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  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair - open 11/18/2010
    AAA - open; Repair - aortic aneurysm - open Description: The surgery will take place in an operating room.
  • 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 01/24/2011
    Cosmetic surgery of the abdomen; Tummy tuck; Abdominoplasty Description: Your surgery will be done in an operating room in a hospital.
  • Abortion - medical 11/21/2010
    Therapeutic medical abortion; Elective medical abortion; Induced abortion; Nonsurgical 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 11/21/2010
    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 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 12/01/2011
    Adenoidectomy; Removal of adenoid glands Description: Your child will be given general anesthesia before surgery.
  • Adrenalectomy 01/26/2011
    Adrenal gland removal; Removal of adrenal glands Description: Adrenalectomy can be performed in two ways. The type of surgery you will undergo depends on the problem being treated. In the "open" surgery, the surgeon makes one large surgical cut to remove the gland.
  • 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.
  • Angioplasty and stent placement - heart 06/21/2010
    Angioplasty is a procedure to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. These blood vessels are called the coronary arteries. A coronary artery stent is a small, metal mesh tube that expands inside a coronary artery. A stent is often placed during or immediately after angioplasty. It helps prevent the artery from closing up again. A drug-eluting stent has medicine embedded in it that helps prevent the artery from closing.
  • Angioplasty and stent placement - peripheral arteries 01/25/2011
    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 02/19/2011
    Ankle arthroplasty - total; Total ankle arthroplasty; Endoprosthetic ankle replacement; Ankle surgery Description: Ankle replacement surgery may be done while you are under general anesthesia .
  • 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.
  • Anti-reflux surgery - children 03/17/2011
    Fundoplication - children; Nissen fundoplication - children; Belsey (Mark IV) fundoplication - children; Toupet fundoplication - children; Thal fundoplication - children; Hiatal hernia repair - children; Endoluminal fundoplication - children Description: The most common type of anti-reflux surgery is called fundoplication.
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