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Health Information Encyclopedia Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair - open 12/10/2012
AAA - open; Repair - aortic aneurysm - open Description: The surgery will take place in an operating room. You will be given general anesthesia (you will be asleep and pain-free).
Health Information Encyclopedia Abdominal exploration 05/16/2012
Laparotomy; Exploratory laparotomy Description: Exploratory laparotomy is done while you are under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and feel no pain.
Health Information Encyclopedia Abdominal wall surgery 01/29/2013
Cosmetic surgery of the abdomen; Tummy tuck; Abdominoplasty Description: Your surgery will be done in an operating room in a hospital.
Health Information Encyclopedia Abortion - medical 11/08/2012
Medical abortion is the use of medicine to end a pregnancy. The medicine helps remove the fetus and placenta from the mother's womb (uterus). There are different types of medical abortions. Therapeutic medical abortion is done because the woman has a health condition. Elective abortion is done because a woman chooses (elects) to end the pregnancy. An abortion is not the same as a miscarriage . Miscarriage is when a pregnancy ends on its own before the 20th week.
Health Information Encyclopedia Abortion - surgical 11/08/2012
Suction curettage; Surgical abortion; Elective abortion - surgical; Therapeutic abortion - surgical Description: Surgical abortion uses a vacuum to remove the fetus and related pregnancy material from the uterus.
Health Information Encyclopedia ACL reconstruction 06/04/2011
Anterior cruciate ligament repair Description: You will probably receive general anesthesia right before surgery. This means you will be asleep and pain-free. Sometimes, other kinds of anesthesia are used for this surgery.
Health Information Encyclopedia Adenoid removal 11/09/2012
Adenoidectomy; Removal of adenoid glands Description: Your child will be given general anesthesia before surgery.
Health Information Encyclopedia Adrenalectomy 01/29/2013
Adrenal gland removal; Removal of adrenal glands Description: Adrenalectomy can be performed in two ways. The type of surgery you undergo depends on the problem being treated. With open surgery, the surgeon makes one large surgical cut to remove the gland. With the laparoscopic technique, several small cuts are made.
Health Information Encyclopedia Angioplasty and stent placement - carotid artery 06/18/2012
You have an artery on each side of your neck called the carotid artery. This artery brings needed blood to your brain and face. The blood flow in this artery can become partly or totally blocked by fatty material called plaque. A partial blockage is called carotid artery stenosis (narrowing). A blockage in your carotid artery can reduce the blood supply to your brain. A stroke can occur if your brain does not get enough blood. There are two invasive ways to treat a carotid artery that is narrowed or blocked.
Health Information Encyclopedia Angioplasty and stent placement - heart 08/24/2012
Angioplasty is a procedure to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. These blood vessels are called the coronary arteries. A coronary artery stent is a small, metal mesh tube that expands inside a coronary artery. A stent is often placed during or immediately after angioplasty. It helps prevent the artery from closing up again. A drug-eluting stent has medicine embedded in it that helps prevent the artery from closing in the long term.
Health Information Encyclopedia Angioplasty and stent placement - peripheral arteries 01/23/2013
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty - peripheral artery; PTA - peripheral artery; Angioplasty - peripheral arteries; iliac artery-angioplasty; fermoral artery-angioplasty; popliteal artery-angioplasty; tibial artery-angioplasty; peroneal artery-angioplasty Description: Angioplasty uses a medical "balloon" to widen blocked arteries.
Health Information Encyclopedia Ankle replacement 10/24/2012
Ankle arthroplasty - total; Total ankle arthroplasty; Endoprosthetic ankle replacement; Ankle surgery Description: Ankle replacement surgery is most often done while you are under general anesthesia .
Health Information Encyclopedia Anterior vaginal wall repair 06/18/2012
A/P repair; Vaginal wall repair; Anterior and/or posterior vaginal wall repair; Colporrhaphy - repair of vaginal wall; Cystocele repair Description: This procedure may be done while you are under general or spinal anesthesia. Under general anesthesia , you will be asleep and unable to feel pain. With spinal anesthesia, you will be awake, but you will be numb from the waist down and you will not feel pain.
