By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
In surgical practice, deciding on the right type of surgical access for a specific condition would be a skill of its own for a surgeon. The decision to select a specific incision would depend on the several elements. These would be, Problem site Related anatomical...
Denying Health Care
By: Mel Rodriguez
No one should be denied health care, period. There is a human obligation to our fellow human beings to give everyone the opportunity to continue living, with some quality, if circumstances allow. With the health care debate in a heated frenzy and people in general...
Cryosurgery: Using liquid nitrogen to treat warts and more
By: Nicole Evans M.D.
Warts, actinic keratoses, molluscum contagiosum, small basal cell carcinomas, condyloma acuminata and more, the list of skin conditions that can be easily and successfully treated with cryotherapy is quite extensive. Cryosurgery is a surgical technique that uses controlled freezing to deliberately destroy diseased tissue...
Overview: Cervical spine surgery at the Duke Raleigh Hospital, NC
By: SullivanRose
Imagine a hospital in the high drama style of medical TV: lights race down a long, sterile hallway making the surgery ride agonizingly fast. Gurney wheels squeak as fear drips into your IV. Echoes of pain bounce off the walls and expand just as you...
The possible dangers of gastric bypass surgery
By: Jennifer Kirkman
A lot of people that are morbidly obese elect to have a gastric bypass surgery. But this surgery does not come without at least a few risks that you should be aware of. I'd like to point some of these out. One of the...
Should Smokers and the Obese be Denied Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
By: Georgia Stewart
If smokers and the obese are denied coronary artery bypass or other medical procedures where will this type of discriminatory screening end? Smoking and overeating are not the only life-style habits that people adopt that are potentially dangerous. There are those who participate in...
Pros and cons of Lap-band surgery
By: Vea Terrie
Since the first laparoscopic adjustable bands for weight loss were used on patients in Europe and Australia in 1993, lap-band surgery has grown in scope and popularity. Lap-band surgery was initially used only to treat morbidly obese patients, however, it is currently made available to...
Bone grafts explained
By: Paul Simms
A bone graft is the insertion of a material at the site of bone loss in order to stimulate bone growth. In most situations, the material that is inserted in the site is bone tissue, and usually it comes from another area on the patient's...
Fetal surgery: How and why
By: Paul Simms
Fetal surgery is necessary or desirable in a number of different circumstances. Performing surgery on a fetus is complicated because not only do you have the risks associated with any surgery, but fetal surgery also greatly increases the chance of a premature birth even if...
Elderly medicine: Preparing for heart bypass surgery
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Heart bypass surgery or better known as coronary bypass surgery (CABG) is the procedure used in replacing the defected circulatory vessels towards the heart muscles through a grafted channel which will make a bypass of the blocked segment of the coronary arteries. Usually, the blocked...

 

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