Dr. Alfredo Escartín Arias
• More than 20 years of experience• Specialist General Surgery and Digestive Vithas Salut in Montserrat Hospital (2013-present) • Section Chief of General Surgery and Digestive System at the University Hospital Arnau de Vilanova in Lleida (2009-present)• Medical Assistant General and Digestive Surgery at the University Hospital Miguel Servet (2008-2009)• Physician Assistant General Surgery and Digestive Tract in d'Hebron Hospital Universitari Vall (2003-2008)• Medical Assistant General and Digestive Surgery at the Hospital Royo Villanova of Zaragoza (2001-2002)• Physician Assistant General Surgery and Digestive Tract in the San Jorge Hospital in Huesca (2000-2001)• Medical Assistant General and Digestive Surgery Hospital Obispo Polanco in Teruel (1999)• Fellow Liver Transplant Program at the University Hospital of Zaragoza (1998-1999)• MIR General and Digestive Surgery at the University Hospital of Zaragoza (1993-1997) ...
• Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Zaragoza (1984-1990)• Doctorate in medicine from the University of Zaragoda (1994-1996) • Specialist in General Surgery and Digestive Tract (1997)• Thomas Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. USA Transplantation Clinical Research Fellow (1997)• Advanced Course in Techniques in health management at the center CESTE Zaragoza (1998-1999)• University expert, Probability and Statistics in Medicine at the National University of Distance Education (UNED) (2000)• Master in Research in solid organ transplant from the Autonomous University of Madrid (2005-2007)• Masters in Design and Statistics in Health Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2006-2010) ...
Publications and conferences
• More than 250 papers presented at national and international conferences; 53 articles and more than 70 abstracts published in national and international journals; 9 chapters of books• Attendance at numerous conferences, workshops and symposiums related to the specialty
• Senior Member of the Spanish Association of Surgeons• Permanent Member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia and member Balerares • Member of the Spanish Society of Liver Transplantation• Member of the Catalan Society of Surgery• Member of the Catalan Society of Pancreas ...
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Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix, a worm-shaped organ located at the beginning of the large intestine (lower right abdomen) and who have Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix, a worm-shaped organ located at the beginning of the large intestine (lower right abdomen) and who have no known function. The appendix may swell when it is blocked by feces, a foreign body or a tumor. Initially, the affected person will notice pain around the navel, which will go from mild to severe as the condition progresses. Subsequently, the trouble will move to stand on the appendix. The problem arises when the body rots inside the abdomen and the thin tissue that lines the abdominal cavity is also swollen. This is known as peritonitis. In this case, the pain worsens and the patient's life is in danger. Other symptoms that can lead to appendicitis are loss of appetite, vomiting, nausea, chills or fever, among others. The most common treatment is the appendix operation, which involves the removal of the abovementioned authorities, through an intervention called appendectomy. The patient's recovery depends on the state in which the appendix is at the time of surgery. ...
Colon cancer is the proliferation of malignant cells in the colon, which, along with the rectum, is in charge of storing faeces which are then expelle Colon cancer is the proliferation of malignant cells in the colon, which, along with the rectum, is in charge of storing faeces which are then expelled through the anus. That is why this is a very favorable area for the development of a cancer, since accumulated waste substances. Also, its causes are also determined by genetics, sedentary lifestyle and previous illnesses, such as polyps, ulcerative colitis and other cancers. The most obvious symptoms of the disease begin to make visible when the disease is advanced: alternating between diarrhea and constipation, blood in the stool, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, weight loss and fatigue. If detected early has a good chance of healing, and its most common treatments radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy to strengthen the body's defenses, and surgery. By the operation of the affected colon cancer if you are well localized part is removed. ...
