By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
What is a bone marrow biopsy? Bone marrow is the area in our body which produces blood cells including the red blood cells, white blood cells and the platelets. Bone marrow is located in certain bones of the body and among them; the most accessible...
By: Omar Salvador
In a condition when the delicate lung tissue becomes acutely infected, there exists the lung disease known as pneumonia. The infection may be caused by several kinds of bacteria and viruses. In battling the infection, the alveoli (air sacs in the lungs) fill up with...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
What is a cholecystectomy? Cholecystectomy is the procedure to remove the gallbladder when it is inflamed and gives rise to relevant symptoms. In the traditional approach, a 5 – 8 cm cut will be placed on your upper abdomen and the surgeon will locate the...
Advances in total joint replacement
By: Rhonda Buffington
Total joint replacement programs are growing in size and capabilities to help people with damaged joints get back to doing the things they love. New surgical techniques are improving the prospects for those needing joint replacement. Twenty years ago it was common for patients to...
By: Sam E. Jones
Hemorrhoids are when veins in the anus become enlarged to the point where the surface area above the vein becomes itchy or painful. Hemorrhoids are in essence the same thing as varicose veins, the difference being the location of the veins. Because the anus is...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Renal transplant is a commonly performed transplant procedure in the United States as with many other parts of the world. Improved surgical skills, incorporation of research evidence, availability of effective immune suppression agents as well as efficient methods of selecting the donor and matching with...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Knee replacement surgery is a common joint replacement surgery performed in the United States and according to statistics over 550,000 knee replacements are done each year. Also known as knee arthroplasty, knee replacement surgery involves replacement of damaged, worn off or problematic joint components...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Postoperative vomiting is a common occurrence in about 20 – 30% of the surgical patients and it may range from a mild nausea to a severe vomiting which can lead to serious consequences or to a prolonged hospital stay in certain instance. But, when looking...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Disc herniation is a complication seen following traumatic accidents related to the spine and it is most likely to occur in the lumbar discs than in other sites. The condition will make a cartilages disc between the vertebral bodies to dislocate or the content within...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Abdominal hysterectomy is a surgical procedure in which the uterus or the womb is removed through an incision made in the lower abdominal wall. There are several types of hysterectomies performed through the abdominal incision and these can include total removal of the uterus, removal...

 

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