Dra. Laia Blanco Cuso
• More than 15 years of experience• Medical Assistant General Surgery Service of Hospital Sant Rafael de Barcelona (from 2010 to the present). • Deputy Medical Service Hepatobiliopancreatic Surgery and Transplant Hospital Vall d' Hebron in Barcelona ( 2009 to present).• Physician Assistant Guard General Surgery Service of Hospital Moises Broggi de Sant Joan Despi (2010-2011 ).• Medical contributor Hepatobiliopancreatic Surgery Service and Transplant Hospital Vall d' Hebron in Barcelona. Team Adult and pediatric liver transplantation ( 2008-2009).• Medico Guard Adjunct General Surgery Service of Hospital Vall d' Hebron in Barcelona ( 2008-2009). ...
• Degree in Medicine from the Autonomous University of Barcelona ( 1996-2002).• Resident of General Surgery and Digestive Diseases. Hospital Clinic i Provincial de Barcelona ( 2003-2008).
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Liver cancer is a disease in which the liver cells become abnormal and grow out of control form a cancerous tumor. This type of tumor is called prima Liver cancer is a disease in which the liver cells become abnormal and grow out of control form a cancerous tumor. This type of tumor is called primary liver cancer (malignant hepatoma or hepatocellular carcicoma). In contrast, metastatic liver cancer begins elsewhere and spreads to the liver. The liver is the largest organ in the body. Filters out harmful substances from the blood, digests fats from food and stores the sugar that the body needs for energy. The main risk factors for developing this primary liver cancer are hepatitis and cirrhosis or liver scarring. Treatment options include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or a liver transplant. ...
A hepatic cyst is a cyst on the liver. It may be benign or malignant. Often no symptoms, but discovered in time when a scan is performed in the hígao A hepatic cyst is a cyst on the liver. It may be benign or malignant. Often no symptoms, but discovered in time when a scan is performed in the hígaod otherwise. There are different types of hepatic cysts. ...
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 foo 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. a 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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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). ...
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