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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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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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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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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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Purpose of Gallbladder Surgery

Gallbladder surgery removes or repairs the gallbladder, often because of damage from gallstone disease. Reviewed by our board-certified surgeons....

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Amblyopia Surgery: Everything You Need to Know

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, causes vision loss. Surgery is considered if an eye defect needs surgical repair or when non-surgical treatment doesn't...

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Purpose of a Vasectomy

A vasectomy is a surgery that results in permanent birth control for men. Learn about vasectomy, reviewed by our board-certified surgeons. A...

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Purpose of Brain Aneurysm Surgery

Brain aneurysm surgery is a procedure to prevent or minimize the consequences of a brain aneurysm bleed. Reviewed by our board-certified surgeons....

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Complications and Problems After Surgery

Find out the answers to common questions about complications and problems after surgery like incision care and bathing. After your surgery is over,...

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Recovering From Surgery

Learn about recovery timelines, rehab and therapies, dos and don'ts, and other tips for healing and preventing complications.

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Purpose of Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma surgery can help you lower your intraocular pressure and save your sight. Learn why it is done, reviewed by our board-certified surgeons....

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Morphine and Surgery: Drug Usage, Side Effects, and Risks

Learn more about morphine including the risks of morphine, why it is frequently used after surgery and common side effects. Morphine Sulfate is a...

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The Best and Worst Gifts for a Hospital Patient

When a loved one is sick and in the hospital many people like to take a gift. Here are tips for gift-giving in the hospital. Many people like to take...

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Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Testing and Results

Get information on what an arterial blood gas (ABG) test is, why this test is done, and what the results mean. An arterial blood gas test, commonly...

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Bariatric Surgery: Everything You Need to Know

The various types of bariatric surgery decrease the amount of food you can absorb to promote weight loss. Reviewed by board-certified surgeons....

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Purpose of a Whipple Procedure

A Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy) is a complex surgery for pancreatic cancer and other conditions. Reviewed by a board-certified surgeon....

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Whipple Procedure: Long-Term Care

A Whipple procedure is done for pancreatic cancer. Learn about long-term care of a pancreaticoduodenectomy. Reviewed by our board-certified surgeons....

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Brain Aneurysm Surgery: Overview

Brain aneurysm surgery involves repairing a defective artery and may be an emergency or planned operation. Reviewed by our board-certified surgeons....

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Mohs Surgery: What to Expect on the Day of Surgery

Mohs surgery is used to remove skin cancer without a lot of tissue loss. Learn about the day of surgery, reviewed by our board-certified surgeons....

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Whipple Procedure: Recovery

For recovery from a Whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy), learn about diet, wound care, and coping. Reviewed by our board-certified surgeons....

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Spinal Stenosis Surgery: Long-Term Care

Long-term care after spinal stenosis surgery includes physical therapy and lifestyle adjustments. Reviewed by our board-certified physicians. Spinal...

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Knee Replacement Surgery: What to Expect on the Day of Surgery

Knee replacement entails replacing the damaged joint with an artificial one. A overview of the steps involved, reviewed by board-certified surgeons....

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Heart Bypass Surgery: Overview

Heart bypass surgery—also called coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)—is used to improve blood flow to your heart. Learn more about this...

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery: What to Expect on the Day of Surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery promotes weight loss by removing portions of stomach. Here’s what to expect from gastric sleeve surgery, reviewed by our...

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