Colon cancer is the proliferation of malignant cells in the colon, which, along with the rectum, is in charge of storing faeces which are then ex Colon cancer is the proliferation of malignant cells in the colon, which, along with the rectum, is in charge of storing faeces which are then expelled through the anus. That is why this is a very favorable area for the development of a cancer, since accumulated waste substances. Also, its causes are also determined by genetics, sedentary lifestyle and previous illnesses, such as polyps, ulcerative colitis and other cancers. The most obvious symptoms of the disease begin to make visible when the disease is advanced: alternating between diarrhea and constipation, blood in the stool, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, weight loss and fatigue. If detected early has a good chance of healing, and its most common treatments radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy to strengthen the body's defenses, and surgery. By the operation of the affected colon cancer if you are well localized part is removed. ...
Or coloproctology colorectal surgery is the specialty of medicine derived from general surgery that deals with the diagnosis and treatment, both surgical and non fitness for repair, diseases of the colon, rectum and anus. The specter of exercise coloproctology includes ostomy management, colonoscopies, laparoscopic surgery, anal manometry, pelvic floor dysfunction and defecography. ...
Gallstones or vesicular, also called stones are solid deposits of salts of variable size (from a bit to a nut) calcium compounds and bilirubin, cholesterol or a combination of the three, that form in the gallbladder gall. The gallstones cause no symptoms in many cases, although the patient may have a yellowish skin color (jaundice), fever or abdominal pain and even make stools whitish or have dizziness and vomiting. If the stones in the gallbladder symptoms occur, the patient usually requires surgery, which can be minimally invasively through small incisions in the abdomen through which a laparoscope and other tools (laparoscopic cholecystectomy) or open (open cholecystectomy) are introduced. You can also administer medications, although the disappearance of the stones in the gallbladder is slow and may recur after treatment. ...
Gallbladder surgery the surgical procedure is performed to remove the gallbladder, an organ located in the bottom serving liver and bile reserve. Removal is indicated when the patient has pain or symptoms caused by the formation of calculi (stones) in the gallbladder. Gallbladder operation can be minimally invasive or open. In the first case, the surgeon will make three or four incisions in the abdomen and one of the holes, insert a laparoscope (a thin, lighted tube connected to a camera that allows the inside of the cavity) and other instruments for the procedure. Then also gas with a needle inserted to expand the abdomen and cut the bile duct and blood vessels that lead to the gallbladder. Finally, it will remove the organ. When the disease is more severe or there are complications during gallbladder surgery, it performed an open operation. This involves making a small cut in the abdomen to open it and remove the gallbladder through the incision. ...
The adjustable gastric band is a silicone ring that is placed around the upper stomach to limit capacity. It is therefore a type of restrictive barátirca surgery. With this transaction the limited amount of food and the speed with which they pass into the stomach, thus ensures that the patient can sate before and lose weight. It is a simple operation that is performed laparoscopically and is reversible. In these cases, in which must be removed gastric band, stomach generally returns to its natural form. Patients who undergo this procedure should have a BMI between 35 and 40 and commit to change their dietary habits and lifestyle to promote treatment success. ...
The gastric bypass or gastric bypass surgery is a technique of bariatric surgery is to reduce and restrict the absorption of food. These techniques are directed to the treatment of morbid obesity and is a mixed procedure that combines restrictive malabsorptive phases. The procedure is to reduce and restrict food absorption creating a small reservoir at the expense of lower stomach Curls separately from the rest of the stomach to prevent a deviation fistula more effect to the small intestine. Thus it is achieved early satiety. The technique also acts by hormonal effect in reducing Ghelina decreased and gastric inhibitory peptide. The process is done by open surgery (laparotomy) and endoscopically. ...
The gastroesophageal reflux occurs when there is an alteration of the barrier between the esophagus and stomach, the gastric contents of the stomach back into the esophagus. Not always considered a pathology as also occurs in healthy people. In these cases it is somewhat sporadic, contact of gastric acid with esophageal mucosa is very short. When altered, gastroesophageal reflux disease occurs. ...
