Category Archives: Surgery

Video: Acute Appendicitis, BMCH – Part 1

More in this series: Video 2/3 Video 3/3 Dr. J. Gnanaraj MS, MCh [Urology], FICS, FARSI, FIAGES is a urologist and laparoscopic surgeon trained at CMC Vellore. He has been appointed as a Professor in the Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering Department of Karunya University and is the Director of Medical… 

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Innovations in Surgical Care for the Poor: Presented at the Canadian Conference on Global Health 2014

Objective Advanced surgical care is not available to most people in rural areas because of reasons related to “Accessibility, Availability and Affordability.” We describe how the Surgical Services Initiative helped to address these problems and make advanced surgical care available to the poor and the needy over three decades, in… 

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Surgical Approaches in Orthopaedics – General Principles

This is a short educational presentation for junior registrars in orthopaedics covering general principles of surgical approaches in orthopaedics. The presentation gives brief idea of surgical principles to be followed while preparing for general orthopedic surgeries. Surgical approaches in orthopaedics- General principles from Mohan Krishna Althuri Dr. A. Mohan Krishna,… 

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Comparison of Infrared Coagulation and Rubber Band Ligation

Hemorrhoids are the most common cause of ano-rectal discomfort and/or bleeding, and they are common complaints among the general population. The old conventional methods of treatment of haemorrhoids include surgical excision of haemorrhoids under anaesthesia, injection sclerotherapy, cryo-therapy and rubber band ligation.

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Instruments for Gasless Single-Incision Lift Laparoscopic Surgery: Making Laparoscopic Surgery Available to the Poor

The advent of laparoscopic surgery using small cameras in the late 1980s revolutionized general surgery, allowing operations to be viewed by more than just the operating surgeon. The new technology further improved with higher-quality miniature cameras, monitors, three-dimensional scopes, and increasing use of disposable equipment. An even further revolution came… 

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Innovative and Cost-Effective Treatment of Renal Stones in Remote Areas by the Surgical Services Initiative

Urinary calculi affect about 5-15% of the population in industrialized countries [1]. With ureteric stones of sizes up to 5mm, 71-98% generally pass within a few weeks [2]. The incidence of urinary calculi in industrialized countries ranges from 0.5 to 1.9%. However, in India, the incidence has a wider regional… 

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Lift Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Ideal for New Converts to Laparoscopic Surgery

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is one of the surgeries that can offer a significant advantage over open surgery, and many centers all over the world have converted to laparoscopic methods. Within 5 years from 1990 to 1995, the percentage of

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