What is a Myringotomy? A myringotomy is a simple procedure in which a small tube is inserted into the eardrum in order to allow fluids to drain out of the middle, reducing pressure and allowing any infection to be treated with antibiotics.
What is Vasectomy Surgery? A vasectomy is a surgical procedure that serves as birth control by permanently cutting off the flow of sperm to the penis.
What is Hiatal Hernia Open Repair Surgery? Your diaphragm is a muscle that separates your chest from your abdomen and helps you to breathe. Normally, the diaphragm has an opening for the esophagus to pass through where it connects with the stomach. A hiatal hernia occurs when part of the stomach pushes upward through this small opening.
What is Cataract – Small Incision Surgery? It usually involves a single incision in the white of the eye. Through this single opening the cataract is removed and the artificial lens is inserted.
What is LASIK Laser Eye Surgery? LASIK laser surgery is a relatively simple and nonintrusive procedure that is designed to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.
What is Anesthesia? Anesthesia makes surgery possible for thousands of people every day. It blocks pain and relaxes you. It also keeps your body from moving during the procedure. For example, without anesthesia, your body’s reflexes would naturally cause an arm or leg to jerk away from something painful. Without anesthesia, a surgical incision would also cause an increase in … Read More
What is Biopsy Surgery? Biopsy is a general term which simply means “the removal of tissue for microscopic examination.” Your doctor intends to remove tissue from your body, not because you’re necessarily ill, but because biopsy is a very accurate method for analyzing unusual growths or other suspicious tissue. Because it provides such accurate diagnostic information, a biopsy is an … Read More
What is Open Surgery? Surgical procedures performed by making an incision large enough to expose the entire operative area are called “open” procedures. Your doctor believes that your medical condition and overall state of health indicate that an open surgical procedure is necessary to address your medical condition. The risks associated with this kind of outpatient surgery are minimal.
What is a Tonsillectomy? A tonsillectomy is a surgery to remove the tonsils, the two small glands located in the back of your throat.
What is PRK Laser Eye Surgery? PRK is a simple and nonintrusive procedure that is designed to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.