A belt lipectomy is a type of surgery. It’s done to remove the loose skin and fat around your waist or “belt line.” This is also called an abdominal lipectomy, tummy tuck, and panniculectomy. You may have this surgery after you lose a great deal of weight. This is often done after weight-loss surgery.
Blood Transfusions in Adults
A blood transfusion is when blood is put into the body. During a blood transfusion, you receive donated blood through one of your blood vessels.
Blood Transfusions in Children
A blood transfusion is when blood is put into the body. During a blood transfusion, your child receives donated blood through one of his or her blood vessels.
Body Contouring After Weight-Loss Surgery
Body contouring is a type of surgery that improves how you look. It’s done after you lose a large amount of weight. This type of surgery gets rid of extra skin folds and other surrounding tissue. This gives your body smoother contours.
A brachioplasty is a surgery that reshapes the back part of your upper arm, from your arm to your elbow. It’s also called an arm lift. It gets rid of extra skin and tissue. It makes your upper arm look smoother.
CHG Bathing to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections
Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) is a cleaning product that kills germs. Daily baths with CHG reduce the spread of infections in hospitals. CHG baths are especially helpful in intensive care units (ICUs).
Cochlear Implant Surgery
If a person has severe hearing loss, a cochlear implant may help. A cochlear implant is different from a hearing aid. A hearing aid makes sounds louder and helps someone who has some hearing loss. But a cochlear implant can help a person with very little or no hearing (partial or complete deafness).
Corneal Ring Implants
Corneal ring implantation is a surgical procedure for inserting a ring of plastic into the middle layer of your cornea to correct your vision.
Corneal transplantation is a surgery that replaces your poorly functioning cornea with a new donated one.
A dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) is a type of surgery done to create a new tear drain between your eyes and nose. You may need this surgery if your own tear duct has become blocked.
Dysphagia: What Happens During a Bedside Swallow Exam
A bedside swallow exam is a test to see if you might have dysphagia. When you have dysphagia, you have trouble swallowing. Dysphagia can sometimes lead to serious problems.
Ear Tube Insertion
Eardrums are thin pieces of tissue deep in your child's ears. The space behind the eardrum is called the middle ear. It is connected to the back of the nose by a tube. This tube is called the eustachian tube. It allows air to fill this space and fluid to drain from the middle ear.
Fiberoptic Evaluation of Swallowing
A fiberoptic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) test is a procedure used to assess how well you swallow. During the procedure, a speech-language pathologist (SLP) passes a thin, flexible instrument through your nose. Then the SLP views parts of your throat as you swallow.
A gallium scan is a medical imaging test. Your healthcare provider may recommend it to look for and help treat certain health conditions. It is a type of nuclear medicine scan.
Home Epley Maneuver
The home Epley maneuver is a type of exercise help that helps to treat the symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). You can do this exercise at home.
Hospital discharge is when you are allowed to leave a hospital after treatment. It involves working with a discharge planner who will help you understand the next steps and how to care for yourself at home.
Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity
Intensive behavioral therapy is a treatment for obesity. Through this treatment, you learn how to change your eating and exercise habits. This helps you lose weight.
Laser Photocoagulation for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Laser photocoagulation is a type of laser surgery used to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a condition that can lead to loss of vision.
A Meckel’s scan is an imaging test used to detect a Meckel’s diverticulum. This is a small, abnormal pocket that forms in the wall of your child’s large intestine.
Medical Nutrition Therapy for Weight Loss
Medical nutrition therapy is a type of treatment for people who are overweight. It’s also for people with certain health conditions. During treatment, you will work with a registered dietitian to make a nutrition plan just for you.
Magnetic resonance enterography is an imaging test that lets your doctor see detailed pictures of your small intestine. It can pinpoint inflammation, bleeding, and other problems. It is also called MR enterography.
Nasal endoscopy is a procedure to look at the nasal and sinus passages. It’s done with an endoscope. This is a thin, flexible tube with a tiny camera and a light. An ear, nose, and throat doctor (otolaryngologist) will often do this procedure in his or her office.
Photodynamic Therapy for Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Photodynamic therapy uses lasers and a special medicine that works when exposed to a type of light. It is done to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Pneumatic retinopexy is a procedure to correct a detached retina and restore vision. It can be done in an office setting.
Procedural sedation is used to calm a person before a medical procedure. It involves giving you sedatives or pain pills to ease discomfort, pain, and anxiety.
Scleral buckling is a type of eye surgery to correct a detached retina and restore vision.
Swallowing Exercises: Closure of the Larynx Exercises
Larynx-closure exercises can help you swallow better. With practice, they may help strengthen the muscles of your larynx.
Swallowing Exercises: How to Do Larynx-Lifting Exercises
Larynx-lifting exercises help you increase the strength and mobility of the muscles of your larynx (voice box) over time. This may help the ability to swallow
Swallowing Exercises: How to Do Tongue-Strengthening Exercises
Tongue-strengthening exercises can help improve your swallowing. With practice, these exercises may help you increase your tongue strength and mobility. This may improve your ability to swallow, especially when used with other types of swallowing exercises.
Swallowing Exercises: Lip-Closure Exercises
Lip-closure exercises help increase lip strength and mobility over time. This may help the ability to swallow.
Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
A thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy is a procedure that removes a small sample of tissue from your thyroid gland. Cells are removed through a small, hollow needle. The sample is sent to the lab for analysis.
Trabeculectomy is a type of surgery done in the front part of your eye to treat glaucoma by lowering the pressure in your eye.
Vacuum-Assisted Closure of a Wound
Vacuum-assisted closure of a wound is a type of therapy to help wounds heal. It’s also known as wound VAC. During the treatment, a device decreases air pressure on the wound. This can help the wound heal more quickly.
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a type of surgery for diagnosing and treating a variety of conditions involving the chest area (thorax). It uses a special video camera called a thoracoscope. It is a type of minimally invasive surgery. That means it uses smaller cuts (incisions) than traditional open surgery. One common reason to do VATS is to remove part of a lung because of cancer.
Viscosupplementation Treatment for Arthritis
During viscosupplementation treatment for arthritis, your healthcare provider injects hyaluronic acid into your joint. This thick fluid may help reduce pain and swelling in your arthritic joint (most commonly, your knee).
A vitrectomy is a type of eye surgery to treat various problems with the retina and vitreous. During the surgery, your surgeon removes the vitreous and replaces it with another solution.