A series of x-rays of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum during and after drinking a barium solution.

Surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland, which is the gland in the neck that produces hormones that regulate metabolism.

The removal and transplantation of healthy skin from one area of the body (source area or donor site) to another area (recipient area) where the skin has been damaged.

The removal of dental pulp when it has become infected or died. Dental pulp is the soft core of the tooth containing nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue.

The repair of a detached retina in the eye. The retina is a thin sheet of light-sensitive nerve tissue that lines the inside of the eye.

A test that uses sound waves to study the renal system, which includes the kidneys, bladder, and ureters 

The treatment of cancer and other diseases with penetrating beams of high-energy waves, or streams of particles, delivered via machines or radioactive substances. 

A group of tests that measures the function of the lungs, diagnoses problems with the lungs, and/or determines how well treatment for a lung condition is working. 

A blood test that measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood. 

A diagnostic test of a sample of cells from the surface of a woman's cervix to check for abnormalities that can develop into cancer 

PARTS OF THE BODY INVOLVED

Removal of a cyst on an ovary 

PARTS OF THE BODY INVOLVED

Ovary, one or both

REASONS FOR PROCEDURE

To remove a cyst that is:

Removal of fibroids, which are non-cancerous tumors, from the wall of the uterus.

Parts of the Body Involved

Uterus

Removal of skin tissue that has cancerous cells called melanoma or malignant melanoma. 

 

PARTS OF THE BODY INVOLVED

Skin

The use of low-dose x-rays (radiation) to make a picture of the tissue inside the breast. The resulting picture is called a mammogram. 

PARTS OF THE BODY INVOLVED

Breasts

The use of magnetic waves to make pictures of the inside of the body. Using a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer, an MRI produces two-dimensional and three-dimensional pictures. 

A procedure to collect cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). It involves inserting a needle between the third and fourth lumbar vertebrae in the back and extracting a sample of fluid. 

Surgery performed through several tiny "keyhole incisions." A fiberoptic instrument is inserted through one of the incisions to view the inside of the abdomen.

Removal of the uterus

Parts of the Body Involved

  • Uterus (a partial or subtotal hysterectomy)
  • Uterus and cervix, which is the opening of the uterus leading to the

Surgical procedure to fix a hernia. A hernia is a weak spot or tear in the abdominal muscle that allows a part of the intestine to bulge through.

Procedure to remove hemorrhoids, which are enlarged and bulging blood vessels in the anus and lower rectum.

A procedure to treat glaucoma by lowering pressure inside the eye.

The electroencephalogram (EEG) is a non-invasive test used to evaluate brain function or disorders, or to determine brain death. 

PARTS OF THE BODY INVOLVED

Scalp

The electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a test used to evaluate the rhythm and electrical activity of the heart. A stress test is an ECG that is recorded while you exercise.

A dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) test measures the density (or thickness) of your bones.

Dialysis is a procedure that performs the functions of natural kidneys when the kidneys fail.

Examination of the internal organs in the abdomen using high-frequency sound waves. If a Doppler ultrasound is done, the doctor is able to see blood flow in major blood vessels.

An x-ray scan that utilizes a computer to produce cross-sectional images of the abdomen.

PARTS OF THE BODY INVOLVED

Abdomen

Visual exam of the lining of the large intestine, also called the bowel or colon, with a colonoscope. A colonoscope is a flexible tube with a light and a viewing device.

Blood tests that measure the levels of cholesterol in your blood. The following cholesterol tests measure the three main components of cholesterol:

THE DELIVERY OF A BABY THROUGH THE VAGINA

Parts of the Body Involved

Delivery of a baby through an incision made through the abdomen and into the uterus

PARTS OF THE BODY INVOLVED

Abdomen, uterus

Procedure to remove a cataract, which is a clouding of the lens of the eye

PARTS OF THE BODY INVOLVED

Eye (cornea, lens, membrane lining the eyelid)

A barium enema is a rectal injection of barium given to coat the lining of the colon and rectum. It is done before x-rays are taken in order to create better x-ray images.

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