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Surgical Procedures

Common surgical procedures

ProcedureDescription
Repair Of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgical Repair Of A Weakening/Ballooning Area Of The Abdominal Portion Of The Aorta
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Of The Anterior Cruciate Ligament. In An ACL Reconstruction A Graft Is Used To Replace The Ligament, And In An ACL Repair The Torn Ligament Is Put Back Together
Anterior Cruciate Fusion Surgical Fusion Of Vertebrea In The Cervical Spine, Approached From The Front ide Of The Patient's Body
Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Spinal surgery in which bone grafts/implants are used to fuse vertebrea in the lumbar spine, approached from the front side of the patient's body
Above The Knee Amputation surgical removal of the leg above the knee
Arteriovenous Graft a surgical connection is made between an artery and a vein to allow hemodialysis access
Bilateral Myringotomy With Tubes incision into the eardrum for drainage via tube placement
Bilateral Salpingo-Oopherectomy surgical removal of both fallopian tubes and ovaries
Below The Knee Amputation Surgical removal Of The Leg Below The Knee
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Creation of a new blood supply to an area of the heart with a clogged/blocked artery using the patient's own blood vessels to function as the graft
Closed Reduction treatment of the fractured bone without a surgical incision
Dilation And Curettage dilation of the uterine cervix and scrapping of the inner lining of the uterus with a uterine curette
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy endoscopic procedure that visualizthe upper portion of the gastrointestinal tractup to the duodenum
Endoscopic Sinus Surgery use of endoscopic instrumentation to operate on the nose
Exam Under Anesthesia the use of anesthesia to conduct a surgical examination of a sensitive part of the body such as the eye or rectum
Incision And Drainage incision into and removal of pus/fluid from an abscess, boil or infected wound/area of the body
Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator insertion/implantation of a battery-powered device that can deliver a jolt of electricity to treat cardiac arrhythmia
Intramedullary Nail insertion/implantation of a nail or rod, into the medullarycavity of a long bone, such as the remur or tibia
Intraocular Lens insertion/implantaion of a lens within the eye to treat cataracts or myopia
Intraoperative Radiation Therapy use of therapeutic levels of radiation to treat exposed cancer tumors during surgery, frequently done during breast surgery
Laparoscopic-Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy a visualization and treatment of pelvic organs followed by removal of the uterus through the vagina
Laryngoscopy And Bronchoscopy a visual examination of the larynx and the bronchi
Lumber Puncture a collection of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. commonly referred to as a spinal tap
Minimally Invasive Direct Coronary Artery Bypass use of a small incision in the ribs to access the heart to bypass diseased coronary arteries. this is done "off-pump" without the assistance of the heart-lung machine
Minimally Invasive Surgery a type of surgery that uses endoscopyic techniques and instrumentation in order to reduce trauma to the body during surgery
Open Reduction Internal Fixation treatment of a fractured bone with an incision and the use of the plates and screws or pins to home the fragments together
Power Assisted Liposuction aspiration of fat cells by means of a motorized hand piece and cannula
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention coronary angioplasty;a procedure to open narrowed coronary arter,normally preformed in cardiac catheterization labs
Patient Ductus Arteriosus repair of a congenital heart disorder in a neonate
Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy insertion of a feeding tube into the stomach through the abdominal wall
Insertion Of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter an intravenous catheter inserted in a peripheral cein
Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Spinal surgery in which bone grafts/implants are used to fuse vertebrea in the lumbar spine, approached from the back side of the patient's body
Split Thickness Skin Graft healthy skin is taken from a place on the body, called the donor site, and used as a skin graft elsewhere on the body
Total Abdominal Hysterectomy surgical removal of the uterus through an incision in the abdomen
Transesophageal Echocardiogram obtaining an ulrasound image of the heart by means of a probe/transducer inserted into the esophagus
Total Hip Arthroplasty hip joint reconstruction by placing implants on the end femur and the top of the tibia, as well as on the knee cap, resulting in a completely rebuilt joint
Total Knee Arthroplasty knee joint reconstruction by placing implants on the end of the femur and the top of the tibia, as well as on the knee cap, resulting in a completely rebuilt joint
Transurethral Resection Of The Prostate surgical removal of part of the prostate gland by inserting insturments across the urethra to reach the prostate internally
Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery use of endoscopic instruments to access the chest cavity/lungs/thorax
Ventriculo-Peritoneal Shunt surgical placement of a drain to transfer excess cerebrospinal fluid from the brain to the abdominal lining
Wound Vacuum Assisted Closure application of a device/dressing that provides negative pressure to facilitate wound closure
Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion spinal fusion surgery appoaching from the side of the patient using special instrumentation to reduce trauma on the patient' Body