POST-SURGERY MEDICAL CHECK-UP

First Post-Surgery Check-Up My first post-surgery check-up with my urologist was March 23, 2000, 20 days after my surgery and 14 days after my release from hospital. I was anxious…

POST-SURGERY CARE

Homecoming I was discharged from the hospital just after mid-day on the Thursday. My blood transfusion was successful and I was feeling sensational. My wife arrived to take me home,…

SURGERY MADE EASY

Cut to Cure The surgery itself was easy, or so I perceived it to be. One minute I was awake in an operating room, staring up at those bright lights,…

Minor Surgery

Minor procedures, which may be performed without anesthesia or under local anesthesia. Minor surgical procedures are those that can be done quickly, usually with a local anesthetic . These procedures…

Major Surgery

Major surgical procedures carried out under general or regional anesthesia. Major surgery takes place in the hospital and usually involves a procedure performed on tissue deep inside the body. For…

Open Surgery

Surgical procedures in which internal body structures are accessed by large incisions made in the skin. Most operations are carried out using open surgery. An incision is made in the…

Endoscopic Surgery

Surgical procedures that use a viewing instrument inserted through a natural body opening or through skin incisions. Endoscopic surgery is a technique that enables various procedures to be performed without…

Microsurgery

Surgical procedures that use magnifying equipment and tiny surgical instruments to operate on small or delicate structures. Microsurgery makes it possible to operate on extremely small and delicate tissues in…

Laser Treatment

Procedures using intense beams of light to cut, join, or destroy tissue. Light from a laser can cut or destroy tissue or repair damaged tissue by fusing together torn edges….

Plastic Surgery

Procedures used to repair and reconstruct skin and underlying tissue or alter its appearance. Skin or tissue that has been damaged or destroyed as a result of disease or injury…

Transplant Surgery

Operations carried out to replace failing body organs or tissues with healthy ones. Diseases can occasionally cause major organs, such as the heart, kidneys, or liver, to fail irreversibly. Dialysis…

REJOINING TISSUE

Tissues are rejoined after surgery to promote healing, stop bleeding, and prevent infection. There are various rejoining techniques and materials that can be used depending on the site and the…

Laser Skin Treatment

Lasers can be used to remove tattoos and birthmarks from the skin by destroying cells with a particular color, such as cells in red birthmarks. A laser beam can also…