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ACF Anterior Cervical Fusion Surgical Fusion Of Vertebrae In The Cervical Spine, Approached From The Front side Of The Patient's Body
ALIF Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Spinal surgery in which bone grafts/implants are used to fuse vertebrae in the lumbar spine, approached from the front side of the patient's body
AKA Above The Knee Amputation surgical removal of the leg above the knee
AV GRAFT Arteriovenous Graft a surgical connection is made between an artery and a vein to allow hemo-dialysis access
BMT Bilateral Myringotomy With Tubes incisions into both eardrums for drainage via tube placement
BSO Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy surgical removal of both fallopian tubes and ovaries
BKA Below The Knee Amputation Surgical removal Of The Leg Below The Knee
CABG 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
CR Closed Reduction treatment of the fractured bone without a surgical incision
D&C Dilation And Curettage dilation of the uterine cervix and scraping of the inner lining of the uterus with a uterine curette
EGD Esophagogastroduodenoscopy endoscopic procedure that visualize the upper portion of the gastrointestinal tract up to the duodenum
ESS Endoscopic Sinus Surgery use of endoscopic instrumentation to operate on the nasal sinus
EUA 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
I&D Incision And Drainage incision into and removal of pus/fluid from an abscess, boil or infected wound/area of the body
ICD Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator insertion/implantation of a battery-powered device that can deliver a jolt of electricity to treat cardiac arrhythmia
IMN Intramedullary Nail insertion/implantation of a nail or rod, into the medullary cavity of a long bone, such as the femur or tibia
IOL Intraocular Lens insertion/implantaion of a lens within the eye to treat cataracts or myopia
IORT Intraoperative Radiation Therapy use of therapeutic levels of radiation to treat exposed cancer tumors during surgery, frequently done during breast surgery
LAVH Laparoscopic-Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy a visualization and treatment of pelvic organs followed by removal of the uterus through the vagina
L&B Laryngoscopy And Bronchoscopy a visual examination of the larynx and the bronchi
LP Lumbar Puncture a collection of cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. commonly referred to as a spinal tap
MIDCAB 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
MIS Minimally Invasive Surgery a type of surgery that uses endoscopic techniques and instrumentation in order to reduce trauma to the body during surgery
ORIF Open Reduction Internal Fixation treatment of a fractured bone with an incision and the use of the plates and screws or pins to hold the fragments together
PAL Power Assisted Liposuction aspiration of fat cells by means of a motorized hand piece and cannula
PCI Percutaneous Coronary Intervention coronary angioplasty;a procedure to open narrowed coronary artery, normally preformed in cardiac catheterization labs
PDA Patent Ductus Arteriosus repair of a congenital heart disorder in a neonate
PEG Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy insertion of a feeding tube into the stomach through the abdominal wall
PICC Insertion Of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter an intravenous catheter inserted in a peripheral vein
PLIF Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Spinal surgery in which bone grafts/implants are used to fuse vertebrae in the lumbar spine, approached from the back side of the patient's body
STSG 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
TAH Total Abdominal Hysterectomy surgical removal of the uterus through an incision in the abdomen
TEE Transesophageal Echocardiogram obtaining an ulrasound image of the heart by means of a probe/transducer inserted into the esophagus
THA Total Hip Arthroplasty hip joint reconstruction by removing the bone and placing a plastic/metal component in the hip socket (acetabulum), as well as the femoral head (the proximal femur), resulting in a completely rebuilt joint.
TKA 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
TURP Transurethral Resection Of The Prostate surgical removal of part of the prostate gland by inserting instruments across the urethra to reach the prostate internally
VATS Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery use of endoscopic instruments to access the chest cavity/lungs/thorax
VP SHUNT Ventriculo-Peritoneal Shunt surgical placement of a drain to transfer excess cerebro-spinal fluid from the brain to the abdominal lining
WOUND VAC Wound Vacuum Assisted Closure application of a device/dressing that provides negative pressure to facilitate wound closure
XLIF Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion spinal fusion surgery approaching from the side of the patient using special instrumentation to reduce trauma on the patient's Body
AAA Repair Of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgical Repair Of A Weakening/Ballooning Area Of The Abdominal Portion Of The Aorta
ACL 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
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