All surgeries have both benefits and risks. Make the best choice for you by learning about each, tips for preparation, and what to expect in recovery.
Major or minor, all surgeries have both benefits and risks. Make the best choice for you by learning about each, tips for preparation, and what to expect in recovery.
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Purpose of Vascular Surgery
doctor holding a model of the prostate gland
The Purpose of Prostate Surgery
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Ablation Surgery: Recovery
prepping for heart bypass surgery
Heart Bypass Surgery: Overview
preparing for colonoscopy
Colonoscopy: Long-Term Care
Balloon angioplasty procedure
Balloon Angioplasty: Preparation, Recovery, Long-Term Care
Ketamine In Anesthesia Induction
Ketamine: Effects, Medical Uses, Risks
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What Is Transgender Top Surgery?
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Body Asymmetry: Why Is One Hand or Breast Bigger?
Conjoined twins are rare
Overview of Conjoined Twin Separation Surgery
Human blood for transfusion in Boston
Universal Recipient: Blood Types and Reactions
Surgeon tying his mask
Risks and Benefits of Medical Tourism
Home healthcare nurse tending to picc line of recovering patient
PICC Line: Uses, Process, Risks, Safety, Recovery
Man going under anesthesia
General Anesthesia Side Effects and Complications
Doctor examining pregnant patient's belly
How Anterior Is Used to Describe Anatomy
Organ Weight
How Much Do Your Organs Weigh?
Multi-ethnic doctors operating girl at hospital
What Is the Risk of Death From Surgery?
Female doctor examining newborn baby in incubator
Congenital Diaphragmatic (Bochdalek) Hernia
Anesthesia Provider
Types of Local Anesthesia For Surgery Procedures
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Overview of Necrosis In the Human Body
surgeons operating using laparoscopic instruments
Laparoscopy: Preparation, Recovery, Long-Term Care
A doctor checking a patients spleen
The Function of the Spleen
Operating room staff performing hospital surgery
Maxillofacial Surgery, Facial Surgery Specialty
Magnetic Resonance Enterography: Purpose, Procedure, Results
Robot-assisted hysterectomy
The Meaning of Prolapse in the Human Body
Surgeons performing surgery in operating room
The Surgical Specialty of Trauma
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The Difference Between Acute and Chronic Illnesses
Surgeons performing surgery in operating room.
Escharotomy: Preparation, Recovery, Long-Term Care
A doctor adjusting light in operating room
Reasons for a Resection Surgery
How the Word Bilateral Is Used in Medicine
Operating nurse soothing patient on table in operating room
What to Know About Monitored Anesthesia Care
Team of nurses and surgeons in surgery
What Is the General Surgery Specialty?
Close up of doctor wearing surgical gloves, holding oxygen mask over patient in operating theater
Paralytic Drugs Are Medications Given During Anesthesia
Surgeons performing cardiothoracic surgery
Cardiothoracic Surgery: Prep, Recovery, Long-Term Care
Handing doctor surgical tool in operating room.
The Surgical Specialty of Vascular Surgery
Surgeons performing surgery in operating room
Open Surgery Overview and Pros and Cons
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Bacteremia Causes and Diagnosis
Team of doctors performing surgery in operating theater
Types of Prophylaxis in Medicine
patient resting after surgery with doctor writing on a chart
Learn About the Perioperative Phases of Surgery
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What Does Pulmonary Mean in Medicine?
Nurse putting oxygen mask to patient during surgery
Preoperative Explained - Preoperative Phase of Surgery
Surgeons performing surgery in operating room
What Conditions Can an Ablation Treat?
patient in hospital bed speaking with two surgeons
The Basics of Inpatient Surgery
Surgeons operating on patient
How in Situ Is Used During Surgery and Cancer Treatment
Human ligaments, illustration
The Multiple Meanings of the Term Cervical
Surgeon Beginning Procedure With Scalpel In Hand, Close-up
What It Means to Excise Something During Surgery
Gastric bypass, illustration
The Meaning of Surgical Anastomosis
Surgeons performing gastric bypass surgery
Bariatric Surgery: Preparation, Recovery, Long-Term Care
What Is Intubation and Why Is It Done?
Doctor Examining Patient's Throat
Stricture Types in the Human Body
liver biopsy supporting with Ultrasound
Why a Biopsy Is Performed
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When and Why a Urinary Catheter is Used
Woman getting ready for an MRI
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Uses, Procedure, Results
Concentrating surgeons performing operation in operating room
Ambulatory Surgery: How Same Day Surgery Is Different
'Boy lying in hospital bed, coloring'
Free Surgery Coloring Book Pages
Mature surgeon using scalpel during surgery
Surgical Incision Types and Care Information
surgical team in operating room
What's Involved in a Surgical Scrub Technician Job
Epidural anesthesia
How Is Regional Anesthesia Used During Surgery?
Doctor and nurse talking with patient in hospital bed
Overview of the Foley Catheter and Surgery
Orthopedic surgeon operating on a foot
How to Evaluate a Surgeon's Experience With a Procedure