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Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair - open 12/10/2012
AAA - open; Repair - aortic aneurysm - open Description: The surgery will take place in an operating room. You will be given general anesthesia (you will be asleep and pain-free).
 
Abdominal exploration 04/09/2014
Exploratory surgery; Laparotomy; Exploratory laparotomy Description: Exploratory laparotomy is done while you are under general anesthesia.
 
Abdominal wall surgery 01/29/2013
Cosmetic surgery of the abdomen; Tummy tuck; Abdominoplasty Description: Your surgery will be done in an operating room in a hospital.
 
Abortion - medical 11/08/2012
Medical abortion is the use of medicine to end a pregnancy. The medicine helps remove the fetus and placenta from the mother's womb (uterus). There are different types of medical abortions. Therapeutic medical abortion is done because the woman has a health condition. Elective abortion is done because a woman chooses (elects) to end the pregnancy. An abortion is not the same as a miscarriage . Miscarriage is when a pregnancy ends on its own before the 20th week.
 
Abortion - surgical 11/08/2012
Suction curettage; Surgical abortion; Elective abortion - surgical; Therapeutic abortion - surgical Description: Surgical abortion uses a vacuum to remove the fetus and related pregnancy material from the uterus.
 
ACL reconstruction 04/16/2013
Anterior cruciate ligament repair Description: Most people have  general anesthesia right before surgery. This means you will be asleep and pain-free. Other kinds of anesthesia may also be used for this surgery.
 
Adenoid removal 11/25/2014
Adenoidectomy; Removal of adenoid glands Description: Your child will be given general anesthesia before surgery.
 
Adrenalectomy 01/29/2013
Adrenal gland removal; Removal of adrenal glands Description: Adrenalectomy can be performed in two ways. The type of surgery you undergo depends on the problem being treated. With open surgery, the surgeon makes one large surgical cut to remove the gland. With the laparoscopic technique, several small cuts are made.
 
Angioplasty and stent placement - carotid artery 05/13/2014
The blood vessels that bring blood to your brain and face are called the carotid arteries. You have a carotid artery on each side of your neck. The blood flow in this artery can become partly or totally blocked by fatty material called plaque. A partial blockage is called carotid artery stenosis (narrowing). A blockage in your carotid artery can reduce the blood supply to your brain. A stroke can occur if your brain does not get enough blood.
 
Angioplasty and stent placement - heart 08/12/2014
Angioplasty is a procedure to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. These blood vessels are called the coronary arteries. A coronary artery stent is a small, metal mesh tube that expands inside a coronary artery. A stent is often placed during or immediately after angioplasty. It helps prevent the artery from closing up again. A drug-eluting stent has medicine embedded in it that helps prevent the artery from closing in the long term.
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