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  • The recovery time for a laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is about two weeks or more depending on the individual. This article will discuss what to expect both during and after gallbladder surgery.

    Gallbladder Surgery Recovery Time

    Gallbladder Surgery Recovery Time

    by Edmund Custers12

  • CT contrast, also known as contrast dye, is used to better visualize blood vessels and some internal organs. How does it work? Are there any side effects and/or risks?

    What Is the Contrast Dye Used in CT Scans?

    What Is the Contrast Dye Used in CT Scans?

    by Gable Rhoads6

  • By the time I underwent bilateral total hip replacement surgery (THR), I couldn't remember what it was like to walk normally. The successful results included a positive impact on my overall sense of well-being.

    How Bilateral Hip Replacements Changed My Life

    How Bilateral Hip Replacements Changed My Life

    by KT Dunn2

  • The entire body is affected by an anesthetic. Here, a board-certified anesthesiologist gives an overview of the effects of anesthesia from head to toe.

    How Does Anesthesia Affect the Body?

    How Does Anesthesia Affect the Body?

    by TahoeDoc28

  • Anesthesiologists are medical doctors who specialize in the care of patients before, during and after surgery. Whether the anesthetic is routine and easy or emergent and life-threatening, the anesthesiologist is with the patient the whole time they are in the operating room.

    A Day in the Life of an Anesthesiologist

    A Day in the Life of an Anesthesiologist

    by TahoeDoc13

  • Medicare Part C is a Medicare Advantage Plan. It completely replaces regular Medicare. There are pros and cons that you need to consider before selecting one.

    What Is Medicare Part C?

    What Is Medicare Part C?

    by Glenn Stok11

  • A mastectomy causes both physical and emotional pain, not just from the surgery but because of the lifestyle changes it requires. Knowing what to expect helps. These tips for adapting to your new body should also help.

    The Pain of Mastectomy: What to Expect and How to Cope

    The Pain of Mastectomy: What to Expect and How to Cope

    by Catherine Giordano19

  • Most people are so nervous about their cataract operation, they don't think much about what to expect after the procedure. Unfortunately, some surgeons don't provide adequate information, either.

    What to Expect After Cataract Surgery

    What to Expect After Cataract Surgery

    by Kate Swanson269

  • Nursing aides or assistants are an important part of the healthcare team. In this article, I will provide some helpful tips on how to do your job effectively and be a well-loved and respected aide.

    Professional Etiquette for the Certified Nurse's Aide

    Professional Etiquette for the Certified Nurse's Aide

    by Jayme Kinsey24

  • Regional anesthesia refers to numbing a region of the body, rather than the whole body. An anesthesiologist discusses different techniques to induce regional anesthesia.

    Regional Anesthesia: Definition and Examples

    Regional Anesthesia: Definition and Examples

    by TahoeDoc10

  • It's important to keep your medications organized. Here are a few simple guidelines you should follow when organizing your medications.

    How to Get Your Medications Organized

    How to Get Your Medications Organized

    by Melissa Flagg OSC8

  • A 2009 study estimated the average U.S. citizen to have 9.2 surgeries in their lifetime. Any one of them could alter or end a life. The importance of your choice for a surgeon cannot be overstated.

    Choosing a Surgeon, Simplified

    Choosing a Surgeon, Simplified

    by Leland Johnson4

  • The sweat chloride test for cystic fibrosis measures chloride ions in an individual's sweat. A positive result indicates the presence of cystic fibrosis.

    Sweat Test for Cystic Fibrosis

    Sweat Test for Cystic Fibrosis

    by Leah Lefler10

  • Considering a tonsillectomy as an adult? Based on my personal experience, here is a guide about what to expect during the procedure as well as during recovery.

    What to Expect From an Adult Tonsillectomy

    What to Expect From an Adult Tonsillectomy

    by Brittany Brown-Doherty26

  • A long-term kidney transplant recipient lists her top 10 ways to keep an organ transplant going strong. This helpful and encouraging advice can apply to the recipient of any type of organ transplant.

    Ten Things to Do to Have a Long-Term Organ Transplant

    Ten Things to Do to Have a Long-Term Organ Transplant

    by Kristin Kaldahl32

  • Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid pain medication, is a powerful drug. Its use in the operating room is routine and valuable, as explained in this article. Abuse and addiction with fentanyl are dangerous and often deadly, even with just one use.

    Fentanyl for Pain Management — Use and Abuse

    Fentanyl for Pain Management — Use and Abuse

    by TahoeDoc8

  • A board-certified anesthesiologist discusses the common cardiac effects of general anesthesia and also explains why there is some variability.

    Effects of Anesthesia on the Heart

    Effects of Anesthesia on the Heart

    by TahoeDoc33

  • The cost of a Crystalens implant can vary widely. Learn how the cost can be affected by a surgeon's philosophy and product packaging—from personal experience and the experience of others.

    Crystalens Cost With Cataract Surgery

    Crystalens Cost With Cataract Surgery

    by gracenotes64

  • What can you eat after you've had your gallbladder removed? Learn what to eat and what to avoid post-cholecystectomy and beyond. Get your life back after gallbladder removal!

    My Post-Gallbladder Surgery Diet

    My Post-Gallbladder Surgery Diet

    by Sarah Switalski1297

  • Learn how to use Candid B cream to treat ringworm, jock itch, yeast infections, and other fungal infections of the skin. Find out about precautions and side effects, as well.

