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.
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.
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.
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.
Follow these tips for recovering from gallbladder surgery to avoid complications and get yourself back to normal. This article is based on my own personal experience with this procedure.
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.
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.
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.
If you must have your appendix removed because of appendicitis, here is my story about my laparoscopic appendectomy. I hope it helps you prepare for your surgery.
Personal experience with cataract surgery and a Crystalens implant, including the surgery, early results and the costs of the procedure
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.