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What is a "laparoscopic surgery"?

What is a "laparoscopic surgery"?

Minimally-invasive: Surgery on the abdomen. With traditional open surgery, a relatively large incision is made, & the surgeon works with his hands inside the abdomen. With laparoscopic surgery, small incisions are made, & a scope & thin instruments are placed thru trocars thru the incisions. The surgeon then operates like playing video games on tv. Patients have less pain & bounce back faster than with open surgery. ...Read more

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Cystectomy (Definition)

Surgical removal of the urinary bladder. The bladder is usually removed for cancer when the tumor is aggressive or other means have ...Read more


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What is a salpinectomy.

Salpingenctomy: Saplingectomy is the surgical removal of the fallopian tubes. ...Read more

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What is a button TURP procedure?

What is a button TURP procedure?

Prostate surgery: Turp is transurethral resection of the prostate gland, or trimming out the obstructing portion of the prostate tissue from within the center of the gland, done with a scope-like instrument thru the penis. The "button" is a small bead on the end of the scope thru which electrical current passes which vaporizes and removes the tissue. ...Read more

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What is a laparoscopy?

What is a laparoscopy?

Surgery with camera: Laparoscopic surgery uses a camera and long, thin instruments to do surgery through small incisions. You will need general anesthesia. Then the abdomen is puffed up with carbon dioxide to create working space. Once the surgery is done, the gas is deflated and the small holes closed. For most procedures, recovery tends to be quicker than for open procedures. ...Read more

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What is a laparoscopic pyelolithotomy?

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What is a laparoscopic pyelolithotomy?

Here it is...: a "mini-invasive" procedure to remove kidney stones by opening up renal pelvis under direct vision of telescope through 3-4 small openings of abdominal wall. More? Ask the laparoscopic surgeons. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for a ureterovesical fistula surgery ?

What is the procedure for a ureterovesical fistula surgery ?

Rare condition: Ureter runs into the bladder. Ureterovesical fistula has to be between the intrvesical ureter and bladder & is usually a complication following ureteral reimplant surgery. Procedure for repair is a redo ureteral reiplant excising portion of ureter distal to the fistula. This often requires a so called "boari flap", bringing up flap of bladder to shorten length of ureter needed for reimplant. ...Read more

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What exactly is a thoracab procedure?

What exactly is a thoracab procedure?

Minimally invasive: This is another name for minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery, where the heart is access through the intercostal (between the ribs) space and the operation is down through there. For more information please see: http://www.Uchospitals.Edu/specialties/heart/services/coronary-artery-disease/bypass/thoracab.Html. ...Read more

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What is a cinderella procedure?

What is a cinderella procedure?

Operation for bunion: Surgery to make foot narrower by shaving bone on outer part of bunions. Indicated cosmetically plus functionally if subjects, usually women, have foot pain because the shoes feel too tight. Best discussed with an experieced foot surgeon. ...Read more

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What operation is done for endometriosis?

What  operation is done for endometriosis?

Laparoscopy: Minimally invasive surgery resection of the disease is the standard surgery. A hysterectomy is not always necessary or even helpful. ...Read more

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What is a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What is a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Gallbladder removal: Cholecystectomy means removal of the gallbladder. It can be done either open (the way we've done it for over a hundred years with a long incision under the rib cage), or laparoscopically (through small incisions using different instruments to get the job done). We generally do it laparoscopically if possible, and reserve the open approach for when we it's not safe to do via the scope. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for a circumcision?

What is the procedure for a circumcision?

Here are some ...: Circumcision is a surgical procedure to remove long foreskin as the final resort for treating recurrent irritation by infection / inflammation of the foreskin or at times for personal preference under social and cultural pressure, which can be safely performed under local anesthesia, informed consent, and aseptic fashion. ...Read more

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What is a colostomy and is this a common procedure?

What is a colostomy and is this a common procedure?

A bag: This is a surgically placed bag on the abdomen used for some patients who have had colon surgery. These are common procedures. ...Read more

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What is a surgery called perineoplasty?

What is a surgery called perineoplasty?

Restoration: The perineum is the area between the opening of the vagina and the opening of the rectum (the anus). Having babies vaginally can cause a thinning and weakening of that area. A perineoplasty is the procedure to repair and restore the perineum. That surgery is frequently associated with repair of the front and/or back walls of the vagina (anterior and posterior vaginal repairs) ...Read more

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What is a neobladder?

What is a neobladder?

Created bladder: Bladder that is created by a urology surgeon. It is typically created from the patient's own intestine. There is hope that neo bladders can be created from engineered bio-material. There are risks for the use intestine, but the benefit to the storage of urine outweighs the risk for some patients requiring neo bladders. Indication for neo bladder is absence of a working bladder. ...Read more

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What is a laparoscopy chromotubation?

What is a laparoscopy chromotubation?

Fertility test: To find if there is blockage if tubes , while visualizing uterus and tubes a dye is injected through uterine cavity . If there is no block dye will appear at both free ends of tube , concluding there is no blockage . Some times in addition radio opaque dye also injected and take picture tubes. ...Read more

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What is the procedure to have a bunionectomy pin removed? Is it another surgery?

What is the procedure to have a bunionectomy pin removed? Is it another surgery?

Technically: it is another "surgery" and requires anesthesia however it is considered "minor" compared with the bunionectomy itself! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is a strictureplasty?

What is a strictureplasty?

Repairing of scar: It is a surgical procedure performed to repair the formation of excessive scar tissue in the intestinal region which was made due to presence of repeated injury and healing secondary to inflammatory bowel diseases like crohns disease. ...Read more

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What is a whipple procedure and is it related to pancreaticoduodenectomy?

What is a whipple procedure and is it related to pancreaticoduodenectomy?

Same thing: A whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy) removes the head of the pancreas, the lower bile duct, gallbladder, and usually part of the stomach (and associated lymph nodes). The GI tract is the reconstructed in a variety of ways. ...Read more

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How is a laparoscopic j-pouch procedure done?

How is a laparoscopic j-pouch procedure done?

Carefully!: Using 4-5 small incisions we free up all the attachments of the colon and rectum. Then we divide the rectum above the anal muscles or sphincters and make an extraction incision. About 3 inches in size. After removal of the colon and rectum we create the pouch and then attach it to the anal muscles. Sometimes you need a bikini incision to help with the pelvic part of the surgery. ...Read more

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