Surgery Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

Appendectomy Surgery - During Appendectomy Surgery
If you or a loved one is having an appendectomy surgery learn more. Find out what happens during the appendectomy procedure.

Stage 0 Breast Cancer Surgery - Surgery for Stage 0 Breast Cancer - Stage Zero
Learn about the surgical options available for patients with stage zero breast cancer. Also known as stage 0 and precancer, stage 0 breast cancer is serious and usually requires surgery.

Stage 1 Breast Cancer and Surgery - Breast Cancer and Surgery Options - Stage One
Learn about stage 1 breast cancer and the options for surgical treatment.

Breast Cancer and Surgery - Surgery For Stage II Breast Cancer - Stage 2
Stage II breast cancer, also known as stage 2 breast cancer, is typically treated with surgery. Find out more about the surgery options available for patients diagnosed with Stage Two breast cancer.

Stage 3 Breast Cancer and Surgery Options - Breast Cancer and Surgery - Stage Three
Learn about the surgical options for stage 3 breast cancer. Learn more about the standard treatments for breast cancer by stage.

Stage IV Breast Cancer and Surgery - Breast Cancer and Surgery Options - Stage 4
Learn about stage four surgery and the options available for surgery and treatments.

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Surgery - Diaphragmatic Hernia Surgery
Learn how a congenital diaphragmatic hernia is repaired with surgery, find out how the surgery is done, who performs the surgery and what type of anesthesia is used.

After Diaphragmatic Hernia Surgery - After Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Surgery
Find out about the recovery after a congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair surgery, including what to expect after the surgery, where the recovery will take place and medical issues that may occur.

What Is Anesthesia Awareness? (Different Types)
Learn more about anesthesia awareness, the different types of anesthesia awareness you could experience and when different general anesthesia medications don't work.

Why a Burr Hole?
Find out why a burr hole is part of most brain surgery procedures and why it is done prior to the rest of surgery.

Risks of a Burr Hole
There are risks and complications associated with a burr hole surgery.

Burr Hole Procedure
Find out what happens during a burr hole surgery.

Burr Hole Recovery
Find out what you can expect after a burr hole procedure, including incision care after surgery.

Burr Hole Surgery - Introduction
What is a burr hole? Why does brain surgery typically start with burr holes? What happens during the burr hole procedure?

Preventing Infections After Your Surgery
How to prevent infections after your surgery. Learn how to avoid an infection during recovery from surgery and how to spot an infection early.

Why You Can't Eat or Drink Before Surgery
No eating or drinking before surgery is a common instruction. Learn what to eat before surgery and when to quit eating to be ready for your procedure.

Foley Catheter: What You Should Know
Find out why a Foley Catheter is used, how it is inserted, and why a Foley is important if you are having surgery.

Signs and Symptoms of an Infection After Surgery
There are many different signs and symptoms of infections. Find out the signs and symptoms of general infections as well as incision infections.

Preventing or Minimizing Scar Tissue After Surgery
Learn how to prevent and minimize surgery scars. It is possible to minimize or avoid scars from an injury or surgery, find out the different ways to decrease scarring.

Risk Factors for Scarring After Surgery
Are you at risk for scarring after surgery? What makes some people scar badly while other people have a barely noticeable scar?

How to Prevent or Minimize Scars After Surgery
A list of ways to prevent and minimize scarring after surgery, like quitting smoking, eating a balanced diet and staying hydrated.

Preventing or Minimizing Scars After Surgery
More ways to prevent scars, or minimize scars after your surgery, like getting proper rest, avoiding sunlight and managing your chronic illness.

Post-Surgery Scar Treatments From Your Surgeon
Find out how your surgeon can help you prevent and minimize scars with silicone wound treatment, massage and steroids.

Sources for Minimizing Scars
Learn how to prevent and minimize surgery scars. It is possible to minimize scars from an injury or surgery, find out the different ways to decrease scarring.

Constipation After Surgery - What is Constipation?
Having difficulty going to the bathroom? You may be constipated. There is a risk of constipation after having a surgical procedure, with dehydration and many medications. Learn how to prevent constipation, what to do about constipation, when to call your surgeon and what you can do to make the symptoms of constipation pass faster.

Constipation After Surgery Can Be Serious
Why does constipation seem to strike after surgery? What about surgery and anesthesia causes constipation? Why is constipation an emergency for some patients? When does constipation lead to impaction. Page 2.

Causes of Constipation After Surgery
Surgery can often cause constipation, and if the procedure doesn't, the changes in your daily routine can. Learn what diet, exercise, fluids, pain medications and surgery can do to cause constipation. Page 3.

What to Know About Staph Infections
Staph infections can be a very serious complication of surgery. Find out how to prevent a staph infection, how staph infections are treated and who is at greater risk for a staph infection.

Signs, Symptoms, and Risk of Pneumonia After Surgery
Having pneumonia after surgery is a serious complication. Find out the signs and symptoms of pneumonia, how it can be prevented and how pneumonia is typically treated.

Recovery After Hemorrhoid Surgery
Are you considering hemorrhoid surgery? Find out what you can expect after having hemorrhoid treatment and during your recovery.

Feeling Fatigue After Surgery
Fatigue is normal after surgery but exhaustion is not. Find out what is normal after surgery and what is cause for alarm.

Is Pregnancy Possible After a Hysterectomy?
Pregnancy after hysterectomy, is isn't possible, or is it? Find out the truth about becoming pregnant after having hysterectomy surgery.

Know When Your Symptoms After Surgery Are an Emergency
Learn how to identify warning signs after your surgery. Know if your symptoms are a sign of an emergency.

What Is the Risk of Death From Surgery?
The risks of surgery include death, typically from a complication of anesthesia. Consider the risks of surgery, no surgery is risk free.

The Historical Timeline of Surgery
What was the first surgery? When was the first organ transplant performed? Find out about the history of surgery from this timeline of surgical history.

Coughing After Surgery
Coughing after surgery can be very painful, but it is necessary. Find out the correct way to cough after having surgery.

What to Do About Scabs After Surgery
Find out what a skin scab is made of and what to do if you have a scab. Surgery incisions have scabs, find out how to treat the scab on your skin incision.

Signs and Symptoms of Blood Clots and Thrombus
Learn more about the signs and symptoms of a blood clot. Find out if the signs and symptoms you are experiencing could be a blood clot.

Emergency Laparotomy – Emergency Laparotomy After Trauma
Find out when an emergency laparotomy is done and why it may be necessary. In some cases, trauma may make a laparotomy necessary.

Laparotomy Complications and Risks
The risks vary based upon the underlying problem or disease that makes the procedure necessary, they include infections and incisional hernia.

Exploratory Laparotomy Surgery Procedure and Incisions
Find out what happens during a laparotomy surgery. Page 6.

Recovery After Laparotomy Surgery
Find out what you can expect during your recovery after laparotomy surgery. Page 7.

What Is an Exploratory Laparotomy Surgery?
Laparotomy surgery is quite common, find out why a laparotomy is performed, what happens during a laparotomy surgery and a typical recovery from a laparotomy procedure.

Exploratory Laparotomy - Definition
Find out what an exploratory laparotomy is, along with what happens before, during and after exploratory laparotomy surgery.

Common Reasons For Laparotomy Surgery
There are many reasons a Laparotomy surgery may be recommended, find out more about the reasons for an exploratory Laparotomy procedure.

