Cystoscopy

What is a cystoscopy? A cystoscopy is a medical procedure. It involves a doctor using an instrument called a cystoscope (a thin tube with a light and a small camera at the end) to look inside the bladder. It is important…

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Colposcopy

A colposcopy is a minor procedure in which a special microscope is used to examine the surface of the cervix for abnormalities. During a colposcopy, a small amount of tissue might be removed and sent to a laboratory for testing.…

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Colostomy

A colostomy is a surgery to bring part of the large intestine (the colon) to the surface of the body to form a stoma, an artificial opening on the outside of the abdomen (tummy). Waste from the colon is then…

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Colonoscopy

What is a colonoscopy? A colonoscopy is a procedure during which a flexible tube, known as a colonoscope, is inserted into the anus and through the rectum so it can view the inside of the large bowel (the colon). This…

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Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation (breast implants)

What is breast implants? Breast augmentation is a form of cosmetic surgery that may change a woman’s appearance by giving her larger breasts or reconstruct the breast after mastectomy. It is sometimes called breast enlargement, breast reconstruction or breast implant…

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Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery

What is a cataract surgery? A cataract is an eye condition where the lens of your eye becomes cloudy, making it difficult to see. A small operation can replace your cloudy lens with a clear plastic lens. Why is cataract…

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Cardiac Catheterisation

What is cardiac catheterisation? Cardiac catheterisation is a common diagnostic procedure used when the cardiologist believes that blood is not flowing normally. This procedure lets cardiologists examine or treat the heart and arteries. It is also called ‘cardiac cath’ or…

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Bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy

What is a bronchoscopy? A bronchoscopy an endoscopic medical procedure that enables the doctor to examine, diagnose and treat the patient’s airways and lungs. The doctor inserts a small tube connected to a camera (called a bronchoscope) through the nose…

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