When you face surgery, you might have many concerns about going under anesthesia. Will you lose consciousness? How will you feel afterward? Is it safe?
During hysterectomies for non-cancerous conditions, the choice to remove Fallopian tubes while keeping the ovaries may help protect against ovarian cancer and preserve hormonal levels.
Figuring out who needs emergency gallbladder surgery and who can go home and schedule it at their convenience is sometimes a tricky question.
The tale of a uterus and her owner, and two subsequent hysterectomy surgeries, as told through tech - Facebook, texts and pictures.
It's not always easy to classify a tumor as malignant or benign, as in the case of a "smooth muscle tumor of uncertain malignant potential" - or STUMP.
Find out here about the types of hysterectomy - surgery to remove the uterus - how they're done, and what to expect afterwards.
Is that pain in your abdomen coming from your gallbladder? And if so, should you get surgery to take it out?
Researchers have found that simple distraction techniques can help conscious patients to relax during surgery, reducing their pain.
Women who received one of three treatments for uterine fibroids said their symptoms diminished and their quality of life significantly increased.
Cat bites aren't always minor. Cat bites to the hand are so dangerous, in fact, that 1 in 3 people with such wounds had to be hospitalized,
Medical professionals have confirmed a new way to diagnose appendicitis - and it requires little more than a short drive.
Pain can make it difficult to get a good rest while recovering after certain kinds of surgery, often resulting in longer hospital stays.
While improvements have made total knee replacements highly effective, pain control after surgery remains a common side effect.
Emergency medicine physicians and scientists have demonstrated that a protein detectable in urine might serve as a biomarker for appendicitis.
Beyond details about your medical condition and treatment options, what should you ask your surgeon before an operation?
Using morphine to fight the postoperative pain associated with abdominal surgery may paradoxically prolong a patient's suffering.
Anesthesia, long considered a blessing to patients and surgeons, has been a mystery for much of its 160-plus-year history in the operating room.
New pediatric knee surgery anesthesia shows that it leads to less opiate use and allows some patients to go home within hours of surgery.
It may be that a conservative 'wait and see' approach for carpal tunnel syndrome could mean you miss out on the chance for a full recovery.
Researchers have found a way to identify quickly the 5-10% of patients in whom the painkiller tramadol does not work effectively.
If you're scheduled for a laparoscopic hysterectomy, be aware the FDA warns about the use of power morcellation, because it could spread cancerous tissue.
There are several different procedures available to help you lose significant weight. Here's an overview of the main types of weight-loss surgery.
According to new research, for patients who had a gastric bypass, weight loss amounts varied by race.
When infants or young children need surgery, does anesthesia affect their developing brains? With more than 1 million children under age 4 requiring ... Read more...