Hemorrhoid surgery (piles) is surgery that is done to treat the veins that have been swollen or expanded around the anus. Hemorrhoid surgery is indicated when the patient has itching in the anus, anal bleeding, pain or gore. Piles operation can be carried out using different techniques, the most common is the hemorrhoidectomy, which involves removing hemorrhoids and leave the area sterile gauze to slow the bleeding. Another method is stapled hemorrhoidopexy (also called PTT or Longo method) which involves inserting a mechanical seaming anal rectal excising the excess tissue and, simultaneously, the mucosa with metallic suture points and hemorrhoids are repositioned in his natural position. There is also a surgical procedure to cure hemorrhoids that does not involve the removal of tissue: dearterialization guided transanal hemorrhoidal doppler (THD method), a minimally invasive and virtually painless technique that involves locating, with a Doppler probe and suture the hemorrhoidal artery that carries blood to hemorrhoids. In the same operation, mucosal prolapse has been placed on your site. ...
Hemorrhoids, also known commonly as piles, are the dilation of a vein in the rectum or anus. This is a very common and painful condition that is usually caused by constipation, genetic predisposition, being too long standing, or associated with pregnancy. There are two variations of this pathology:external and internal hemorrhoids. The first generate protrusions on the ring on the outside of the anus, so they are easier to diagnose and cause pain when sitting, as well as traces of blood in stool. Treatment consists in applying creams and warm water in the affected area and in cases of severe pain, taking painkillers. On the other hand, internal hemorrhoids occur inside the anus, causing bleeding in the stool and itching in the anal region. If they grow, a surgical intervention may be necessary to remove. ...
A hernia is the outward displacement of an organ or tissue of the cavity is normally housed. The patient notices a lump on the part of the body where it develops. The causes can be diverse, being congenital, acquired (obesity, constipation, physical exertion) or traumatic (for any impact or blow). The type of hernia depends on its location: femoral (upper thigh), more common in women; hiatal (upper part of the stomach); surgical or hernia (a poorly closed scar); umbilical (around the navel), which usually occurs when not heal well after birth; and inguinal (groin), more common in men. ...
Hiatal hernia is a condition that occurs when a portion of the stomach rises into the chest, through an opening located in the diaphragm, the wall that separates the chest from the abdomen. When the stomach moves into the chest, said gap loses its function and gastroesophageal reflux occurs, ie, the stomach contents back into the esophagus and irritate. The symptoms caused by this condition may be burning in the chest or throat, hoarseness, hoarseness, asthma or respiratory problems. The symptoms worsen after eating, during sleep or flex the trunk. Treatment for hiatal hernia depends on its severity, and sometimes does not require any type of therapy. In mild cases, the purpose is to control symptoms that improve with dietary measures and postural changes such as raising the head of the bed. In severe cases you can opt for the operation of a hiatal hernia, which is usually performed with the technique of fundoplication (minimally invasive laparoscopy). ...
An inguinal hernia occurs when a portion of an abdominal organ (typically the intestine) goes through a hole in a weak zone that contains the wall and form a bulge under the skin at the groin area. The inguinal hernia can be direct, manifested in the anterior abdominal wall, with oval appearance reducible, or indirectly, often reach the scrotum. The most obvious symptom is a swelling in the groin, which can cause pain, increasing with the effort, but it can also happen that the patient does not present any bulk and only discomfort in the area walking or make efforts. The danger of inguinal hernia occurs when the intestine is strangled by the hole and blood circulation (strangulated hernia) is cut, which can cause a tear in the body and cause peritonitis (inflammation of the membrane lining the wall abdomen and abdominal organs). The prescribed treatment is an inguinal hernia operation, which involves the reintroduction into the abdomen and externalized part in reinforcing the wall that contains it with their own fabrics, mesh or prosthesis. Surgery may be open in the groin or minimally invasive in the abdomen by laparoscopy. ...
