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What Is a Physician’s Assistant?

A physician assistant is licensed to practice medicine under the supervision of a licensed physician. Learn more about their work and expertise. A...

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Laser Therapy: What You Should Know

Laser therapy is a medical treatment that uses light to allow surgeons to treat tissue safely without damaging surrounding areas. Learn about its...

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Purpose of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery helps support weight loss and lower the risk of obesity-related conditions. Learn about the purpose and who is eligible....

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What to Expect from Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation

Allogeneic stem cell transplantation is infusion of cells from a related or unrelated donor. It is used to treat certain blood disorders. Allogeneic...

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What to Expect From Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a treatment procedure for blood cancer and immune disorders. It requires myeloablative pretreatement....

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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...

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Ovarian Cyst Surgery: Everything You Need to Know

Ovarian cyst surgery can be a laparoscopy (outpatient care) or a laparotomy (inpatient care). Learn more about the process and recovery for both....

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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...

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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...

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Why Does My Throat Hurt After Surgery?

Why does my throat hurt after surgery? Learn why surgery and anesthesia can cause throat pain and what to do about it. A sore throat is considered a...

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Vasectomy: Recovery

After vasectomy there is a short recovery, then tests for success. Learn about the recovery from vasectomy, reviewed by our board-certified surgeons....

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What to Expect During Breast Reduction Recovery

Breast reduction can be a life-changing event. Here is what you can expect during recovery from breast reduction surgery. Your recovery after breast...

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Gallbladder Surgery Long-Term Care

Long-term care after gallbladder surgery includes diet modifications or surgery for persistent symptoms. Reviewed by our board-certified surgeons....

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Vasectomy: What to Expect on the Day of Surgery

A vasectomy is an outpatient surgery, with variations. Find out what to expect from vasectomy surgery, reviewed by our board-certified surgeons. A...

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Gallbladder Surgery: What to Expect on the Day of Surgery

Gallbladder surgery (cholecystectomy) removes the gallbladder. Surgery may be minimally invasive or open. Reviewed by our board-certified surgeons....

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Body Asymmetry: Why Is One Hand or Breast Bigger?

Many people have one hand that is slightly larger than the other or, if a woman, uneven breasts. These minor body asymmetries are by and large...

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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...

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Vasectomy: How to Prepare

A vasectomy is a relatively low-risk outpatient procedure. Know how to prepare for a vasectomy, reviewed by our board-certified surgeons. A vasectomy...

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Cataract Surgery: How To Prepare

Cataract surgery (lens replacement surgery) replaces the lens of an eye. Learn more about cataract surgery, reviewed by our board-certified surgeons....

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Whipple Procedure: What to Expect on the Day of Surgery

Learn what to expect on the day of surgery when you have a Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy). Reviewed by our board-certified surgeons. A...

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Pus In a Wound After Surgery

Pus, or purulent drainage, can happen when an infection is present. What you should do if there is pus coming from your surgical incision. Pus, also...

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How to Get on the Waiting List for an Organ Transplant

Being listed on the organ transplant waiting list is the first step to receiving a new organ. Find out more about the process here. Your road to an...

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Common Tests Before and After Surgery

Learn about common tests associated with surgery ranging from blood tests to CT scans. Find out what tests results mean and why they are important....

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How Silicone Is Used in Breast Implants

Are silicone breast implants safe? Learn about the advantages and risks of silicone implants in breast augmentation surgery. Silicone is a polymer...

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How the SMAS Facelift Is Done

Learn about facelifts involving the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system), a layer deep within the skin that gives structure to the face....

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Physical Therapy After Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

If you have had a partial knee replacement surgery, learn about the benefits of physical therapy to help guide you through your rehabilitation. If...

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7 Best Ways to Prevent Surgery Infections

Preventing infections after your surgery is important. Learn how to avoid an infection during recovery from surgery and how to spot one early. After...

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Why a Biopsy Is Performed

Learn about biopsies, a process of taking a sample of living tissue for examination under a microscope. A biopsy is a process of taking a sample of...

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