The classical symptoms are abdominal discomfort, typically after a heavy meal or after taking fatty food. This discomfort will be felt in the upper abdomen, either in the midline, or beneath the rib-cage on the right side. The discomfort can range from just a sensation of indigestion or bloating, to actual intermittent colicky pain. Sometimes,...Read More
There is no way to prevent appendicitis. It is an inflammation of the appendix and comes on suddenly. Acute appendicitis is a medical emergency that almost always requires prompt surgery procedure to remove the appendix. Although it can strike at any age, appendicitis is most common in people between the ages of 10 and 30...Read More
Women are twice as likely as men to develop gallstones, especially in ladies who have had children. The main reason is the female hormone, oestrogen. Excess oestrogen from pregnancy, hormone replacement therapy, and birth control pills can potentially increase cholesterol levels in bile and decrease gallbladder movement, which then lead to gallstones. There are four...Read More
Prof. Francesco Sammartino
Il Prof Francesco Sammartino è specialista in chirurgia Generale e Mininvasiva e si occupa della chirurgia delle malattie dell’apparato gastroenterico.