Understanding Sickle Cell Anemia Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disease in which the patient does not have enough healthy red blood cells (RBCs) in the body. The RBCs become sickle-shaped, rather than being round and flexible. The defected RBCs prevent adequate blood flow and oxygen supply to different parts of the body leading to…

Aplastic Anemia: Timely Treatment Can Lead to Cure Aplastic Anemia is a rare blood disorder in which the stem cells found in the bone marrow do not make enough new blood cells – red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. This can lead to several health issues such as heart failure, stroke, bleeding, or…

Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection (PLND) A Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection (PLND) surgery is done to remove the lymph nodes of the pelvic area. It is also known as deep groin dissection, pelvic lymphadenectomy, or ilioinguinal lymphadenectomy. Done under general anesthesia, it can be performed either through open-cut method of surgery or via laparoscopy using an…

Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy is the procedure to remove adrenal gland tumors via laparoscopy technique. The laparoscopic method is generally used to remove benign or non-cancerous adrenal tumors. During the procedure about three to four small incisions are made in the abdomen to insert cannula with a camera and instruments for surgery. Performed under general…

Cystoscopy Cystoscopy is a procedure to examine the lining of your urinary bladder and the urethra (tube that carries urine out of the body). It helps to investigate, monitor and treat urology conditions. During the procedure, a hollow tube, called cystoscope is inserted into urethra to reach into your bladder. The procedure takes between 15-30…

Orchiectomy Orchiectomy (Orchi) or orchidectomy is a surgery to remove one or both (bilateral orchiectomy) testicles in men. Done under local or general anesthesia as the case may be (Simple, Subcapsular, and inguinal type), it takes between 30 minutes to an hour to perform. Also known as castration, an orchiectomy is done for many conditions…

Ureteral Reimplantation Surgery Ureteral reimplantation surgery is a reimplantation of the ureter into the urinary bladder. It is mostly done in children to treat vesicoureteral reflux (VUR), a condition in which ureter is not connected to the bladder at the right place due to which urine from the bladder flows back into the kidneys. The…

PICC Line Insertion What is a PICC? PICC Line Insertion includes a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter is a thin, flexible tube used in the treatments in which intravenous (IV) medications are given or blood samples for lab tests are to be taken. Your oncologist may suggest PICC for regular infusion of chemotherapy drugs for more…

Liberation Treatment The liberation treatment is usually given to patients who have Multiple Sclerosis (MS) or Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI or CCVI) that attack the central nervous system including brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. The liberation procedure basically involves stenting of certain veins with inflatable balloon to improve blood flow to brain, just…

Radiofrequency Denervation Radiofrequency Denervation is a procedure to treat severe chronic back pain arising from the lumbar (lower back) or cervical (neck) facet joints. The other terms used for the procedure are radiofrequency ablation (RFA), rhizolysis, neurotomy, or lesioning. Radiofrequency denervation is an outpatient treatment performed under local anesthesia during which needles are inserted on…

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