TURBT – Transurethral Resection Of Bladder Tumor, Male

Why is a TURBT – Transurethral Resection Of Bladder Tumor done? Your surgeon has recommended a TUR-BT to remove a tumor from the lining of your bladder.  About half, or 1 in 2 bladder cancers are found early. That means the tumor is still in the lining of the bladder and hasn’t spread.

Mixing Insulin

How Do You Mix Insulin? Your doctor or diabetes educator may ask you to mix a short-acting or clear insulin with an intermediate or long acting cloudy insulin in the same syringe so that both can be given at the same time. Keep in mind: The only insulin that cannot be mixed is insulin Glargine. Mixing Insulin In this example, … Read More

Achilles Tendon Repair Surgery

What is Achilles Tendon Repair Surgery? The Achilles tendon is a strong band of fibrous tissue that connects the calf muscles in the back of the leg to the heel bone. It is the strongest tendon in the body. The Achilles tendon can tear slowly, a bit at a time, or all at once. A ruptured Achilles may be treated with … Read More

Discharge Catheter Care Female

What is Discharge Catheter Care Female? You have a Foley catheter in place to drain urine. This video will help you to understand how to care for the catheter and the drainage collection bag.

Discharge Catheter Care Male

What is Discharge Catheter Care Male? You have a Foley catheter in place to drain urine. This video will help you to understand how to care for the catheter and the drainage collection bag.

Ureteral Stent Placement

What is a ureteral stent? What to expect after a ureteral stent is placed? What can you do to help your recovery?

Colonoscopy Lower Endoscopy

Your doctor has recommended that you have a Colonoscopy, also called a lower endoscopy. It is a procedure to examine your colon. This video will help you to understand this procedure. Let’s begin by reviewing information about your body.

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)

What is Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery? Your doctor has recommended a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft procedure, also called CABG. This video will review information about the on pump CABG procedure. During a CABG procedure, new paths called bypasses, are created to carry blood around the blockages. Healthier blood vessels from other sites in the body are used to … Read More

Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Your doctor has recommended a laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve to help you lose weight. This video will help you to understand this surgical treatment option.  We will start by reviewing information about your body and your medical condition. When we swallow, the esophagus carries food down to the stomach to be digested.  Digestion breaks the food into smaller bits that can … Read More

Infection Control in the home

Why is Infection Control in the Home So Important? Germs are present always on your hands and they can be transferred to other parts of your body, to the family member for whom you are caring, your patient, and to any clean object that you touch. During recovery from surgery, the surgical incision itself is a potential point of entry … Read More