Some patients diagnosed with colorectal (bowel) cancer, also present with liver metastases. The liver is the most common site in the body of patients with bowel cancer for metastasis to occur due to its anatomical location. Whilst this can be a very challenging diagnosis to be given, treatment can be possible, as well as cure. Mr Nicola de’ Liguori Carino, an experienced hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon, explains how liver metastases are identified and treated in patients with colorectal cancer.
Symptoms of the most common form of pancreatic cancer are usually non-specific. Often a person starts to experience mid-back pain, which may or may not be associated with upper tummy pain. A feeling of heartburn may also bother the affected person for a long period, requiring repeated medical attention. Professor Hemant Kocher talks to us about spotting the signs, screening and survival rates of pancreatic cancer.
Cancer is an ever-present danger to our health, affecting thousands of people in the UK, and capable of appearing in almost any part of the body. New treatments are always being researched and developed to combat cancer. Could electrical pulses provide an answer to those cancers that are difficult to treat with surgery or chemotherapy? We asked expert surgeon Mr Nicola de’ Liguori Carino.
Pancreatitis, or an inflamed pancreas, can have serious consequences on the human body. The condition comes in two forms: acute and chronic, both of which can lead to serious symptoms. When pancreatitis strikes, can the pancreas heal itself? Can the condition be prevented and what is the treatment? Renowned surgeon Professor Hemant Kocher explains.
Leading surgeon Mr Andrew Clarke and a small medical team travelled all the way to Ghana, Africa to perform hernia surgery on local malnourished patients who were in need of help. Here, he explains how they undertook a total of 77 cases in 5 days and the challenges and highlights they endured.
Tummy ache can be a fairly common annoyance, especially in children, but knowing the difference between pain caused by a stomach bug and pain caused by appendicitis can be potentially life-saving. Find out from top surgeon, Mr Nebil Behar, how to recognise appendicitis and what to do if you develop it.
Varicocele is a condition where the veins responsible for delivering blood from the male testicles to the main systemic veins, develop faulty valves. This consequently leads to pooling of blood within the veins surrounding the testicles and eventually their engorgement and dilatation. We asked interventional radiologist Dr Sami Abdelghaffar to answer some questions about varicocele.
ERCP test is a common treatment used by gastroenterologists and general surgeons to diagnose conditions of the liver, pancreas or gall bladder, including bile duct cancer. However, as with all surgical procedures, there runs a risk of complications. Leading surgeon Mr Joseph Varghese believes that all patients have the right to know the risks of any procedure before consenting. Here he explains more...
The pancreas is an important organ, instrumental in both digestion and in regulating blood sugar levels. When it becomes inflamed, the effects can be serious for the whole body. Renowned surgeon Professor Hemant Kocher explains the dangers of pancreatitis.
The pancreas is an important organ in the body, but what exactly does it do and what happens when it becomes inflamed? Expert general surgeon Mr Timothy Rees Worthington provides a guide to pancreatitis, its causes, and treatment.