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Best Surgeon in Mumbai!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 88% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri

In case you or your near ones are going through pain and need to undergo surgery. Consult these best general surgeon in Mumbai. A general surgeon are well trained to perform surgeries involving the gastrointestinal tract, endocrine system, liver, colon, and some other parts of the body. These surgical procedures are generally small and carried out using minimally invasive procedures like advanced laparoscopic methods. Best general surgeon in Mumbai that can be of help in general surgery as well as in cases related to trauma surgery are:

1. Dr. Jiten Chowdhry

MS - General Surgery, FAIS, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, FICS, Dip. Lap Surgery, MRCS (UK), MBBS, Fellowship in Gastroenterology

Dr. Jiten Chowdhry is a well known and an awarded General Surgeon who is practicing from 19 years in these fields. He is currently associated with Godrej Memorial Hospital and Ruby Hospital - A Venture of Arogyam Hospital, Mumbai. During his career he has earned various fellowships at national and international level. He is also a member of various medical associations. His area of specialisation are Fistula Treatment, Colorectal Surgery, Thyroid Swelling, G.I. Surgery and Cancer Surgery etc.

Consultation fees: ₹600 

2. Dr. Khomane Gorakshanath

M. S. , MBBS

Dr. Khomane Gorakshanath is a reputed General Surgeon and Laparoscopic Surgeon. In 22 years of his career, he has handled several cases of Endosurgery, Laparoscopic Surgery and Endoscopy.He is currently affiliated with Sanchaiti Superspeciality Hospital, Aditi Hospital and Suchak Hospital, Mumbai. He is also a member of Maharashtra Medical Council.

Consultation fees: ₹800-1000

3. Dr. K.P. Madhukar

MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, FMAS

Dr Kumar Premjeet Madhukar with 10 years of his practice has become an eminent name in his field. In addition to his experience he has several years of fellowship and an active member of medical associations. Other than being a practicing doctor, he is also a professor. His special interest are minimal invasive gastrointestinal surgery, hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) surgery, liver-pancreas-bile duct surgery, gallbladder surgery and hernia surgery. He is associated with multiple hospitals.

Consultation fees: ₹1000

4. Dr. Avinash Agrawal

MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Avinash Agrawal has over 14 years of experience, he is amongst the best surgeon in Bangalore. He has successfully performed several laparoscopic surgeries like appendix, hernia repair and gallbladder surgeries and open surgeries such as gastric resection, pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. He has contributed in various clinical papers and part of research in India and internationally.

Consultation fees: ₹1500

5. Dr. Nimesh Shah

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Dr. Nimesh Shah, in 20 years of experience has performed a wide range of surgeries through advanced laparoscopic techniques as well as endoscopy. His areas of expertise are cholecystectomies, hernia surgeries and appendectomies. He currently practices at 
Sanjeevanee Hospital and Anand Clinic.

Consultation fees: ₹800

6. Dr. Ojas Potdar

DNB General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Ojas Potdar practices at Bhabha Hospital. He has 4 years of experience and has done fellowship in Laproscopic Surgery (Minimal Access Surgery) after completing his MBBS. He is an active member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), Association of Surgeons of India (ASI). He is known for his treatments and surgeries related to kidney stone treatment, pancreatic surgery and piles treatment

Consultation fees: ₹200

7. Dr. Parag Shah

MS

Dr. Parag Shah has 29 years of experience. He has successfully performed several laparoscopic surgeries like appendix, hernia repair and gallbladder surgeries and open surgeries such as gastric resection, pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. He is associated with several hospitals and clinics.

Consultation fees: ₹1000

8. Dr. Arun J Ranade

MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Arun Ranade is  a senior surgeon with 45 years of experience. He is currently associated with Unnati Hospital, Mumbai. He specialises in treating illness, trauma-related crises, and pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. 

Consultation fees: ₹500

Homeopathic Medicines!

