Gastric Bypass Open Surgery

What is a Gastric Bypass Open Surgery? Gastric Bypass is a surgical procedure used to help a patient lose weight. It is usually recommended to help those who are morbidly obese – meaning that their weight problem has become a serious health risk.

Cardiac Catheterization Angiography

What is Cardiac Catheterization? A Cardiac Catheterization is a procedure to examine your heart. The arteries that carry oxygen to the heart are examined and blocked arteries can be identified. Arteries are strong blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart to the body. The aorta is the largest artery in the body and the blood it carries is … Read More

Gastric Bypass Laparoscopic Surgery

What is Gastric Bypass Laparoscopic Surgery? Gastric Bypass is a surgical procedure used to help a patient lose weight. It is usually recommended to help those who are morbidly obese – meaning that their weight problem has become a serious health risk. Most severely overweight patients overeat. Food enters the body through the mouth, travels down the esophagus where it collects … Read More

Coronary Artery Balloon Angioplasty

What is a Coronary Artery Balloon Angioplasty? During a balloon angioplasty, a heart specialist will insert a thin tube into an artery in your arm or leg and gently guide it towards the problem area in your heart. Once the tube is in place, a small balloon is briefly inflated in order to widen the narrowed artery. During and after … Read More

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)

What is an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)? An Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) is an aneurysm a bulge or swelling in a blood vessel. Your doctor has determined that a portion of the aorta passing through your abdomen – the area between your legs and your chest – has developed a blood clot. In most cases these clots are caused by … Read More