Diabetes and Infection - Diabetes and Infection After Surgery
Know how to spot an infection after surgery before it is out of control. As a diabetic, the risk of infection is higher for you. Know how to protect yourself after your surgery with these signs of infection. Do you have a fever? Do you have pain or redness at your incision?

The Risks of Surgery for Diabetics
Diabetics have a higher risk of complications after surgery. Learn how to decrease the risk of diabetic complications and how to prepare for surgery as a diabetic including whether to take your insulin before surgery.

Preparing For Surgery With Diabetes - Surgery With Diabetes
What can a diabetic do to prepare for surgery and decrease the risks of poor wound healing, diabetic ketoacidosis and other complications? Learn how to be the best possible surgical patient as a diabetic with these simple tips. Learn how to minimize stress before and after surgery.

Glucose Control and Surgery - Your Glucose Control and Surgery
When a diabetic person needs surgery the way they manage their disease may be very different from the way it is managed in the hospital. Learn about the differences in the way glucose is managed as an inpatient, including different types of insulin, frequency of testing, diabetic nutrition and more.

Diabetes and Insulin - Diabetes and Insulin and Surgery
Before you have surgery it is important that you ask your surgeon questions about who will manage your diabetes, how it will be managed, what to expect during your hospitalization and more. Who will be giving your insulin after surgery? What type of insulin will you be getting?

Bleeding After a Hysterectomy
Are you experiencing bleeding after having a hysterectomy? Find out when bleeding after a hysterectomy is normal, what to do about post hysterectomy bleeding and when the bleeding may indicate a serious problem.

Blood Work Tests Before Surgery & Their Purpose
Tests are very common before surgery. Find out what tests you can expect to have before your procedure, what the results mean and why the test is being performed.

Blood Thinners Before and After Surgery
If you are having surgery you may need to take a blood thinner after your procedure. If you are already on a blood thinner, you may need to make adjustments before your surgery.

Why is Surgery High Risk in Elderly Patients
All surgeries have some level of risk for all patients, but elderly patients face higher risks than their younger counterparts.

Myringotomy: Surgery to Place Ear Tubes
Find out everything you need to know about a myringotomy, or ear surgery to insert eustachian ear tubes. Find out the reasons for the surgery, the risks and rewards and what to expect when recovering from the procedure.

When Is Myringotomy Necessary for Otitis Media or Glue Ear – When is Ear Eustachian Tube Surgery Necessary
Find out when surgery to insert ear tubes, or myringotomy, is necessary to prevent long term damage to hearing and other problems.

Adults and Myringotomy (Ear Eustachian Tubes Surgery)
Find out when adults need a myringotomy, a surgery to insert ear tubes that is typically done for children. Page 3.

Myringotomy: Surgery To Insert Ear Tubes
Find out what happens during a myringotomy, the surgical procedure to insert eustachian tubes into the eardrum. Page 4.

Myringotomy Surgery Risks – Risks of Ear Eustachian Tubes Surgical Procedure
Learn about the risks of a myringotomy, or the surgical procedure to insert eustachian ear tubes.

Recovering after Myringotomy Ear surgery – Recovering From Eustachian Ear Tubes Surgery
Learn about a typical recovery from a myringotomy, or surgery to insert eustachian ear tubes.

After Myringotomy Ear Surgery – Life After Eustachian Ear Tubes Surgery
Find out what to expect after your myringotomy, or eustachian ear tube surgery is over and recovery is complete. Find out if it is normal for ear tubes to fall out and when ear plugs may be necessary.

After Vasectomy: Testing To Confirm Sterility
After your vasectomy you will be tested for sterility. Testing will be done to make sure no sperm are present after vasectomy, find out how that is done here.

Vasectomy - What You Should Know
The vasectomy procedure is a common surgery to prevent pregnancy. Find out how a vasectomy is done and what to expect before and after surgery.

The Risks and Complications of a Vasectomy
Learn about the risks of having a vasectomy and potential vasectomy complications. Page 2.

Vasectomy Surgery - Procedure Guide and Photos
Do you want to know how a vasectomy is done? Find out what happens during a vasectomy, including the vasectomy procedure, before vasectomy surgery. Page 3.

No Scalpel Vasectomy - No Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) Procedure
Find out the differences between a traditional vasectomy procedure and a no-scalpel vasectomy surgery.

Recovering After a Vasectomy (What to Expect)
Recovery after vasectomy surgery should be quick and fairly painless. Find out what you should expect after a vasectomy. Page 5.

Vasectomy (Page 6 of 7): Post-Procedure Sperm Count
After your vasectomy, you will need to be sure that you are no longer fertile before you have unprotected sex. Page 6.

Surgery Recovery - Pain Management and Coping
How do you control surgery pain? There are many techniques and tips that can help you reduce pain and make your pain medication more effective.

How to Visit the Sick - Tips for Visiting Hospital Patients
Before you visit a friend or relative in the hospital, read these quick tips for visiting sick patients. Your loved one will appreciate your courtesy when you follow these important rules for visiting a hospitalized patient.

Understanding Open Heart Bypass Surgery or CABG
Are you considering open heart bypass surgery for your coronary artery disease? Learn about open heart surgery from diagnosis to recovery, before you decide to have bypass surgery. Bypass surgery, commonly known as CABG, is a major surgery, so learn as much as you can before you make up your mind.

Open Heart (Bypass) Surgery Procedure
What happens during open heart bypass surgery, how open heart surgery is done, the differences between on and off pump heart surgery, what CABG means and more. Page 2.

Recovering After Open Heart Bypass Surgery
Find out what to expect when recovering after open heart bypass surgery. Learn what is normal after your open heart surgery. Page 3.

Why am I On a Ventilator For Surgery?
It's a common question--why do I have to have a tube in my throat and be on a ventilator during surgery? The answer is pretty simple, general anesthesia

Varieties of Common Pacemakers and Their Differences
There are many different types of pacemakers available if you have a heart condition. Learn about the different types of pacemakers and how they differ.

Pacemaker Surgicial Operation - Common Risks
Curious about the risks of pacemaker surgery? Find out the risks of pacemaker surgery as well as the general risks of surgery and the risks of anesthesia.

Pacemaker Surgery: Surgery Procedures
Wondering what happens during pacemaker surgery? Learn how a pacemaker surgery is performed and what happens during surgery. Page 4.

Pacemaker Surgery: What Happens After Surgery
After your pacemaker surgery it is time for recovery. Find out what you can expect after your pacemaker surgery. Page 5.

Life After Pacemaker Placement Surgery
After your pacemaker surgery you will need to take precautions to protect your pacemaker and your heart. Find out what you need to do to be safe.

Ruptured Spleen and Enlarged Spleen Surgery
Learn more about spleen surgery, known as a splenectomy, why the spleen is removed, how it is done and what you need to know about recovering from spleen surgery.

Spleen Surgery – Emergency Spleen Surgery
Find out when a splenectomy, or spleen surgery, is an emergency and when it must be done immediately to prevent the loss of life.

Life After Splenectomy - Spleen Removal Surgery
Find out what you need to know about life after a splenectomy, or spleen surgery. Find out what you need to do after your splenectomy.

Splenectomy Indications - Spleen Removal Surgery
What are the indications for a splenectomy? Learn when is a splenectomy necessary and what conditions make spleen surgery a good idea.

