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St Thomas Hospital

General Surgeon Clinic

No.5/105, Defence Colony Road, St Thomas Mount. Landmark: Near Cantonment Kalyana Mandapam & Mutt Road, Chennai Chennai
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Our goal is to offer our patients, and all our community the most affordable, trustworthy and professional service to ensure your best health....more
Our goal is to offer our patients, and all our community the most affordable, trustworthy and professional service to ensure your best health.
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St Thomas Hospital is known for housing experienced General Surgeons. Dr. T. Arulappan, a well-reputed General Surgeon, practices in Chennai. Visit this medical health centre for General Surgeons recommended by 61 patients.

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06:30 PM - 08:00 PM 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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No.5/105, Defence Colony Road, St Thomas Mount. Landmark: Near Cantonment Kalyana Mandapam & Mutt Road, Chennai
Cantonment Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Dr. T. Arulappan

General Surgeon
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06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Tips to Slow Down The Aging!

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Tips to Slow Down The Aging!

It's that time of the years again when you have to add the candles over your cake. only this time you've reached an age when you are wondering how many should you actually put there. Aging tends to catch up with us all, or does it? How do some people continue looking like a million bucks while others end up looking twice their age? There are several beauty and anti-aging products in the market that promise to renew you youth and wipe of the years from your face. Before you try those, take time out to try out these tips to slow aging. 

To slow down aging is not only about looking young but also feeling young and having a longer, more enjoyable quality of life. A healthier and better you is definitely a younger you. Here's how you can get there:

  1. Water is the secret sauce: We've heard it a hundred times that having 8 glasses of water a day can do us good but this is one reason that is going to get you running to that jug in your kitchen much faster. Human body s made of 60% water and it is a key ingredient to keep our organs functioning smooth. It'll improve your digestive system, keep your bowels running up and smooth, help flush out toxins from the body and improve the moisture content in your skin which in turn will keep it soft and supple. The trick is to also know when to have water. Starting your day with a couple of glasses of luke warm water and never have it with your meals.
  2. Live happier: Life is a constant struggle. From unexpected changes to life-altering moments, we constantly face stress, tension and sometimes depression. Those who we know living a happy life also face the same situations. The difference is how they choose to find happiness despite facing adversities. Stress speeds up the aging process. When you are stressed, it creates an imbalance of hormones causing collateral damage. To cut down stress, spend more time doing things that make you happy. Choose a hobby like painting or stress busters like yoga and exercise. 
  3. Eat fruits & vegetables: It is important to eat the right serving of fruits and vegetables daily, as they are rich source of vitamins and minerals and protect your skin from free radicals and cellular damage. From cucumber and tomato to fruits like papaya, each provides it own set of exfoliating benefits, which firm up your skin, improve your complexion, get rid of fine lines and slow down aging naturally. 
     
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Surgical Treatment For Pain And Lumps In Breasts Of Women!

MBBS, MS
General Surgeon, Faridabad
Surgical Treatment For Pain And Lumps In Breasts Of Women!

The incidence of pain and lumps in the breast is on the rise. Breast cancer has grown in incidence over the years. More women are getting diagnosed with it, and the age at which they are being diagnosed has reduced too. Therefore, preventative checks and screenings have gone up significantly. The number of women diagnosed with small lumps has gone up drastically. The good thing is that since these are diagnosed in the early stages, the treatment is simpler and the prognosis far better than women who get diagnosed much later in life.

In a majority of cases, once a lump is identified the most preferred treatment is removal. This is known as lumpectomy. However, before a final decision is made to remove the lump, there are certain tests that are run by the doctor to confirm the diagnosis and extent of spread.

  1. A thorough breast exam to identify if this is an isolated lump or if there are more lumps in either breast. The exact shape and size of the lump also need to be identified so that treatment can be planned accordingly.
  2. Imaging to see if the lymph nodes have been involved. In most cases, there could be spread to the lymph nodes in the armpits which also need to be removed if required. If the lump is too big or too many in number, then a mastectomy may be required instead of a lumpectomy. This requires removal of the entire breast tissue on one or both sides (rarely) along with involved lymph nodes.

