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Types of Organ Donation and Related Costs

Learn who pays for organ donations and associated costs and about the different types from donation after cardiac death to altruistic donation. Organ donation is the process by which a person can donate a healthy organ to replace the unhealthy organ...

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Cystectomy: Everything You Need to Know

A cystectomy, or bladder removal, is done to remove cancer of the bladder. Learn more about a cystectomy, including preparation and recovery. A cystectomy is a surgical procedure that is done to remove the bladder, usually due to cancer. The bladder...

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Stapedectomy: Overview

Stapedectomy surgery replaces the stapes bone in the middle ear with a prosthesis. It helps improve hearing for people with otosclerosis. The human ear consists of three parts: the inner ear, middle ear, and outer ear. There are bones in the middle...

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Salpingectomy Surgery: Everything You Need to Know

Salpingectomy is the removal of the fallopian tube(s) for female sterilization or removal of cancer. Reviewed by our board-certified surgeons. The fallopian tube is the channel between the uterus and the ovaries which allows an egg to be transferred...

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Overview of Femoral Hernia Surgery

Find out what a femoral hernia is, how it is treated, how the surgery is performed, and even how to prevent a femoral hernia. A femoral hernia happens when a weakness in the muscle of the groin allows the intestine to bulge through. The first...

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What to Expect During Pelvic Laparoscopy

Pelvic laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgery used to treat a variety of pelvic conditions. Get info on how the procedure is done. Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique used in procedures such as tubal ligation, gallbladder...

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Robotic Surgery: Everything You Need to Know

Learn about the benefits and risks of robotic surgery; find out what to expect before, during and after a robotic assisted surgery procedure. Robotic surgery (also called robotic-assisted surgery) is perhaps the most cutting-edge medical technology...

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What Is a Hernia?

A hernia is a tear in a weakened area of muscle that allows a body organ or fatty tissue to push through, often protruding outward. The body’s muscles do a good job of protecting internal organs and keeping them in place. But sometimes muscles can...

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What to Expect With Surgery for Nasal Polyps

Nasal polypectomy is an endoscopic surgical procedure to remove nasal or sinus polyps, performed only if medications have failed to shrink the polyps. Nasal polypectomy is the surgical procedure for the removal of nasal polyps, which are abnormal...

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Incisional Hernia and How It's Treated

An incisional hernia doesn't always require surgery. When it does, learn what surgery looks like and what you can expect during the recovery process. An incisional hernia happens when a weakness in the muscle of the abdomen allows the tissues of...

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How Brain Death Is Diagnosed

Find out what brain death is, how it is determined, and how three types of brain death testing are performed. Brain death is a clinical and legal definition of death. Sometimes, when a person is declared brain dead, their heart may still be...

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