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What Is A Histerectomy
Hysterectomy: This is removal of the female organ called the uterus. Hysterectomies may be complete or partial. This depends on if the cervix (the lower part) of the uterus is taken or left behind. Hysterectomy does not include removal of the ovaries or tubes. That is often done along with a hysterectomy but needs to be clarified. If the ovaries aren't taken, a hysterectomy doesn't usually cause menopause. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
One-side laminectomy: Hemi means half and each of your backbone (vertebrae) has two lamina (plate of bone), one on each side. Thus a hemilaminectomy means surgical removal of one the affected laminae on one side of your backbone. Hope this helps. Good luck to you if you are undergoing such surgery. ...Read more
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
Here is ...: Hydrocelectomy is an open procedure to eliminate the occurrence of fluid collection between scrotal wall and testis with various surgical techniques, which can be done as an outpatient with very tolerable postoperative pain. More detail? Ask the Doc for specific details that you may have. ...Read more
Remove fragment: A microdiscectomy is a surgical procedure done by a trained spine surgeon which involves an incision (approx. 3cm) over the level where the disc is herniated. We use a microscope to help visualize the nerves and identify the disc herniation. Then carefully remove the disc fragment any any loose pieces to relieve the nerve impingement. The majority of the healthy disc remains intact. ...Read more
Small metal coil: A coronary stent is a small metal coil, slotted tube, or mesh structure that is placed in an artery to keep it open. The stent is mounted on a balloon catheter and delivered to the site of the blockage. When the balloon is inflated, the stent expands and is pressed against the inner wall of the coronary artery. The balloon is removed, and the stent remains in place, keeping the artery open. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thermal Lesion: Radiofrequency ablation is a procedure where thermal energy is used to ablate/cut a nerve in half. This will in essence stop transmission of signals through that nerve, mainly pain signals. This technology can be used for treating the spine, nerve pain disorders, also be used for heart problems and treat tumors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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