The intragastric balloon is a silicone device spherical shape that is inserted into the stomach of patients with a significant degree of obesity, especially in those with morbid obesity. The intragastric balloon is introduced via endoscopic and filled with serum reaching the volume of a ball. Thus, occupies considerable space in the stomach, causing a feeling of fullness in the patient and the consequent decrease in hunger. Therefore, you find it easier to maintain a diet aimed at losing weight, reducing food intake. It is especially suitable for patients who are obese and have tried to lose weight through other means. The intragastric balloon usually removed after six months, the maximum time indicated. ...
Laparoscopy is a surgical technique inspection of the abdominal cavity that does not require large incisions. During the laparoscopic surgical procedure, the abdomen is introduced into a laparoscope, which is a tube containing an optical system coupled to a light source. The camera allows the doctor to inspect, from a monitor, the pelvic organs and, if necessary, introduce other instruments through the same laparoscope to correct any problems. The benefits of laparoscopic surgery are numerous, so it is applied in various fields. In urology shorter hospital stay and recovery is required, there is less chance of infectious complications, decreases postoperative pain and no visible scarring. In gynecology it is used for inspection of certain diseases or gynecological processes: cysts, fibroids, hysterectomy, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, etc. Moreover, laparoscopy is used in other medical specialties and processes such as prostate cancer, the varicele or some kidney diseases. ...
Liver surgery is the set of surgical procedures performed to treat different problems that can affect this organ. The liver may suffer from hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, cirrhosis, hereditary, autoimmune or infectious disease or cancer. To address these conditions, the surgical procedure is used hepatectomy, which involves removal of all or part of the liver for transplantation or for treating tumor diseases. The surgeon removes the diseased organ and replace it with a healthy one from a deceased donor liver or a portion of a living donor. The patient must take medication the rest of his life to prevent his body from rejecting the new organ. This operation is performed with a liver incision in the abdomen and can last up to twelve hours. When liver removal affects only part of it, the procedure is known as Segmentectomy, which is removal of one or more segments of the organ. This technique can be performed by laparoscopy (minimally invasive surgery) which requires entering through small incisions in the abdominal skin a thin tube with a camera (laparoscope) and other tools to perform surgery. ...
Lumbar disc hernia is an injury caused by degeneration or wear of the intervertebral discs of the spine, which act as shock absorbers between the vertebrae. Lumbar hernia is one of the most common and causes compression or irritation of the nerve root, which often just manifesting as sciatic nerve pain, depending on the position and size of the hernia. The main causes of herniated discs are articulate aging, trauma or prolonged exertion. In addition, there are risk factors that favor its appearance, such as obesity, sedentary lifestyle or snuff. Treatment varies depending on the severity of the case, and can be solved with temporary resting, drug administration, rehabilitation exercises or even surgery, it indicated only for patients who do not respond to other treatments and the pain persists markedly. A herniated disc L4 the level of injury when the pain radiates from the front of the thigh, no loss of sensation in the inside of the leg and foot, and causes weakness in the knee. L5 level of injury occurs when the pain radiates down the back of the thigh and there is a loss of sensation in the side wall of the calf and the back of the foot. Therefore, disc herniation L4 and L5 can be distinguished by the symptoms they cause. ...
Obesity is a disease characterized by the presence of an excess of fat mass (fat) in the body and for weight gain, usually due to a disproportionate food intake. This condition is easily diagnosed by assessing the body mass index and overall constitution of the person. The sum of factors that cause this disease, typical of the XXI century, include a sedentary lifestyle, a poor dietary patterns, and genetic and environmental factors. On the other hand, obesity is often aggravated by a number of other associated diseases, such as diabetes, cholesterol, triglycerides and hypertension, in addition to incur certain social rejection and lead to psychological problems. Also among the population suffering from this disease, there is increased risk of cardiovascular events, particularly in patients with abdominal obesity (an indicator of insulin resistance). The treatment of obesity through the monitoring of the recommendations of endocrine and nutritionists, based on a good individualized dietary plan, and changes in daily routines, especially when it comes to exercise. It is also important to establish these guidelines from childhood to avoid the appearance of so-called childhood obesity. ...
