What is a Wire Localization Breast Biopsy? Also known as a lumpectomy, 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. Biopsy is a general term which simply means “the removal of tissue for microscopic examination.” Because it provides such accurate … Read More
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 breastbone 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 a … 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 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