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Anesthesia [electronic resource]

Anesthesia simply means a loss of sensation and usually of consciousness, typically needed in the event of surgery. This helps to keep a patient still, unable to feel pain, and safely unaware of the procedure taking place. This easy-to-understand overview of anesthesia helps patients understand what to expect and how to prepare for any procedure. The video includes visuals of actual equipment in an operating room setting.
Online
2010
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Extreme Surgery [electronic resource]

The surgical procedures being performed today are light years ahead of what was being done just a generation ago. This film looks at the innovations in this field of medicine. Viewers will learn about cutting-edge heart transplants performed on infants and dramatic new facial surgeries?
Online
2007
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Vasectomy [electronic resource]

A vasectomy is a procedure to cause permanent sterility in a man by preventing the transport of sperm out of the testes. A small incision is made in the scrotum and each vas deferens is tied off and cut apart to prevent sperm from being released within the ejaculate. The small skin incision is stitched closed and the surgery does not affect a man's sexual function.
Online
2004
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Appendectomy [electronic resource]

Appendectomy is a common surgical procedure - the removal of the appendix, a blind-ended tube located near the junction of the small and the large intestines. It is performed to treat appendicitis, a very common yet serious disorder in which the appendix becomes infected. This program helps patients understand appendectomy - and why immediate action often proves necessary. The video covers risks and complications while offering tips for at-home recovery and knowing when to call the doctor.
Online
2010
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Cholecystectomy [electronic resource]

Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder, performed in the event of cholelithiasis, or when the gallbladder has formed stones. These stones can block the duct leading from the gallbladder to the common bile duct, which results in cholecystitis, an often painful infection. This program explains when gallbladder removal would be recommended. The video features 3-D animations and straightforward explanations to help patients fully understand the procedure, risks and complications, recovery, and when to call the doctor.
Online
2010
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Hernia Repair [electronic resource]

A hernia is the protrusion of an internal organ through a weak spot in a muscle wall, typically in the abdominal area. In this program, animations and illustrations help to clearly explain the causes and treatment options for this common condition. Describing risks and complications, the video also offers tips for at-home recovery and knowing when to call the doctor.
Online
2010
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Myringotomy With Tubes [electronic resource]

Myringotomy is a procedure in which a tiny incision is made in the eardrum to relieve pressure in the inner ear. Tubes are placed in the incision to keep the incision open and allow for continued drainage from the inner ear. This program features 3-D animations and clear descriptions to help patients gain a better understanding of the middle ear: why fluid builds up there, why infections should not go untreated, and details surrounding surgical procedure and recovery.
Online
2010
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Bariatric Surgery [electronic resource]

Two-thirds of Americans are obese. Some people call it an epidemic. While diets and pills fail, gastric bypass surgery has swept the nation as the magic bullet for weight loss. Is this solution as simple as it seems? Second Opinion takes and in-depth look at the pros and cons of this surgery.
Online
2006
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Breast Reconstruction [electronic resource]

Treatment for breast cancer can be both physically and emotionally overwhelming. While having reconstructive surgery is a personal choice, knowing the options can help patients better prepare for the future.
Online
2010
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Hip Fracture [electronic resource]

A hip fracture caused by a fall is a great fear and a reality for our aging population. Getting treatment and proper rehabilitation is key to getting mobility and independence back after a fall.
Online
2009
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Mend Me [electronic resource]: A Horizon Guide to Transplants

Transplant surgery has now reached incredible heights, from achieving full face transplants to growing organs in the lab. What we now take for granted has been a hard won struggle, both for the patients who were willing to gamble their lives and the doctors who faced ethical and medical dilemmas in the name of progress. Michael Mosley looks through the Horizon archive, identifying the key turning points for transplant surgery to explore how far science can go in its bid to prolong life.
Online
2013
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Pituitary Gland Tumor [electronic resource]

Pituitary gland tumors produce a variety of symptoms and can be very difficult to diagnose. Learn more about the symptoms and the very successful treatment options available.
Online
2011
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The Heart Alone Could Power New Pacemaker [electronic resource]

Opening the possibility of eliminating surgery for battery replacement.
Online
2013
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Vision Correction [electronic resource]

Americans spend nearly 2 billion on vision correction and providers spend nearly
Online
2005
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Separating Twins [electronic resource]

This is the incredible story of Trishna and Krishna, twin girls born joined at the head. Abandoned shortly after birth at an orphanage in Bangladesh, they had little chance of survival until they were saved and taken to Australia by an aid worker. For the last two years, surgeons have been battling to save the lives of these two little girls. The first task of the medical team was to get the twins strong enough to undergo the traumatic surgery to separate them. This in itself involved a series of delicate operations to prepare them for their final ordeal, and although the separation has been a success, there is still a long way to go. Since the beginning, surgeons knew there was no guarantee of survival for either of the girls - but without surgery there was no hope at all. With excl [...]
Online
2012
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MS Wars [electronic resource]: Hope, Science, and the Internet

Developed in 2008 by Italian researcher Paolo Zamboni, the procedure known as liberation therapy was designed to improve blood flow in the veins that drain the central nervous system. Zamboni believed his method could successfully treat multiple sclerosis, but critics complained that his studies did not conform to accepted standards of medical research. The resulting debate in the scientific community boiled over into numerous online venues. This program examines the science, controversy, and human drama surrounding liberation therapy. In addition to its clear academic benefits, the program also spins an intriguing narrative about Internet-driven movements that have reframed the doctor-patient relationship and highlighted the impact of Zamboni's conclusions on physicians, institution [...]
Online
2011
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Prepare for Your Child's Hernia Surgery [electronic resource]

Whenever your child is going in for surgery, it's a big deal for parents and for the child also. I'm Dr. Alan Greene, and I'd like to discuss with you how to prepare your child, how to get ready for hernia surgery.
Online
2011
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After Your Child's Tonsil or Adenoid Surgery [electronic resource]

Now that your child's had a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy, what do you do when you go home? I'm Dr. Alan Greene and I want to give you some tips for going home with a child who's just had surgery.
Online
2011
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Heart Surgery: Breathing Exercises

Understand how deep and controlled breathing exercises can help strengthen your lungs after surgery.
Online
2018; 2012
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Joint Replacement Recovery: Activities of Daily Living

Learn some common strategies for making everyday activities easier and more comfortable.
Online
2018; 2012