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The goal of acute pain management is to safely provide optimal pain management with a balance of pain relief techniques and treatment of side effects.
An adjustable gastric band, commonly called a lap-band, is a weight loss procedure where an adjustable silicone band is surgically placed around the top portion of the stomach.
An amniocentesis is used to get a small sample of the amniotic fluid, which reveals information about the health of your baby, such as genetic disorders.
Learn about amputation and how it may be used at Northwell Health Cancer Institute to remove bone cancer.
Anesthesia is medication administered for the relief of pain and sensation during surgery. The type and dosage of anesthesia is administered by the anesthesiologist. Learn more about anesthesia and how it is utilized at Northwell Health.
Northwell Health’s Institute for Neurology and Neurosurgery features a multidisciplinary team that offers a wide range of treatments, including brain aneurysm clipping, to people who have experienced aneurysms.
An angiogram is a test that uses X-rays and contrast material to produce images of the blood vessels in the body. Here’s what you need to know about how angiography works and how to prepare.
Your heart's arteries may become blocked or narrowed due to a buildup of cholesterol, cells or other substances (plaque). Sometimes a blood clot can form or worsen, and it can completely block blood flow, causing a heart attack. Angioplasty is a surgery done to open blocked arteries and restore normal blood flow. It is not a major surgery and causes little pain.
Arthroscopy of the foot and ankle is used to examine and treat joint conditions. The procedure uses an arthroscope, a thin fiber-optic camera, that enables the surgeon to view close-up imagines of the inside of the ankle and/or foot while working. This usually allows for a less invasive procedure than traditional open surgery, as only a small incision is necessary for the arthroscope, which is about as wide as a drinking straw.
Ankle and foot fusion surgery consists of procedures that fuse two or more bones together in the ankle or foot. The most common reason an ankle fusion is performed is to correct damage due to degenerative arthritis in the ankle, which wears down the protective cartilage surrounding the joints in the ankle. The cartilage allows the bones to glide in and out of the joints smoothly, so loss of the cartilage causes the bones to rub against each other painfully.