All About Open Heart Surgeries and Recovery
Do you need heart surgery? Are you wondering if heart surgery is the right decision for you? Learn about heart surgery, from preparing for a heart procedure to what happens during surgery and recovering after heart surgery. Find out what you need to know about heart surgery.

Ventilator After Surgery - Intubation and Ventilation
Being on a ventilator is a normal part of surgery, but for some patients it turns into a much longer process and a stay in the ICU. Find out what you need to know about being on a ventilator in the hospital.

When Is it Safe to Have Sex After Surgery?
When is it safe to have sex after your surgery? Should you wait before having sexual intercourse or can you have sex today? Find out when it is safe and when you should wait before returning to your sex life after surgery.

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Procedures
Find out everything you need to know about weight loss surgery. If you're interested in weight loss surgery for weight loss, find out about the different types of weight loss surgery, the risks of weight loss surgery and more.

What to Do if You Can't Urinate After Surgery
The inability to urinate after surgery is a serious complication. Find out what to do if you can't pee after surgery, the treatment when you can't urinate. The causes of an inability to pee or urinate after surgery, called urinary retention, are explained.

What to Do If You Get Sick Before Your Surgery
Getting sick before surgery may mean a delay for your procedure. Find out what you should do if you are sick before surgery, and what you should do to have the best possible surgery.

Emergency Surgery - What Happens During Emergency Surgery
Surgery is not always something you can prepare for. Injuries and illness can happen when you least expect it. Find out what to expect when you need emergency surgery.

Emergency Surgery - During Emergency Surgery
Surgery is not always something you can prepare for. Injuries and illness can happen when you least expect it. Find out what to expect when you need emergency surgery.

After Emergency Surgery - Recovering After Emergency Surgery
Surgery is not always something you can prepare for. Injuries and illness can happen when you least expect it. Find out what to expect when you need emergency surgery.

What Is Surgery - What Does Operation Mean
Find out the true definition of surgery, the meaning of the word operation and who performs these procedures.

Sclera Color - The Human Eye
What is the sclera? What is the plural of sclera? Find out what the sclera is, what it does and more about the eye.

Preoperative Explained - Preoperative Phase of Surgery
What does preoperative mean what happens during the preoperative phase and how long the preoperative phase lasts.

What Is an Incisional Hernia and How It Is Treated
What is an incisional hernia, what causes it and how is it treated. How is incisional hernia surgery performed and what can you expect during recovery from hernia surgery.

What Is Intubation and Why Is It Done?
What is intubation? Find out why intubation is necessary with general anesthesia during surgery.

What Is Lap Band Weight Loss Surgery?
Lap Band surgery, or adjustable gastric band surgery, is a type of restrictive weight loss surgery. Find out what you need to know about Lap Band surgery.

Arthroscopy Procedure – Arthroscopy Joint Procedure
Find out what happens during an arthroscopy joint surgery, including the type of anesthesia used, the the arthroscopy procedure and more.

Arthroscopy Surgery – What Is Arthroscopy
Find out what arthroscopy surgery is, why arthroscopy is done and why it is an improvement over traditional procedures with less risk.

Quintuple Bypass - Open Heart Surgery Explained
What is a quintuple bypass? Find out when heart bypass surgery is needed, alternative treatments and what happens during the procedure.

What is a Vagina - Vagina Image
The definition of vagina, including what the vagina does, where it is located and a vagina image

What Is a Surgical or Medical Fellowship
What is a surgery fellowship? What is a surgery fellow? Are you receiving care from a surgery fellow and wonder what exactly a surgical fellow is? Are you considering medical school and curious about a surgery fellowship? Find out about surgery fellowships and surgery fellows!

How to Care for Your Surgical Drain at Home
What is a surgical drain and why is a surgical drain necessary? Find out why a surgical drain may be placed during your surgical procedure and how to care for a surgical drain at home.

What is a CT Scan - CAT Scans
Are you having a CT scan done? Find out what you can expect during a cat scan, also known as computed tomography.

Before, During and After Bronchoscopy Procedure
What is a bronchoscopy? Why is a bronchoscopy performed? What happens before, during and after the procedure? Find out what you need to know about a bronchoscopy, also known as a bronch.

Physician Specialties - What a Pathologist Does
Find out more about the medical specialty of pathology, and how a pathologist can impact the care of a patient.

Cataracts - What Are Cataracts
What are cataracts? Find out what a cataract is, what causes cataracts and how cataracts are treated.

Esophageal Varices Explained - Esophageal Varices Causes
Find out what esophageal varies are, the cause of this issue and why it can be life-threatening.

Sleeve Gastrectomy Weight Loss Surgery
Read about sleeve gastrectomy, a weight loss surgery that limits food intake and makes you feel less hungry by removing a large part of the stomach.

Vertical Banded Gastroplasty Weight Loss Surgery
Vertical banded gastroplasty is a type of weight loss surgery that works by reducing the size of the stomach and placing a band to decrease the speed at which food exits the stomach.

Varicose Veins - What Are Varicose Veins
Do you think you have varicose veins or are you wondering what exactly are varicose veins? Find out what a varicose vein is and what causes varicose veins.

The Uterus - Function and Anatomy of the Uterus
What is the uterus: the anatomy of the uterus, the functions of the uterus and surgeries performed on the uterus.

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) After Surgery
Do you have a urinary tract infection (UTI)? Find out why UTIs are common after surgery and what causes the infection.

Umbilical Hernias - Diagnosis, Treatment and Surgery
Find out what an umbilical hernia is, how it is diagnosed and treated. Find out what happens during an umbilical hernia repair surgery and recovery.

Breast Surgery - Breast Surgery and Breast Surgery Video
Considering breast surgery? Learn about the types of breast surgeries that are available, including videos of breast surgery and more.

Surgical Anxiety-How to Reduce Surgical Anxiety-Reducing Fear Before Surgery
Talk to your surgeon about your surgical fears, it may help.

Understanding and Dealing With a Fear of Surgery
If you are afraid of surgery you are not alone. Surgery can be very scary, for some it can cause full blown panic attacks. Learn about ways to deal with a fear of surgery and the anxiety it causes in this article.

Surgical Anxiety-Dealing With a Fear of Surgery
What is Surgical Anxiety? Surgery.

Treating Surgical Anxiety and Fear With Alternative Medicine
Alternative treatments may be effective in combating surgical anxiety.

Surgical Anxiety-How to Treat Surgical Anxiety--Treating Fear of Surgery
Counseling may help relieve fears before surgery.

Children and Surgical Anxiety-Preparing a Child For Surgery Without Fear
How to help children with a fear of surgery and surgical anxiety.

Mouth and Throat Care - After Surgery
Sore throat after surgery? Dry Mouth? Cracked Lips? These problems can be easily solved during your recovery, find out how!

TUR Syndrome Definition - TURP Syndrome
TURP syndrome, also known as TUR syndrome, is a serious complication after prostate surgery. Find out what TURP syndrome is and what causes TURP Syndrome. Learn the symptoms of TURP syndrome here.

Incontinence Treatments After Prostate Surgery
After prostate surgery incontinence can be a real problem. Learn about the variety of treatments available for incontinence after prostate surgery.

