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.
epidural for pain relief after surgery
Epidural For Pain Relief After Surgery
doctor holding a model of the prostate gland
What Is the Purpose of Prostate Surgery?
Balloon angioplasty procedure
What You Should Know About Balloon Angiography
Ketamine In Anesthesia Induction
Ketamine Is an Anesthetic Medication for Surgery
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Body Asymmetry: Why Is One Hand or Breast Bigger?
Human blood for transfusion in Boston
What Is the Universal Recipient Blood Type?
Surgeon tying his mask
What You Should Know About Medical Tourism
Home healthcare nurse tending to picc line of recovering patient
How PICC Lines Allow Fluids and Medications to Get Into the Bloodstream
Man going under anesthesia
Know the Risks of General Anesthesia Before Surgery
Doctor examining pregnant patient's belly
How to Know If Your Body Parts Are Anterior or Posterior
Organ Weight
How Much Do Your Organs Weigh?
Multi-ethnic doctors operating girl at hospital
Dying During Surgery: The Risk of Death During Any Procedure
Female doctor examining newborn baby in incubator
There Is No Way to Prevent This Kind of Hernia
Surgeon standing in operating room
Local Anesthesia for Surgical Procedures
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Necrosis: What You Should Know
A doctor checking a patients spleen
Learn About the Function of the Spleen and Why You Can Live Without It
What Is Magnetic Resonance Enterography?
Robot-assisted hysterectomy
The Types of Prolapses and Surgical Treatment
Surgeons performing surgery in operating room
Understanding Medical Trauma and How It's Treated
Woman checking blood sugar
The Difference Between Acute and Chronic Illnesses
A doctor adjusting light in operating room
Why a Resection Surgery May Be Necessary
How the Word Bilateral Is Used in Medicine
Operating nurse soothing patient on table in operating room
What You Should Know About Conscious Sedation
Team of nurses and surgeons in surgery
What Kinds of Conditions Can a General Surgeon Operate On?
Close up of doctor wearing surgical gloves, holding oxygen mask over patient in operating theater
Paralytics Are Medications Given During Surgery and General Anesthesia
Handing doctor surgical tool in operating room.
Vascular Surgery for Treating Blood Vessels Throughout the Body
Surgeons performing surgery in operating room
The Difference Between Open and Minimally Invasive Surgery
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Bacteremia Can Lead to Sepsis or Septic Shock
Team of doctors performing surgery in operating theater
What You Should Know: Prophylaxis and Prophylactic Health Treatments
patient resting after surgery with doctor writing on a chart
Find out What the Perioperative Phases of Surgery Are
closeup of a young caucasian doctor man sitting at his office desk observing a chest radiograph in a tablet computer
Pulmonary: The Medical Definition
Nurse putting oxygen mask to patient during surgery
What Does Preoperative Mean?
Surgeons performing surgery in operating room
What Is an Ablation? Types and Techniques
patient in hospital bed speaking with two surgeons
Inpatient Surgery vs. Outpatient Surgery
Surgeons operating on patient
The Use of in Situ in Surgery and Cancer Treatments
Human ligaments, illustration
Cervical: Understanding the Multiple Meanings of the Term
Surgeon Beginning Procedure With Scalpel In Hand, Close-up
How and Why Excisions Are Performed During a Surgery
Gastric bypass, illustration
Anastomosis Definition and Examples
What Is Intubation and Why Is It Done?
Doctor Examining Patient's Throat
Types of Strictures and Their Causes
liver biopsy supporting with Ultrasound
Understanding Why a Biopsy Is Performed
transparent urine plastic bag and pee catheter hang under patient bed in hospital
Foley and Other Catheters: When and Why You May Need One
Woman getting ready for an MRI
What You Should Know About MRI
Concentrating surgeons performing operation in operating room
Ambulatory Surgery: How Same Day Surgery Is Different
Mature surgeon using scalpel during surgery
Surgical Incisions: Types and Care After Surgery
surgical team in operating room
The Role and Responsibilities of a Surgical Scrub Technician
Epidural anesthesia
Is Regional or General Anesthesia Better 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 Many Surgeries Should Your Surgeon Have Done Before Yours?
Diagram demonstrating the difference between a normal heart and a heart with an atrial septal defect
Atrial Septal Defect Is a Congenital Heart Problem Found in Newborns
Father and daughter watching a digital tablet
Learn the Best Ways to Explain Surgery to Your Child
Surgeon closing stitches on a patient
The History of Surgery: A Timeline of Medicine
Empty Operation Room In Hospital
How to Prepare for Surgery
Medical supplies in storage
Medical Supplies Used in Common Medical Procedures
Mother carrying child at a doctor's visit
Preparing Your Child for Surgery and Anesthesia
Anesthetist administering gas to patient
Safety of Anesthesia for Oral Surgery
Doctor Wearing White Coat Visiting Mature Female Patient In Hospital Bed
What to Know About Flumazenil
What Is a Urethrotomy and Why Is It Important?
Surgeon looking a X-rays of a skull
What Is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?
VNS therapy
How Vagal Nerve Stimulation Works for Seizure Prevention