Hemorrhoid surgery is an effective way of removing hemorrhoids that cause symptoms. There are several types, and recovery time may be a few weeks. Learn more about hemorrhoid surgery here.
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.
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.
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.
A stent is a small tube that doctors can place in a blocked artery to help restore healthy blood flow. In this article, learn more about the procedure, possible risks, and what to expect.
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.
A ventriculoperitoneal shunt is a medical device that surgeons use to treat hydrocephaly. The article looks at the types, procedure, possible complications, and tips for recovery.
Here, we share the fascinating stories of six people who have turned the scalpel on themselves. This Spotlight feature is certainly not for the squeamish.
Having a C-section can increase the risk of receiving an endometriosis diagnosis. Learn more about the connection between C-sections and endometriosis in this article.
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.
With the help of innovative techniques, surgeons at New York University Langone Health have successfully conducted a full face transplant.
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.
A new study identifies four subtypes of obesity, and the authors warn that experts must focus on individuals if they are to find effective treatments.
A recent analysis on existing data unearths information about the rare but serious long-term risks associated with silicone breast implants.
A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils. In this article, learn about its uses, how the procedure works, and the recovery process. We also cover the risks.
Intubation is a common procedure doctors use during surgery or in a medical emergency to help a person breathe. In this article, learn about the types, side effects, and recovery.
A doctor may recommend gallbladder removal if other treatments do not provide relief from the symptoms of gallstones. Learn about the procedure and recovery here.
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.
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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