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Common Surgeries:
Appendectomy
Cholecystectomy
Colectomy
Endocrine Surgery
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Hemorrhoidectomy
Hernia Surgery
Laparoscopic Surgery
Nissen Fundiplication
Mastectomy
Oncology Surgery
Procedures & Disease: Fact Sheets

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Appendectomy
Appendectomy is the removal of the appendix for inflammation or infection.» more
link source: www.yoursugery.com
 
Cholecystectomy
Cholecystectomy is the removal of the gall bladder and its contents. » more
link source: www.yoursugery.com
 
Colectomy
Colectomy is the removal of part of the colon (large intestine or bowel).» more
link source: www.yoursugery.com
 
Endocrine Surgery
Thyroidectomy & Parathyroidectomy
link source: www.medlineplus.gov

Thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of one half of the thyroid lobe or total thyroid gland.» more

Parathyroidectomy is the surgical removal of usually one of the four parathyroid glands due to hyperparathyroidism (excessive production of parathyroid).» more

 
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease is performed to prevent the flow of stomach contents into the esophagus.
» more
link source: medlineplus.gov
 
Hemorrhoidectomy
Hemorrhoidectomy is the surgical removal of hemorrhoids, enlarged blood vessels in the anal area.» more
link source: www.medlineplus.gov
 
Hernia Surgery
Hernia Surgery repairs a weakness of the abdominal wall, usually in the weakness a the site of an abdominal incision from a prior surgery. » more
link source: www.yoursugery.com
 
Laparoscopy Surgery /Minimally Invasive Surgery
Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure where a small fiberoptic camera is inserted through a small incision in the abdomen near the belly button. The abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide to allow better viewing of the organs within the abdominal cavity. Other small incisions are made in the lower abdomen to allow the additional placement of instruments.
 
Mastectomy
Breast cancer or precancer is usually treated with either a partial mastectomy (known as a lumpectomy) or the traditional mastectomy (removal of the breast).
» more and » more
link source: www.medlineplus.gov and mayoclinic.com
 
Nissen Fundoplication
Surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease is performed to prevent the flow of stomach contents into the esophagus.

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more
link source: www.medlineplus.gov
 
Oncology Surgery
Removal of cancerous growth from the skin or internal tissue.
» breast cancer surgery & » colon & rectal cancer
link source: www.cancer.org
 
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