How to tell if vertebroplasty is right for you
By: amberruka
Let's back up to what a vertebroplasty is actually an indication for. Our spinal vertebrae are pretty thick bones, but even they can be fractured from a fall, trauma, or general osteoporosis (the bone is too weak/porous to support itself). When this happens, you may...
Should Smokers and the Obese be Denied Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
By: David Brown - 226423
For years, almost since the beginning of time, smoking has been in the mainstream of society. Smoking is a human trait and it is one that will not disappear until the tobacco industry disappears. Believe it or not, the tobacco industry, a multi-billion dollar industry...
By: Carol Shaw-Sutton
If Americans think that American celebrities are the most modified, plastic-surgery wise, think again. In Argentina, I've read that the government will pay for any Argentine woman to have plastic surgery done. And just from glancing at many "Telenovelas," it's quite obvious that a...
Tips on preparing for surgery
By: Joyce Good Henderson
Be proactive. Taking a proactive role in your own medical care may involve preparing for surgery. When surgery is recommended, and you have time to prepare, consider whether you want or need a second opinion. Your insurance company may require a second opinion, but even...
Should Smokers and the Obese be Denied Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
By: Leah Curtis
Should smokers and the obese be denied coronary artery bypass surgery? Absolutely not. Coronary artery bypass surgery is needed when the small blood vessels (or coronary arteries) going to the heart get a build-up of fat. These coronary arteries supply the heart muscle with oxygen...
By: Norma Chew
Arthroscopy is a safe, minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used to visualize, diagnose and/or treat problems in the joints. Such as, the shoulders, elbows, hips, knees and ankles. This procedure is most commonly done on the knee joint.The technique consists of a light...
The Bigger Risk with Gastric Bypass
By: Juliemarie
No if you are only asking about surgery alone gastric bypass holds risks like any major surgery, and therefore like any surgery the safety and effectiveness of the procedure depend largely on the competency of the surgeon and the discipline of the patient. However unlike...
By: Virginia Gaces
Venipuncture is a procedure that involves the extraction of blood from a vein making use of a syringe and a needle. This is done when the doctor wants to determine the levels of certain substances in blood to arrive at a correct diganosis.It is...
Should Smokers and the Obsese be Denied Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
By: Barbara Kasey Smith
Should smokers and the obese be denied coronary artery bypass surgery? This would be like asking if an alcoholic should be denied medical treatment if he/she was dying of cirrhosis of the liver, or if a person got seriously hurt in an automobile accident, if...
By: Jack Straw - 499735
Cosmetic Surgery Tummy Tucks: Risks and Recuperation from the SurgeryNo surgery is ever a risk-free procedure. But in the hands of a skilled surgeon, the risks are minimal, or even non-existent.Possible Dangers of SurgerySome of the complications that arise from a tummy tuck operation...

 

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