Mastectomy Surgery for Male Breast Cancer
Male breast cancer is a rare but life threatening illness. Learn how male breast cancer surgery, including mastectomy and lumpectomy differs from treatment for women. Learn about reconstruction, clinical trials and support groups for men with breast cancer.

Top Surgery FTM - Female to Male Transgender Breast Surgery
Top surgery is an important part of gender reassignment surgery. Learn about top surgery techniques, ways to pay and how it differs from the standard mastectomy.

Malnutrition - Life After Gastric Bypass Surgery
Malnutrition after weight loss surgery can be easily prevented in most cases. Learn risk factors for malnutrition, prevention and treatment, as well as the signs and symptoms of malnutrition.

MAZE Procedure-How the MAZE procedure works
Find out how a maze procedure helps control atrial fibrillation, or afib, by changing the way the heart functions.

Lumpectomy For Breast Cancer - What You Should Know
If you have been told that you (or someone you love) need a lumpectomy procedure, start here.

Life After Hysterectomy Surgery for Young Women
If you are a young woman considering having hysterectomy surgery, you are not the only one. Find out what you can expect from another young woman who had the surgery in this interview.

The Types of Surgical Specialties A-Z
An A-Z list of the different types of surgical specialties and the type of surgery that is practiced.

Laparoscopic Surgery - Minimally Invasive Surgery Explained
Laparoscopic surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, is a technique that allows surgery to be performed without the long traditional incision.

Cataract Surgery Risks and Complications
Learn about the risks and complications that are possible after having cataract surgery, the special risk factors that the elderly face, and what you should do about them.

Flu Shot and Surgery - Should You Take the Influenza Vaccine Before Surgery
Are you wondering if you should have the flu shot before you have surgery? What kind of flu shot is appropriate before a surgical procedure? Find out here.

Is an Eye Transplant Possible - Correcting Eye Problems Surgically
What is an eye transplant? Is eye transplant surgery possible or is it science fiction? Learn about eye transplant surgery now.

Hysterectomy Surgery - Hysterectomy For Endometriosis Interview
Learn more about hysterectomy surgery for endometriosis by reading this interview with a woman who had a hysterectomy for that reason.

Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy Surgery - An Interview
Find out what to expect from a hysterectomy from women who have actually had a hysterectomy.

Hydrocodone Information - Pain Relief After Your Surgery
Hydrocodone, known as Norco, Lortab or Vicodin, is a prescription pain reliever used for surgery pain. Learn more about this common medication.

Incision Explained - Incision Definition - Incision Surgery
What exactly is an incision, and why is it necessary? Learn more about surgical incisions.

Hysterectomy for Uterine Prolapse Treatment
If you are considering a hysterectomy, find out what to expect from women who have had a hysterectomy. This interview with a real woman who has had a hysterectomy offers insight into the procedure and advice for yours.

Smoking and Surgery -- The Effects of Smoking on Surgery Patients
Quitting smoking prior to surgery can make a huge difference in the risk for complications and recovery time after surgery.

Identifying Symptoms and Diagnosing Sepsis After Surgery
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition. Find out the signs and symptoms that are common during sepsis, and how doctors go about diagnosing it.

Refusing Surgery - How and When to Say No to Surgery
The right to say no to surgery is part of the Patient's Bill of Rights. You can refuse surgery, it is ok to say no to your surgeon. If you do not want surgery, do not let anyone pressure you into having surgery. You can say no to surgery that you do not want. Learn more about saying no to surgery here.

Sepsis and Septic Shock Diagnosis and Treatment
The diagnosis of sepsis or septic shock is a serious one. Find out what sepsis is, the difference between sepsis and septic shock, and how they are diagnosed and treated.

Hernia Surgery Explained in Detail
Hernia surgery is very common, but there are many types of hernias and just as many types of hernia repair surgeries. Find out about the different types of hernias, how hernias are diagnosed, and the types of surgery is done to fix the problem. Find out what you need to know about hernia surgery.

How to Prepare for Hemorrhoid Surgery
Before you have hemorrhoid surgery, you may have to change your medications, do bowel prep and other things to get ready. Find out how to prepare for a hemorrhoidectomy. Page 2.

Hemorrhoidectomy Surgery - Treatment For Hemorrhoids
When is hemorrhoid surgery necessary and what should you know before choosing to have the hemorrhoidectomy procedure? Find valuable information about hemorrhoid surgery here.

The Retina - Anatomy of the Human Eye
Learn more about the anatomy of the retina, how it works and the interesting way you have seen the retina of friends and relatives in the past.

Heart Surgery Complications and Risks
The risks and complications of heart surgery are explained in detail. Understand the potential complications of having open heart surgery in this article.

Heart Valve Diseases
Heart valve diseases explained in easy to understand language. Learn about heart valve diseases and the damage they do the heart.

Reasons to Have a C-Section
There are many reasons why a cesarean section may be necessary. Find out the most common reasons a c-section is performed.

Treatments for Diarrhea After Gallbladder Surgery
Diarrhea after gallbladder surgery can be a serious problem. Find out why diarrhea is common after cholecystectomy this common side effect happens and what to do about diarrhea after gallbladder surgery. Learn how to treat diarrhea after gallbladder surgery.

Signs of Pulmonary Embolism - Symptoms of PE
Find out what signs and symptoms are present when a pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs.

Risk Factors For Pulmonary Embolism - Why Does a PE Happen
There are many risk factors for pulmonary embolism (PE). Find out about these risks and what you can do to minimize them.

Pulmonary Embolism - Blood Clot in the Lungs
What is a pulmonary embolism? Find out what a PE is, what causes it and how it is treated.

Pulmonary Embolism Treatment - Common Interventions for PE
Find out how a pulmonary embolism is treated and what medication is commonly used.

What You Need to Know About Prostate Surgery
Are you looking for information about prostate surgery? Find information about what happens during prostate surgery, a comparison of prostate surgery procedures and more.

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Surgery - Emergency Surgery for Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias
A congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair surgery is usually performed as an emergent procedure. Find out why this type of hernia repair is an emergency and has to be done so quickly.

Congenital Diaphragmatic (Bochdalek) Hernia
What is a congenital diaphragmatic hernia? Learn more about congenital diaphragmatic hernias, also known as a bochdalek hernia, and how they are diagnosed, treated and repaired.

Diaphragmatic Hernias - Causes of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias
The causes of congenital diaphragmatic hernias and who is most at risk for having one.

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia - Diagnosis of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias
How is a congenital diaphragmatic hernia is diagnosed? Find out the signs of a diaphragmatic hernia in a newborn and the tests that may be done to confirm the diagnosis.

After Diaphragmatic Hernia Surgery - After Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair Surgery
After having congenital diaphragmatic hernia repair surgery there can be many complications. Find out what to expect when the surgery and the recovery are over, including common long-term complications.

TUMT Prostate Surgery - TUMT Microwave Prostate Surgery
Learn more about TUMT - Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy - and how it is used to treat prostate enlargement. Find out how TUMT is done and what happens during surgery.

Robotic Prostate Surgery - Robotic Assisted Prostate Surgery
Find out what robotic assisted prostate surgery is and how it is different from traditional prostate surgery. Learn the differences between laparoscopic prostate surgery and robotic assisted laparoscopic prostate surgery.

Prostate Surgery: The Types of Surgery (With Images)
Do you need information about prostate surgery? Find out what you need to know about prostate surgery procedures, the differences between prostate surgeries and more.

