Pancreatitis Severity Stratification


Pancreatitis Severity Stratification When I was a junior trainee surgeon I invented a simple mnemonic to help me remember how to stratify acute pancreatitis patients. This proved particularly useful for consultant ward rounds and exams. I decided to publish my mnemonic to help out other trainee doctors and also to gain some CV points! [...]

Pancreatitis Severity Stratification2023-03-08T16:13:35+00:00

Mr Moore’s Surgical Sieve


Mr Moore's Surgical Sieve Use my surgical sieve to remember different types of human disease when you are stuck for an answer to a question in exams or on ward rounds! A surgical sieve is a way of easily remembering the different types of disease processes that can affect humans.  There are many different surgical [...]

Mr Moore’s Surgical Sieve2023-01-22T08:41:06+00:00

Colon Polyp Follow Up Guidelines


Colon Polyp Follow Up Guidelines Guidelines for post-polypectomy surveillance First ask if the baseline colonoscopy achieved caecal intubation with adequate bowel prep and clearance of all premalignant polyps. Consider site-check for 10-19mm non-pedunculated colorectal polyps without histological confirmation of complete excision. Large (>20mm) non-pedunculated colorectal polyps With histological R0 en bloc excision - One-off surveillance [...]

Colon Polyp Follow Up Guidelines2023-01-22T08:30:02+00:00



Gallstones Learn more about gallstone disease and the reason why it causes upper abdominal pains Gallstones are very common.  Some authorities say that 1 in 10 of forty to sixty year olds and 1 in 4 of the over sixties have gallstones.  Most people with gallstones do not know that they have them.  Gallstones are [...]


Laparoscopic Rectosigmoid Endometriosis Surgery


Laparoscopic Rectosigmoid Endometriosis Surgery Specialised surgery for selected endometriosis patients. Endometriosis is a condition where uterine cells located outside of the womb can cause pain and irritation in the abdomen.  In a few cases these uterine cells grow on the colon or rectum and they can cause abdominal pain and rectal bleeding.  Laparoscopic or keyhole [...]

Laparoscopic Rectosigmoid Endometriosis Surgery2023-01-18T13:55:29+00:00

Common Colorectal Operations


Common Colorectal Operations Doctors and medical students should be familiar with these five common colorectal operations Medical students and trainee doctors attached to my firm should make themselves familiar with the following five common major colorectal operations: Right Hemicolectomy In this operation the right side of the colon is removed because it is diseased [...]

Common Colorectal Operations2023-01-22T08:29:08+00:00
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