, surgery can return tissue to its normal location and close the opening.
Haemorrhoids are usually caused by straining during bowel movements, obesity or pregnancy.
Discomfort is a common symptom, especially during bowel movements or when sitting. Other symptoms include itching and bleeding.
A high-fibre diet can be effective, along with stool softeners. In some cases, a medical procedure to remove the haemorrhoid may be needed to provide relief.
Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder. Cholecystectomy is a common treatment of symptomatic gallstones and other gallbladder conditions.
A laparoscopic cholecystectomy is less invasive. That means it uses very small incisions in your belly. The recovery time is usually shorter than an open surgery. In some cases the laparoscope may show that gallbladder is very diseased.