Bowel obstruction is a mechanical blockage of the intestines, preventing the normal transit of the products of digestion. It can occur at any level in the digestive tract, and is a medical emergency. Although many cases are not treated surgically, it is a surgical problem. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bowel obstruction"
Brain pacemaker is a medical device which sends electric impulses into brain. Brain pacemakers are implanted into human body for treating epilepsy, Parkinson disease and other diseases. Depending on where the impulses are sent, the treatment is called deep brain stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation etc. ...more on Wikipedia about "Brain pacemaker"
Breast reduction, or reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure which involves the reduction in the size of breasts by excising fat, skin, and glandular tissue; it may also involve a procedure to counterract drooping of the breasts. As with breast augmentation, this procedure is performed most often on women. ...more on Wikipedia about "Breast reduction"
Cardiac surgery is surgery on the heart, typically to treat complications of ischemic heart disease (e.g. coronary artery bypass grafting), correct congenital heart disease, or treat valve problems created by various causes including endocarditis. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cardiac surgery"
Cataract surgery is the removal of the lens of the eye that has developed a cataract. The natural lens is then replaced with an artificial intraocular lens. It is one of the safest and most successful procedures in all of medicine. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cataract surgery"
Cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder. It is commonly due to impaction (sticking) of a gallstone within the neck of the gall bladder, leading to inspissation of bile, bile stasis, and infection by gut organisms. Cholecystitis may be a cause of right upper quadrant pain. The pain may actually manifest in the right flank or scapular region at first. In severe cases, the gall bladder can rupture and form an abscess. In severe cases, it may lead to a life-threatening infection of the liver called cholangitis. In other cases, it may lead to a stable inflammatory state termed chronic cholecystitis. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cholecystitis"
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario is the governing body for medical doctors in Ontario. ...more on Wikipedia about "College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario"
A colostomy is a surgical procedure that involves connecting a part of the colon onto the anterior abdominal wall, leaving the patient with an opening on the abdomen called a stoma. This opening is formed from the end of the large intestine drawn out through the incision and sutured to the skin. After a colostomy, feces leave the patient's body through the stoma, and collect in a bag attached to the patient's abdomen which is changed when necessary. ...more on Wikipedia about "Colostomy"
A commissurotomy is a surgical incision of a commissure in the body, as one made in the heart to relieve constriction of the mitral valve or one made in the brain to treat certain psychiatric disorders. ...more on Wikipedia about "Commissurotomy"
A cornea transplant, also known as a corneal graft or penetrating keratoplasty, is a surgical procedure where a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by donated corneal tissue which has been removed from a recently deceased individual having no known diseases which might affect the viability of the donated tissue. The cornea is the clear part of eye in front of the iris and pupil. The surgical procedure is performed by ophthalmologists, medical doctors who specialize in eyes, and are often done on an outpatient basis (The patient goes home following surgery). ...more on Wikipedia about "Cornea transplant"
Craniofacial surgery is a subset of plastic surgery that deals with congenital and acquired deformities of the skull, face, and jaws. Although craniofacial treatment often involves manipulation of bone, craniofacial surgery is not tissue-specific, i.e., craniofacial surgeons deal with bone, skin, muscle, teeth, etc. Craniofacial surgery does not, however, include surgery of the brain or eye. ...more on Wikipedia about "Craniofacial surgery"
This article is about the medical term Crepitus, for the Roman god, see Crepitus (mythology) ...more on Wikipedia about "Crepitus"
Cryosurgery is the application of extreme cold to destroy abnormal or diseased tissue. Cryosurgery is used to treat a number of diseases and disorders, especially skin conditions. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cryosurgery"
Cryotherapy is a medical treatment whereby the patient is placed in a cryogenic chamber for a short duration, i.e. no more than three minutes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cryotherapy"
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In surgery, the use of a curette to remove tissue by scraping or scooping. It may be used to obtain a biopsy of a mass to determine if it is a granuloma, neoplasm, or some other tumor. It is often employed prior to definitive excisional surgery to more precisely deliniate the extent of a tumour. In selected cases, curettage may be employed to treat certain 'low risk' skin cancers such as superficial BCC. Rarely, curettage may be employed palliatively to de bulk masses. ...more on Wikipedia about "Curettage"
A cystostomy is a surgical formation of an opening in the abdomen that allows a tube ( catheter) to be inserted in order to drain urine from the bladder. When the opening passes directly above the pubic bone, it is known as a suprapubic cystostomy. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cystostomy"
Debulking is the surgical removal of part of a malignant tumour which cannot be completely excised, so as to enhance the effectiveness of radiation or chemotherapy. It is used only in specific malignancies, as generally partial removal of a tumor is not considered a worthwile intervention. Ovarian carcinoma and some types of brain tumor are debulked prior to commencing radio- or chemotherapy. ...more on Wikipedia about "Debulking"
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is one of a group of treatments involving surgical implantation of a medical device called brain pacemaker which sends electrical impulses to specific parts of the brain. This surgical procedure is used to treat severe essential tremor and tremor, rigidity and bradykinesia (slow movement) associated with Parkinson's disease, as well as primary dystonia and other conditions. Brain pacemakers were approved by FDA in 1997 as a treatment for epilepsy ** (this kind of treatment is called vagus nerve stimulation, not deep brain stimulation) and Parkinson's disease as well as essential tremor ** ** , and in April 2003 as a treatment for primary dystonia ** . In March 2005, the results of a Canadian study were published indicating that DBS may also alleviate symptoms in patients suffering from treatment-resistant clinical depression. ...more on Wikipedia about "Deep brain stimulation"
* Brown dermatome, the first with powered rotation to be developed, used mostly for large skin grafts. It is electrically operated; ...more on Wikipedia about "Dermatome (instrument)"
Diverticulitis is a common disease of the bowel, in particular the large intestine. Diverticulitis develops from diverticulosis, which involves the formation of pouches ( diverticula) on the outside of the colon. Diverticulitis results if one of these diverticulum becomes inflamed. ...more on Wikipedia about "Diverticulitis"
Diverticulosis, otherwise known as "diverticular disease", is the condition of having diverticula in the colon which are outpocketings of the colonic mucosa and submucosa through weaknesses of muscle layers in the colon wall. These are more common in the sigmoid colon, which is a common place for increased pressure. This is uncommon before the age of 40 and increases in incidence after that age. ...more on Wikipedia about "Diverticulosis" http://www.shortopedia.com - now! shortopedia
The voltage source used in electrosurgery is a specialized electronic instrument. It is sometimes referred to as an electrosurgical generator. ...more on Wikipedia about "Electrosurgery"
(Embolization) A non-surgical, minimally-invasive procedure involving selective occlusion of blood vessels by purposefully introducing emboli to treat such conditions as aneurysms, epistaxis, AVMs and uterine fibroids. ...more on Wikipedia about "Embolization"
Endocrine surgery is a surgical procedure that is performed to achieve a hormonal or anti-hormonal effect in the body. ...more on Wikipedia about "Endocrine surgery"
Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is a surgical procedure where certain portions of the sympathetic nerve trunk are burned, cut or clamped. ETS is used to treat hyperhidrosis, facial blushing, social phobia, Raynaud's disease and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. By far the most common complaint treated with ETS is palmar hyperhidrosis, or "sweaty palms". ...more on Wikipedia about "Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy"
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