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Gastrointestinal surgery

Colostomy

A colostomy is a surgery to bring part of the large intestine (the colon) to the surface of the body to form a stoma, an artificial opening on the outside of the abdomen (tummy). Waste from the colon is then…

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Colonoscopy

What is a colonoscopy? A colonoscopy is a procedure during which a flexible tube, known as a colonoscope, is inserted into the anus and through the rectum so it can view the inside of the large bowel (the colon). This…

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Appendectomy

Appendectomy

Also spelt as appendicectomy, appendectomy is the removal of the appendix—the small, tube-shaped sac attached and open to the lower end of the intestine. When appendicitis is diagnosed, appendectomy becomes the only solution. Right lower abdominal pain, fever and alleviated…

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