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.
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.
Abortion - surgical 11/08/2012 () Suction curettage; Surgical abortion; Elective abortion - surgical; Therapeutic abortion - surgical Description: Surgical abortion uses a vacuum to remove the fetus and related pregnancy material from the uterus.
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.
Adenoid removal 11/09/2012 () Adenoidectomy; Removal of adenoid glands Description: Your child will be given general anesthesia before surgery.
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.
Anterior vaginal wall repair 06/18/2012 () A/P repair; Vaginal wall repair; Anterior and/or posterior vaginal wall repair; Colporrhaphy - repair of vaginal wall; Cystocele repair Description: This procedure may be done while you are under general or spinal anesthesia. Under general anesthesia, you will be asleep and unable to feel pain. With spinal anesthesia, you will be awake, but you will be numb from the waist down and you will not feel pain.
Anti-reflux surgery 08/17/2011 () Fundoplication; Nissen fundoplication; Belsey (Mark IV) fundoplication; Toupet fundoplication; Thal fundoplication; Hiatal hernia repair; Endoluminal fundoplication Description: GERD is a condition that causes food or stomach acid to come back up from your stomach into your esophagus.
Appendectomy 05/15/2013 () Appendix removal Description: The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ that branches off from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes swollen (inflamed) or infected. This condition is called appendicitis . An appendix that has a hole in it (perforated) can leak and infect the entire abdomen area, which can be life threatening. Appendectomy is done using either: Spinal anesthesia.
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