    Candid B Cream: Uses and Side Effects

    Candid B Cream: Uses and Side Effects

    by Dr Manura Nanayakkara232

  • In March 2018, I underwent a PET/CT whole body scan. In this article, learn what a PET/CT scan is, why it is used, how it is given, and what information its results can give doctors and patients.

    What to Expect From a PET/CT Scan

    What to Expect From a PET/CT Scan

    by Paul Richard Kuehn4

  • Millions of medicines are taken every year by human beings—but how many of us know how they actually work? Why they can be dangerous, and why is it important to take them as prescribed?

    How Do Medicines Work in the Body?

    How Do Medicines Work in the Body?

    by Helen Murphy Howell40

  • At the age of 65, I had internal and external hemorrhoids removed by surgery. This article first examines the nature of hemorrhoids and then details what to expect after hemorrhoid removal surgery.

    What to Expect From Hemorrhoid Removal Surgery

    What to Expect From Hemorrhoid Removal Surgery

    by Paul Richard Kuehn10

  • Whether you are planning to have knee replacement surgery, or whether you're currently recovering from the procedure, there's a lot to know. This is what I learned from my experience.

    My Experience With Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    My Experience With Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    by Liz Elias29

  • It's a brave new world. Where genealogy meets genetics, 23andMe provides direct-to-consumer genetic testing. You pay to turn over your DNA and personal data. Big companies profit. Understand the risk.

    The Risks and Benefits of 23andMe DNA Analysis

    The Risks and Benefits of 23andMe DNA Analysis

    by FlourishAnyway26

  • Post-spinal anesthesia side effects can result from the needles, the technique, or the medications used. Most side effects are minor and short-lived.

    Post-Spinal Anesthesia Side Effects

    Post-Spinal Anesthesia Side Effects

    by TahoeDoc66

  • An interscalene block of the brachial plexus is used to provide pain relief during and after shoulder surgery. Find out from an anesthesiologist what you should know before having this type of block.

    Interscalene Block: Nerve Block for Shoulder Surgery

    Interscalene Block: Nerve Block for Shoulder Surgery

    by TahoeDoc24

  • Cannabis. Weed. Herb, pot, loud. A plant known to be useful both as medicine and for recreational enjoyment. But how might it be hurting you?

    How Is Marijuana Harmful?

    How Is Marijuana Harmful?

    by Matt Shaw0

  • Are you a candidate for a total knee replacement? If so, I hope this article, which includes my husband's joint replacement, will benefit you. Hip and shoulder replacement candidates can also benefit.

    Tips for a Successful Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    Tips for a Successful Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    by Linda Bilyeu101

  • Asthma and general anesthesia both affect the airways, lungs, and breathing. A certified anesthesiologist explains what asthmatics need to know in order to safely proceed with surgery.

    Anesthesia and Asthma

    Anesthesia and Asthma

    by TahoeDoc15

  • Knowing what to expect during your CT scan (aka CAT scan) can help reduce any anxiety you may have. This article explains everything that will happen before, during, and after the procedure.

    What to Expect When You Are Scheduled for a CT Scan

    What to Expect When You Are Scheduled for a CT Scan

    by Gable Rhoads4

  • Since 1999, I have had prostate problems leading to biopsies in 2000 and 2003. Based on personal experiences, this article details what to expect after having undergone a prostate biopsy.

    What to Expect After a Prostate Biopsy

    What to Expect After a Prostate Biopsy

    by Paul Richard Kuehn3

  • In this article, I provide first-person experience with individuals I have known who suffered knee problems, along with some useful links to additional information. Some suggestions for decision-making, along with photos and a video, are included.

    Risks of Knee Replacement Surgery and Osteoarthritis

    Risks of Knee Replacement Surgery and Osteoarthritis

    by Patty Inglish47

  • The cost of herniated disc surgery depends on several factors. In this article, I discuss the cost of my son's microdiscectomy, as well as information about what to expect before and afterward.

    Herniated Disc Surgery: Cost and What to Expect

    Herniated Disc Surgery: Cost and What to Expect

    by Kristin Trapp23

  • Would it scare you to know that no one really knows how anesthesia gases work? As amazing as it is, it's true, as explained here by a physician anesthesiologist.

    How Does Anesthesia Gas Work?

    How Does Anesthesia Gas Work?

    by TahoeDoc5

  • Cost comparisons between Medicare Advantage, Original Medicare, Medigap and Part D health insurance plans to help you decide which plans are best for you.

    What You Need to Know About Medicare Costs

    What You Need to Know About Medicare Costs

    by Sondra Rochelle0

  • Medical Quackery is an overpromotion of anything in the field of health and wellness. Learn how to recognize quack doctors, victims of quacks, the potential effects of medical quackery, and assess if quackery should be banned or adapted.

    Medical Quackery: To Ban or to Adapt?

    Medical Quackery: To Ban or to Adapt?

    by John Ray2

  • Know what to expect and how to prevent and/or treat the most common after-effects of anesthesia, including nausea, sore throat, confusion, muscle aches, itching, and emotional outbursts.

    Common Anesthesia Side Effects: What to Expect

    Common Anesthesia Side Effects: What to Expect

    by TahoeDoc374

  • Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique. It is used for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. One alternative to arthroscopy is open surgery. This article details the indications for the use of arthroscopy as well as a description of what the procedure entails.

    What Is Arthroscopy?

    What Is Arthroscopy?

    by Kortney Tholen0

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