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Dr. Asfar Ahamed - General Surgeon, Chennai

Dr. Asfar Ahamed

92 (104 ratings)
MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)

General Surgeon, Chennai

11 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Asfar Ahamed 92% (104 ratings) MBBS, DNB (General Surgery) General Surgeon, Chennai
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Dr. Asfar Ahamed is an experienced General Surgeon in Apollo Hospital, Chennai. He has over 10 years of experience as a General Surgeon. He is a MBBS, DNB (General Surgery) . You can visit him at Apollo Hospital GREAMS road Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Asfar Ahamed on Lybrate.com. Lybrate.com has a nexus of the most experienced General Surgeons in India. You will find General Surgeons with more than 35 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can view profiles of all General Surgeons online in Chennai. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.

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MBBS - Thoothukudi Govt Medical College - 2007
DNB (General Surgery) - National Board of Examination - 2013
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Causes, Treatment And Prevention for Gallstones

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
General Surgeon, Chennai
Causes, Treatment And Prevention for Gallstones

Gallstones are actually hard deposits or lumps that are formed in gallbladder. Gallbladder is a pear shaped, sac-like structure that is located in the upper right part of the abdomen that stores bile. Many people have gallstones present in their bladder but they never know it. This can be an alarming situation for people who have it.

What Causes Gallstones?

There may be several reasons, including:

  1. Your genes
  2. Your weight
  3. Problems with your gallbladder
  4. Diet
  5. Bile can be part of the problem. Your body needs bile, but if it has too much cholesterol in it, that makes gallstones more likely.
  6. It can also happen if your gallbladder can’t empty properly.

Who Is at Risk for Gallstones?
While your body produces cholesterol naturally, you can also take in excess cholesterol through your diet. Many risk factors for gallstones are related to diet. These include:

  1. being overweight or obese
  2. eating a diet that’s high in fat or cholesterol
  3. rapid weight loss within a short period of time
  4. eating diet that’s low in fiber
  5. having diabetes mellitus

What are the treatments available for this?

  1. Surgery: One of the famous treatments include surgeries. The famous surgery is Cholecystectomy (Removal of gallbladder) that further includes Laparoscopic surgery and Open cholecystectomy.
  2. Medications: The patients who cannot undergo surgeries can also use drugs like ursodiol and chenodiol . But this can take months or years to remove stones from bladder.

You can reduce your risk of gallstones if you:

  1. Don't skip meals. Try to stick to your usual mealtimes each day. Skipping meals or fasting can increase the risk of gallstones.
  2. Lose weight slowly. If you need to lose weight, go slow. Rapid weight loss can increase the risk of gallstones. Aim to lose 1 or 2 pounds (about 0.5 to 1 kilogram) a week.
  3. Maintain a healthy weight. Obesity and being overweight increase the risk of gallstones. Work to achieve a healthy weight by reducing the number of calories you eat and increasing the amount of physical activity you get. Once you achieve a healthy weight, work to maintain that weight by continuing your healthy diet and continuing to exercise.

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

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How To Recover After Heart Surgery?

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
General Surgeon, Chennai
How To Recover After Heart Surgery?

Once the heart surgery is complete, the initial recovery process from the wounds and incisions can take almost two months. The doctor will give you instructions on how to take care of yourself post-surgery so you recuperate faster and be back in the pink of health.

Road to recovery

  1. The first step is to take care of the wounds; make sure that you keep the area of the incision dry. Avoid taking baths for the first few days. If you notice any sign of infection such as redness around the area, pus oozing out or high fever, then do not waste time consult a doctor. Experiencing symptoms such as the breastbone shifting and cracking when you move should not be disregarded at all.
  2. Post-surgical pain is another area that you need to address. The area adjoining the incision can be painful till the first few weeks pass and there may be pain and stiffness in the surrounding muscles as well. In case of a bypass surgery, the legs may hurt if the veins from the legs were used as grafts. The pain and the soreness will recede with time.
  3. Avoid heavy activity for the first two months post-surgery. Start with small tasks, and gradually build up your activity levels so that the body gets used to it. Avoid activities such as standing for 15 minutes or more at the same place and lifting heavy things. Make sure to consult your physiotherapist before you start with light exercises such as walking.
  4. The recovery process also depends on the type of food you eat; because eating healthy food can certainly rev up the recovery process. Initially, you may not feel like eating much, so get your appetite up in a gradual manner. It is best to avoid any junk meal at this point in time as that can adversely affect your body’s metabolism even further. It is important that you get the required amount of rest so that your body can recuperate. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!
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Pancreatitis - Signs You Are Suffering From It!

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
General Surgeon, Chennai
Pancreatitis - Signs You Are Suffering From It!

An inflammation of the pancreas is known as pancreatitis. The pancreas is an organ that produces digestive enzymes. Pancreatitis might start any day and continue for long period and it requires immediate medical attention. It is of two types- acute pancreatitis and chronic pancreatitis. Although the treatment usually requires hospitalization, pancreatitis can be easily stabilized and the underlying cause can be treated thereafter.

