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.
Surgeons performing surgery
What Is Scoliosis Surgery?
Surgeons team in the operating room
Total Shoulder Replacement: Preparation, Recovery, Long-Term Care
An illustration of the liver
What Is Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt?
limb slavage
What Is Limb Salvage?
endovascular surgery prep
What Is Endovascular Surgery?
Women in dental chair speaking with dentist
Osseous Surgery: Everything You Need to Know
Stylish transgender man in modern living room
What Is Transgender Top Surgery?
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
Transgender Icon On A Wooden Block On A Table
The Purpose of Transgender Surgery
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
Patient having ear surgery
Tympanoplasty Surgery: Everything You Need to Know
heart bypass surgery purpose
Purpose of Heart Bypass Surgery
Endoscopy
What is Endoscopy?
Surgeons performing open heart surgery - stock photo
Everything You Need to Know About the CABG Procedure
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
prepping for heart bypass surgery
Heart Bypass Surgery Overview
Testicular pain from variocele
Can Varicocele Surgery Reverse Male Fertility?
Back problems.
Spinal Stenosis Surgery: Everything You Need to Know
Man holding belly for hernia pain
What Is a Hernia?
brain hemorrhage
Understanding Brain Aneurysm Surgery
preparing for weight loss surgery
Weight Loss Surgery: How to Prepare
Setting the standard for surgical excellence - stock photo
Purpose of Open Heart Surgery
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
Vasectomy consultation
Surgery: Purpose of a Vasectomy
Pensive adult black patient looking away to the window while lying down on hospital bed
What to Expect on the Day of Your Hysterectomy Surgery
robotic surgery
What to Expect Before, During and After Robotic Surgery
Concentrated surgeon performing surgery with her team
What to Expect Before, During and After a Cholecystectomy
Chiropractor explains patient using plastic model
What is Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
A lateral view of the tracheostomy procedure.
What to Expect With a Tracheostomy
Baby's visit to the doctor
Tracheoesophageal Fistula
Emergency airway treatment
Preforming Cricothyrotomy for Emergency Airway Management
thyroid surgery, thyroid surgery complications, thyroidectomy, thyroidectomy complications
What to Expect With Surgery for Nasal Polyps
Blood Patch
What Is a Blood Patch?
Arthroplasty
What Happens Before, During, and After Arthroplasty?
MRI scan showing pituitary tumor
Before, During, and After Surgery for a Pituitary Tumor
Physician wearing gloves hold nasogastric tube
Temporary and Permanent Placement of Feeding Tubes
Woman donating blood
Why Patients Choose to Have Bloodless Surgery and Blood Conservation
Four Surgeons At Work
What You Should Know About Liver Transplant Surgery
60-year-old man gets prepped for cataract surgery.
Potential Risks and Complications of Cataract Surgery
emergency room ER patient being rushed in a hospital
Why Emergency Surgeries Are Often Immediate and Scary
Woman holding stomach
Incisional Hernia: What It Is and How It's Treated
Woman lying in the hospital after the operation
Why You Might Need a Chest Tube for Surgery
Blood donation
Using an Autologous Blood Donation for Your Own Surgery
patient on ventilator in hospital bed
How Testing Is Performed to Determine a Brain Death
Doctors team in operating room
Different Types of Bypass Surgery
Obese patient at doctor's office
Duodenal Switch Surgery
Declaration of organ donation on clipboard
Types of Organ Donation and Related Costs
Doctor examining man's stomach
What to Know About Epigastric Hernia
Two doctors performing laparoscopic surgery
Get Info on How a Pelvic Laparoscopy is Done and What to Expect
Newborn Babies in Cribs
Diagnosis, Treatment, and Surgery for Umbilical Hernias
Woman With Stomach Cramps
Overview of Femoral Hernia Surgery