Dr. Swarup Kumar Ghosh 90% (82 ratings)
MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Homeopathic Medicines!

Homeopathic Medicines! 

My sister has been diagnosed with undifferentiated carcinoma in biopsy has pathological fracture of femur neck. Primaries not found in PET ,FNAC and biopsy done from site of fracture. Doctors refusing treatment until primaroes found. Can coming to mumbai help .histomorphology consistent with poorly differentiated carcinoma biopsy report.

Dr. Guru Prasad Mohanty 85% (61 ratings)
MD - Radiotherapy
Oncologist, Vadodara
Sorry to know about your sister. Have they advised further IHC to know primary tumor. I think fracture has to be treated first irrespective of the primary.
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Mujhe fubroadenoma hai mai 30 saal ki hu? Mere 14.5 mm ki gaatth h left breast me? Kya ye cancer h? Kya mai theek ho sakti hu. Iska ilaj homoeopathy me h ua elopathy me. please tell me answer.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 96% (2669 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
Who told you its fibroadenoma? If some doctor told you after checkup, then I would like to tell you that fibroadenoma is benign not cancer. So do not worry. Since when r you having this. Is it painful? For this homeopathic treatment is very effective For more details you can consult me.
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Skin Cancer - What Do You Know About The ABCDE Rule?

Dr. Atul Taneja 88% (845 ratings)
MD (AIIMS), Clinical Fellow,Skin Oncology(New England Medical Centre & Boston University,USA), Clinical Fellow.Photomedicine(Mass.Gen.Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA), Clinical Fellow,Laser Surgery(Mass.Gen Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA)
Dermatologist, Kolkata
Skin Cancer - What Do You Know About The ABCDE Rule?

Skin cancer is a kind of cancer that arises from the skin. It occurs due to the development of abnormal cells that have the ability to affect other body parts.

ABCDE, when expanded, means Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter and Evolving. The rule refers to new or changing signs that one may notice in moles to detect melanoma at an early stage, which tends to serve as warning signs. 

Let us look at some of the facts related to the concepts:

Skin Cancer is Not an Uncommon Disease:

First and foremost thing which people must realize is the fact that Skin Cancer is not an uncommon problem. Rather it is the commonest form of cancer in America. So, any kind of abnormal growth in the skin must be looked at with the utmost importance and thus skin specialists should be immediately contacted.

There are 3 Main Types of Cancer:

Another extremely important tip is to understand that there are three main types of skin cancers: Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma. 

Basal Cell Carcinoma appears as a small, smooth or waxy bump. Squamous Cell Carcinoma looks like a firm, red nodule, which gives people an itchy feeling that could even bleed. Finally, Melanoma resembles like a normal mole, having an irregular appearance.

Only if people are aware of the warning signals, they will be able to take preventive measures and also treat them appropriately, when they affect them.

Skin Cancers are Equally Dangerous for People with Darker Skin:

It is true that people with fair skin are more susceptible to skin cancers. Still, it is worthy to make note that even people having darker skin, quite often get skin cancers.

In reality, skin cancers take more aggressive form and tend to be dangerous when it strikes darker skinned people.

Prevent Skin Cancers by Not Getting Exposed to Sun Rays:

If people really want to avoid getting affected by skin cancer, they should prevent the Sun’s Ultraviolet rays from hitting their skins. 

Ultraviolet rays are believed to be the main reason behind the occurrence of skin cancers. So, people must make sure to put sunscreen lotions in their skin and keep the skin covered by their clothes.

ABCDE Rule of Skin Cancer Can Come to Great Help:

As mentioned earlier ABCDE refers to Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter and Evolving. This basically refers to fresh or changing signs in moles to detect melanoma at a very early stage.

People can look out for new growths, patches or bumps of ulcers, which generally do not heal within a few weeks. If they come across any kind of mole, they should immediately visit a dermatologist. They must avoid the midday sun and also take precautionary measures. It is always ideal to get an annual check-up of the whole skin.
 

