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.
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: Preparation, Recovery, Long-Term Care
infant
Circumcision: Preparation, Recovery, Long-Term Care
How Long Does Lasik Surgery Last?
Permanent or Temporary: How Long Does LASIK Last?
External ring fixation technique in orthopedic medicine
Leg Lengthening Surgery: Preparation, Recovery, Long-Term Care
surgeons holding surgical laser in operating room
Laser Spine Surgery: Preparation, Recovery, Long-Term Care
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
Parathyroidectomy (Parathyroid Surgery): Prep, Recovery
painful sciatic nerve
Sciatica Surgery: Preparation, Recovery, Long-Term Care
doctor holding a model of the prostate gland
The Purpose of Prostate Surgery
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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: Preparation, Recovery, Long-Term Care
heart bypass surgery purpose
Purpose of Heart Bypass Surgery
Endoscopy
Endoscopy: Definition, Conditions Treated, Process
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
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG): Preparation, Recovery
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: Preparation, Recovery
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Maze Procedure: Preparation, Recovery, Long-Term Care
Surgeon reviews neck X-ray
Neck Surgery: Purpose of Neck Surgery
prepping for heart bypass surgery
Heart Bypass Surgery: Overview
Radiofrequency cardiac ablation surgery in progress
Ablation Surgery: What to Expect on the Day of Surgery
Cardiac ablation surgery about to begin
Ablation Surgery: How to Prepare
Cardiologist uses tool and ultrasound for cardiac radiofrequency ablation
Ablation Surgery: Purpose of Ablation Surgery
Testicular pain from variocele
Varicocele Surgery: Preparation, Recovery, Long-Term Care
Balloon angioplasty procedure
Balloon Angioplasty: Preparation, Recovery, Long-Term Care
Surgery team performing colorectal surgery
Colorectal Surgery: Overview
Woman chopping greens at a center island in a kitchen.
Gastrectomy: Long-Term Care
A person wearing scrubs holds the hand of another person.
Gastrectomy: Recovery
Back problems.
Spinal Stenosis Surgery: Overview
A patient receives instruction from her care team in a hospital setting.
Gastrectomy: What to Expect on the Day of Surgery
Man gets immunization after splenectomy
Splenectomy Surgery: Long-Term Care
Recovering at home in bed from splenectomy
Splenectomy Surgery: Recovery
Surgeons perform laparoscopic splenectomy
Splenectomy: What to Expect on the Day of Surgery
Man and medical team prepares for splenectomy surgery
Splenectomy: How to Prepare
Splenectomy removes the spleen
Splenectomy Surgery: Purpose of Splenectomy
Man holding belly for hernia pain
Hernia: Types, Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment
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
Gastrectomy Surgery: How to Prepare
brain hemorrhage
Brain Aneurysm Surgery: Overview
A man holding his stomach as if in pain.
Gastrectomy: Purpose of Gastrectomy Surgery
Doctor and patient discuss recovery from laparotomy
Exploratory Laparotomy: Long-Term Care
Recovery After Exploratory Laparotomy
Exploratory Laparotomy: Recovery
Why an Exploratory Laparotomy May Be Needed
Exploratory Laparatomy: Purpose
preparing for weight loss surgery
Weight Loss Surgery: How to Prepare
Preparing for an Exploratory Laparotomy
Exploratory Laparotomy: How to Prepare
Patient undergoing laparotomy
Exploratory Laparotomy: What to Expect on the Day of Surgery
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Open Heart Surgery: 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
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
Vasectomy: What to Expect on the Day of Surgery
Vasectomy consultation
Vasectomy: Purpose of Male Surgical Sterilization