Author Archives: Dr. Benjamin Clapp
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one out of every three Americans may be a good candidate for Weight loss surgery. Medically known as bariatric surgery, weight loss surgery is recommended for patients suffering from … Continue reading
Colorectal surgery in El Paso is a field of medicine that focuses on repairing the damage caused by disorders in the rectum, colon, and anus. You may also require colorectal surgery when there is an obstruction or injury or ischemia or … Continue reading
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeon (SAGES) Meeting Dr. Clapp presented three posters with his resident and students this past weekend in Seattle. First Presentation “An unusual presentation of Coccidioidomycosis with peritoneal involvement in an immunocompetent individual” Joe Krocker … Continue reading
When weight loss surgery was introduced a few decades ago, its sole purpose was to help people lose weight. Today, it does a lot more than just that. Weight loss surgery has been shown to improve symptoms of weight-related conditions … Continue reading
Gastro Reflux Disease or acid reflux is a condition in which acidic content from the stomach leaks backs up into the esophagus. The liquid may cause irritation on the lining of the esophagus, over time leading to a chronic condition … Continue reading
Presentation about what? Dr. Benjamin Clapp accepted the abstract presentation about: An unusual presentation of Coccidioidomycosis with peritoneal involvement in an immunocompetent individual. What is Coccidioidomycosis? Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection endemic to the southwestern United States, Central America, and South America. … Continue reading
A clinical evaluation is used to diagnose abdominal hernia. Read on to learn abdominal hernia diagnosis and why you should seek treatment for abdominal hernias. Doctors often rely on a physical exam to diagnose abdominal hernias. In some case, a … Continue reading
Dr. Clapp will be presenting “Alarming Trends in Sleeve Gastrectomy: a Meta-Analysis” at the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons annual meeting in Washington, DC. He will be presenting as part of Top Ten Papers along with 2 … Continue reading
So what is Colorectal Cancer? Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the rectum or colon. Colorectal cancer treatment involves chemotherapy, radiation, and colorectal surgery. Colorectal cancer is also known as bowel cancer or colon cancer. It is a type of … Continue reading
Recovery from hernia repair surgery varies with every patient. Dr. Benjamin Clapp – top rated bariatric surgery specialist in El Paso discusses the recovery period after hernia surgery.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of hernia surgeries are performed in the U.S. While all surgical procedures come with some risks, majority of patients who have had hernia surgery recover quickly and do well after the operation.