Laparoscopic Splenectomy - Laparoscopic Splenectomy Surgery
Find out what happens during the laparoscopic, or minimally invasive, splenectomy. Learn how the laparoscopic splenectomy is performed.

Open Splenectomy - Open Splenectomy Surgery
Explore the differences between the minimally invasive laparoscopic spleen surgery and the open splenectomy procedure.

Pneumonia After Surgery - Types of Pneumonia
There is more than one type of pneumonia, and how your pneumonia is treated may depend on where you spent the last few weeks. Find out why surgery patients are more likely to acquire pneumonia, and the type of symptoms you should be looking for.

Percocet and Surgery - Oxycodone Risks and Side Effects
Percocet is commonly prescribed for pain after surgery. Find out the risks, side effects and dosing of Percocet, which is also known as oxycodone.

Organ Transplant Waiting List - Patient Requirements
Being placed on the organ transplant waiting list is the first step to receiving a new organ. Learn what is required to be listed for a new organ on the organ transplant waiting list.

Costs of Organ Donation
What are the costs associated with organ donation? Find out what it costs to be an organ donor.

Organ Donation After Cardiac Death (DCD)
Do you have questions about donation after cardiac death (DCD)? Find out more about donation after cardiac death, which is also known as donation after circulatory death.

Donation After Brain Death - Organ Donation After Brain Death
Do you have questions or concerns about organ donation after brain death? Find out more about donation after brain death.

Organ Donation - Living Related Organ Donation
Are you considering being a living organ donor? Do you want to donate an organ to a friend? Find out how to be a living or related organ donor.

Organ Donation - Altruistic Organ Donation
Are you considering being an altruistic organ donor? Find out what altruistic donation is and how you can become an altruistic organ donor.

Vecuronium Norcuron (Anesthesia Drug)
Vecuronium is a neuromuscular blocking agent, a type of muscle relaxant that is commonly referred to as a paralytic agent. Learn more here.

DO Doctors vs MD Doctors: What's the Difference?
What are the differences between MD doctors and DO doctors and how do they affect the patient? Find out how these two types of doctors differ, how their training differs and what it means for you.

Tylenol After Surgery - Acetaminophen Drug Information
Tylenol is commonly prescribed after surgery. Find out how to take Tylenol safely and how to avoid taking too much--it is found in many medications.

10 Things to Tell Your Surgeon Before Surgery
Your surgeon needs information from you just as much as you need information about your surgery, so here's what you should discuss.

Kegel Exercises After Surgery For Men and Women
Learn more about Kegel pelvic flood exercises and how they can be used to treat incontinence for men and women.

What Is a Pacemaker? Heart Diagram
Do you need a pacemaker? Find out what a pacemaker is, what you need to do before surgery, the risks of pacemaker surgery, how the procedure is performed and what you can expect from life after pacemaker surgery.

Pacemaker - What Is a Pacemaker
Do you need a pacemaker? Find out what a pacemaker is, what you need to do before surgery, the risks of pacemaker surgery, how the procedure is performed and what you can expect from life after pacemaker surgery.

What Is Retrograde Ejaculation - After Surgery
Learn about retrograde ejaculation, including causes and treatments.

Recovering After Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy Surgery
Learn what to eat--and what not to eat-- while recovering from a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy surgery.

Should You Have Inpatient or Outpatient Surgery?
How to Choose Inpatient Versus Outpatient Surgery.

Hysterectomy Risks and Complications
What are the potential risks and complications of hysterectomy? Find out what you need to know about the risks of hysterectomy surgery and the possible complications.

What Does the Spleen Do - Function of the Spleen
What does the spleen do and how does it function? Find out what the spleen does and why you can live without it.

Scrub Tech - Surgical Scrub Technician Job
Wondering what a scrub tech is, and what a surgical scrub does? Learn about surgical scrub technicians, what they do in surgery and how they function in an operating room.

Regional Anesthesia Defined
What is regional anesthesia? Is regional anesthesia better or just different? Find out what you need to know before you have surgery.

Resection Surgery - The Definition of Resection
Find out what a surgical resection is and the reasons why a resection may be done.

Splenectomy Complications - Spleen Removal Surgery
Find out the common complications of a splenectomy, or spleen removal surgery.

Recovering After Splenectomy
Find out what to expect when recovering after a splenectomy surgery.

Emergency Surgery - After Emergency Surgery
Emergency surgery can be very scary. Find out what to expect when you or a loved one needs an emergency surgery.

Testing Before Emergency Surgery - Testing Done Before Emergency Surgery
Surgery is not always something you can prepare for. Injuries and illness can happen when you least expect it. Find out what to expect when you need emergency surgery.

Emergency Surgery - Where Can You Have Emergency Surgery
Surgery is not always something you can prepare for. Injuries and illness can happen when you least expect it. Find out what to expect when you need emergency surgery.

Emergency Surgery - Do You Need Emergency Surgery
Surgery is not always something you can prepare for. Injuries and illness can happen when you least expect it. Find out what to expect when you need emergency surgery.

Emergency Surgery - Why It is Done and What to Expect
Find out why emergency surgery may be necessary, and learn more about what you should expect when you need emergency surgery including lab testing, diagnosis and treatments after the procedure.

What Is Heparin?
Do you have questions about heparin? Wondering why you will be receiving Heparin after surgery? Find out why Heparin is given, what you can expect when taking Heparin, side effects and risks of Heparin and more.

Lactated Ringer's Information and Uses
Find out what Lactated Ringer's is, why it is given during and after surgery. Lactated Ringer's is a common IV solution, find out why it is used.

Understanding Liver Enzyme and Function Test Results
Liver enzymes are an important way to measure the function of your liver, also known as hepatic function. Find out what normal liver enzyme and liver function levels are and what can change your results.

Local Anesthesia - Types of Anesthesia For Surgery Procedures
There are several types of anesthesia, local anesthesia is one of the types used for minor procedures.

Lovenox - Enoxaparin After Surgery
Find out why Lovenox is prescribed after surgery, how it compares to other blood thinners, and the risks of using this type of medication.

Is Arthroscopy Necessary – When Is Arthroscopy Necessary
Learn why an arthroscopy surgery may be needed. Find out why having a joint scoped, known as arthroscopy, may be necessary.

Arthroscopy Risks – Risks of Arthroscopy
If you are planning to have arthroscopy joint surgery find out the risks of the procedure. Also known as a joint scope, an arthroscopy surgery does have risks.

Arthroscopy Surgery – What Is Arthroscopy Surgery
Find out what an arthroscopy surgery is, how it is done and why arthroscopic surgery is better than open surgery.

Dialysis After Surgery - Kidney Failure
Find out how kidney failure happens after surgery, how it is diagnosed, treated and significant risk factors.

What is Podiatry?
Find out what pediatric medicine is, how podiatrists are trained, and the type of treatments provided by podiatrists. Are podiatrists doctors?

Oncology and Surgery - Oncological Surgery Definition
Oncology and surgical oncology explained in detail.

What Is the Open Surgery Approach?
Find out what

Pressure Ulcers After Surgery: Risk Factors and Prevention
Pressure ulcers, also known as bedsores or pressure sores, can become a serious complication for surgery patients. Find out how these area of skin breakdown are diagnosed, treated and--most importantly--prevented.

