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Antepartum testing examines fetal well-being and is a way to determine that your baby is getting enough oxygen from the placenta.
An anterior cervical discectomy is the most common surgery used to address damaged discs (shock-absorbing cushions between the vertebrae of the spinal column) in the neck. During this procedure, your spine surgeon will remove the ruptured disc(s) and any remaining fragments that are compressing the spinal cord or the nerve roots that branch out from it.
Anti-coagulant medications, also known as blood thinners, are used to prevent blood clots that can obstruct veins and arteries. They are given to a variety of patients, including those undergoing open heart or bypass surgery, those on prolonged bed rest and those who are prone to strokes or heart attacks.
At Northwell, we implement individualized anti-epilepsy medication plans with the goal of eliminating or drastically reducing seizures caused by epilepsy. There are many factors that effect a person's reaction to anti-epilepsy medications. Our physicians will work with you to find the proper medication and dose to improve your quality of life and overall function.
Once the cause of your headaches has been determined, medication may be given to relieve the pain. The type of medication prescribed depends on the diagnosis.
Biological dressings are created using tissue derived from living organisms. We use these dressings to help close chronic wounds and thereby to reduce pain and prevent the loss of fluid, heat, protein and electrolytes. The end goal is to help a wound heal on its own or to prepare it for surgical permanent closure. There are many dressing types available—your plastic surgeon will decide which type of dressing is right for your unique case.
Arrhythmia ablation and cryoablation are procedures used to treat heart rhythm diseases with high frequency radio waves or by freezing the heart muscle.
Artery bypass surgery is a surgical procedure in which an alternative pathway is created for blood flow to reroute your blood supply around a blocked artery.
Arthroscopic surgery, also known as arthroscopy, is a minimally-invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat joint conditions. Originally, arthroscopy was used primarily in the diagnosis and planning phases of a traditional open surgery. However, as arthroscopic instruments and surgical techniques have become more advanced, more conditions are now being treated arthroscopically.
Learn more about arthroscopic surgery and the conditions treated with this procedure at Northwell Health.