Surgical Care

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  1. After Surgery: Discomforts and Complications

    Detailed information on postoperative discomforts and potential complications, including shock, hemorrhage, wound infection, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary complications, urinary retention, and reaction to anesthesia

  2. Checklist for Surgery / Consent Forms / Insurance Information

    The decision to have surgery is an important one. Here is a checklist to help you prepare. You'll need to arrange a time for any preoperative lab tests and for an interview with the anesthesiologist. Check with your health plan regarding costs and coverage of the surgery.

  3. Common Surgical Procedures

    Detailed information on the most common surgical procedures, including appendectomy, breast biopsy, carotid endarterectomy, cataract surgery, cesarean section, cholecystectomy, coronary artery bypass surgery, debridement of wound, dilation and curettage,

  4. Discharge Planning

    Detailed information on discharge planning after surgery

  5. Glossary - Surgical Care

    Glossary of terms relating to surgery

  6. Home Page - Surgical Care

    Detailed information on surgery, including surgery statistics, surgery questions, preoperative management, intraoperative management, and postoperative management

  7. How Wounds Heal

    Wound healing sounds simple, but it's actually quite complicated and involves a long series of chemical signals. Certain factors can slow or prevent healing entirely.

  8. Intra-Abdominal Abscess

    An intra-abdominal abscess is a collection of pus or infected fluid that is surrounded by inflamed tissue inside the abdomen. It can involve any abdominal organ, or it can settle in the folds of the bowel.

  9. Intraoperative Care

    Detailed information on intraoperative management

  10. Methods of Surgery

    Minimally invasive surgery is a relatively new approach that allows the patient to recuperate faster with less pain. Not all conditions are suitable for this type of surgery.

  11. Online Resources - Surgical Care

    List of online resources to find additional information on surgery

  12. Other Techniques of Surgery

    Detailed information on other techniques of surgery, including laser surgery and electrosurgery

  13. Outpatient Surgery

    Detailed information on outpatient surgery

  14. Pain Management

    It's normal to expect a certain amount of pain after surgery, but if the pain does not subside with pain medication, you may have a more serious problem. Your doctors and nurses will ask about your pain because they want you to be comfortable.

  15. Postoperative Management

    Detailed information on postoperative management

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