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  • Gastric Bypass Surgery The Right Choice
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    More than 40,000 people a year are so desperate to lose weight they turn to the controversial, sometimes life-threatening surgery such as Gastric Bypass. I will be explaining what the surgery entitles, disadvantages vs. advantages. And most important, is Gastric bypass surgery the right choice when considering the risks. The most common form of "stomach stapling" is gastric bypass. In this procedure, a small pouch is formed in the stomach and stapled shut. The small intestine is then cut and sta...
  • Chance With Liposuction Surgery
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    Liposuction: The Bad and The Ugly Due to the risk involved, liposuction is not the answer to having a great body. Liposuction is one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery today. Those seeking the perfect body seldom understand the risks involved in this invasive surgery. One of the risks of liposuction is that fat cells can grow back in the area where the procedure took place. Another risk associated with this procedure is over-aggressive fat removal. Poor work performed by untrained doc...
  • Surgery The Patient
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    Gastric Exclusion Operations Over thirty percent of the US population is currently obese. A scary statistic. Contrary to popular belief, obesity is not a psychological, nor an eating disorder. Obesity is a hereditary disease, that can not be "treated" by Jenny Craig, or Weight Watchers. Surgery for obesity should not be considered only as a last resort. Right now surgery is the only effective treatment for obesity. One type of surgical treatment is gastric exclusion. There are four questions tha...
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
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    Arthroscopic shoulder surgery helps many athletes speed up the healing process of many shoulder injuries. If an athlete requires some type of shoulder surgery many of them prefer to have the surgery done Arthroscopically so that they can resume playing or training to get back into their sport. Sometimes Arthroscopic surgery will even save some players careers. Baseball pitchers are the most common athletes to require shoulder surgery. Their shoulders have a lot of pressure put on them when they ...
  • Plastic Surgery Patients
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    Plastic Surgery, What Does it Say About Society For many, the bikini season means one thing: anxiety over what can be done about a body that has surreptitiously expanded under a winter wardrobe of thick sweaters and black tights. This is also a season for fashion magazines to publish all the new plastic surgery developments for those unsatisfied with their bodies. Diets and rigorous exercise are the mainstream options. But for those with several thousand dollars to spend, plastic surgery can mea...
  • Way To The Use Of Anesthetics
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    Surgery is the branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of disease, deformities, or injuries by operations. Surgery has been around for thousands of years, dating all the way back to the ancient Egyptians. Throughout this time period many methods and operations were created and perfected to what is now commonly practiced in modern times. The elimination of pain, the prevention of infection, and advanced means of diagnosis are now all part of surgery thanks to the surgeons of the past. Th...
  • Liposuction And Other Cosmetic Procedures
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    Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States. It came to North America in 1982. At first, the doctors used it on thighs, buttocks, and the torso. Now it can be used almost all over the body. The number of liposuction's performed increased by 386 percent from 1992 to 2000. More than 350,000 liposuction's were performed in 2000. Women aren't the only ones worried about their looks. Last year more than 99,000 men signed up for liposuction and other cosmetic procedures. Th...
  • Weight Loss Surgery
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    Kellie received bar iatric surgery a year and a half ago, at age 26, and lost over half her weight-160 pounds (St. Vincent 1). Over one million morbidly obese people in the United States have already received gastric bypass surgery. Since obesity has reached such epidemic proportions, everyone in America is looking for a cure. Gastric bypass surgery has rapidly become a solution for severely obese persons. Being obese causes emotional and physical distress and suffering, which increases a person...
  • Weight Loss Gastrointestinal Surgery For Obesity
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    Surgery: Treating the Severely Obese Lead in: According to the World Health Organization, globally there are now more than 1 billion overweight adults, and at least 300 million of them are obese. During the last 40 years, obesity has reached epidemic proportions. There are more obese people each year, and the severity is increasing. In the United States alone, 300,000 deaths are associated with obesity. Thesis: Many obese people fail diet after diet. For them, bar iatric surgery is an option eve...
  • Well Informed Patients Guide To Back Surgery
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    Spinal surgery has been performed since 1938. Repair of spinal instability is done by grafting bone to fuse two or more vertebrae together. Spinal fusion surgery is performed on the upper (cervical), middle (thoracic) or lower (lumbar) vertebrae in the spine. In addition the actual incision made for the procedure can be from either the front (anterior) or back (posterior) of the patient. In this article we will be concentrating on Posterior Lumbar Fusion Surgery (PLFS). (Fraser and Forer 10) Alt...
