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An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a balloon-like bulge in a major blood vessel, the aorta. The bulge forms at a weak place in the vessel wall. An AAA is dangerous because it can rupture. This is serious and can be fatal. But now that you know you have an AAA, steps can be taken to treat the problem and prevent a rupture. For further information speak with your surgeon.
You may have just found a lump in your breast. Or your healthcare provider may have noticed a change during an exam. It's normal to worry. But the welcome news is that most breast lumps are not due to cancer, and they often need little or no treatment. To help find the cause of your breast problems, you may be asked to have a biopsy (a procedure to remove a sample of tissue). For further information speak with your surgeon.
You may have just found a lump in your breast. Or your healthcare provider may have just seen one on a mammogram (breast x-ray). If so, you are likely to have many questions and concerns. It's normal to worry. But the welcome news is that most breast lumps are not due to cancer, and they often need little or no treatment. For further information speak with your surgeon.
If your doctor suspects you have carotid artery stenosis, you'll have tests to confirm the problem. These include imaging tests, such as ultrasound, to check the arteries. If your tests show that treatment is needed, one of two procedures can be used to widen the channel through which blood flows:
Carotid endarterectomy is an open surgery to remove plaque from the artery. Carotid artery stenting is a "minimally invasive" procedure to improve blood flow. For further information speak with your surgeon.
Growths that form in the colon can raise your risk of developing colorectal cancer. If you already have a cancerous growth, removing it is the best treatment. In some cases, your doctor may not know for sure whether a growth is cancerous until after it is removed. For all these reasons, colorectal surgery can protect your health and your life. For further information speak with your surgeon.
You may be having trouble with your colon (the large intestine). Small pouches may have formed in your colon wall. Many people have this condition, called diverticulosis. If these become infected or inflamed, a painful and more serious condition called diverticulitis has developed. Aging may contribute to colon conditions. But eating plenty of unprocessed, high-fiber foods may make a difference in the health of your colon. For further information speak with your surgeon.
A hernia (pr "rupture") is a weakness or defect in the wall of the abdomen. This weakness may be present at birth. Or it can be caused by the wear and tear of daily living. Hernias are very common, occuring in men, women, and children of all ages. Most hernias are not surgical emergencies but having a surgical consertation is essential to proper care. For further information speak with
An access is made during a short procedure using one of the following methods:
A fistula is made by connecting an artery to a nearby vein. Blood flows rapidly into the vein, enlarging it. It may need weeks or months to develop before it's ready.
A graft (piece of manmade tube) may be sewn between an artery and a vein if a fistula is not available. Blood flows rapidly through the graft from the artery to the vein. A graft is usually ready to use in a few weeks.
If neither of these work for you, a tube called a catheter may be inserted into a vein in your neck (central vein access). For further information speak with
If you have hemorrhoids, you're not alone. They're a very common problem. In fact, hemorrhoid tissues are a natural part of the body. Most of the time you don't notice them as they help during bowel movements. But if these tissues become swollen or inflamed, they can cause uncomfortable symptoms. The good news is that hemorrhoids can be treated. For further information speak with your surgeon.
If you've had a painful attack of gallbladder symptoms, you're not alone. Gallbladder disease is a very common problem. Most often, the symptoms are caused by stones that form in the gallbladder. To treat the problem, you will likely need to have your gallbladder removed. This eliminates pain and prevents further attacks. Best of all, you'll be able to live a full, healthy life without your gallbladder. For further information speak with your surgeon.
Peripheral Bypass Surgery
Sometimes PAD can be controlled with lifestyle changes alone. These include stopping smoking, exercising daily, and managing health problems such as diabetes. You also may benefit from combining lifestyle changes with certain medications. Your doctor is likely to suggest trying these measures first. If PAD worsens, surgery or other procedures can help improve your quality of life. For more information speak with your surgeon.
Your kidneys remove waste from your blood. When they fail, this work must be done some other way. Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) is a treatment that can take over when your kidneys stop working. PD uses the lining of your abdomen as a filter for your blood. Before PD can be done, an opening to this lining (an access) must be made. The access for a PD is a soft tube called a catheter placed into your abdomen. For further information speak with your surgeon.
A thyroid gland with changes in size or shape may still function normally. So, obvious symptoms may occur. But if functional problems are also present, symptoms from those problems may occur. A nodule is a lump in the thyroid gland. You can have one or several nodules. A nodule can be a solid mass, a cyst filled with fluid, or both. They're very common, but their cause is largely unknown. Most nodules are benign (not cancer). Sometimes benign nodules are linked with hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. Malignant nodules (cancer) may be linked with previous exposure to radiation. Symptoms include: neck lumps that can be seen or felt, pain or pressure in the neck, trouble swallowing, and trouble breathing. A goiter is a thyroid gland that is enlarged. They range from size and can be large and visible or hard to see or feel. They may be caused by hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism or neither. A common type of goiter (multinodular goiter) is made up of nodules. Symptoms include: a neck lump that can be seen or felt, trouble swallowing, or trouble breathing. For further information speak with