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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Knee Replacement Overview

It's the biggest joint in the body and it's fun to bounce soccer balls off of -- it's the knee. But when arthritis or wear and tear destroys it, you might need a replacement.

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  • What's the difference between angioplasty and coronary bypass surgery?

    What's the difference between angioplasty and coronary bypass surgery?

    One of these surgeries is significantly more expensive and will have you bedridden. The other is cheaper and you'll be on your feet in no time. Which is which? See more »

  • 20 Most Common Plastic Surgeries

    20 Most Common Plastic Surgeries

    Plastic surgeries are becoming more and more common throughout the country. In 2005, more than 1.8 million cosmetic surgeries and 8.4 million invasive cosmetic procedures were performed. See more »

  • About Weight-loss Surgery

    About Weight-loss Surgery

    Those desperate to shed weight to reduce health risks may consider weight-loss surgery. Find out what doctors consider in a surgery candidate how the procedure is done and what lifestyle changes must be maintained after the surgery. See more »

  • Coronary Heart Disease Surgeries and Procedures

    Coronary Heart Disease Surgeries and Procedures

    Doctors turn to surgeries and procedures for coronary heart disease when diet and exercise don't work, or when blood flow is severely restricted. Learn more about these treatments. See more »

  • Dr. Oz on Heart Transplants

    Dr. Oz on Heart Transplants

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

  • Organ Donation Myths and Facts

    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. See more »

  • Liberated by Lasik Surgery

    Liberated by Lasik Surgery

    Promising almost instant, nearly painless vision correction for a few thousand dollars, Lasik surgery is nearly irresistible. But before exposing your only set of eyes to the procedure, know that Lasik isn't foolproof, and isn't for everyone. See more »

  • Upper GI Endoscopy

    Upper GI Endoscopy

    Learn about upper GI endoscopy in this article. See more »

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