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Reference Index Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair - open 03/05/2009
AAA - open; Repair - aortic aneurysm - open Description: The surgery will take place in an operating room.
Reference Index Abdominal exploration 05/17/2010
Laparotomy; Exploratory laparotomy Description: An abdominal exploration (laparotomy) is done while you are under general anesthesia , which means you are asleep and feel no pain during the procedure. The surgeon makes a cut into the abdomen and examines the abdominal organs.
Reference Index Abdominal wall surgery 02/07/2009
Cosmetic surgery of the abdomen; Tummy tuck; Abdominoplasty Description: Your surgery will be done in an operating room in a hospital.
Reference Index Abortion - medical 02/09/2009
Therapeutic medical abortion; Elective medical abortion; Induced abortion Description: A medical, or nonsurgical, abortion can be done within 7 weeks from the first day of the woman's last menstrual period.
Reference Index Abortion - surgical 02/19/2009
Suction curettage; Surgical abortion; Elective abortion - surgical; Therapeutic abortion - surgical Description: A surgical abortion uses a vacuum to remove the fetus and related material from a woman's uterus (womb).
Reference Index ACL reconstruction 02/03/2009
Anterior cruciate ligament repair Description: You will probably receive general anesthesia right before surgery. This means you will be unconscious and unable to feel pain.
Reference Index Adenoid removal 01/26/2009
Adenoidectomy; Removal of adenoid glands Description: Your child will be given general anesthesia before surgery.
Reference Index Adrenalectomy 12/17/2009
Adrenal gland removal; Removal of adrenal glands Description: Adrenalectomy can be performed in two ways. In the "open" surgery, the surgeon makes one large surgical cut to remove the gland. With the "laparoscopic" technique, several small incisions are made. The surgeon will discuss which approach is better for you.
Reference Index Angioplasty and stent placement - carotid artery 07/10/2010
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.
Reference Index Angioplasty and stent placement - heart 06/21/2010
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.
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