A first-of-its kind study uses a transgender-specific questionnaire to assess the quality of life of those choosing gender reassignment surgery.
Penile implant surgery can help with erectile dysfunction that has not responded to other treatments. We look at the available types and how they work.
A salpingo-oophorectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Learn more about the types of surgery and length of recovery.
A look at balloon sinuplasty, a type of nasal surgery that is used to treat rhinosinusitis. Included is detail on safety and recovery time.
Endometrial ablation is a procedure to remove the uterine lining. It may help women who have heavy or long periods, or bleeding in between periods.
A new study has compared long-term outcomes for weight loss surgery and nonsurgical obesity interventions. Which is linked to lower all-cause death rates?
A thoracotomy is a type of surgery that is carried out on the chest. It is often carried out as part of lung cancer treatment or in emergency situations.
A recently published retrospective study has investigated the prevalence of long-term opioid use in adolescents and young adults following surgery.
By discovering the ways in which general anesthetics do more than induce sleep, researchers open up opportunities to develop improved drugs for surgery.
A look at pericoronitis, a condition where the wisdom teeth do not have enough room to grow properly. Included is detail on causes and diagnosis.
An oophorectomy is a surgical procedure to remove one or both of a woman’s ovaries. Learn more about what to expect during the procedure and recovery.
A knee replacement infection may develop after a person has an operation to replace their knee joint. Learn about the causes and treatment.
The recovery time for trigger finger surgery is quick and the procedure has a high chance of success. Learn more about the types of surgery.
A clear liquid diet is easy for the body to digest. It may be prescribed before certain surgeries or to ease nausea in some situations. Learn more.
A look at hysteroscopy, a procedure used to diagnose and treat problems of the uterus. Included is detail on recovery time and possible side effects.
Learn about spigelian hernias, a rare type of hernia that can cause painful symptoms and requires surgery. We also take a look at diagnosis and recovery.
Antiemetic drugs help ease symptoms of nausea or vomiting. Learn about what medications are available to treat different causes of nausea.
Chronic appendicitis is an infection of the appendix. Though rare, it can become extremely painful and, in some cases, become life-threatening. Learn more.
A new, life-like 3-D prostate model helps surgeons to rehearse procedures before entering the operating room. The new technology may improve accuracy.
Bone lesions are lumps or masses of abnormal tissue produced when cells within the bone start to divide uncontrollably. They may result in bone tumors.
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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