Health Information Encyclopedia Anti-reflux surgery 08/17/2011
Fundoplication; Nissen fundoplication; Belsey (Mark IV) fundoplication; Toupet fundoplication; Thal fundoplication; Hiatal hernia repair; Endoluminal fundoplication Description: GERD is a condition that causes food or stomach acid to come back up from your stomach into your esophagus.
Health Information Encyclopedia Anti-reflux surgery - children 02/21/2013
Fundoplication - children; Nissen fundoplication - children; Belsey (Mark IV) fundoplication - children; Toupet fundoplication - children; Thal fundoplication - children; Hiatal hernia repair - children; Endoluminal fundoplication - children Description: The most common type of anti-reflux surgery is called fundoplication.
Health Information Encyclopedia Aortic aneurysm repair - endovascular 12/10/2012
EVAR; Endovascular aneurysm repair - aorta; AAA repair - endovascular; Repair - aortic aneurysm - endovascular Description: You will lie on a padded table in an operating room, in the radiology department of the hospital, or in a catheterization lab.
Health Information Encyclopedia Aortic valve surgery - minimally invasive 01/26/2011
Aortic valve surgery is done to replace the aortic valve in your heart. Blood flows out of your heart and into the aorta through a valve. This valve is called the aortic valve. It opens up so blood can flow out. It then closes, keeping blood from flowing backwards. An aortic valve that does not close all the way allows blood to leak back into your heart. This is called aortic regurgitation. An aortic valve that does not open fully will restrict blood flow.
Health Information Encyclopedia Aortic valve surgery - open 01/26/2011
Aortic valve surgery is done to replace the aortic valve in your heart. Blood flows out of your heart and into the aorta through a valve. This valve is called the aortic valve. It opens up so blood can flow out. It then closes, keeping blood from flowing backwards. An aortic valve that does not close all the way allows blood to leak back into your heart. This is called aortic regurgitation. An aortic valve that does not open fully will restrict blood flow.
Health Information Encyclopedia Appendectomy 05/15/2013
Appendix removal Description: The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ that branches off from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes swollen (inflamed) or infected. This condition is called appendicitis . An appendix that has a hole in it (perforated) can leak and infect the entire abdomen area, which can be life threatening. Appendectomy is done using either: Spinal anesthesia .
Health Information Encyclopedia Bladder exstrophy repair 06/18/2012
Bladder birth defect repair; Everted bladder repair; Exposed bladder repair; Repair of bladder exstrophy Description: Bladder exstrophy repair involves two surgeries: one to repair the bladder and another to attach the pelvic bones to each other. The first surgery separates the exposed bladder from the abdomen wall and closes the bladder.
Health Information Encyclopedia Bone graft 08/11/2012
Autograft; Allograft Description: A bone graft can be taken from the patient's own healthy bone (this is called an autograft) or from frozen, donated bone (allograft). In some cases, a man-made (synthetic) bone substitute is used. A surgeon makes a cut over the bone defect. The bone graft is shaped and inserted into and around the area.
Health Information Encyclopedia Bone marrow transplant 03/04/2013
The term auto means self.
Health Information Encyclopedia Brain aneurysm repair 07/19/2012
Aneurysm repair - cerebral; Cerebral aneurysm repair; Coiling; Saccular aneurysm repair; Berry aneurysm repair; Fusiform aneurysm repair; Dissecting aneurysm repair; Endovascular aneurysm repair - brain; Subarachnoid hemorrhage - aneurysm Description: You and your health care provider will decide the best way to perform surgery on your aneurysm.
Health Information Encyclopedia Brain surgery 02/27/2013
Craniotomy; Surgery - brain; Neurosurgery; Craniectomy; Stereotactic craniotomy; Stereotactic brain biopsy; Endoscopic craniotomy Description: Before surgery, the hair on part of the scalp is shaved and the area is cleaned. The doctor makes a surgical cut through the scalp. The location of this cut depends on where the problem in the brain is located.
Health Information Encyclopedia Breast lift 01/24/2013
Mastopexy; Breast lift with reduction; Breast lift with augmentation Description: Cosmetic breast surgery can be done at an outpatient surgery clinic or in a hospital. You will likely receive general anesthesia (asleep and pain-free) before this procedure. Or, you may receive medicine to help you relax and local anesthesia to numb the area around the breasts to block pain.
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