liver cancer / tumor


The general perception about liver cancer is that it is the last stage of disease, and a patient detected with liver tumor has little life remaining. This was how I was taught when I was a medical student. Over the years as a liver surgeon, I have seen the management of liver tumors evolve- both […]

Treatments available for Heart Diseases


India’s leading cardiologist Padma Bhushan Dr TS Kler , Chairman and head of cardiology, PSRI Heart Institute, New Delhi said –” Angioplasty is very well established therapy, and now more and more patients of coronary artery diseases are treated with angioplasty rather than by-pass surgery.”   When is the need of Angioplasty or Why? Whenever patient has blockage […]

Eliminate hepatitis: we can do it together!

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Hepatitis is a group of diseases where the liver is infected by a virus. Some types (hepatitis A & E) spread through contaminated water while the other more dangerous hepatitis B and C spread by coming in contact with infected body fluids. The problem with these infections (hepatitis B & C) is that very often […]

Choose your urologist with great care

It is important that you maintain a good urological health because you might encounter urological problems more often then you may even think. At times, people tend to delay going to their doctor thinking that it may not harm their health but to tell you, this delay can make your problems worse with time and […]

Heat related illness


Heat related illness occurs as a result of excessive heat. Even a short period of exposure to very high heat can lead to serious problems. Heat waves that occur during summer cause very high rise in the temperature, which can last for days to weeks. This high temperature puts people at risk of developing heat […]



Fatty liver disease describes a range of conditions which lead to build-up of fat within liver cells. It can occur due to alcohol abuse (alcoholic steatohepatitis) or due to non-alcoholic causes (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, NAFLD). It is common and the incidence in India is increasing. Most people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease do not […]

Clotting in leg going into lungs can be deadly

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The incidence of spontaneous developement of clot formation in leg muscles called as Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and then migrating to lungs is called as Pulmonary Embolism (PE), is not uncommon and stands out as 1 in 1000.  Though anyone can develope this condition there are certain risk factors associated. The risk factors are immobility […]

What are generic & branded medicines


Generic medicines are those which are sold by the names of the actual medicine salt they contain (the one which you see in the ingredient lists of the tablet strip or syrup bottle). The concern had been that big pharma companies manufacturing these under their brand name make huge profits. There are expectation, by letting […]