Rishi Singhal

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Breast-conserving surgery (BCS) without adequate margin clearance carries a high risk of local recurrence. We introduced cavity shaving at primary surgery 31 months ago, to assess tumor margin involvement. The aim of this study was to determine how cavity shaving affects the re-excision rate. We compared a group of 394 patients who underwent BCS with cavity(More)
Background Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding has the lowest morbidity and mortality rates among the common bariatric procedures. Troublesome complications associated with this procedure include band slippage and erosion, often requiring revisionary surgery. Rates of slippage have decreased, and this appears to be due to changes in surgical technique.(More)
We present the results of a modified minimally invasive surgical technique in the management of ganglia of the wrist. Twenty six ganglia have been treated by this method. The patient satisfaction for the procedure was 92.3%. An average of 2 days were lost off work consequent to the procedure. The use of this technique has resulted in a 77.9% mean resolution(More)
INTRODUCTION Published data suggest that the 2-week wait system and triple assessment at one fast-track clinic visit is an out-dated method of capturing disease from a referral population. These studies report up to 32% of breast cancer coming from routine referrals. It has been recommended, therefore, that all breast referrals should be seen within 2(More)
BACKGROUND Isolated splenic vein thrombosis with left sided portal hypertension is a rare cause of upper gastrointestinal bleed. Diagnosis is difficult and requires a high index of suspicion, especially in patients presenting with gastrointestinal bleed in the presence of splenomegaly and normal liver function tests. CASE PRESENTATION A 64 year old male(More)
BACKGROUND Slippage rates of 1.4-24 % are frequently quoted after adjustable gastric banding. This complication can be extremely serious and has contributed to many units offering more invasive interventions in the surgical management of morbid obesity. We present results of the first 1,140 Laparoscopic Bands performed in our unit. METHODS Between April(More)
BACKGROUND MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are noncoding RNA molecules that play important roles in the pathogenesis of various kidney diseases. We investigated whether patients with minimal change disease (MCD) and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) have distinct circulating and urinary miRNA expression profiles that could lead to potential development of(More)
INTRODUCTION Obesity is an independent risk factor in the development of diabetes. Weight loss surgery is the most effective treatment of morbid obesity. This study examines the effect of gastric banding on metabolic profile in diabetics. METHODS Between April 2003 and November 2007, 1,335 patients underwent laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.(More)
INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic Heller's myotomy (LHM) is the most effective therapy for achalasia of the oesophagus. Most case series of LHM report a length of hospital stay (LOS) >1 day. We present 14 years of experience of LHM to examine the safety and feasibility of LHM as a day case procedure. METHODS We retrospectively examined patients undergoing(More)
Aneurysms involving the deep femoral artery, otherwise known as the profunda femoris artery (PFA), are extremely rare. Rarer still are bilateral PFA aneurysms (PFAAs). The diagnosis is difficult, but it may be suggested by the presence of a pulsatile tumor in the region of the femoral artery or by symptoms resulting from complications such as rupture or(More)