Causes

  1. Gall bladder stone: The pancreatic duct lies next to the bile duct. The gallstones enter the small intestine after passing through the common bile duct. Often the stones that remain in the common bile duct have a negative effect on the pancreas, which causes a hindrance to the normal flow of the pancreatic fluids, causing pancreatitis. Also a back flow of the bile into the pancreas can cause pancreatitis. 
  2. Alcohol: Long time alcohol use also causes pancreatitis. Alcohol can damage the pancreas tremendously causing it to get inflamed.
  3. Other causes: Hereditary disorders in the pancreas, cystic fibrosis, high level of triglycerides, and a few medicines may also cause pancreatitis.

Symptoms: 

  1. The first symptom of pancreatitis is abdominal pain: The pain may be sudden or gradually increasing, but is usually aggravated after eating. It is severe and constant, and may continue for a few days. If you are suffering from pancreatitis, you will feel very sick after a sudden attack and you might require medical assistance immediately.
  2. Swollen abdomen: Pancreatitis my cause your abdominal area to swell up and become tender.
  3. Nausea: If your abdomen suddenly starts paining due to the onset of pancreatitis, you tend to feel extremely nauseous. You might end up vomiting and may also have violent heaves.
  4. Fever: The inflammation will cause you to run a temperature, along with a searing pain in your stomach, which will make you feel extremely uncomfortable.
  5. Rapid pulse: Pancreatitis affects the rate at which the heart beats, causing a rapid increase in the pulse rate. 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 an abnormal growth in anus. It is not bleeding but very painful. I apply diltiazem gel but it not work properly in all time. It may be piles. How can I recover from it? How much surgery cost?

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
General Surgeon, Chennai
Hi, lybrate-user. Don't worry. your problem looks minor one. From your history it looks like fissure in ano with sentinel tag. You need a clinical examination to confirm it Then to proceed with it.
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I have operate hernia operation. Last 10 month ago but problem is that I have pain in operated region & stiffness. What medicine should take for relax.

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
General Surgeon, Chennai
Hi 1) chymoral Forte 1 tab tds for 5 days 2) tab. Gabapentin 300 mg once daily for 5 days. Then give me a feed back.
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I have undergone circumcision operation on 15-01-2018. Q 1) Can skin again developed? If yes, in how many days? Q 2) If cloth is in touch with my pennis, it will very painful and can not walk. What can I do? Q 3) If erect power of penis is decrease, then what can I do?

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
General Surgeon, Chennai
I have undergone circumcision operation on 15-01-2018. Q 1) Can skin again developed? If yes, in how many days? Q 2) ...
1) usually wound will get healed in 14 days 2) apply soframycin ointment to that area. 3) it won't affect your penis erection.
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Know The Difference Between Colostomy And Ileostomy!

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
General Surgeon, Chennai
Know The Difference Between Colostomy And Ileostomy!

Terms like ileostomy and colostomy really sound a bit too scientific, don’t they? Well, it is true that may seem to be pretty scary to almost anybody who is not professionally familiar with them! That being said, it is quite important to know what these things are, as it is always good to be informed of things like these. After all, one never knows when he or she may need to consider the possibility of having one.

The similarity which exists between these two procedures is due to the fact that both of them require the surgeon to cut an opening into the intestine from the skin of the abdominal wall. To be more specific about each of the procedures, the ileostomy involves the removal of the entire colon as well as the rectum of the person who is undergoing it. When this operation is performed, the small intestine’s end is adapted so as to expel the faeces which are produced as a result of the digestive process.

Now, this does seem like quite a daunting prospect, does it not? Well, it does and with good reason as it is really not a small matter, at all. That is why the surgery is performed on people who suffer from diseases such as Crohn's disease, who have a condition in which entire sections of their gut cannot be linked in a proper manner!


On the other hand, a colostomy refers to a follow-up surgery to a colectomy, in which the surgeon creates an opening which is known as a stoma. A colectomy is when there is a removal of a part of the large intestine. In many cases of colostomies being performed, they are intended to be temporary in nature.

Now, taking into account just how serious these operations are, a person may wonder just what unfortunate thing needs to happen to warrant a surgery of this sort to be performed! Well, essentially, if there is an occurrence of bowel cancer which is significantly bad, then there may be a need which arises as a result of the same.

Advanced medicines do have some interesting facts; contrary to what most people think, a stoma does not hurt. This is because there are no nerves in the area! While a person may hopefully never need either surgery performed on oneself, that surely does not mean that awareness about them should not be widespread. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am getting bleeding during passing stools and too much pain please suggest some medicine and will I go for piles surgery?

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
General Surgeon, Chennai
I am getting bleeding during passing stools and too much pain please  suggest some medicine and will I go for piles s...
Use cremagel2%ointment per rectal application twice daily for 15 days Syrup cremaffin 15 ml at bedtime for one. Month.
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I am 25 year old male. One of my testicle is bigger almost double than other. I do not feel any pain there. Is it problem for me? I am planning to join gym, is that fine?

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
General Surgeon, Chennai
I am 25 year old male. One of my testicle is bigger almost double than other. I do not feel any pain there. Is it pro...
No problem. You may have a minimal. Hydrocele. So don't worry about. It. It won't cause much problem.
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I have an anal fissure, a kind of tear below the butt hole, which pains bad every time I poop or even give it a little pressure. I assume it was caused during intercourse. What ointment or cream should I apply for this the same?

MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
General Surgeon, Chennai
Hi lybrate-user. As per your history. Looks like minor problem. Need proper diet. Fluids. Medicine. For a month. U will be k. Before prescribing. Need some more information from you.
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