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What to know about gastrectomy, or stomach removal

What to know about gastrectomy, or stomach removal

A gastrectomy is a surgical procedure to remove part or all of the stomach. Doctors may recommend gastrectomy as a treatment for stomach cancer, which is also called gastric cancer. The procedure can also treat diabetes, gastroparesis, and obesity. After surgery, a person will digest foods differently, but they will still be able to eat […]

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What is knee arthroscopy?

What is knee arthroscopy?

Knee arthroscopy is a procedure that involves a surgeon investigating and correcting problems with a small tool called an arthroscope. It is a less invasive method of surgery used to both diagnose and treat issues in the joints. The arthroscope has a camera attached, and this allows doctors to inspect the joint for damage. The […]

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What are the most painful surgeries?

What are the most painful surgeries?

It is not always possible to prevent pain during or after an operation. Although some discomfort may be inevitable, a doctor will work with other specialists, such as an anesthesiologist, to manage a person’s pain. It is essential to remember that everyone is different. Some people may find a particular surgery very painful, while others […]

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Salpingo-oophorectomy: Preparation, side effects, and recovery

Salpingo-oophorectomy: Preparation, side effects, and recovery

A salpingo-oophorectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes. It may be carried out for a variety of reasons, including treating cancer, endometriosis, or an ectopic pregnancy. In this article, we look at the reasons for a salpingo-oophorectomy, as well as how to prepare for the surgery and ensure a smooth […]

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What you should know about balloon sinuplasty

What you should know about balloon sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty is a type of endoscopic nasal surgery. It uses small balloon catheters that inflate to drain the large nasal sinuses. Balloon sinuplasty is typically used to treat cases of severe rhinosinusitis or sinus inflammation and blockage in the nose. The procedure was adapted from angioplasty, where balloon catheters are used to dilate damaged […]

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Thoracotomy: Procedures and recovery

Thoracotomy: Procedures and recovery

A thoracotomy is a type of surgery that is carried out on a person’s chest. It is often used during the treatment of lung cancer. This article looks at the various uses of a thoracotomy, how the procedure works, and what the outlook is after surgery. What is a thoracotomy? A thoracotomy may be required […]

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Knee replacement infection: What you need to know

Knee replacement infection: What you need to know

A knee replacement infection may develop after a person has had an operation to replace their knee joint. What are the symptoms of a knee replacement infection and who is at most risk of getting one? Knee replacement surgery, also known as knee arthroplasty, is one of the most common types of elective surgery. It […]

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Trigger finger surgery: What to expect

Trigger finger surgery: What to expect

Trigger finger can leave the finger or thumb stuck in a crooked position. It causes pain and stiffness and makes it hard to move the affected digit. If other treatments are not successful or the condition is severe, surgery is usually successful in restoring full movement. The recovery time for trigger finger surgery is quick, […]

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What is a hemicolectomy?

What is a hemicolectomy?

A hemicolectomy is a surgical procedure that involves removing a segment of the colon. It is typically performed to treat colon cancer or a bowel disease, such as Crohn’s disease or severe diverticulitis. During this surgery, the damaged section of the colon is removed and the healthy parts of the colon are reattached. Why is […]

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Whipple procedure: Risks, benefits, and how to prepare

Whipple procedure: Risks, benefits, and how to prepare

A Whipple procedure is the most common surgical procedure for treating pancreatic cancer. It can also treat some other conditions, including chronic pancreatitis. This complicated procedure involves removal of the gallbladder, lymph nodes near the pancreas, and portions of the pancreas, small intestine, and stomach. In some recipients, the procedure cures their cancer. In others, […]