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Hi doctor my mom went for breast surgery in Pondy. Before surgery he went 3 chemo to reduce tumor size. Then we came back to home town Tuticorin .Now the cell spread to liver. So present situation she cannot take food very weak can’t take chemo and oral tablet. Can you help me in this case for second opinion My Sister take care my mom. I am in Singapore Please help for opinion thanks.

Dr. Sunil Kr Meena 92% (104 ratings)
MS(gen.surg), M.B.B.S.
General Surgeon, Kota
According to your query your mom having breast cancer with metastasis 1st you get ct scan abdomen nd thorax, if ca. Spread than go for chemotherapy. But for chemo medicine you should build up the pt it is necessory. Take analgesic nd multivitamins nd livozyme increase protein diet.
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Cancer - Do You Think Tall People More At Risk?

Dr. Maqul Gupta 89% (105 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma In Family Medicine, Fellowship Diabetology
General Physician, Firozpur
Cancer - Do You Think Tall People More At Risk?

According to a major study that provides a connection between height and cancer, taller people are more prone to developing cancer.

Research has found that the risk of developing any kind of cancer in women rises by 18% for an increase of every 10 cm in height. In men, the risk rises by 11%, even though height is not as major a factor as are obesity, smoking and a bad, unhealthy diet.

Several reasons have been put forward for the above statement. One of the reasons is that the number of body cells in taller people is more than people with average height. This leads to an increase in the number of cells which could potentially turn malignant.

While individually analysing the impact of height on different cancer forms, it was found that the highest increase in risk was in skin cancer (30% for every 10 cm increase in height), while a 20% increase was noted in taller women developing breast cancer.

Development of cancer in regions including the colon and rectum is known as colorectal cancer. Long legs have been surprisingly associated with this form of cancer. In comparison with shorter people, it was reported that taller people had a higher risk percentage of developing colorectal cancer. Two hypotheses regarding the formation of colorectal cancer have been developed. One hypothesis is that taller people have longer colons, which in turn result in more surface area where colon cancer can develop. The other hypothesis is that taller people experience increased levels of growth hormones. These particularly affect the length of their legs. The growth hormone called "insulin-like growth factor 1" is increased during puberty and is considered to be a risk factor for colorectal cancers occurring at later stages.

My mother had a left side breast cancer &doctor recommend for biopsy &biopsy result say its er/pr/her- 2 neu before biopsy doctor said radiation not needed but after biopsy report he said firstly chemo have to be done of epirubicin 150 mg & endoxan 1000 mg of 4 cycles &then 12 cycles of trumab 440 mg &paclitaxel 125 mg weekly then surgery &after that radiation is also necessary so Dr. Please help me to give information that this treatment is given by Dr. Is correct or not for my mother.

Dr. Girish Dani 88% (4862 ratings)
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Most of medical problems need personally taking detailed medical history and examination with need of new+old reports so meet concerned doctor-Oncosurgeon more so who is specialised in breasts. So instead of looking for answers from others stick to specialist.
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6 Factors That Increase The Risk Of Skin Cancer!

Dr. Sheela Nataraj 80% (10 ratings)
MBBS, DDVL, Fellowship In Medical Cosmetology & Aesthetics
Dermatologist, Bangalore
6 Factors That Increase The Risk Of Skin Cancer!

Skin cancer is a condition with abnormal and cancerous skin growth. This often develops due to the over exposure of skin to the sun rays. The three main types of skin cancer include basal cell carcinomasquamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Skin cancer affects those areas of skin which remains sun-exposed, including ears, neck, chest, scalp, lips, face, hands, arm and legs. It can also develop on those areas of skin that are not exposed to sunlight like beneath toenails or fingernails, on palms and on genital area.

