Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery, also known as weight loss surgery and obesity surgery, includes a variety of surgical procedures performed on people who have obesity. Bariatric surgical procedures cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric Read more…

What Is an Appendectomy? Surgery and Recovery

An appendectomy refers to the surgical removal of the vermiform appendix. The vermiform appendix (or simple appendix) is a small, tube-shaped, blind-ended pouch attached to the cecum of the large intestine. Appendectomy is performed as a surgical emergency to treat the inflammation of the appendix, a condition known as appendicitis. Read more…