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November 2019

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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arthroscope surgery

Arthroscopy

An arthroscopy, or arthroscopic surgery, is a minimally invasive procedure that can be done at a surgical facility. Doctors use arthroscopy to diagnose, treat and repair joint problems. Orthopaedic surgeons make small incision then insert an arthroscopy—small, fibre-optic video camera…

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Appendectomy

Appendectomy

Also spelt as appendicectomy, appendectomy is the removal of the appendix—the small, tube-shaped sac attached and open to the lower end of the intestine. When appendicitis is diagnosed, appendectomy becomes the only solution. Right lower abdominal pain, fever and alleviated…

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Aortic Valve Replacement

Aortic Valve Replacement

The heart is a muscular organ that contracts and relaxes regularly in order to pump blood through the body—a process called “heartbeat.” The heart consists of four chambers, each of which has a valve that keeps blood flowing in one…

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angioplasty

Angioplasty

Also called PTCA (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty), this operation is a treatment procedure used to increase and rest the flow of blood through a narrowed coronary arteries due to plaques or blood clots. Angioplasty is done if a narrowed artery…

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