Surgical Procedures

Calcaneocuboid Joint Arthrodesis

Calcaneocuboid joint arthrodesis involves the fusion of the cuboid and calcaneus bones. They are fus.... read more

Caldwell-Luc Procedure

During the Caldwell-Luc procedure, a new opening is made going from the wall of the maxillary sinus .... read more

Calf Augmentation

During calf augmentation, the calf is reshaped and firmed. This procedure uses silicone implants to .... read more


Capsulotomy, also referred to as YAG laser capsulotomy, is a laser surgery that removes capsular opa.... read more

Carbon Dioxide Laser Skin Resurfacing

A plastic surgery procedure, carbon dioxide laser skin resurfacing involves the use of a laser to sm.... read more

Cardiopulmonary Bypass

A cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is used during heart surgery such as coronary artery bypass graft (CA.... read more

Carotid Artery Angioplasty

A minimally invasive procedure, carotid artery angioplasty involves the removal of plaque from a blo.... read more

Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid endarterectomy involves the removal of plaque from a carotid artery that has been blocked du.... read more

Carpal Tunnel Release

During carpal tunnel release, the transverse carpal ligament that lies across the tendons and nerves.... read more

Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

Carpal tunnel release surgery is done to relieve compression in the medial nerve, which is located i.... read more

Cataract Surgery

During cataract surgery, a cataract (a cloudy eye lens located between the pupil and iris) is remove.... read more

Central Venous Catheter Placement

During central venous catheter placement, a needle is inserted into a vein located in the upper ches.... read more

Cerebral Aneurysm Repair by Clipping

Cerebral aneurysm repair by clipping involves cutting off the blood supply to an aneurysm by clampin.... read more

Cerebral Aneurysm Repair by Endovascular...

A minimally invasive procedure, cerebral aneurysm repair by endovascular embolization involves filli.... read more

Cerebral Aneurysm Repair by Occlusion an...

Cerebral aneurysm repair by occlusion and bypass is performed to cut off a blood supply to an aneury.... read more

Cerebral Embolectomy

During cerebral embolectomy, a blood clot or foreign body blocking blood flow through a cerebral art.... read more

Cervical Cerclage

Cervical cerclage is a procedure used to prevent premature delivery. It is performed by accessing th.... read more

Cervical Discectomy

Cervical discectomy is the removal of a herniated disc from the cervical spine, which is located in .... read more

Cervical Laminectomy

During a cervical laminectomy, parts of disc or bone or removed in order to widen the cervical spina.... read more

Cervical Laminotomy

A cervical laminotomy is the removal of parts of the spinal discs or bone in order to widen the spin.... read more

Cervical Spine Fusion

Performed to reduce or eliminate severe pain, cervical spine fusion links two or more vertebrae toge.... read more

Cervix Conization

A minor procedure, cervix conization involves the removal of a cone-shaped area of tissue located in.... read more

Cesarean Section Delivery

Cesarean section delivery involves the delivery of a fetus through an opening in the abdomen. To per.... read more

Cheek Augmentation

During cheek augmentation, the face is reshaped with the use of either fatty tissue or silicone impl.... read more

Chemical Skin Peel

A chemical skin peel involves stimulating production of new skin cells and collagen through controll.... read more


Chemoembolization involves the delivery of chemotherapy drugs into a catheter that is placed into th.... read more

Chest Tube Thoracostomy

During a chest tube thoracostomy, a thin and flexible tube is inserted through the ribs and into the.... read more

Chest Wall Resection

Chest wall resection is characterized by the removal of the rubs, sternum, cartilage, and other soft.... read more

Chiari Osteotomy

Chiari osteotomy involves augmenting the hip socket by laterally moving the ilium above the hip caps.... read more

Chin Lift

During a chin lift, excess fat tissue and skin is removed from the area surrounding the chin. Often,.... read more

Chin Reconstruction

During chin reconstruction, the chin is reshaped. This may be achieved through the use of implants f.... read more

Choledochal Cyst Excision

During choledochal cyst excision, a choledochal cyst is removed. These types of cysts cause the hepa.... read more


During choledochojejunostomy, a new connection between the common bile duct and the jejunum (middle .... read more


During a circumcision, the foreskin that covers the tip of the penis is removed. This procedure is p.... read more

Circumferential Abdominoplasty

During circumferential abdominoplasty, excess skin from the buttocks, abdomen and thighs is removed..... read more

Cleft Lip Surgery

During cleft lip surgery, the separation between the lips is closed. This is achieved by cutting alo.... read more

Cleft Palate Surgery

During cleft palate surgery, the separation that occurs in the hard and/or soft palate is closed. Th.... read more


Clitoroplasty is a procedure that reduces the size of clitoris that is abnormally large. Also Kno.... read more

Closed Reduction and External Fixation o...

