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.
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.
Cataracts will affect all of us at one point in our lives. This article has all the information you need to make an informed decision when it's time for surgery.
Learn what a total knee replacement recovery is like from someone who elected for knee replacement surgery some years ago and the strategies that she later adopted to delay surgery on her second arthritic knee.
Learn the most important facts about spinal anesthesia, what to expect, side effects, and potential complications to prepare for your surgery.
Bariatric surgery is an effective method to lose weight and reduce comorbidities. Gastric bypass, gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, and biliopancreatic duodenal switch are the common types.
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.
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.
Personal experience with cataract surgery and a Crystalens implant, including the surgery, early results and the costs of the procedure
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.
Doctors sometimes use a fecal transplant to add bacteria to the large intestine. The procedure can be very helpful for C. diff infections and for some cases of IBD.
After living with carpal tunnel for decades, I finally decided to correct it with surgery. This article is about my experience with carpal tunnel and the surgery to fix it.
Spinal taps can make diagnoses that save lives, but they can have painful side effects. Watch out for these signs that you might be suffering from a post-dural headache.
Stitches have been used to close wounds for thousands of years. Staples, tape, and adhesive are also used today. Laser welding of wounds may be common soon.
There has never been a better time to be bedridden. While it's never ideal, thanks to modern technology, patients today have their choice of many more ways to occupy their time.