Pancreas surgery is the set of surgical procedures are performed to treat acute or chronic pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer. In the latter case, there are different surgical procedures: Whipple operation, total pancreatectomy, distal pancreatectomy and biliary diversion. Whipple surgery involves removal of the head of the pancreas, part of the small intestine and some surrounding tissue. The surgeon leaves a small part of the pancreas to continue to produce digestive juices and insulin. Total pancreatectomy involves removing the entire pancreas, small intestine, stomach, bile duct, gallbladder, spleen and most of the lymph nodes in the region. For its part, the distal pancreatectomy involves removing the body and tail of the pancreas. Biliary diversion is done if the cancer is blocking the small intestine and bile builds up in the gallbladder. In this case, the bile duct is cut and attached to the bowel, but can also solve the problem by placing a catheter to drain bile. As for treatment for acute or chronic pancreatitis, intervention, called cholecystectomy, is removed by laparoscopy (small incisions in the abdomen) gallbladder by an accumulation of calculi (stones). ...
Pancreatic cancer is a disease that causes the formation of malignant cells in the tissues of the body that would produce juices that help digest food and hormones to control the amount of sugar in the blood. It is a very aggressive type of stomach cancer, overtaking at dangerous only colon cancer, lung cancer and breast cancer. Among risk factors include smoking, diabetes, chronic pancreatitis and some hereditary conditions. It is a disease whose early symptoms are quite subtle, so often diagnosed when it is in an advanced stage. Still, the loss of weight and appetite, fatigue, pain in the abdomen and back and jaundice may be warnings of this ailment. Treatment depends on the degree of involvement of the disease and if that affected only the pancreas, removal of malignant cells by surgery is possible, although it is very common to return to play. If the cancer is in an advanced stage, it can resort to chemotherapy or chemoradiation. Finally, if it has also spread to other parts of the body (eg causing stomach cancer or other organs) is well advanced and palliative treatments exist to slow the rate of disease progression. ...
Pancreatitis is a condition of the pancreas (a gland in the stomach that secrete digestive juices in the small intestine) that causes inflammation. acute and chronic pancreatitis: two varieties of this type of pancreatic diseases may occur. The mildest is acute pancreatitis, which is usually caused by gallstones, and causes vomiting, nausea and abdominal pain. It requires hospitalization and administration of antibiotics and painkillers intravenously. On the other hand, chronic pancreatitis, for which there is no cure and whose origin is usually associated with alcohol abuse also causes vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, and weight loss, and fatty stools. During his initial treatment, as in the case of acute pancreatitis, it requires hospitalization and medication, but when the patient is discharged, must bear a special personalized diet and avoid alcohol and snuff consumption throughout their lives. ...
Stomach surgery is directed to the surgical treatment of various gastric diseases. This type of surgery health purposes and weight reduction is very common, especially stomach reduction. This involves the application of titanium staples in the stomach in order to reduce its capacity. The patient achieved in a few seconds a feeling of fullness with fewer nutrients. In the short-medium term, the patient will experience a gradual decrease in weight. Staples and mantienenen band in the body permanently. ...
An umbilical hernia is caused when part of a (usually intestines) abdominal organ comes out hole of a weak area of the cavity in which it is housed, forming a lump or deformity under the skin around the navel. This problem can be caused by pregnancy, overweight, overexertion or weakness of the muscles of the abdomen and sometimes painful. An umbilical hernia presents complications when the organ has been externalized can not return to your site. In the case of intestines, this can cause an intestinal blockage or pain. Moreover, if the blood circulation hole short bowel perforation can cause this and produce a peritonitis (inflammation of the membrane lining the abdominal wall and abdominal organs). The treatment consists of umbilical hernia operation, which can be open or minimally invasive by laparoscopy. It involves the reintroduction into the abdomen and externalized part in reinforcing the wall that contains it with their own fabrics, mesh or prosthesis. ...
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