Numbness and Tingling After Surgery - Numbness Caused By Surgery
If you are experiencing numbness after surgery, find out if it is a normal part of recovery or if you should seek emergency treatment.

NOTES or Natural Orifice Surgery
NOTES surgery can prevent scars and decrease recovery time. Find out what a NOTES procedure is and how it can work for you.

Proper Hand Washing Technique in Healthcare
How to wash your hands. Find out the right way to wash your hands, prevent the spread of infection, and more. Hand washing can prevent infections after surgery, colds, flu and more.

Robotic Surgery - What is Robotic Surgery
Find out what robotic surgery is and why it is used. Learn where you can find a hospital offering robotic surgery and why robotic surgery may be better than standard surgery techniques.

Recovering Quickly After Surgery - How to Recover Faster
Recovering from surgery more quickly is in your control. Find out how you can get better faster after surgery with these quick tips.

Second Opinion - Surgery Second Opinion
Do you need a second opinion? Find out how to get a second opinion, when a second opinion is important, if insurance will pay for a second opinion and more.

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
Find out what TURP - Transurethral Resection of the Prostate - surgery is and how it is used to treat prostate cancer.

Minimally Invasive Prostate Surgery - Minimally Invasive Prostate Surgery Procedure
Learn more about minimally invasive surgery for prostate enlargement. Prostate surgery can help treat difficulty urinating and can be minimally invasive.

Prostate Surgery - Prostate Gland Surgery
Prostate surgery is an important treatment benign and cancerous conditions. Find out about the different prostate surgery procedures that are available and find out which prostate surgery is right for you or your loved one.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement - TAVR Procedure
Aortic stenosis is a serious heart problem that may require surgery to be repaired. For patients who are unable to tolerate open heart surgery, the TAVR procedure is a possible alternative.

When Is a Hysterectomy Necessary? An Overview
A hysterectomy is typically necessary when all other options including medication, therapies and even other surgeries have not been successful.

Risks of Anesthesia During Surgery - Introduction
Before you have surgery, make sure you understand the anesthesia you will be given and the risks involved. Different types of anesthesia have different risks, understanding your personal level of risk is essential when planning surgery.

Unable to urinate after surgery - why am I unable to urinate after surgery
Among the risks of anesthesia is the risk of urinary retention, a condition where the bladder is paralyzed and cannot empty.

Malignant Hyperthermia - What is Malignant Hyperthermia
One of the most severe risks of anesthesia is malignant hyperthermia, a life-threatening complication caused by a reaction to anesthetic agents.

Risks of Anesthesia - Headaches After Epidural
Epidural anesthesia is associated with a risk of a severe headache. Find out why a headache can happen after having an epidural for surgery. Page 5.

Nausea and Vomiting Before and After Surgery
One of the most common side effects of anesthesia is nausea and vomiting, but both are far better controlled after surgery than they were in the past.

Understanding the Risks of Anesthesia
Nerve damage is one possible risk of anesthesia, especially general anesthesia and regional anesthesia, more commonly known as an epidural. Page 7.

Why Is a Sore Throat Common After Surgery?
A sore throat is a common side effect of general anesthesia. What causes a sore throat during surgery? Page 8.

Risks of Anesthesia - What is Anesthesia Awareness?
Anesthesia awareness is a rare but very serious complication of anesthesia that results in the patient being awake and aware during surgery.

Why Can't You Eat or Drink Before Surgery?
Aspiration happens when vomit is produced during surgery and is then inhaled into the lungs. Understand the risks of anesthesia.

Anesthesia Risks - Heart Problems After Anesthesia
Find out why patients with cardiac problems have a heightened risk of cardiac problems during and after surgery. Page 3.

The Difference Between a Doctor and a Physician
Doctor VS Physician. Understand the difference between the terms

Types of Mastectomy - Mastectomy Breast Surgery
What is a mastectomy, why is it performed and what is the difference between the different types of mastectomy surgeries.

How to Pay for Surgery Costs Without Insurance
Learn how to pay for surgery if your insurance company won't, or if you do not have insurance. Even if your insurance won't pay you can still have surgery.

How to get insurance to pay for surgery - How to have insurance pay for surgery
If you are struggling to pay for surgery when your insurance company won't, consider changing insurance companies. You may be able to change without leaving your current job.

Before Borrowing to Pay For Surgery-Surgery Loans- Paying for surgery
Before you borrow money to pay for a surgery that your insurance company won't pay for there are questions you need to answer.

Paying For Surgery With Your Savings-Using a nest egg for surgery-How to Pay For Surgery
Among the options for paying for surgery is using your personal savings. Is this the right option for you or should you borrow instead?

How to Pay For Surgery With a Home Equity Loan-Home Loan for Surgery
One of the options available to you for financing surgery is to borrow against what you own with a home equity loan.

Surgery Loan-How to pay for surgery with an unsecured loan-Surgical Loans
When trying to pay for surgery you may want to consider borrowing with an unsecured loan.

Paying For Surgery With a Payment Plan-How to pay for surgery In Payments
When paying for surgery you should investigate if your surgeon or the hospital where you are having surgery offers a payment plan.

International Surgery to save money-Lower Cost International Surgery-how to have Surgery Overseas
There is a trend of leaving the United States to save money when having surgery. Learn more about international surgery and what questions you should ask before signing up for surgery in another country.

How to pay for Surgery With Credit Cards-Paying For Surgery With Credit Card- Credit Cards For Surgery
Paying for surgery with credit cards is possible, but do you really want to do that?

Organ Transplants - Costs Of Organ Transplants
The costs of an organ transplant go beyond the cost of the surgery and hospitalization. Consider the costs of ongoing treatment and prescription medications when planning for an organ transplant.

Organ Transplant - Paying for an Organ Transplant With Insurance
Paying for an organ transplant is expensive. Many patients use their private insurance, the insurance they obtain through their employer, to pay for their organ transplant.

Organ Transplant Payment With Medicare and Medicaid
Medicare and Medicaid are two ways to pay for insurance. If you qualify for government sponsored insurance, and you need an organ transplant, the government will pay the majority of the expense of your organ transplant.

Organ Transplants - Veterans Benefits For Organ Transplants
Veterans of military service may qualify for additional help paying for organ transplants. A program called Tricare may provide additional insurance coverage for veterans in need of an organ transplant.

Organ Transplant Payment - Paying For Organ Transplant Without Insurance
Paying for a transplant if you don't have insurance coverage can be incredibly difficult. Learn how to use your own money to help pay for an organ transplant.

Fundraising for Organ Transplants - Raising Money to Pay for an Organ Transplant
Some patients have been very successful raising money to help pay for the cost of an organ transplant. Learn more about fundraising for organ transplants.

Organ Transplant Secondary Insurance - Extra Insurance to Pay for an Organ Transplant
A secondary insurance policy can be very useful when attempting to pay for a surgical procedure as expensive as an organ transplant.

Paying for Organ Transplant Surgery
Paying for organ transplants and other types of surgeries can be extremely expensive. Learn about the various ways to fund an organ transplant or other surgery, including government assistance for an organ transplant, veteran's benefits, fundraising, and private insurance.

Toradol For Pain Relief - Ketorolac After Surgery
Narcotics are not always the best choice for pain relief after surgery. Find out more about Toradol, a non-narcotic prescription pain reliever.

