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Consumer Health > ConsHlth: Surgery
Surgery Sourcebook
Williams, Angela L.
ISBN 13: 
9780780817982
Previous ISBN (13): 
9780780815650
ISBN 10: 
0780817982
Category: 
ConsHlth: Surgery
Edition: 
5
Publisher: 
Omnigraphic, Inc.
Format: 
Cloth
Status: 
Active
Pages: 
600
Weight: 
2
Retail Price: 
95.00
Quantity On Hand: 
0
Quantity On Order: 
0
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Synopsis:
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), almost 15 million people undergo surgery each year at hospitals or same-day surgery centers in the United States. Whether it is done to relieve pain, prevent or treat a serious health condition, or repair trauma, surgery carries significant risks, such as infection, anesthesia reactions, and bleeding. Fortunately, new developments in surgical techniques, including lasers and laparoscopic surgery, have enabled surgeons to better control surgical complications and minimize patient risks. Surgery Sourcebook, Fifth Edition describes the most common surgical procedures, including appendectomy, breast surgeries, carotid endarterectomy, cataract, cesarean section, coronary artery bypass grafting surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, dilation and curettage (D&C), gallbladder removal surgery, hemorrhoid surgery, hysterectomy, hernia surgery, spine surgery, tonsillectomy, and weight-loss (bariatric) surgery. The book discusses preparations patients may want to make prior to undergoing surgery, including choosing a surgeon, getting a second opinion, and blood transfusion, as well as postsurgical physical discomforts, nutrition and exercise considerations, and strategies for facilitating recovery. The book concludes with a glossary of related terms and a directory of resources for additional help and information.

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