Renowned specialist in General Surgery, Dr. Murgoitio Lazcano is Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and currently belongs to Undiad Digestive Diseases Gipuzkoa Polyclinic. He stands out as an expert in the treatment of morbid obesity reputed, gastroesophageal reflux, hiatal hernia, thyroid and stomach surgery.
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Gastric cancer is a growth of abnormal cells in the stomach to invade and destroy other organs such as the esophagus and small intestine. It is a
Gastric cancer is a growth of abnormal cells in the stomach to invade and destroy other organs such as the esophagus and small intestine. It is a malignant tumor whose origin can be genetic, by infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, for different components in the diet or environmental factors. Gastric cancer is difficult to detect in its early and sometimes no symptoms. In general, when the symptoms occur, the tumor is usually well advanced. The most common manifestations are heaviness after meals, heartburn, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and weight, difficulty swallowing or bleeding, among others. The most common treatment is the removal of part or all of a sick stomach, besides extraction sometimes other organs or lymph nodes draining the stomach. Other treatment options include radiation and chemotherapy.
The gastroesophageal reflux occurs when there is an alteration of the barrier between the esophagus and stomach, the gastric contents of the stomach bThe 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.
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 thaHiatal 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).
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The reduction of stomach is an operation that takes place in those suffering morbid obesity. Currently, there are operations that do not require open surgery but may be performed through endoscopy. The reduction of stomach by endoscopy, also known as surgery POSE, is a new technique made orally without the need for incisions. To do this minimally invasive intervention, begins by introducing an endoscope through the mouth up to the stomach, where folds are performed to reduce its size and capacity, as well as for emptying is slower. The advantages of stomach reduction without surgery are offering permanent results without external scars, no hospital admissions and more safely.
The thyroid is an endocrine gland that produces hormones. These control the rate at which the body burns calories or heartbeat.
The thyroid gland may suffer various diseases:
The thyroid is enlarged
Hyperthyroidism: When the gland produces more thyroid hormone than necessary
Hypothyroidism occurs when not enough hormone
Thyroid nodules: lumps in the gland
Thyroiditis: swelling of the gland
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.
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