Observation, Outpatient, Admission or Inpatient Hospital Stay
Understanding the difference between a hospital admission, observation, inpatient and outpatient stays.

What is the Umbilicus?
The definition of umbilicus, the difference between an innie and and outie, and why we have a belly button.

Why Breathing Treatments After Surgery are Necessary
Breathing treatments may be necessary in the days following surgery, especially if you are recovering in the hospital. Find out why breathing treatments are used, common types of treatments and the risk factors of using treatments.

Bracing a Surgical Incision With a Pillow - Surgical Incision Pillow Bracing
Learn how to prevent damage or injury to your surgical incision. A few simple steps can help your incision heal quickly.

Surgical Incision Care - Inspecting Your Incision
What does a healthy, healing incision look like and how do you know if it isn't healing properly? Find out what a healthy incision looks like and when you should call your surgeon because yours isn't healing the way it should. Page 3.

How To Prevent Injury to Your Surgical Incision - Prevent Injury to a Surgical Incision
Learn how to prevent injuries to your surgical incision so your incision heals quickly and easily. Avoid pain and incision problems with these simple tips.

How to Clean and Care for a Surgical Incision
Find out the right way to clean a surgical incision without hurting it or slowing the healing process. Page 2.

How to Care for a Surgical Wound - Incision Care Made Easy
Learn how to properly care for an incision, preventing infection and healing quickly.

Monitored Anesthesia Care - Twilight Sleep and Sedation
Monitored Anesthesia Care, often referred to as twilight sleep, is a type of light anesthesia used for minor procedures. Learn how the process is completed.

Plastic Surgery-The Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedures
The ten most frequently performed cosmetic surgeries in the United States

More Top Plastic Surgeries-Most Popular Plastic Surgeries
Top Plastic Surgeries, #6-10. Surgery. Page 2.

Why is Laparoscopic Surgery Better -- Minimally Invasive Surgery
Is laparoscopic surgery really the dramatic improvement over traditional surgery that the media claims it is? Find out before you choose.

Malpractice and Surgery - When Bad Surgery Leads to Bad Outcomes
Find out what malpractice is and if your surgical complications were caused by malpractice.

Morphine & Surgery - Drug Usage, Side Effects & Risks
Questions about Morphine? Learn more about the drug Morphine, what you can expect when you are given Morphine after surgery, including the risks of Morphine and side effects of Morphine.

Hemorrhoid Surgery - Hemorrhoidectomy Procedure
If you are planning to have hemorrhoid surgery, find out what happens during the hemorrhoidectomy surgical procedure.

Recovering After Hemorrhoid Surgery
Find out what you can expect after hemorrhoid surgery, including how to manage pain after surgery. Page 4.

Maze Procedure For Atrial Fibrillation
Considering a MAZE procedure? If you have atrial fibrillation and need a MAZE procedure learn more about what you can expect and how the surgery is performed.

Maze Procedure-Maze Procedure Candidates
A MAZE procedure is not appropriate for every patient with atrial fibrillation. Find out when a MAZE procedure is recommended for the treatment of A fib.

MAZE Procedure-During a MAZE Procedure
Find out what happens in surgery during a MAZE procedure.

MAZE Procedure Recovery-After a MAZE Procedure
After a MAZE procedure your recovery will be in an ICU. Find out more about recovering after a MAZE procedure.

Maze Procedure - Maze Procedure For Atrial Fibrillation
Considering a MAZE procedure? If you have atrial fibrillation and need a MAZE procedure learn more about what you can expect and how the surgery is performed.

Step-by-Step Bandage Changing Instructions
Changing a surgical bandage is not difficult, but doing it right can prevent infection and encourage healing. Learn how to change your bandage correctly.

Bandage Change Instruction - How to change a Surgical Bandage
Learn how to change a surgical bandage or dressing with easy step by step instructions

Incisions and Hand Washing - Hand Washing and Incisions
The importance of hand washing when your surgical incision is healing. Learn how to properly change a bandage or dressing using proper hand washing technique to prevent infection.

Wash Hands after Surgery
Hand washing after having surgery is important to prevent infection. Do you know how to wash your hands properly?

Proper Hand Washing Technique - What Is Proper Hand Washing Technique after Surgery
The most important step in a surgical dressing change. Find out how you can easily prevent an infection in your incision with this easy step.

How to Remove a Surgical Bandage Painlessly
How to remove a surgical bandage or dressing with a minimum of pain. Pull the skin away from the bandage gently and look out for redness.

How to Clean Your Surgical Incision
Find out how to clean a surgical incision to prevent infection without causing irritation, in the shower or in the sink.

Surgical Bandage Change: Healing Incision
As part of step-by-step instructions: Find out how your healing incision should look and how to spot the signs of infection in your wound.

How to Place a New Bandage on Your Surgical Incision
Learn how to change your bandage after having surgery. Find out how to minimize your pain while cleaning your incision, changing your bandage and preventing infection

Disposal of Old Bandage - How to Dispose of Old Bandage
What is the appropriate way to discard infectious material or surgical bandages at home? Learn how to throw away surgical bandages at home.

General Anesthesia - Surgery and Anesthesia
Find out what general anesthesia is, how it is given, and what happens during and after general anesthesia.

Lumpectomy Breast Surgery – Lumpectomy Breast Surgery Procedure
What happens during a breast lumpectomy surgery and how it is performed.

Recovering After Lumpectomy Surgery
After breast lumpectomy surgery including normal incision care, normal recovery, the wait for lab results and how to minimize pain and discomfort. Page 3.

Lumpectomy – Lumpectomy Breast Surgery
What is a lumpectomy, why is it performed and when is a lumpectomy an option instead of a mastectomy.

Foley Catheter - When and Why a Urinary Catheter is Used
Need information about Foley Catheters? Wondering what a foley catheter is, why it is use and how a foley catheter is used? Learn all about Foley Catheters here.

Constipation Overview - Bowel Movement Advice
Constipation is common after surgery. Find out why constipation strikes after surgery, how to prevent constipation and what do when constipation strikes.

Chest Tubes - Open-Heart Surgery Chest Tube
What is a chest tube and how is a chest tube inserted? Find out how chest tubes are placed, why a chest tube is put in, and how a chest tube is removed.

Diabetes After Surgery - Recovering From Surgery With Diabetes
After surgery, diabetics may find their blood sugar (glucose) to be higher than normal. Find out what you should do after surgery to keep your diabetes well controlled.

Exercise After Surgery - Exercise When Recovering From Surgery
Ready to start exercising after having surgery? Find out how to get moving without causing pain or complications.

Fentanyl and Surgery - Dosage, Risks and Side Effects
Fentanyl is a drug commonly used before and after surgery. Find out what Fentanyl is, the risks of taking Fentanyl, how you can protect your family when taking Fentanyl and more.

Chest Pain After Surgery-When Your Chest Hurts After Surgery
If you are experiencing chest pain after having surgery, find out what you need to know about when chest pain is expected and when it is time to seek emergency medical attention.

Blood Thinners - Before, During and After Surgery
Blood thinners are commonly prescribed after surgery, and are also used before and during surgery for some patients. Find out why these drugs are important to surgery patients and why thinner blood is desirable after surgery.

