Pacemaker definition, surgery and implanting

Definition of Pacemaker and Function Pacemaker is a small, implanted electronic device that emits electrical impulses to maintain a regular heart rate. The most frequent use of a pacemaker is to treat bradycardia, an arrhythmia in which the heart rate is persistently below 60 beats per minute. A pacemaker may also be an effective treatment for obstructive cardiomyopathy, in […]

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Prostatectomy Surgery / Radical – Risks and Side Effects

Definition of Prostatectomy Surgery A surgical operation to remove part or all of the prostate gland. the prostate gland encircles the urethra at the base of the bladder. It produces the fluid that mixes with sperm to form semen and produces the enzyme prostate-specific antigen (psa), which facilitates sperm motility after ejaculation. Prostatectomy is primarily treatment for prostate cancer and benign prostatic […]

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Blood Autodonation

Definition of Blood Autodonation Blood Autodonation is a practice in which a person donates his or her own blood for potential self-use during a major operation or health emergency such as major trauma. The hospital or blood bank stores the blood for specific and sole use by the person. The person may authorize the hospital or blood bank […]

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Cataract Extraction and Lens Replacement Surgery

Cataract Extraction and Lens Replacement Surgery Definition Cataract Extraction and Lens Replacement surgery is an operation to remove the lens from the eye after a cataract (cloudy occlusion in the lens) forms and replace it with a prosthetic intraocular lens (IOL). Ophthalmologists can extract a cataract at any stage of its development. The vast majority of people who undergo cataract extraction fully […]

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Bone Marrow Donation Procedure

Definition of Bone Marrow Donation The withdrawal of bone marrow from a donor for use as a bone marrow transplantation or to harvest blood stem cells, usually as treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, some other cancers, and severe forms of anemia. Bone marrow donation may be autologous (donated for reimplantation into the donor) or allogeneic (donated for another person to receive as a […]

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Tubal Ligation Procedure – Risks, Side Effects

Definition of Tubal Ligation Procedure Tubal Ligation is a surgical operation to sever (cut) or tie off a woman’s fallopian tubes to prevent pregnancy. Tubal ligation is a form of permanent contraception, sometimes called tying the tubes or sterilization. There are two fallopian tubes, one leading from each ovary to the uterus. Cutting or cauterizing the fallopian tubes prevents the […]

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Bloodless Surgery and Definition

Definition of Bloodless Surgery Bloodless Surgery – Specialized techniques that allow surgeons to perform major operations to avoid the need for blood transfusion. Many people oppose blood transfusion on the basis of religious beliefs and others because they have concerns about the safety of donated blood. Though stringent screening and testing procedures for donated blood have minimized the risk […]

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Enucleation – surgical removal of a cancerous eye

Enucleation Surgical Procedure Enucleation is a surgical removal of a cancerous eye or a severely diseased or damaged eye. The operation, performed under general anesthesia, takes about an hour. After removing the eye, the surgeon places an implant to fill the shape of the socket and provide a means of attaching a prosthetic eye. A pressure dressing stays in place […]

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Splenectomy – Removal of Spleen (Surgery)

Definition of Splenectomy Splenectomy is a surgical operation to remove the spleen. Though the spleen performs many vital immune and blood-related functions, it is not essential for life. Doctors may also choose to remove the spleen for therapeutic or prophylactic (preventive) reasons in conditions such as chronic myeloid leukemia and myelofibrosis. Because the spleen contains 4 percent of the body’s blood volume […]

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Vasectomy Surgical Procedure

Definition of Vasectomy Vasectomy is a surgical operation to sever (cut) the vas deferens, the narrow tubes that carry sperm from a man’s testicles to the ejaculatory ducts where the sperm mixes with seminal fluid in preparation for ejaculation (ejection from the penis during orgasm). One vas deferens extends from each testicle, running very close beneath the surface of the skin of the scrotum. Vasectomy Surgical Procedure There […]

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