Surgical Procedures

Explore profiles on different surgery types and learn more about how they are done, benefits and risks, preparation, recovery, and more.
Preparation, risks, and recovery all differ from procedure to procedure. Learn more about a surgery you're considering or have planned so you can do all you can to get the best outcome.
Heart surgeons during a heart operation
What Should I Know About the Bentall Procedure?
Doctor examining a woman's face marked for a facelift - stock photo
Facial Plastic Surgery: How To Prepare
Women in dental chair speaking with dentist
Osseous Surgery: Everything You Need to Know
infant
Circumcision: Everything You Need To Know
How Long Does Lasik Surgery Last?
How Long Does LASIK Surgery Last?
External ring fixation technique in orthopedic medicine
Leg Lengthening Surgery: Everything You Need to Know
surgeons holding surgical laser in operating room
Laser Spine Surgery: Overview
Doctor in white lab coat points on parathyroid glands in anatomic model of thyroid gland. Concept photo for training in anatomy and biology or visualization of parathyroid abnormality or pathology - stock photo
Everything You Need to Know About Parathyroid Surgery
painful sciatic nerve
Sciatica Surgery: Everything You Need to Know
doctor holding a model of the prostate gland
What Is the Purpose of Prostate Surgery?
A female nurse is listening with a stethoscope the heart bit of a patient. - stock photo
Triple Bypass Surgery: Recovery
A male nurse is listening a patient in the recovery area. - stock photo
Triple Bypass Surgery: What to Expect on the Day of Surgery
Patient having ear surgery
Tympanoplasty Surgery: Everything You Need to Know
heart bypass surgery purpose
Purpose of Heart Bypass Surgery
Endoscopy
What is Endoscopy?
Woman having her neck adjusted
Neck Surgery: Long-Term Care
Patient having neck adjustment
Neck Surgery: Recovery
Patient connecting with nurse before surgery
Neck Surgery: What to Expect on the Day of Surgery
Surgeons performing open heart surgery - stock photo
Everything You Need to Know About the CABG Procedure
Preparing for surgery for neck pain
Neck Surgery: How to Prepare
A glowing red x-ray image of the chest cavity and heart
Watchman Implant Procedure: Everything You Need to Know
Team of surgeons operating on patient in hospital - stock photo
Everything You Need to Know About Maze Procedure
Surgeon reviews neck X-ray
Purpose of Neck Surgery
prepping for heart bypass surgery
Heart Bypass Surgery Overview
Radiofrequency cardiac ablation surgery in progress
What to Expect on the Day of Your Ablation Surgery
Cardiac ablation surgery about to begin
How to Prepare for Ablation Surgery
Cardiologist uses tool and ultrasound for cardiac radiofrequency ablation
Purpose of Ablation Surgery
Testicular pain from variocele
Can Varicocele Surgery Reverse Male Fertility?
Balloon angioplasty procedure
What You Should Know About Balloon Angiography
Surgery team performing colorectal surgery
Colorectal Surgery: Overview
Woman chopping greens at a center island in a kitchen.
Potential Long-Term Complications of Gastrectomy Surgery
A person wearing scrubs holds the hand of another person.
Recovery From Gastrectomy Surgery
Back problems.
Spinal Stenosis Surgery: Everything You Need to Know
A patient receives instruction from her care team in a hospital setting.
What to Expect the Day of Your Gastrectomy Surgery
Man gets immunization after splenectomy
Long-Term Care After Splenectomy
Recovering at home in bed from splenectomy
Recovery From Splenectomy Surgery
Surgeons perform laparoscopic splenectomy
Splenectomy: What to Expect on the Day of Surgery
Man and medical team prepares for splenectomy surgery
Surgery: How to Prepare for a Splenectomy
Splenectomy removes the spleen
Purpose of Splenectomy Surgery
Man holding belly for hernia pain
What Is a Hernia?
Long-term care check-in with doctor after colorectal surgery
Colorectal Surgery: Long-Term Care
Recovering from colorectal surgery
Colorectal Surgery: Recovery
Surgeon performs laparoscopic colorectal surgery
Colorectal Surgery: What to Expect on the Day of Surgery
Taking laxatives with clear liquids for bowel prep for surgery
Colorectal Surgery: How to Prepare
Surgery team performing colorectal surgery
Colorectal Surgery: Purpose of Colorectal Surgery
Preparing for gastrectomy surgery: Patient and surgeon
How to Prepare for Gastrectomy Surgery
brain hemorrhage
Understanding Brain Aneurysm Surgery
A man holding his stomach as if in pain.
Why You Might Need Gastrectomy Surgery
Doctor and patient discuss recovery from laparotomy
Long-Term Care After Exploratory Laparotomy
Recovery After Exploratory Laparotomy
Recovery From an Exploratory Laparotomy
Why an Exploratory Laparotomy May Be Needed
Why Is an Exploratory Laparotomy Performed?
preparing for weight loss surgery
Weight Loss Surgery: How to Prepare
Preparing for an Exploratory Laparotomy
How to Prepare for an Exploratory Laparotomy
Patient undergoing laparotomy
What to Expect on the Day of Your Exploratory Laparotomy
Setting the standard for surgical excellence - stock photo
Purpose of Open Heart Surgery
explaining the operation
Hernia Surgery: How To Prepare
Surgeon consulting a patient, holding hands, getting ready for surgery
Gallbladder Surgery: What to Expect on the Day of Surgery
purpose gallbladder surgery
Purpose of Gallbladder Surgery
Nurse comforting senior female patient
Mastectomy: What to Expect on the Day of Surgery
Doctor discussing with patient and woman in ward
What to Expect on the Day of Your Vasectomy