Pre-surgery: Once the diagnosis is confirmed, then the doctor will plan treatment. Prior to the surgery,

  • Talk to your doctor about your other medical conditions and medications and allergies, if any
  • Gynecologic history is very important to be discussed in detail
  • Blood thinners have to be stopped prior to the surgery
  • Post-surgery care needs to be planned, including a caretaker for a few days and postop care

During surgery:

  • Lumpectomy or mastectomy is often done under general anaesthesia
  • This requires hospitalization and carries the risks associated with anaesthesia
  • The outlined breast tissue or complete breast and surrounding lymph nodes will be removed. The area will be closed using sutures and bandaged

Post-surgery:

  • The wound needs to heal, and so postop care is very important
  • For the first few days, painkillers and antibiotics are used to control pain and infection
  • As a follow-up, some women may require radiation therapy to contain the suspicious tissue that may be left behind after lumpectomy
  • If extensive breast tissue was removed, some women may prefer to have reconstructive surgery done
  • Remember that lumpectomy is not a definitive procedure, and there could be cases that require a repeat operation

Advantages:

  1. Less invasive compared to a mastectomy
  2. The appearance of the breast is minimally affected, and symmetry is maintained

Disadvantages:

  1. May not ensure complete removal
  2. May require additional radiation therapy
  3. May require repeat surgery

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I have had tenia cruris on my inner groin region. Now there are black patches left on the place where there was infection. It is not going off from my skin and I am having recurring infection after few days. Please guide me here.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
I have had tenia cruris on my inner groin region. Now there are black patches left on the place where there was infec...
Fungal infection or Ring worm. When occurs in groin, called as jock itch. Usually fungal infection is common in moist areas of body like skin folds. It's mostly circular or round in appearance. May be red or black in colour. Treatment depending on the type and severity. Avoid sharing clothes, towels and soap; sweating also increases it. As it has to be differentiated from eczema and infection, its a must to see and confirm the diagnosis for proper treatment. So, please send photos of the affected area for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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Best cream or face wash to get fairness? I have oily skin. Please help! Creams which can make me fair.

BHMS
Homeopath, Imphal
Best cream or face wash to get fairness? I have oily skin. Please help! Creams which can make me fair.
Go for BERBERIS AQUIFOLIUM Ointment apply at night n wash morning. It will helps in clear up your complexion but I'm not sure about getting fairness.
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Hello, I have been a normal skin type from my childhood. People around me used to appreciate for a beautiful skin. My face was flawless. Time I turned 23, I started observing a lot of oil on T zone of my face. I recently started getting ache on my forehead. Can you please help me on what to be done to get my face flawless and beautiful again?

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Hello,
I have been a normal skin type from my childhood. People around me used to appreciate for a beautiful skin. My...
Acne or pimples. Due to hormonal changes. Oily skin causes it. Common in adolescent age. May occur in adults also. Food like Oily foods, ice cream, chocolate and sweets increase it. Treatment depends on the grade of pimples or acne. So, please send photos as it's a must to see which grade of pimples or acne for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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I am 21 year old girl. I am a college going student. I have noticed that my skin gets tanned very easily. Even to a very less exposure of sun. Using sunscreen regularly but can not see a difference. Pls guide me and tell me the possible cure.

MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Dermatologist, Pune
I am 21 year old girl. I am a college going student. I have noticed that my skin gets tanned very easily. Even to a v...
Take lots of fluids, fruits,green leafy vegetables, sprouted beans .use cotton clothing. Use sun screen ever 3 hourly, protect properly with clothing.
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Which Type Cosmetic Products Should You Use?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Physician, Delhi
Which Type Cosmetic Products Should You Use?

If you have acne prone skin, you must get in the habit of checking skin care and cosmetics labels for acne causing, comedogenic ingredients. They are bad for your skin.

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Hi Sir, I am 24 years am using olifair night cream for past 3 months now my face is so fair but now my face has come small small circle like dark spot whats the remedy to rid my dark spots how to use olifair night cream daily use or weakly use I want to remain my clear fair please answer me.

BHMS, PGDPC, MS (Psychology)
Homeopath, Nashik
Hi Sir, I am 24 years am using olifair night cream for past 3 months now my face is so fair but now my face has come ...
Take Homeopathy medicine for best results 1) Use Saundarya Homeopathic cream daily at night for 1 month See the results and contact me for Follow up. Thanks.
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Hi Sir, I am 21 years old and playing cricket from past 1 month now my skin get tanned even after applying sunscreen due to this very conscious about skin colour getting dull day by day.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), I. P. G. T & R. GUJARAT AYURVED UNIVERSITY, JAMNAGAR , I. P. G. T. & R. GUJARAT AYURVED UNIVERSITY, JAMNAGAR
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Hi Sir, I am 21 years old and playing cricket from past 1 month now my skin get tanned even after applying sunscreen ...
Drinking plenty of water is the best way. Wearing full sleeve gloves are advisable. Application of Dashaang-Lepa with Triphala-Churna mixed along with the rose-water & Nasya-karma with Virechan-Karma are the best therapy for you. If possible you should send me latest images so I can help you better. If you are interested you may communicate with me on-line or chat with me in private for further information and guidance.
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