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  1. Types of Bunion Surgery
  2. Whipple Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer Looks at a type ofsurgery that removes cancer from the pancreas. Covers why surgery is done and how well it works. Also covers risks.
  3. Bunions: Should I Have Surgery? Guides through decision to have bunion surgery. Provides general overview of what bunions are. Looks at typesofsurgery, possible complications, and effectiveness. Includes interactive tool to help you decide.
  4. Lung Surgery for Lung Cancer Looks at lung surgery (called thoracotomy) to treat lung cancer. Covers how it is done and what to expect after surgery. Covers its risks and how well it works. Offers illustrations on three typesofsurgery: wedge resection, lobectomy, and pneumonectomy.
  5. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Should I Have Surgery? Guides you through decision to have or not have carpal tunnel release surgery. Looks at problems carpal tunnel syndrome can cause. Covers typesofsurgery and compares with wrist splint therapy. Includes interactive tool to help you decide.
  6. Dupuytren's Disease: Should I Have Hand Surgery? Guides through decision to have surgery for Dupuytren's disease. Includes other treatments for Dupuytren's disease. Describes the two typesofsurgery usually done. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  7. Lumbar Herniated Disc: Should I Have Surgery? Guides you through the decision to have surgery for a herniated disc in the low back. Describes the typesofsurgery available, as well as nonsurgical treatment. Lists the benefits and risks of both typesof treatment. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  8. Hysterectomy Provides info on hysterectomy, a surgical treatment for endometriosis, fibroids, or uterine cancer. Describes typesofsurgery such as vaginal, abdominal, supracervical hysterectomies, and LAVH. Covers risks. Discusses physical and emotional recovery.
  9. Decompressive Laminectomy for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Discusses decompressive laminectomy, the most common type ofsurgery to treat lumbar spinal stenosis. Looks at how surgery may reduce pressure on nerve roots to relieve pain. Covers risks.
  10. Appendicitis Discusses what happens when the appendix becomes infected and inflamed. Includes appendicitis symptoms such as belly pain. Looks at exams and tests. Covers different typesofsurgery to remove your appendix (appendectomy).
  11. Tissue Flap Surgery for Breast Reconstruction Discusses breast reconstruction surgery done after mastectomy. Covers two ways of doing the surgery: pedicle flap and free flap. Looks at typesof flap surgery: TRAM, latissimus dorsi, DIEP, SIEA, TUG, and gluteal free. Covers what to expect after surgery and risks.
  12. Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Should I Have Surgery? Guides through decision to have surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. Explains symptoms and discusses several typesof surgeries used for different symptoms. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  13. Inguinal Hernia: Should I Have Surgery Now, or Should I Wait? Guides you through decision to have inguinal hernia surgery. Looks at the two typesofsurgery for treatment. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  14. Basal Cell Skin Cancer: Should I Have Surgery or Use Medicated Cream? Guides you through decision to treat low-risk basal cell skin cancer with surgery or medicated creams. Explains typesofsurgery and typesof creams used. Covers benefits and risks of both. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  15. Common Typesof Hernias Provides information on common hernias, including abdominal, incisional, and umbilical hernias. Briefly covers symptoms and treatment with surgery.
  16. Gastric Sleeve Surgery Looks at sleeve gastrectomy, a type of weight-loss surgery for obesity. Explains what it is and why it is done. Looks at how it is done and what to expect after surgery. Also covers risks.
  17. Adjustable Gastric Banding Surgery Looks at adjustable gastric banding surgery (also called gastric banding), a type of weight-loss surgery used to treat obesity. Explains what it is and why it is done. Looks at how it is done and what to expect after surgery. Also covers risks.
  18. Diabetes: Preparing for Surgery Learn how to prepare for surgery when you have diabetes.
  19. Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Covers typesof coronary bypass surgeries, also called CABG. Includes minimally invasive surgeries. Links to slideshow of CABG. Looks at when surgery is done. Describes how surgery is done, recovery time, and risks.
  20. Knee Replacement Surgery Learn what to expect during knee replacement surgery and how it can ease the pain of arthritis.
  21. Knee Replacement Surgery Covers surgery to replace the ends of bones in a damaged joint. Includes slideshow on knee replacement. Looks at why surgery is done, risks, and how well it works. Discusses what to expect after surgery and living with a knee replacement.
  22. Hip Fracture Surgery Learn about surgery to repair a broken or fractured hip and what to expect.
  23. Hip Repair Surgery: Returning Home Get tips on how to take care of yourself at home after hip repair surgery.
  24. Breast-Conserving Surgery (Lumpectomy or Partial Mastectomy) for Breast Cancer Discusses lumpectomy and partial mastectomy, two typesof breast-conserving surgery. Covers what is done and what to expect after surgery, including having radiation therapy. Also looks at risks.
  25. Ulcerative Colitis: When Surgery Is Needed
  26. Achilles Tendon Rupture: Should I Have Surgery? Guides through decision to have surgery for an Achilles tendon rupture. Describes different typesof treatment and when surgery is the best option. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  27. Deciding About Knee Replacement Surgery Learn the pros and cons of having a knee replacement.
