ESOPHAGEAL CANCER

Do you know that cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease? In fact, one out of every four deaths in this country…

THORACOSCOPY

INTRODUCTION Thoracoscopy is a procedure that is minimally invasive and traditionally executed for the identification or/and treatment of pleural lung diseases. The practice of thoracoscopy is not new. A Swedish…

CHOLECYSTECTOMY

INTRODUCTION Cholecystectomy is the removal of the gall bladder that is among the most popularly performed surgical techniques in the US and every year, almost 1.2 million surgical removals of…

APPENDECTOMY

INTRODUCTION Since the discovery of appendicitis a century before, the gold standard for treating appendicitis is the appendectomy (1). The surgical process through which an appendix is removed is known…

Inguinal Hernia

Introduction When a bulge occurs in the groin area present between the thigh and the lower abdominal area, it is known as an inguinal hernia. When the lower abdominal muscles…