Here are some of the factors which increase your risks of getting skin cancer:

  1. Fair complexion: Low levels of the pigment melanin in skin causes fair complexion. Fair- skinned individuals who have a history of hazel or blue eyes, repeated sunburns and people who have red or blond hair are highly susceptible to developing this form of cancer. Less pigment in skin makes an individual more vulnerable to skin damage from harmful UV radiation.
  2. Excessive sun exposure: Exposure to the sun may lead to the development of skin cancer, if you don't protect your skin by sunscreen and clothing. Tanning beds and lamps may also increase the risk of developing this type of skin cancer.                                           
  3. High-altitude places: The exposure to sunlight is more intense in areas of high altitude and near the equator. Living at higher elevation also makes you more vulnerable to radiation because the sunlight is strongest there.
  4. Moles: People with abnormal moles are at a higher risk of developing skin cancer. These moles are irregular in shape and are larger than normal moles.
  5. Precancerous skin lesions: Your risk of developing skin cancer increases if you have skin lesion. These are scaly and rough patches that range from brown to dark pink in color. The most commonly affected areas are head, hands and face of fair-skinned people.
  6. Weak immune system: Weak immune system caused by HIV or AIDS and immunosuppressant drugs that you take after an organ transplant may increase your risk of developing skin cancer.
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Bladder Tumour - What Causes It?

Dr. Praveen Kumar Pandey 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS ( Surgery ), MCH ( Urology ), DNB ( Urology )
Urologist, Lucknow
Bladder Tumour - What Causes It?

The bladder is a hollow storage organ that collects urine from the kidneys and stores it until it can be passed out of the body through the urethra during the process of micturition or urination. It has a thin inner lining of cells called urothelial cells and a thick muscular wall, which exerts pressure to push the urine out of the body.

Causes of Bladder Tumors

In most cases, the bladder tumour develops on the inner layer due to a combination of some of the following factors.

  1. Hereditary: A strong family history of cancer predisposes a person to cancer.
  2. Gender: Men are 3 times more prone for bladder cancer than women.
  3. Ethnicity: White people are more prone for bladder cancer black people.
  4. Smoking: Smokers develop bladder cancer 2-6 times more frequently than non-smokers. Cigarettes contain toxic, carcinogenic substances which reach the kidney and are stored in the bladder, leading to their damage.
  5. Occupational hazards: Some workplaces have a higher likelihood of causing bladder cancers, especially dye and rubber industries. The effects can be damaging, and the person may develop cancers years after the exposure has happened.
  6. Recurrent bladder infections: In some people, this can also lead to bladder cancer in the long run.

Types of Bladder Tumor

Depending on the extent of the cancerous spread, it can be of two types:

  1. Non-muscle-invasive bladder tumours: The tumor spread is limited to the inner part of the bladder (urothelial cells)
  2. Muscle-invasive bladder tumour: The tumour has spread to the thick muscular outer layer. This is more advanced and prognosis is poor compared to the noninvasive type.

The most common and diagnostic symptom of bladder cancer is the presence of blood in the urine, known as hematuria. This will be intermittent and happens whenever the tumour bleeding happens. Other symptoms include pain in the lower abdomen and frequent urination.

Diagnosis

From the most noninvasive to the most invasive diagnostic test, these include:

  1. Urine microscopy to detect cancer cells in the urine
  2. Cystoscopy A tube inserted into the urethra to look into the inner wall of the bladder is highly diagnostic
  3. Ultrasound, CT Scan, and biopsy can also be further used to identify severity of the tumour.

Treatment

Once the tumour is diagnosed, treatment would depend on the severity of the tumour. For both invasive and noninvasive tumours, definitive therapy is surgery, known as transurethral resection of the bladder tumour (TURBT). The cancerous bladder tissue is removed through a cystoscope as done for diagnosis. The bladder is then flushed with chemotherapy agent to kill any residual cancer cells in the bladder. This is then followed by BCG vaccine, which is again done 1 to 4 weeks for several months to avoid recurrence. In some cases, radiotherapy may also be included.

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