Preparing for surgery
It's best to be prepared if you're planning to have surgery. Ask your doctor questions and make sure you know exactly what your operation is for and the risk involved.
An elective splenectomy is usually recommended for certain problems with your blood and to remove the life-threatening risk of your spleen rupturing.
Guide to bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery is the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off in the long term. Learn about the different types of bariatric surgery here.
Gastric bypass surgery
Gastric bypass surgery, a very effective surgery for weight loss, helps you lose weight by changing how your stomach and small intestine absorb food.
Surgery for cholesteatoma
A cholesteatoma is a sac of dead skin cells that forms in your middle ear, which can damage your ear and cause complications. Surgery is the only cure.
Guide to cosmetic surgery
Cosmetic surgery alters a person’s appearance. Learn the difference between cosmetic and plastic surgeons, and know what to ask to your surgeon.
Gastric sleeve surgery
Gastric sleeve surgery involves the removal of a large part of your stomach. It helps you to feel full after eating only a small amount of food.
If you have a bunion that is causing pressure and pain, surgery should straighten your big toe and make your foot fit more comfortably into a normal shoe.
Laser eye surgery
Do you wear glasses? Read about how you can correct your vision with laser surgery. The laser reshapes your cornea with a beam of light.
Heart disease surgery
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