Surgical Procedures

Pacemaker Implant

A pacemaker implant involves the surgical placement of a battery operated device that is used to tre.... read more

Pacemaker Surgery

During pacemaker surgery, a compact generator is placed in the upper chest just underneath the skin..... read more

Pallidotomy by Stereotactic Radiosurgery...

Pallidotomy by stereotactic radiosurgery involves the ablation of nerve cells located in the globus .... read more

Palmar and Digital Fasciectomy

During palmar and digital fasciectomy, contracted fascia are cut and released. . read more

Pancreas Transplant

A pancreas transplant involves the placement of a pancreas and part of the small intestine received .... read more

Pancreas-Kidney Transplant

During a pancreas-kidney transplant, the pancreas and kidney from a clinically brain dead donor is t.... read more

Pancreatic Islet Transplantation

During pancreatic islet transplantation, healthy pancreatic islets are transplanted from a deceased .... read more


Panendoscopy involves an endoscopic visualization of the esophagus, nasal passage, tracheobronchial .... read more


A paracentesis involves removing peritoneal fluid from the abdominal cavity with the use of needle a.... read more


During parathyroidectomy, the parathyroid glands are removed.. read more

Parietal Cell Vagotomy

An open surgery, a parietal cell vagotomy involves removing the branches of the vagus nerve located .... read more

Parietal Craniotomy

During a parietal craniotomy, an incision is made through the top of the skull and a bone flap, or s.... read more

Partial Colectomy

During a partial colectomy, part of the colon is removed.. read more

Partial Hip Replacement

During partial hip replacement, a broken or worn femur head is replaced with a metal, man-made head..... read more

Partial Hysterectomy

A partial hysterectomy involves removing the upper part of the uterus. During this procedure, the ce.... read more

Partial Knee Replacement

During partial knee replacement, part of the knee joint is replaced with ceramic, plastic or metal p.... read more

Partial Laryngectomy

During partial laryngectomy, the part of the larynx that sits above the vocal cords is removed. . read more

Partial Maxillectomy

A partial maxillectomy involves removing part of the upper jaw (maxilla). . read more

Partial Nephrectomy

Partial nephrectomy involves removing a diseased part of a kidney. . read more

Partial Temporomandibular Joint Replacem...

During partial temporomandibular joint replacement, part of the jaw joint (temporomandibular joint),.... read more

Partial Thyroidectomy

A partial thyroidectomy involves removing a diseased part of the thyroid gland. . read more

Partial Vulvectomy

During a partial vulvectomy, parts of the vulva and some deep tissue are removed. The clitoris is le.... read more

Patch Aortoplasty for Aortic Coarctation...

Patch aortoplasty for aortic coarctation involves using a synthetic patch to widen the narrowed part.... read more

Patent Ductus Arteriosus Repair

During patent ductus arteriosus repair, a patent ductus arteriosus is closed off. In order to access.... read more

Patent Ductus Arteriosus Repair by Percu...

During patent ductus arteriosus repair by percutaneous coil embolization, a patent ductus arteriosus.... read more

Patent Foramen Ovale Closure

An open heart surgery, patent foramen ovale closure involves closing an opening between the upper he.... read more

Pectoral Augmentation

During pectoral augmentation, implants are placed beneath the chest muscles.. read more

Pectus Excavatum

During pectus excavatum repair, cartilage in the chest is removed and the bones and muscles are repo.... read more

Pelvic Exenteration

During pelvic exenteration, the reproductive organs, bladder, urethra, rectum, colon, anus and pelvi.... read more

Pelvic Osteotomy

During pelvic osteotomy, part of the hip socket is cut out in order to fit with the femoral head. Me.... read more

Penetrating Keratoplasty

During penetrating keratoplasty, a diseased cornea is replaced with a donor cornea. The new cornea i.... read more

Penile Implant

A penile implant involves the placement of a device that is designed to produce an erection in men. .... read more

Penile Ligament Release

During penile ligament release, the penis is made to appear longer by creating an incision through t.... read more

Penile Nerve Block

A minor procedure, a penile nerve block involves anesthetizing the penopubic area by injecting it wi.... read more

Penis Construction with Skin Flaps

During penis construction with skin flaps, a new penis and urethra are created from skin flaps that .... read more

Penoscrotal Webbing Release

During penoscrotal webbing release, the penis is made to appear larger by making an incision in the .... read more

Penumbra Clot Retrieval Device

The Penumbra clot retrieval device is used to remove a clot from a blood vessel located in the brain.... read more

Percutaneous Epiphysiodesis

During percutaneous epiphysiodesis, a drill is used to create a bony bridge across the femur growth .... read more

Percutaneous Suprapubic Cystostomy

A minor procedure, percutaneous suprapubic cystostomy involves puncturing the skin above the pubic a.... read more


During a pericardiectomy, part of the membrane surrounding the heart (the pericardium) is removed. T.... read more


During pericardiocentesis, fluid is removed from the pericardial sac that surrounds the heart. To pe.... read more

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter P...

During peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) placement, a needle is inserted into the cephal.... read more


A pharyngectomy involves partial or total removal of the pharynx. In some cases, a tracheostomy is n.... read more

Photodynamic Laser Bronchoscopy

Photodynamic laser bronchoscopy involves the use of a laser light and photosensitive chemicals to tr.... read more

Photodynamic Therapy for Esophageal Dysp...

Photodynamic therapy for esophageal dysplasia involves the use of a laser light and photosensitive c.... read more

Photodynamic Therapy for Hepatic Duct Tu...

Photodynamic therapy for hepatic duct tumor involves the use of a laser light and photosensitive che.... read more

Photodynamic Therapy for Lung Cancer

Photodynamic therapy for lung cancer involves the use of a laser light and photosensitive chemicals .... read more

Pinning for Slipped Capital Femoral Epip...

Pinning for slipped capital femoral epiphysis involves stabilizing the femoral head on the femur thr.... read more

Plantar Fasciotomy

During plantar fasciotomy, inflamed soft tissue is removed from the bottom of the foot. . read more

Plate and Screw Fixation of the Arm Bone...

During plate and screw fixation of the arm bones, a broken humerus, radius or ulna is aligned and st.... read more

Plate and Screw Fixation of the Femur

During plate and screw fixation of the femur, a broken femur is aligned and stabilized with use of a.... read more

Posterior Neck Dissection

During posterior neck dissection, level V metastatic lymph nodes in the neck are removed. The proced.... read more

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