New techniques in General Surgery

I have described a new clinical diagnostic test for hernia[1], a method to record diastolic blood pressure without a stethoscope[2], and a new surgical knot[3].

While investigating the reasons for vomiting after surgery, we found that omitting nitrous oxide reduces its incidence[4] [5]

I have written about my concerns about training of doctors and surgeons[6][7] and of overspecialisation that could have had fatal consequences[8]

Here is an interesting case of gall stone ileus [9] diagnosed from a plain abdominal film and a new disease described by my son Hrisheekesh Vaidya at age 9[10].

When we used the delay from symptom onset rather than clinical presentation, we found that it increases conversion rate from laparoscopic to open cholecystectomy [11][12] which prompted a commentary.

I reviewed the popular must-read for surgical residents [13] and wrote in the BMJ about alleged ‘safety-valve’ effect of spanking and people’s reaction to bad press about doctors

My commentary on systemic effect of surgery and intraoperative radiotherapy

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