By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Craniosynostosis is a disorder characterized by premature fusion of the skull bones, before or after the birth. It can affect the baby’s brain growth and could lead to complications, which might last for a lifetime. However, if intervention is sufficiently early, it is a...
By: Shannon Boone
Hartmann’s procedure is an operation when the rectum and a section of the bowel is surgically removed. This surgery, which once was commonly used to treat diverticulitis and colon cancer is now more commonly used in emergency cases when the bowel has an obstruction...
By: Lenna Gonya
Over time, arteries may close due to the buildup of a fatty substance called plaque, that collects on the artery walls. When this happens in one of the carotid arteries that run under both sides of the jaw line, and carry blood to the brain...
By: Alanna Rose
A pulmonary embolism is an abrupt blockage in an artery of the lungs. This blockage is usually the fault of an embolus which is a blood clot that originated somewhere in the body and then traveled via the bloodstream to the lungs. Ninety percent of...
By: Jeannette Payne
BioGlue is a surgical adhesive that is made from two different components. It has purified bovine serum albumin, otherwise known as BSA, as well as glutaraldehyde. Scientists and doctors obtain the BSA from cattle in countries that do not use bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). This...
What to ask your doctor before open heart surgery
By: Joyce Good Henderson
For many people, the blockage of coronary arteries and chest pain leads to emergency open heart surgery. With very little or no time to prepare, you often don’t know what to ask your doctor. When your life is at risk, you don’t have...
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
An endograft is a stent, consisting of a wall made of wire mesh and a wraparound fabric material, which is designed to withstand the chemical and physiological insults encountered in human circulation. Thus, it is made for the specific purpose of being placed inside a...
Side effects of gases used for general anesthesia
By: M. L. Kiser
Surgeries are done every single day throughout the world. No one even thinks twice about having an appendix or gall bladder removed anymore. People worldwide have dental work done and are anesthetized, cataracts are removed, even when cosmetic surgery is done, most people consider that...
By: Can Tran
Those that have underwent surgery or some potentially painful procedure would have to be placed under a general anesthetic. When under anesthesia, you are not awake or conscious enough to know what the doctors and nurses are doing to you. While under anesthesia, things can...
By: Alainna DePoalo
Sinus surgery recovery takes about a week to ten days. This week of suffering is well worth the time to be spent living beyond recovery, with much less sinus trouble. Recovery is simple and can easily be spent in bed. Catching up on rest will...

 

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