OHSU Healthcare Topic Search: General Surgery
Lung Biopsy (tests & procedures)
A lung biopsy is a procedure in which tissue samples are removed with a special needle to determine if cancer or other abnormal cells are present.
Detailed information on the most common types of corrective eye surgery for refractive errors, including lasik surgery, photorefractive keratectomy surgery, radial keratotomy surgery, astigmatic keratotomy surgery, and automated lamellar keratoplasty surg
Bunion Surgery (tests & procedures)
The goal of surgery is to relieve pain and correct as much deformity as possible. The surgery is not cosmetic and is not meant to improve the appearance of the foot.
Detailed information on lung transplant, including why a lung transplant is recommended, what is involved in lung transplant surgery, and long-term outlook for a child after a lung transplant
Cervical disk replacement surgery involves removing a diseased cervical disk and replacing it with an artificial disk.
Detailed information on different oral healthcare specialists, including a doctor of dental surgery, doctor of dental medicine, pediatric dentist, endodontist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontist, periodontist, and prosthodontist
A general dentist has had three or more years of undergraduate college education plus four years of dental school.
Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman's uterus. When this surgery is done through small incisions using a thin, lighted scope with a camera on the end (a laparoscope), it is called a laparoscopic hysterectomy.
Appendectomy (tests & procedures)
A person's appendix is sugically removed if they develop appendicitis - an inflammation of the appendix caused by infection.
Women develop carpal tunnel syndrome three times more frequently than men. It usually occurs only in adults.
Cervical cancer develops from abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix that spread deeper or to other tissues or organs. This type of cancer occurs most often in women older than 40.
Cesarean Delivery (tests & procedures)
Cesarean delivery is the surgical delivery of a baby by an incision through the mother's abdomen and uterus. This procedure is performed when it is determined to be a safer method than a vaginal delivery for the mother, baby, or both.