Gall Bladder Surgery

Learn more about gall bladder surgery in this short educational video. Dr George Petrou has great depth of understanding of the gall bladder and liver as a hepatobiliary specialist surgeon.

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Did you know?

With Louise Petrou CBC Did you know non-human primates can suffer from a groin hernia? Groin (or inguinal hernia) are apparently relatively common in male non-human primates. Careful monitoring is the standard treatment for those animals. Thankfully we humans have the option of day surgery. Right here in Port Macquarie. Do you have pain or…

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Laparoscopic Colorectal Cancer Surgery

Colorectal cancer is the second most common malignancy in Australia and the second most common cause of death from cancer. One of the most controversial issues in minimally invasive surgery has been the implementation of laparoscopic techniques for resection of curable colorectal malignancies. Initial concerns included the potential violation of oncologic principles, the effects of…

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Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy

The sleeve gastrectomy involves the permanent removal of 85-90% of the stomach, performed under a general anaesthetic using video assisted surgery (key hole surgery). Although the physical size of the stomach is reduced, the normal direction of the food stream through the stomach and the rest of the intestinal tract are not altered. This means…

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Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

Laparoscopic “Mini-gastric bypass” (MGB) This is otherwise known as the “One Anastomosis Gastric Bypass”, “Single Anastomosis Gastric Bypass” or “Omega Loop Gastric Bypass” dependent on which continent it is performed. ivermectin österreich Dr Robert Rutledge from the USA first developed the mini gastric bypass procedure in 1997, as a modification of the standard Billroth II…

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Hernia Repair

A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall. The abdominal wall consists of layers of connective tissue, muscle and fat. When there is a defect, in the abdominal wall, organs inside the abdominal cavity protrude through it. This is what causes the unsightly bulge, discomfort and pain with activity. The cause of hernias is…

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Gallstone Surgery

Laparoscopic surgery for gallstone disease is the most common operation which Dr Petrou performs. These include laparoscopic cholecystectomy and laparoscopic bile duct exploration, in particular for failed ERCP. Gallstone disease is a very common problem to afflict Australians. Most stones are mixed with a predominantly cholesterol component. This means that the cause of gallstones is…

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Gastric Bypass (Roux en Y)

This is the most commonly employed Gastric Bypass technique, the small intestine is divided approximately 45 centimetres below the lower stomach and is rearranged in a Y configuration, enabling outflow of food from the small upper stomach pouch. The Y intersection is formed near the upper end of the small intestine. The Roux limb is…

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Liver Cancer Surgery

The liver is a complex vascular organ which has a crucial role in coordinating nutrition into metabolic function. The liver also filters the blood and as a result it acts as a physical barrier to cancer cells in the blood stream. In Australia, the most common cancer to deposit in the liver is colorectal cancer.…

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