Gallstones are small stone-like particles that form in the gallbladder from bile cholesterol and bilirubin. They are solid and can lead to problems if they become stuck in the wrong position. We interviewed expert surgeon Mr Zak Rahman, who explained gallstones and surgery to remove them.
When acid reflux and heartburn are making your life miserable thanks to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD/GERD) and other medications aren’t an option, your doctor might recommend anti-reflux surgery. In the third and final part of his series on GORD, hiatal hernias and anti-reflux surgery, Mr Zak Rahman explains the different types of surgery, the risks involved, and the recovery process.
Anti-reflux surgery is a term used to describe any surgical technique that reduces the reflux of acid into the oesophagus. The underlying conditions most commonly treated by anti-reflux surgery are gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD/GERD) and symptomatic hiatal hernias. Renowned surgeon Mr Zak Rahman explains more.
Have you ever felt a burning sensation in your chest after eating? Heartburn is the main symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD/GERD) – a condition which has the potential to cause serious consequences, and may go hand in hand with a hiatal hernia. Top surgeon Mr Zak Rahman is here with further facts about GORD.
Hiatal hernia surgery is usually performed as a minimally invasive procedure, known as laparoscopic surgery. Patients can usually return to work after about ten days, but it is important to follow the correct aftercare, including a liquid diet.