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Surgeries & Procedures

Surgeries can be stressful experiences, but learning about the procedure beforehand can ease your mind. Research various surgeries and use our Surgery Dictionary for easy-to-understand explanations of surgical procedures, so you can be prepared.

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5 Celebrities Who Had Heart Bypass Surgery

We often expect celebrities to be in better health than us "regular people." After all, their wealth means that they have unlimited access to the best care that money can buy. While this might be true, celebrities aren't invincible. Many celebrities over the years have undergone heart bypass surgery.


Mobile Device Distraction as Effective in Kids as Sedative

This new study could present alternative to drugs with negative side effects. And parents of pre-surgery children experience less anxiety, too.

10 Emergency Medical Procedures That Can Be Done on the Fly

You won't believe some of the emergency medical procedures people have performed under duress. They range from sucking out venom to performing a Caesarean birth. Could you do the same?

The First Successful Penis Transplant in the U.S. Just Happened

The groundbreaking surgery opens up exciting options for other cancer patients, injured war veterans and people who have otherwise experienced severe pelvic injuries.

How Tooth-in-eye Surgery Works

It may sound crazy initially — using a tooth to repair eyesight — but it's a very real surgery with a pretty impressive track record.

Organ Donation Myths and Facts

Don't let myths and rumors keep you from saving lives. Learn the facts about organ donation and learn how you can help.

Dr. Oz on Heart Transplants

Want to learn more about heart transplants? Get Dr. Oz's answers to common questions about heart transplants here.

Stages of Gender Reassignment

Transitioning from one gender to another is hardly an overnight process, with many steps from point A to B. What are the stages of gender reassignment?

What is transgender voice surgery?

Of those who go under the knife to switch genders, many will opt for a procedure to alter their voice to match their new sex. What is transgender voice surgery?

10 Post-trauma Reconstructive Surgeries

When most of us hear the words "plastic surgery," we think of cosmetic procedures like tummy tucks or nose jobs. But some surgeries improve how the body functions, not just how it looks. What post-trauma reconstructive surgeries do people need most?

5 Celebrities Who Had Heart Bypass Surgery

We often expect celebrities to be in better health than us "regular people." After all, their wealth means that they have unlimited access to the best care that money can buy. While this might be true, celebrities aren't invincible. Many celebrities over the years have undergone heart bypass surgery.