Liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma) is a cancer arising from the liver. It is also known as primary liver cancer or hepatoma. The majority of primary liver cancers (over 90 to 95%) arises from liver cells, which make up 80% of liver tissue, and is called hepatocellular cancer or carcinoma.
The LAP BAND System is an adjustable silicone elastomer band that is surgically placed around the stomach. The band is designed to limit food intake. When you eat less food your body draws on its own fat reserves to get the energy it needs. The result is you lose weight.
A circumcision is a surgical procedure that removes the foreskin (the loose tissue) covering the glands of the penis. Circumcision may be performed for religious or cultural reasons, or for health reasons. It is also believed to decrease the risk of urinary tract infections and lower the risk of certain sexually transmitted diseases, including especially HIV.
The pancreas is a spongy, tube-shaped organ about 15 cm long. It is located in the back of the abdomen, behind the stomach. The head of the pancreas is on the right side of the abdomen. It is connected to the duodenum, the upper end of the small intestine. The narrow end of the pancreas, called the tail, extends to the left side of the body.
The gallbladder is a pear shaped sac about the size of a golf ball that lies beneath the right side of the liver. Its main purpose is to collect and concentrate bile which is a natural agent fordissolving fats in the food we eat.
The abdominal wall is a sheet of muscle to stop the organs of the abdomen (the intestines) from falling out. When a weakness or tear occurs in this muscle, part of the intestine bulges through and appears as a lump under the skin. In the past, hernias were often called ruptures. They are most common in the groin (inguinal hernias).
Evaluation and management of:
General and advanced laparoscopic surgery including management of:
These are operations that can be done in the minor operating theatre within the clinic’s premises or as a day surgery procedure in Hospital.
Evaluation and management of benign and malignant conditions of the pancreas. Utilizing the latest techniques in pancreatic resectional surgery
Dr Tay did his undergraduate medical education at the National University of Singapore graduating with MBBS in 1988. He subsequently obtained his surgical fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow in 1995. He completed his Advanced Surgical Training in General Surgery in April 1998.
The pancreas is an organ that is part of the digestive system. While it does not digest food directly like the stomach, it secretes other substances — such as enzymes — that help to further break down carbohydrate, protein and fat when they have passed from the stomach into the small intestine.