Dr. Linette Achecar Justo

Dr. Linette Achecar Justo

Weight Loss Specialist - Gastrointestinal Surgeon,Gastroenterologist

  NMC Royal Hospital, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  10 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Linette Achecar Justo is one of the finest Weight Loss Specialist in United Arab Emirates. He is an experienced Gastrointestinal Surgeon in the United Arab Emirates. The Medical practitioner has been associated with various reputed hospitals in the United Arab Emirates. The physician is currently working as a Consultant, NMC Royal Hospital, United Arab Emirates. The doctor is a well-reputed and sought after medical expert and is

  • Medical and surgical degree from the Iberoamericana University of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in 2005.

qualified. Dr. Linette Achecar Justo has been associated with many hospitals over the course of his illustrious and experienced career.

The hospitals include:

  • Dr. Linette has more than 10 years of experience in the field of Gastroenterology in various prestigious hospitals in Madrid in both public and private sectors and has been performing more than 10,000 of endoscopic procedures

Dr. Linette Achecar Justo has more than 10 Years of clinic experience. The Clinician specializes in and performs the following surgeries:

  • Abdominoperineal Resection
  • Endoscopy (UGI Endoscopy)
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Gastroenterology
  • Oncology
CERTIFICATIONS (1)
  • Later she became specialist of Gastroenterology/Endoscopy from the University of Alcala De Henares, Madrid, Spain, after 4 years of training in Ramon Y Cajal Hospital, one of the most prestigious hospital in Madrid. Dr. Linette obtained PHD in Gastroenterology and Certificate in advances studies-research from the University of Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain.
RESEARCH PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (1)
  • Propofol Requirements for Gastrointestinal Endoscopyin Patients Older than 75 Years Old Endoscopy sedationin Elderly with Propofol.
Procedures
Abdominoperineal Resection

Abdominoperineal resection (APR) is a type of a surgery in which the anus, rectum, and sigmoid colon are removed through small cuts in the belly. It is a surgical procedure done primarily to remove the cancer of the rectum. Typically, abdominoperineal resection (AP) is conducted as an elective procedure. This procedure is most often used to treat rectum cancer if it is located very low in the rectum or in the anus, close to the sphincter muscles.

Nowadays, advanced surgical techniques and other treatment modalities have brought an increase in the rate of sphincter-sparing operations. However, APR surgery is still necessary in selected cases, especially if the patient has distal tumors or poor sphincter function.  AP resection is a major operation. During perineal resection, the rectum, distal colon, and anal sphincter complex are completely removed using both anterior abdominal and perineal incisions. Once the anus and rectum are removed, a permanent colostomy is needed to complete the procedure.

Colostomy brings the colon to an opening at the surface of the skin, which allows the waste to pass out of the body. This new opening is called stoma and usually measures from one to one-and-a-half inches in diameter. A pouch, or a stoma appliance, is needed to be worn at all times. The stoma has no sphincter muscles, so there is no conscious control over the elimination of waste products from the body after the procedure.

Endoscopy (UGI Endoscopy)

Gastroscopy is also called as upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Gastric endoscopy test is a diagnostic procedure used by the physician to inspect the inside of the throat, esophagus, stomach, and upper intestine. While endoscopy test is considered as a surgical procedure, it does not involve any incision. Instead the physician will pass a flexible tube called endoscope or gastroscope through the mouth, stomach, and digestive tract. The tube has a tiny video camera mounted on its tip. It also contains a small tool that is used for taking samples. Because the opening of the mouth to small intestine is usually unobstructed, the doctor uses the endoscope to inspect the upper half of the digestive system.

When would a doctor suggest for Gastroscopy?

The doctor suggests for gastroscopy procedure if you have any of these symptoms

  1. Weight loss, abdominal pain, chronic heart burn, and indigestion, gastritis, hiatal hernia, trouble swallowing, pain due to ulcers and problems associated with stomach, and digestive system.
  2. One or more symptoms can be warning signs of serious medical problems and hence you should take your doctor’s recommendation very seriously. Majority of problems diagnosed by endoscopy are treatable.
Hemicolectomy

The last part of the gastrointestinal system is referred as the colon and it is 5-6 cm long. It is ‘U’ shaped and it starts from the distal part of the small intestine and is connected to the rectum and anus. It absorbs the fluids, processes the metabolic waste products, and eliminates through the rectum and anus. The removal of the colon is called colectomy.

There are different types of colectomies such as complete colectomy,  right hemicolectomy, left hemicolectomy, sigmoid colectomy, and proctocolectomy. The surgical removal of the left side of the colon (descending colon) is called left hemicolectomy surgery. The surgical removal of the cecum, ascending colon, and the hepatic flexure (right side of the colon) is called as the right hemicolectomy surgery.

Some of the conditions that require complete colectomy or hemicolectomy surgery include the following:

  • Colon cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Blockage of the colon
  • Precancerous polyps
  • Hereditary polyps
  • Benign tumours
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Bowel twisting and obstruction
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Appendicitis with inflammation of the cecum
  • Right-side colonic diverticular disease (diverticulosis)

A hemicolectomy procedure can be performed as a laparoscopic or open surgery. The type of the surgery to be performed is decided by the surgeon during the evaluation and the decision depends on the age and the condition of the patient.

Sometimes the laparoscopic procedure can also be turned into open surgery, depending on the feasibility of the procedure with respect to safety and accuracy. Overall, the following parameters decide whether a laparoscopic or an open surgical procedure will be performed:

  • Age
  • Diagnosis
  • Medical history
  • Personal preference
Frequently Asked Questions
What area of specialization does Dr. Linette Achecar Justo have?
Dr. Linette Achecar Justo is specialized in United Arab Emirates and of the most sought after doctors in Weight Loss Specialist.
Does Dr. Linette Achecar Justo offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Linette Achecar Justo have?
Dr. Linette Achecar Justo is one of the most sought after specialists in United Arab Emirates and has over 10 Years years of experience.
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