Aortic Tears Are Even More Deadly for Women, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, June 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Women may have different symptoms and are more likely to die after acute aortic dissection than men, a new study finds. Up to 40% of patients die instantly from this spontaneous tear in one of the body’s main […]
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Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a type of weight-loss surgery. Weight-loss surgery is also called bariatric surgery. It’s often done as a laparoscopic surgery, with small incisions in the abdomen.
Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure in which fat is sucked out of the body. It helps reshape areas of the body that are out of proportion to the rest of the body.
Rhinoplasty is surgery to change the size or shape of your nose. It is also called a nose job. This procedure is usually used to make the nose smaller or to narrow it. But it can also make the nose larger.
Endovenous laser varicose vein surgery is a procedure that uses heat from a laser to reduce varicose veins. Varicose veins are swollen, bulging veins that often happen on the thighs or calves. A laser is a device that sends a thin beam of radiation in the form of light.
Tubal ligation is a permanent form of birth control in which a woman’s fallopian tubes are tied or blocked. This keeps the egg and sperm from connecting and so prevents pregnancy.