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Health Information Encyclopedia Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair - open 12/10/2012 ()
AAA - open; Repair - aortic aneurysm - open Description: The surgery will take place in an operating room. You will be given general anesthesia (you will be asleep and pain-free).
Health Information Encyclopedia Abdominal exploration 04/09/2014 ()
Exploratory surgery; Laparotomy; Exploratory laparotomy Description: Exploratory laparotomy is done while you are under general anesthesia.
Health Information Encyclopedia Abdominal wall surgery 01/29/2013 ()
Cosmetic surgery of the abdomen; Tummy tuck; Abdominoplasty Description: Your surgery will be done in an operating room in a hospital.
Health Information Encyclopedia Abortion - medical 11/08/2012 ()
Medical abortion is the use of medicine to end a pregnancy. The medicine helps remove the fetus and placenta from the mother's womb (uterus). There are different types of medical abortions. Therapeutic medical abortion is done because the woman has a health condition. Elective abortion is done because a woman chooses (elects) to end the pregnancy. An abortion is not the same as a miscarriage . Miscarriage is when a pregnancy ends on its own before the 20th week.
Health Information Encyclopedia Abortion - surgical 11/08/2012 ()
Suction curettage; Surgical abortion; Elective abortion - surgical; Therapeutic abortion - surgical Description: Surgical abortion uses a vacuum to remove the fetus and related pregnancy material from the uterus.
Health Information Encyclopedia Achilles tendon repair 02/18/2015 ()
Achilles tendon rupture-surgery; Percutaneous Achilles tendon rupture repair Description: To fix your torn Achilles tendon, the surgeon will: Make a cut down the back of your heel Make several small cuts rather than one large cut After that, the surgeon will: Bring the ends of your tendon together Sew the ends together Stitch the wound closed Why the Procedure is Performed: Before surgery is considered, you and your doctor will talk about ways to take care of your Achilles tendon rupture.
Health Information Encyclopedia ACL reconstruction 04/16/2013 ()
Anterior cruciate ligament repair Description: Most people have  general anesthesia right before surgery. This means you will be asleep and pain-free. Other kinds of anesthesia may also be used for this surgery.
Health Information Encyclopedia Adenoid removal 11/25/2014 ()
Adenoidectomy; Removal of adenoid glands Description: Your child will be given general anesthesia before surgery.
Health Information Encyclopedia Adrenalectomy 01/29/2013 ()
Adrenal gland removal; Removal of adrenal glands Description: Adrenalectomy can be performed in two ways. The type of surgery you undergo depends on the problem being treated. With open surgery, the surgeon makes one large surgical cut to remove the gland. With the laparoscopic technique, several small cuts are made.
Health Information Encyclopedia Angioplasty and stent placement - carotid artery 05/13/2014 ()
The blood vessels that bring blood to your brain and face are called the carotid arteries. You have a carotid artery on each side of your neck. The blood flow in this artery can become partly or totally blocked by fatty material called plaque. A partial blockage is called carotid artery stenosis (narrowing). A blockage in your carotid artery can reduce the blood supply to your brain. A stroke can occur if your brain does not get enough blood.
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