What is Bariatric Surgery?

Principles of bariatric surgery The basic principle of bariatric surgery is to restrict food intake and decrease the absorption of food in the stomach and intestines. The digestion process begins in …

Future Treatments for Corneal Disorders

What is the cornea? The avascular cornea is the curved and transparent window at the front of the eye. It provides the majority of the focus for light entering the eye to produce an image on the reti…

Genetic Testing Within Pregnancy

What is genetic testing? It refers to medical testing to identify changes within chromosomes, genes or proteins encoded by these genes. The purpose is to confirm or exclude a genetic disorder, or to …

What are the Dangers of Gender Reassignment Surgery?

What are the dangers of gender reassignment surgery? A loaded question. The casual reader instantly goes to “gender reassignment “ and concentrates on that instead. A better question be,  what are th…

Hip Replacement Surgery: Things You Need to Know

Hip replacement (along with knee replacement) is one of the most common surgeries and millions of people worldwide get it done every year. The surgery is  performed when non-operative treatments like…

Difference Between Echocardiogram & Electrocardiogram

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a machine doctors use to measure the electrical activity of your heart. Every time your heart beats, an electrical impulse is created. This impulse then travels through …