Archive for the 'Procedures' Category

Septoplasty

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Septoplasty is revision or repair of the septum between the two nostrils. Septoplasty procedure is done under a general anesthetic. A speculum is inserted into the nostril on which the surgeon works on. An incision is made in the tissue covering the septum. Depending on the location or deformity, either the cartilage near the tip [...]

Joint Replacement

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Joint replacement is performed by replacement of a natural joint such as knee, shoulder, wrist, ample, ankle or elbow. For example, knee replacement needs to be done in people with severe osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis when these medical conditions do not respond to medical treatment, or trauma that bring damage to the knee joint beyond [...]

Abortion

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy before the fetus or the embryo can live independently. This is a voluntary procedure that ends a pregnancy before the fetus is viable. About 1 million abortions have been performed in the United States each year, with 1 in 4 of all pregnancies terminated. Women chose to terminate [...]

What is Teeth Whitening?

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Teeth Whitening is a procedure that is done on discolored teeth to improve the smile and the overall appearance of a person. There are many different teeth whitening methods that are currently available ranging from over the counter products to sessions done at a dentist office. The most popular method involves a tray that is [...]

Nissen Fundoplication

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Nissen Fundoplication is a procedure used to correct and treat GERD which is Gastroesophageal reflux disease. GERD is a digestive disorder caused by gastric acid flowing into the esophagus from the stomach. Nissen Fundoplication is a type of surgery that improves natural barrier between the esophagus and the stomach by wrapping a part of the [...]

Laser Resurfacing

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Laser Resurfacing is a procedure which is performed in the dermatologist surgeon’ s office in order to help tighten and smoothen eyelids; soften pucker marks and frown lines; repair smoker’s lines; improve and flatten scars; erase wrinkles and fine lines of the face; remove splotchy as well as brown spots, uneven skin color; and improve [...]

Lasik Procedure

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Lasik is an ambulatory type of procedure, where the patient walks in the surgery department, has the procedure and requires no hospital stay. The actual procedure generally takes less than 5 minutes, and the person remains awake. Sometimes, the surgeon gives to the person an oral mild sedative beforehand. However, Lasik surgery is quick and [...]

Radiation Treatment for Patients with Mesothelioma

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Radiation in patients with Mesothelioma, may help lower pain. Such radiation should be done in a large doses and is frequently combined with the 2 techniques to kill Mesothelioma cancer in the patient’s body. The radiation treatment dose used in the patient’s cavity of the chest, may completely kill the cells of mesothelioma cancer and [...]

Peritoneal Dialysis

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

In Peritoneal Dialysis, a membrane that is lining the person’s abdomen and covers the organs of the abdomen, called peritoneum, acts as a permeable filter. The membrane consists of a rich blood vessel network and a large surface region. Blood substances may easily filter through the person’s peritoneum into the cavity of the abdomen, if [...]

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy is the procedure performed for the purpose of breaking up kidney stones by sound waves produced by a lithotriptor. After a fluoroscope or ultrasound devices are used to locate the stones, the lithotriptor is placed against the person’s back, and the sound wave is focused on the stones, shattering them. After [...]

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