Medical guide to understanding surgery consent forms
By: Olivia Bredbenner
Being informed is critical, especially in the area of a patients health care. From the moment a patient enters a health care institution they can expect to be given written information to inform them on just about everything they need to know. Understanding all of...
Medical guide to understanding surgery consent forms
By: W. Diane Van Zwol
Perhaps you are a patient who is about to have surgery, for the first time. A registered nurse is discussing your admission to the hospital. "Prior to surgery, you will receive a careful explanation of the procedure, its risks, and the expected outcome. You may...
By: Rowlandwithaw
KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY: POST OP SUCCESS TIPSTotal joint replacement is one of the great surgical advances of this century.In this procedure, an orthopaedic surgeon replaces the arthritic or damaged joint with an artificial joint called a prosthesis. In the United Kingdom alone, more than...
How have laparoscopic processes changed the face of surgery?
By: Olivia Bredbenner
Our advancing technology has reached our surgeon's hands and we are all benefiting from it. There's no stopping us now. The surgical experience today is often different than years ago. Depending on the type of surgery. The operative experience for most patients used to mean...
What to expect when having a bone marrow biopsy
By: Pattie Curran
One of the most common questions parents of a newly diagnosed Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome child ask is, "What can we expect when our child has a bone marrow biopsy?" Most hematologists/oncologists perform the bone marrow biopsy (BMB) at the same time they perform a bone...
By: Melody St. John
Any form of surgery is associated with certain risks. So if you need to undergo a surgical procedure, it is imperative that you have a clear picture of what to expect prior, during and after the procedure. Prior to surgery, your doctor will discuss with...
A brief history of surgery
By: Elton Gahr
In the modern world we often think of surgery as a common thing. We have elective surgeries and expect to be safe and healthy after the surgeries. People will have surgeries and go home within hours but this hasn't always been the case. Surgery during...
Vision correction surgery explained
By: Frank L. Parker
Vision correction surgery, specifically LASIK, was a procedure I had done more than five years ago. Myopia is very common, but prior to getting LASIK my vision was particularly bad. Without contacts or glasses my hand was a blur when held at a mere arms-length...
How have laparoscopic processes changed the face of surgery?
By: W. Diane Van Zwol
Understanding Laparoscopic Procedures When a patient is confronted with the necessity of having a surgical procedure, a surgeon may suggest that laparoscopic procedures are preferable to previous modes of surgical intervention. Of course, many patients still do not understand what laparoscopy entails or how different...
How have laparoscopic processes changed the face of surgery?
By: P. M. Montgomery
Laparoscopic procedures have changed the field of surgery and are benefiting the surgeons, the hospitals, and most importantly, the patients. Laparoscopic procedures began mostly in the gastrointestinal area and gynecological areas. Gallbladders are being removed in thirty minutes with a stay in the hospital of...

 

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