A non-invasive procedure, closed reduction and external fixation of the pelvis involves relocating t.... read more

Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Pinnin...

During closed reduction and percutaneous pinning for lateral condylar humerus fracture, a humerus fr.... read more

Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Pinnin...

During closed reduction and percutaneous pinning for supracondylar humerus fracture, a humerus fract.... read more

Clubfoot Repair

During clubfoot repair, the major tendons in the foot and ankle are cut, released and repositioned. .... read more


During a colectomy, the colon is surgically removed. Also Known As: Colon removal Colon surge.... read more

Collagen Replacement Therapy

During collagen replacement therapy, purified collagen from an animal or cadaver is injected under t.... read more

Colon Resection

A colon resection surgery involves the removal of a diseased part of the colon, or large intestine. .... read more


During a colostomy, an opening (stoma) is made in the abdominal wall to allow stool to move through .... read more

Common Bile Duct Exploration

During common bile duct exploration, a contrast agent is placed into the bile duct via a small incis.... read more

Complete Sternocleidomastoid Resection

During complete sternocleidomastoid resection, the sternocleidomastoid muscle in the neck is cut. .... read more

Computer-Assisted Robotic Total Knee Rep...

A minimally invasive procedure, computer-assisted robotic total knee replacement involves the use of.... read more

Continent Ileostomy

A bowel diversion surgery, continent ileostomy is performed after removal of the large intestine. Du.... read more


During cordectomy, all or part of the vocal cords is removed. Also Known As: Cord removal Voc.... read more

Cornea Transplant

During a cornea transplant, an area of the cornea (the clear part of the eye in front of the iris an.... read more

Coronary Angioplasty

A minimally invasive procedure, coronary angioplasty involves the removal of plaque from a blocked c.... read more

Coronary Angioplasty with Stent Placemen...

A minimally invasive procedure, coronary angioplasty with stent placement involves the removal of pl.... read more

Coronary Artery Bypass

An open heart surgery, coronary artery bypass involves the grafting of a piece of healthy artery obt.... read more

Corpus Callostomy

A brain procedure, corpus callostomy consists of making cuts in the corpus callosum. This is done to.... read more


During a craniectomy, part of the skull is removed in order to relieve intracranial pressure. Al.... read more


Cranioplasty involves the repair of a deformity or defect in the skull. Typically, synthetic materia.... read more


A craniotomy is an incision made through the skull in order to access the brain. A bone flap (a sect.... read more

Cricoid Split

A cricoid split involves the surgical incision of the cricoid cartilage located in the neck. This is.... read more


An emergency procedure, cricothyrotomy is performed in order to establish an airway. The procedure u.... read more

Cryosurgery for Bone Cancer

During cryosurgery for bone cancer, very cold gas is administered inside the bone to destroy cancero.... read more

Cryosurgery for Liver Cancer

During cryosurgery for liver cancer, extremely cold gas is applied directly to a liver tumor inside .... read more

Cryosurgery for Prostate Cancer

During cryosurgery for prostate cancer, a very cold gas is administered to early-stage prostate canc.... read more

Cryosurgery for Skin Cancer

During cryosurgery for skin cancer, a very cold gas is administered directly to the skin in order to.... read more

Cryosurgery for the Cervix

During cryosurgery for the cervix, a very cold gas is administered to the lining of the cervix to de.... read more

Cutting Balloon Angioplasty

A minimally invasive procedure, cutting balloon angioplasty involves the insertion of a catheter wit.... read more

Cyst or Abscess Drainage

Cyst or abscess drainage occurs when an incision is made in a cyst or abscess in order to drain pus .... read more


During a cystduodenostomy, a connection between the lining of the duodenum of the small intestine an.... read more


During a cystectomy, the bladder is surgically removed and a new bladder is constructed. Also Kno.... read more


During a cystgastrostomy, a connection between the back lining of the stomach and a pancreatic cyst .... read more


During a cystjejunostomy, a connection between the lining of the jejunum of the small intestine and .... read more


During a cystoprostatectomy, the prostate gland and bladder are removed. A new bladder is constructe.... read more

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