What is an Incisional Breast Biopsy? Biopsy is a general term which simply means “the removal of tissue for microscopic examination.” Your doctor intends to remove tissue from the breast – not because you’re necessarily ill – but because breast biopsy is a very accurate method for analyzing breast tissue. Because it provides such accurate diagnostic information, breast biopsy is … Read More
What is a Permanent Pacemaker Implant? The heart is located in the center of the chest, enclosed by the breast bone and rib cage. By contracting in a rhythmic way, it causes the blood in your body to circulate. A normally functioning heart beats at a rate of between 60 and 100 contractions per minute. These contractions are triggered by … Read More
What is a Laparoscopy Diagnostic? Using the laparoscope’s video camera, the surgeon is able to explore and inspect the interior of the abdomen – often allowing the surgeon to see with greater detail and with more clarity than with the human eye alone. [/x_columnize] A laparoscope is a narrow tube that contains a light source and a small video camera … Read More
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.
What is a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG Off-Pump)? When the surgeon removes a portion of a blood vessel from the patient’s leg or chest, most probably the left internal mammary artery and the saphenous vein to bypass the old, diseased coronary artery and to build a new pathway for blood to reach the heart muscle. These transplanted vessels are called … Read More
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.
What is a Stent Implantation Coronary Angioplasty? In simple terms, a balloon angioplasty with stent insertion is a procedure used to increase the amount of blood flowing through the coronary artery.
What is a Cardiac Catheterization? In simple terms, a cardiac catheterization is a diagnostic procedure used when your doctor believes that blood is not flowing normally in and/ or around your heart. During a cardiac catheterization, a heart specialist will insert a thin tube into an artery in the arm or leg and gently guide it towards the problem area … Read More
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