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Mastectomy: How to Prepare

Mastectomy surgery removes a breast to treat breast cancer. Find out how to prepare for a mastectomy, reviewed by our board-certified surgeons. If you and your healthcare provider have decided a mastectomy is necessary in the treatment of breast...

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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 is a safe and relatively easy way for men to prevent pregnancy. It’s often done in under an hour...

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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. Cataract surgery is a relatively common procedure that treats cataract, a clouding of the eye’s...

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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. If you may need surgery, be prepared for blood and imagining tests to be done before and after your...

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What to Do If You Need to Have Surgery While Traveling

Find out exactly what you need to do if you are on vacation and suddenly need an unplanned or emergency surgery. Most surgery is scheduled in advance, with plenty of time to notify your insurance company, choose a surgeon, schedule time away from...

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How Diprivan Is Used During Surgery

Find out why Diprivan, a short-acting​ sedative also known as Propofol, is given to patients and when it is used the most often. Diprivan, or Propofol, is a short-acting sedative that is used primarily for the induction of general anesthesia and...

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Glaucoma Surgery: How to Prepare

Glaucoma surgery can help lower intraocular pressure. Learn how to prepare for successful glaucoma surgery, reviewed by our board-certified surgeons. The goal of glaucoma surgery is to reduce intraocular pressure in your eye. There are many...

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Mastectomy: How to Prepare

Mastectomy surgery removes a breast to treat breast cancer. Find out how to prepare for a mastectomy, reviewed by our board-certified surgeons. If you and your healthcare provider have decided a mastectomy is necessary in the treatment of breast...

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LASIK Eye Surgery: How to Prepare

LASIK eye surgery improves your vision and is used to treat a variety of conditions, such as nearsightedness and farsightedness. Learn about LASIK eye surgery and how to best prepare for it.› Even though LASIK is a relatively safe procedure,...

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Hernia Surgery: How To Prepare

Hernia surgery corrects a muscular defect in which tissues or organs protrude through the abdomen. Reviewed by our board-certified surgeons. Hernia surgery takes on an abdominal defect in which tissues or organs push through muscles, which can lead...

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Septoplasty Surgery: How to Prepare

Septoplasty is surgery to correct problems with the septum in the nose. Find out how to prepare, reviewed by our board-certified surgeons. Septoplasty is a surgery done to correct problems with the septum—the wall that runs down the center of your...

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