Common (and painful) issues like gallbladder problems, hernias, hemorrhoids and vericose veins can often be taken care of with relatively simple surgeries. In most cases, patients can go home the same day the surgery is performed—allowing them to feel better and get back to their loved ones. So don't delay and get some pain relief -- call a General Surgeon to schedule a consultation.
Here are some common procedures regularly performed at our hospital:
Dr. Mrugendra Gandhi
Board Certified General Surgeon
108 Legion Drive Suite A
Las Vegas ,
Phone: (505) 454-9499
Mrugendra Gandhi, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board-certified general surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons with 33 years of experience in general surgery and gastroenterology.
Dr. Gandhi earned his medical degree from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in Baroda, India, and completed an internship at St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital and Presbyterian - St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. He completed a residency in general surgery at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Ill.
Hemorrhoids are a common issue. In fact about 50 percent of all people will experience hemorrhoids by age 50. Hemorrhoids occur when the veins or blood vessels in and around your anus and lower rectum become swollen and irritated. Hemorrhoids are often a result of straining during bowel movements, pregnancy or have chronic constipation and diarrhea. Many women get hemorrhoids during pregnancy and childbirth. The pressure of carrying a baby in your abdomen strains the blood vessels in your pelvic area.
Symptoms typically include pain and itching, which can usually be treated with over-the-counter medications. For some people, taking in adequate amounts of water, a high fiber diet and over-the-counter remedies are not enough to treat hemorrhoids. However, it is time to see a doctor for hemorrhoids when the pain is severe; you experience rectal bleeding, feel a lump or if you are experiencing recurrent hemorrhoids. Surgery to remove these painful, swollen veins is called a hemorrhoidectomy. The doctor makes small incisions around the anus to remove the hemorrhoids. You may get local or general anesthesia, and it is typically an outpatient procedure.
Hernias are caused by a combination of muscle weakness and strain. Hernia surgery is one of the most common procedures in the U.S., with more than one million hernia repairs performed each year in the U.S. Depending on its cause, a hernia can develop quickly or over a long period of time. Hernias are mostly found in the abdomen, but may also be in the upper thigh, belly button and groin areas.
Factors that may cause a hernia include being pregnant, being constipated, heavy weight lifting, fluid in the abdomen, sudden weight gain, persistent coughing or sneezing. If your hernia growing larger or causing pain, your doctor may decide it is best to operate. Hernias can be repaired with either open or laparoscopic surgery.
Surgery to repair a hiatal hernia is either performed using a single incision in the chest wall (thoracotomy) or the abdomen (laparotomy). Laparoscopic surgery uses a tiny camera and small surgical equipment to repair the hernia using only a few small incisions.
If you suffer from pain in the upper right or upper middle part of your stomach after eating it could be your gallbladder causing the issue. The gallbladder is located under the liver, which stores and collects bile produced in the liver. When your gallbladder is acting up, you will experience pain when eating food -- particularly when eating fat.
Other symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, fever, yellowing of the skin and eyes and a bloated belly.
The main reason for having a gallbladder removed is the presence of gallstones. They can be as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. Gallbladder removal (cholecystitis) is a common surgery and is performed using general anesthesia. It can even be performed on pregnant women with low risk to both the baby and the mother. Importantly, gallbladder surgery can eliminate painful gallstones and prevent gallbladder cancer.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid-reflux disease, affects about 50 million people in the U.S. GERD can cause painful swallowing, nausea, heartburn and can even lead to cancer in some cases. Reflux happens when the valve between your stomach and esophagus do not properly close. Many people suffering from GERD try antacids or prescriptions, which block the production of acid in the stomach and also protect the esophagus from damage. In addition to medication—eating smaller meals, sleeping on an incline and eliminating acidic foods from your diet may alleviate symptoms. However, when medication and lifestyle changes are not providing relief—it may be time to consider surgical treatment.
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Las Vegas, NM 87701