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Health Encyclopedia Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair - open 12/10/2012
AAA - open; Repair - aortic aneurysm - open Description: The surgery will take place in an operating room. You will be given general anesthesia (you will be asleep and pain-free).
Health Encyclopedia Abdominal exploration 05/16/2012
Laparotomy; Exploratory laparotomy Description: Exploratory laparotomy is done while you are under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and feel no pain.
Health Encyclopedia Abdominal wall surgery 01/29/2013
Cosmetic surgery of the abdomen; Tummy tuck; Abdominoplasty Description: Your surgery will be done in an operating room in a hospital.
Health Encyclopedia ACL reconstruction 06/04/2011
Anterior cruciate ligament repair Description: You will probably receive general anesthesia right before surgery. This means you will be asleep and pain-free. Sometimes, other kinds of anesthesia are used for this surgery.
Health Encyclopedia Adenoid removal 11/09/2012
Adenoidectomy; Removal of adenoid glands Description: Your child will be given general anesthesia before surgery.
Health Encyclopedia Adrenalectomy 01/29/2013
Adrenal gland removal; Removal of adrenal glands Description: Adrenalectomy can be performed in two ways. The type of surgery you undergo depends on the problem being treated. With open surgery, the surgeon makes one large surgical cut to remove the gland. With the laparoscopic technique, several small cuts are made.
Health Encyclopedia Angioplasty and stent placement - carotid artery 06/18/2012
You have an artery on each side of your neck called the carotid artery. This artery brings needed blood to your brain and face. The blood flow in this artery can become partly or totally blocked by fatty material called plaque. A partial blockage is called carotid artery stenosis (narrowing). A blockage in your carotid artery can reduce the blood supply to your brain. A stroke can occur if your brain does not get enough blood. There are two invasive ways to treat a carotid artery that is narrowed or blocked.
Health Encyclopedia Angioplasty and stent placement - heart 08/24/2012
Angioplasty is a procedure to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. These blood vessels are called the coronary arteries. A coronary artery stent is a small, metal mesh tube that expands inside a coronary artery. A stent is often placed during or immediately after angioplasty. It helps prevent the artery from closing up again. A drug-eluting stent has medicine embedded in it that helps prevent the artery from closing in the long term.
Health Encyclopedia Angioplasty and stent placement - peripheral arteries 01/23/2013
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty - peripheral artery; PTA - peripheral artery; Angioplasty - peripheral arteries; iliac artery-angioplasty; fermoral artery-angioplasty; popliteal artery-angioplasty; tibial artery-angioplasty; peroneal artery-angioplasty Description: Angioplasty uses a medical "balloon" to widen blocked arteries.
Health Encyclopedia Ankle replacement 10/24/2012
Ankle arthroplasty - total; Total ankle arthroplasty; Endoprosthetic ankle replacement; Ankle surgery Description: Ankle replacement surgery is most often done while you are under general anesthesia .
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