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Laparoscopic Heller's cardiomyotomy

Achalasia is not life-threatening but the symptoms can be disabling. A Heller’s cardiomyotomy is a dependable way to help you to swallow more easily for a long time.

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Shigella (shigellosis)

Shigella infection is an infection of the gut that usually causes diarrhoea. You can become infected through contaminated food or water. Find out about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment by reading our page on shigella.

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Appendicectomy

Appendectomy is an operation to remove an infected or inflamed appendix. Learn how to prepare for the procedure and what to expect.

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Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a condition in which the muscles around your stomach don’t work properly. Although gastroparesis cannot be cured, the symptoms can be relieved.

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Mouth and teeth

A healthy mouth is important to your overall health, and for eating, drinking, breathing and speaking. Get tips for keeping your mouth healthy here.

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Mouth and tongue cuts

Cuts to the mouth and tongue can bleed alot as there is a large blood supply to that area, making the cut seem much worse than it actually is.

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Hiatus hernia

In a hiatus hernia, a part of the stomach pushes up through a hole in the diaphragm, which is the muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. Find out more about hiatus hernia.

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Appendicitis

Learn about appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix, including possible causes, common symptoms and the main treatment options.

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Digestive system

Your digestive system breaks down the food you eat into nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Find out about how it works and some related conditions.

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Bloating

Bloating – feeling that you have a swollen tummy – is common, but if you feel bloated regularly, you should see your doctor. Learn more about the causes here.

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