  28. Knee Replacement Surgery: Pros and Cons Learn about the pros and cons of having knee replacement surgery.
  29. Deciding About Weight-Loss Surgery Compare the pros and cons of having weight-loss surgery.
  30. Obesity: Should I Have Weight-Loss Surgery? Guides you through decision about weight-loss surgery. Covers health problems like high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes that can be caused by obesity. Lists reasons for and against surgery. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  31. Ulcerative Colitis: Should I Have Surgery? Guides through decision to have surgery for ulcerative colitis. Explains symptoms, long-term risks involved with the disease. Discusses common surgery options. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  32. Knee Replacement Surgery: How Others Decided Hear what other people thought about as they decided whether to have knee replacement surgery.
  33. Arthritis: Should I Have Knee Replacement Surgery? Guides through decision to have knee replacement surgery for osteoarthritis. Describes other surgeries and treatment options used to decrease osteoarthritis pain. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  34. Weight-Loss Surgery: How Others Decided Hear what other people thought about as they decided whether to have weight-loss surgery.
  35. Knee Arthritis: What Is Knee Replacement Surgery? Learn how cartilage is replaced by implants in knee replacement surgery.
  36. Prostatitis Covers the various typesof prostatitis, including acute bacterial, inflammatory, noninflammatory, and chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Covers symptoms for each type. Discusses treatment for each type. Covers lifestyle changes, medicines, and surgery.
  37. Hiatal Hernia Discusses three main typesof hiatal hernia: sliding, paraesophageal, and mixed. Covers symptoms such as heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Looks at treatment with lifestyle changes, medicines, and sometimes surgery.
  38. Hepatitis C Discusses hepatitis C, a disease caused by a virus that infects the liver. Covers causes and symptoms. Includes info on the two phases, acute and chronic. Includes info on cirrhosis. Covers treatment with antiviral medicines and surgery.
  39. Ulcerative Colitis Discusses ulcerative colitis, a common type of inflammatory bowel disease that affects the colon and rectum. Covers symptoms and what happens as the disease progresses. Offers home treatment tips. Discusses treatment with medicine and surgery.
  40. Pacemaker for Bradycardia Discusses pacemakers used to treat bradycardia. Discusses various typesof pacemakers. Covers how they work and how well they work, risks, and possible side effects.
  41. Hemispherectomy for Epilepsy
  42. Liver Transplant for Hepatitis B
  43. Urinary Incontinence in Women Discusses urinary incontinence in women. Looks at typesof incontinence, including stress and urge incontinence. Covers causes and symptoms. Discusses treatment with medicine or surgery. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.
  44. Cancer Pain Discusses cancer pain management. Discusses causes such as tumor pressing on bones or nerves. Covers typesof cancer pain. Discusses treatments with medicines, surgery, or radiation.
  45. Urinary Incontinence in Men Discusses urinary incontinence in men. Looks at typesof incontinence, including stress, urge, overflow, total, and functional. Covers causes and symptoms. Covers treatment with medicine or surgery. Offers home treatment and prevention tips.
  46. Bowel Resection Learn what to expect during bowel resection surgery.
  47. Colostomy Learn how a colostomy is done and what to expect after surgery.
  48. Knee Replacement: Recovery Learn about recovering from knee replacement surgery, and listen to stories about different recovery experiences.
  49. Knee Replacement: When Can You Be Active Again? Learn how long it might take to start doing everyday activities again after a knee replacement.
  50. Epilepsy Covers different typesof epilepsy and its causes. Addresses complications of seizures and lists risk factors. Guides through decision regarding when to call doctor. Covers exams/tests, treatments, medicines, and surgeries. Provides home treatment tips.
  51. Meniscus Tear: Should I Have a Diagnostic Test (MRI or Arthroscopy)? Guides through decision to have a diagnostic test like an MRI or arthroscopy done on a meniscus tear. Describes the two tests. Lists the three typesof meniscus tears. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  52. Skin Cancer, Nonmelanoma Discusses basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, two typesof nonmelanoma skin cancer. Covers causes and what increases your risk. Discusses early detection. Covers treatment choices, including chemotherapy and surgery. Offers prevention tips.
  53. Ileoanal Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis
  54. Diabetes: Amputation for Foot Problems
  55. Cemented or Uncemented Artificial Joints
  56. Joint Replacement: Realistic Expectations
  57. Guidelines for Multiple Joint Replacements
  58. Bone Marrow Transplant: Returning Home Learn what to expect and how to care for yourself after a bone marrow transplant.
  59. Hip Fracture Repair (Hip Pinning)
  60. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Deciding About Total Joint Replacement
  61. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Total Joint Replacement
  62. Bone Marrow Transplant: Before Your Procedure Find out how a bone marrow stem cell transplant replaces damaged cells with healthy ones.

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