Surgery and Other Procedures

Kidney and Urinary Stone Treatment (Surgery and Removal Methods)

Most kidney stones pass out spontaneously within 24 to 48 hours. However, if a kidney stone (renal calculus) does not pass out or is causing an obstruction of the urinary tract, other forms of medical intervention is considered. A range of kidney stone medication is available, not only for pain relief, but also to assist >> Read More ...

Tubal Ligation (Female Sterilization) Procedures and Surgery

What is tubal ligation? Female sterilization is surgery performed on women to prevent pregnancy and it may be done by means of bilateral tubal ligation, where the fallopian tubes on both sides are blocked. There are many different methods such as cutting, tying, sealing, or attaching a ring, clamp or clip on the fallopian >> Read More ...

Jaw Pain After Dental Work, TMJ Locking, Swollen Cheek

KyleR Asked : I was constantly having problems with one of my upper molars on the right side and after repeated problems with fillings, I asked my dentist to remove it. He had explained that the tooth was still strong and he would put in a new type of filling and this should settle down the issue. About 3 weeks later the >> Read More ...

Nasal Polyp Surgery, Removal

Surgery for nasal polyps, which is known as a nasal polypectomy, is usually considered when others forms of treatment do not provide any lasting relief from the symptoms. Surgical removal of a nasal polyp does not guarantee permanent eradication and there is a chance that the polyp can recur. While you may not be keen on >> Read More ...
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