Surgery techniques against back pain
By: JCSprenger
A Surgical OdysseyBattered by back problems, I finally agreed to abide my doctor's advice and turned myself in at a local hospital. This is the embellished story of a guy who was terrified to go under the knife for a major operation for the first...
Consequences of gallbladder removal
By: Kris Kennedy
The pain of gallstones may make someone run to the surgeon, but the consequences may warrant additional thought. All surgeries have consequences.My Story I suffered from a lot of gas and started changing eating habits to low fat diets my physician ran an EEG...
Consequences of gallbladder removal
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
What is the gallbladder and what can you expect if you need to have yours removed? The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped sack. It acts a storage reservoir for bile that is created by the liver. Bile is produced in the liver and moves through...
Pleural effusion after bypass surgery
By: Lonnette Harrell
Since my dad died of complications and hospital acquired infections, after a triple bypass, I am well aware of the things that can occur, following surgery. He developed very serious pneumonia, that he could never recover from, in spite of the continual use of antibiotics...
By: MD Lynn
Daily, there are people who indeed do things that might put their own life at risk in order to protect or save the life of another. These are good people... helpful people... modern-day heroes.Yet, currently there are 92,000 people who are dying and...
How do gallstones come back after gall bladder removal surgery?
By: Angie Pollock
A myth about having the gallbladder removed is that the individual who had the surgery will never have gallstones again. To understand how gallstones are formed and how they can return, we must first understand how the gallbladder works and the procedure that removes it...
Jaw resections: Preparation and recovery from a patient's perspective
By: Edgar Frost
A jaw resection is a surgical procedure where a portion of the jaw is removed. There are many reasons why a jaw resection may be performed, such as to prevent the spread of a tumor to surrounding areas. A jaw resection can be performed by...
Marsupialization: Why is it done? A patient's perspective
By: Edgar Frost
Marsupialization is a minor surgical procedure which involves cutting an opening into a cyst to allow it to drain freely. Since the cyst is allowed to drain, the size and amount of pressure are also reduced. As a result, the amount of discomfort in the...
By: Norma Chew
Breast Cyst Aspiration is the procedure that a doctor would perform if you were diagnosed with a watery, fluid filled breast sac or lump.The key words are watery, fluid filled sac. A watery, fluid filled breast lump is called a breast cyst and is...
What's happens inside the surgical suite?
By: Norma Chew
The surgical suite, also called the operating room is a mysterious and fascinating arena. This is where a patient usually encounters their surgical experience. This is where the surgical care givers wear masks and work behind closed doors. So, would you like to know what...

 

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