What is a liver cyst?

1 week 2 days ago
Liver cysts are abnormal growths that can develop in the liver. They are uncommon, and most people with liver cysts do not have symptoms. If they begin to cause pain or other issues, a doctor may recommend surgical removal of the cyst. Learn more here.

Removing stitches at home

3 weeks 2 days ago
To prevent infection and ensure proper wound healing, it is usually best for a healthcare professional to remove a person's stitches. However, with sufficient care and sterile equipment, it is possible for an individual to remove their stitches safely at home. Learn more here.

What to expect during a bowel resection

3 weeks 3 days ago
A small bowel resection is a type of surgery in which the surgeon removes a damaged part of the small intestine and rejoins the healthy parts. A doctor may recommend this surgery for people with severe complications of Crohn’s disease, such as strictures and fistulas. Learn more here.

How to tell if you have a femoral hernia

1 month 1 week ago
A femoral hernia occurs when tissue pushes through the muscle wall of the groin or inner thigh. Symptoms include a lump and sometimes pain in the area. Diagnosis may include imaging tests, and there can be complications. Learn more here.

PSA levels after prostatectomy

2 months 2 weeks ago
A prostatectomy is one treatment option for prostate cancer. It involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland. Following a prostatectomy, doctors carry out regular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing to check that the cancer is not returning. Learn more about PSA after a prostatectomy here.

What to know about appendectomy

2 months 3 weeks ago
An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. Doctors use appendectomy to treat appendicitis. Learn more about the procedure here, including the recovery, complications, and risks.

What is aseptic technique?

3 months 1 week ago
Aseptic technique is a set of best practices that healthcare professionals use to prevent the transfer of germs in clinics and hospitals and protect patients from infection. Learn more here.
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There are many reasons to have surgery. Some operations can relieve or prevent pain. Others can reduce a symptom of a problem or improve some body function. Some surgeries are done to find a problem. Your doctor or a nurse will give you instructions on what to do before the surgery and what you can and cannot do afterward.
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