Blood Clots and Surgery -- Preventing Embolism
Blood clots are a potentially serious problem after surgery. Find out why blood clots are such a big deal and why doctors and nurses go to such great lengths to prevent blood clots from forming in the days and weeks following surgery.

Blood Chemistry Tests - Basic Metabolic Panel
Learn more about one of the most common blood tests, the blood chemistry, or Chem7. Find out what is being tested for and what the results mean.

What Does Cervical Mean - Cervical Has Multiple Meanings
Cervical has many uses in medical terminology. Find out why the terms cervical and cervix refer to multiple areas of the body, including the root word of the term cervical.

Beverly Johnson Uterine Fibroids - Uterine Fibroids Beverly Johnson
Beverly Johnson interview. Beverly Johnson talks about her experience with uterine fibroids, hysterectomy and menopause. Page 2.

What Do Your PT, PTT and INR Results Mean?
Find out what PT, PTT and INR blood tests are, what the results mean and what could you could be eating and doing to change the test results of these common pre-surgery blood tests.

Breast Cancer Surgery – Breast Cancer Surgery and Stages
Standard breast cancer surgery options are based upon the stage of the disease. Learn more about what surgical treatments are best for different stages of breast cancer.

Are You a Candidate for Weight-Loss Surgery?
Do you need weight loss surgery? Do you qualify for weight-loss surgery? Find out if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery and the current criteria for surgical candidates. Find out how to qualify for bariatric surgery, the criteria for weight loss surgery and more.

Antibiotics Before and After Surgery-Antibiotics For Surgery
Antibiotics are a common part of surgery. Find out when they are used, how they should be taken and what side effects should be reported.

Ativan After Surgery - Lorazepam Drug Information
Ativan (lorazepam) is a prescription medication for anxiety, sleep and to decrease agitation. Learn more about the side effects, risks and dosages.

Acute Kidney Injury - Acute Renal Failure
If you have an acute kidney injury, you should know how these types of injuries happen, how an acute kidney injury is diagnosed, and what can be done about acute renal failure.

Abdominal Paracentesis: When Is a Paracentesis Performed
Understand what abdominal paracentesis is, the different types of paracentesis, the risks of the procedure and why it is necessary.

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Appendectomy: Before, During and After Surgery
What an appendectomy is, and what should you expect before, during and after surgery.

Laparoscopic Appendectomy: The Procedure
Find out what happens during laparoscopic appendectomy surgery. Learn more about the laparoscopic appendectomy procedure, including what happens in the operating room.

Going Home After an Appendectomy - Recovering at Home After an Appendectomy
Learn what to expect when you need to have your appendix removed.

Appendectomy Surgery Recovery Expectations
Did you or a loved one have an appendectomy surgery? Find out what to expect when recovering from an appendectomy. Page 6.

Anesthesia Awareness - What Is Anesthesia Awareness
Learn what anesthesia awareness is, when it happens and how general anesthesia can fail.

Anesthesia Awareness - Risks of Anesthesia Awareness
Who is at risk for anesthesia awareness, or waking up during surgery? Find out which surgery patients have the highest risk of waking up, or experiencing anesthesia awareness, during their procedure.

Anesthesia Awareness - Anesthesia Awareness Information
Learn more about anesthesia awareness, including how you can prevent anesthesia awareness, what is not anesthesia awareness, and more.

Anesthesia Awareness - How to Prevent Anesthesia Awareness
Learn how you can prevent anesthesia awareness. Anesthesia awareness can be prevented, learn how you can stop this from happening to you during surgery.

Anesthesia Awareness - When Anesthesia Awareness Happens
Learn what you need to do if you experience anesthesia awareness. Find out how you can get help if you are awake during surgery.

Stool Testing - Lab Tests For Causes of Diarrhea
Diarrhea is a major problem. Find out how the causes of diarrhea are diagnosed and what lab tests can be done to put an end to liquid stools.

Jennifer Whitlock, RN, MSN, FNP-C - Surgery Expert
Jennifer Whitlock is a board certified nurse practitioner working as a hospitalist. She has experience in critical care, surgery and transplantation.

Why Does Surgery Cost So Much? - Hidden Costs
Why is surgery so expensive and what makes it cost so much? Find out why surgery is so expensive and what contributes to the high cost of surgical procedures.

After Arthroscopy – Recovering After Arthroscopy
Find out what you should expect after arthroscopy joint surgery. Learn more about life after arthroscopy.

Palliative Care Definition
Learn more about palliative care and palliative medicine, find out what palliative care is, when it is appropriate and about surgery for palliative patients.

What is a Tonsillith - Tonsil Stones
An explanation of tonsil stones (tonsilliths) along with recommended treatments at home and by a healthcare provider.

Tonsils - The Function and Location of Tonsils
An explanation of what tonsils do, where they are and what they are.

What Is Trauma - The Surgical Specialty of Trauma
Find out what trauma means, who typically treats victims of trauma and the training necessary to care for trauma patients.

The Meaning of Prophylactic - Types of Prophylaxis in Medicine
Find out the meaning of the words prophylaxis and prophylactic, the four types of prophylactic treatment and how they are used in healthcare.

Orthopedic Surgery - Surgical Specialty of Orthopedics
Find out what you should know about the surgical specialty of orthopedics.

What Is General Surgery?
What is general surgery? How is general surgery different from other types of surgical specialties?

What is Otolaryngology - Otolaryngologist or ENT
Learn more about the medical specialty of otolaryngology, better known as ENT--Ear, Nose and Throat.

X-rays Explained - Why You May Need an X-ray
Find out why an X-ray is performed, the risks of the radiation from the test, and who should avoid having an X-ray whenever possible.

Tongue Tie Surgery - What Happens During Frenectomy
If your child is tongue-tied they may require surgery to treat the problem. Find out when surgery is recommended and when you can wait to see if it resolves on its own.

Wrong Site Surgery - Surgical Errors
Find out how you can prevent wrong site surgery from happening during your procedure.

Demerol and Surgery - Why Is Demerol No Longer Frequently Used
Demerol has lost popularity as a pain medication in recent years. Find out why Demerol is no longer a popular prescription pain reliever and when using Demerol is appropriate.

Paralysis During General Anesthesia - What Happens During Surgery
Having surgery can be a scary thing, but knowing the facts about anesthesia can increase your comfort with general anesthesia. Find out what you need to know about the effects of anesthesia on your body.

Before Surgery - Before Anesthesia For Surgery
Before having anesthesia, there are important things you need to tell your anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist. It is important that you are open and honest with your anesthesia provider in order to have the best possible outcome from your surgery.

Ten Common Questions Before Surgery
Here are ten things you should know before you have surgery, ranging from how to find a surgeon to why you can't eat the night before surgery. Be an informed patient!

Ten Things To Do After Surgery
Here are 10 things that you should do after surgery to have the best possible recovery and long term outcome.

Jennifer Whitlock, RN, MSN, FNP-C - About.com Guide to Surgery
Jennifer Whitlock is the About.com Guide to Surgery. Jennifer is a nurse practitioner who has worked in the areas of surgery, transplantation and home health care. She is now working as a hospitalist, taking care of patients who are hospitalized for care.

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Common Problems After Surgery - What To Do About Surgery Complications
There are many problems and complications that can show up after surgery. They range from minor skin irritations to life threatening issues that require immediate treatment. Find out what is normal after surgery and what you can do about issues that arise during your recovery from surgery.