Abdominal exploration 10/20/2008
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.
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.
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.
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).
ACL reconstruction 02/03/2009
Anterior cruciate ligament repair; Knee surgery
Description: You will probably receive general anesthesia right before surgery. This means you will be unconscious and unable to feel pain. Sometimes, other kinds of anesthesia are used for this surgery.
Adenoid removal 01/26/2009
Adenoidectomy; Removal of adenoid glands
Description: Your child will be given general anesthesia before surgery.
Angioplasty and stent placement - heart 12/13/2008
Drug-eluting stents; PCI; Percutaneous coronary intervention; Balloon angioplasty; Coronary angioplasty; Coronary artery angioplasty; Cardiac angioplasty; PTCA; Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty; Heart artery dilatation
Description: Before the angioplasty procedure begins, you will be given some pain medicine.
Angioplasty and stent placement - peripheral arteries 02/09/2009
Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty - peripheral artery; PTA - peripheral artery; Angioplasty - peripheral arteries
Description: In angioplasty, your blocked artery is widened with a medical “balloon.
Ankle replacement 02/03/2009
Ankle arthroplasty - total; Total ankle arthroplasty; Endoprosthetic ankle replacement; Ankle surgery
Description: Ankle replacement surgery may be done while you are under general anesthesia . This means you will be unconscious and unable to feel pain.