  • Radiation Balloon
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    In the article Brain Cancer Innovation: Attacking the Core, Anne Denogeantries to clarify how deadly glioma (malignant tumor of the neurological cells) actually is, and how a balloon filled with radiation can extend a patients life. Anne goes on to explain that this treatment is not a cure but on average it does give the patient additional months if he or she did not take the surgery. This procedure is done to treat some of the most severe cases of glioma, which was recorded to end up in an aver...
  • Lasik Vision Correction To See
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    LASIK Vision Correction - To See or Not to See? Are you ready to give up your glasses or contacts? LASIK vision correction is an up-and-coming procedure designed to reduce your dependence on glasses and contacts. My objective is to show both sides of the procedure, the risks involved and the wonderful possibility of not having to wear glasses or corrective lenses. Of patients with moderate vision impairments who have had the LASIK surgery performed, eighty-two percent achieve 20/20 vision or bet...
  • Infectious Organisms To Humans Through Surgery
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    Is Xenotransplantation an ethical solution or disaster? The audience for this paper is comprised of those readers looking to gain knowledge on the issue of. This group of people is unaware of the dynamics of the ethical arguments surrounding this current issue. This audience does not have a specific age or belief, reflecting the varied positions of the argument. Due to this hunger for factual information, they do not wish to have someone else's views imposed on them. Instead, they wish to define...
  • Needy Plastic Surgery Patients
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    1 Most of us don't like some aspect of our appearance, whether it's sagging eyes or excess weight in particular areas, to name a few complaints. Lately a record numbers of Americans are doing something about it by having plastic surgery. Since 1995, the number of cosmetic procedures, which range from liposuction to facelifts, has almost tripled (English 23). Is that a healthy choice-or a dangerous trend Aging has become the field of the future for plastic surgeons whose patients have reasons not...
  • Foot Surgery Assessment Surgery Of The Foot
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    Pes Cavus Pes cavus (clawfoot) refers to a foot with an abnormally high arch and a fixed equines deformity of the forefoot (see Fig. 626). The shortening of the foot and increased pressure produce calluses on the metatarsal area and on the dorsum (bottom) of the foot. CharcotMarieTooth disease (a peripheral neuromuscular disorder associated with a familial degenerative disorder), diabetes mellitus, and tertiary syphilis are common causes of pes cavus. Exercises are prescribed to manipulate the f...
  • Working Conditions Of Anesthesiologists
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    The anesthesiologist is a doctor who specializes in the care of their patients before, during, and after surgery with preparation and evaluation. They plan the anesthetic for the patient and monitor their blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, and level of consciousness. To achieve a safe, painless surgery, the anesthesiologist adjusts the anesthetic plan, medications, fluids, and other parameters. They care for critically ill patients and are specialists in both acute and chronic pain. To becom...
  • Human Organ And A Second Surgery
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    Honor's Project- Rough Draft In recent years, there have been many advances in the field of biotechnology. With these advances, have come the arguments of how this information should be used, and how ethical these new processes might be. One of these processes includes xenotransplantation. Xenotransplantation is a process in which animal organs are used for vital organ transplants to humans. This process is controversial for obvious reasons, but requires further examination. Besides just vital o...
  • Fetal Surgery Miracle Before Birth
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    Hippocrates has long been celebrated as the Father of Medicine, yet many may not know that he first proposed the then-revolutionary idea of preventive medicine. In Aphorisms, he writes, "Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases". Although he many not have envisioned fetal surgery at the time, these eight words continue to affect surgeons today. Fetal surgery is the treatment of disease and correction of deformity or defect by manual and operative procedures on the fetus as it r...
  • Bypass Of An Aneurysm Of The Aorta
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    Mark Musser A Day in the Operating Room The most unique experience I have ever had would have to be spending a day with my Uncle Dave. My Uncle Dave is a Vascular Surgeon in Lancaster County. He graduated from Juniata College's pre-medicine program and is currently is in his own practice. Back in the summer of 1999 he was still with the hospital group, and he invited me to come stay at his house and go to the hospital in the morning with him. With the hospitals permission I was allowed to go aro...
  • Nuclear Medicine And Radiology
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    There Nuclear Medicine Nuclear Medicine There are many things to be said about Nuclear Medicine. During the 20th century the world has seen many changes in medicine. One of the most ingenious creations of the century in the health field is Nuclear Medicine and Radiology. It is easily argued that modern medicine is the greatest accomplishment in human history 1. This is a very big achievement, in the fact that there have been some extraordinary inventions. Just to name a few: electricity, the tel...

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