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  • Tongue-tie

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Tongue-tie What is tongue-tie? Ankyloglossia, or “tongue-tie,” is a problem with the tongue that is present from birth. It causes speech and eating difficulties in some children. The frenulum of the tongue is a small fold of tissue that reaches from the floor of the mouth to the underside of the tongue. You can easily see it if you look under your tongue in a mirror. Some children have a frenulum that is too short and tight at birth. The frenulum may attach to the tip of the tongue instead of attaching ...

  • Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair What is thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)? Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is a procedure to correct an aneurysm in the upper portion of your aorta. An aneurysm is a weakened, bulging area in the artery wall. If it ruptures, it can be life-threatening. In TEVAR, a graft made of metal and polyester is positioned to reinforce the aneurysm. This will help prevent it from rupturing. Why might I need a TEVAR? The aorta is your body’s largest artery. I...

  • Total Hip Replacement: Anterior Approach

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Total Hip Replacement: Anterior Approach What is total hip replacement with anterior approach? A total hip replacement is a type of surgery. It replaces your hip joint with an artificial one. It is also called hip arthroplasty. Healthcare providers can do these procedures from behind the hip, to the side of the hip, or from in front of the hip. Total hip replacement with anterior approach refers to surgeries done from in front of the hip. These surgeries may also be called mini, modified, minimally inva...

  • Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest What is therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest? Therapeutic hypothermia is a type of treatment. It’s sometimes used for people who have a cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest happens when the heart suddenly stops beating. Once the heart starts beating again, healthcare providers use cooling devices to lower your body temperature for a short time. It’s lowered to around 89°F to 93°F (32°C to 34°C). The treatment usually lasts about 24 hours. The heart has an e...

  • Transradial Cardiac Catheterization

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Transradial Cardiac Catheterization What is transradial cardiac catheterization? Transradial cardiac catheterization is a procedure used to treat and diagnose certain heart conditions. It is also known as transradial cardiac cath. During the procedure, a healthcare provider inserts a long thin tube (catheter) through the radial artery. The radial artery is a blood vessel in the arm. He or she then threads this tube through the blood vessels all the way to the heart. This tube may have various tools atta...

  • Trabeculectomy

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Trabeculectomy What is trabeculectomy? Trabeculectomy is a type of surgery done in the front part of your eye. It’s done to treat glaucoma by lowering the pressure in your eye. The front part of your eye is full of fluid. (This is the area in front of the colored part of your eye, the iris.) Normally, this fluid slowly drains out of your eye through a network of channels, out into the veins of your body. In glaucoma, fluid may pass too slowly out of this drain. This can cause the pressure in your eye to...

  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy What is a thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy? A thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsy is a procedure that removes a small sample of tissue from your thyroid gland. Cells are removed through a small, hollow needle. The sample is sent to the lab for analysis. The thyroid gland is in the front of your neck. It is butterfly shaped, with two lobes connected by a narrow band of tissue. It is an endocrine gland that makes thyroid hormone. This hormone has many functions...

  • Tibia/Fibula Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Tibia/Fibula Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation What is tibia/fibula fracture open reduction and internal fixation? Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a type of surgery used to stabilize and heal a broken bone. You might need this procedure to treat your broken shin bone (tibia) or your fibula. The tibia, or shin bone, is the larger bone in your lower leg. Beside it, more toward the outside of the leg, is the fibula. The tibia forms part of the knee joint. The ends of the tibia an...

  • Tubal Ligation

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Tubal Ligation What is tubal ligation? Tubal ligation is surgical procedure to prevent pregnancy. It has commonly been called "getting your tubes tied." It is also called a female sterilization. Tubal refers to the fallopian tubes. Each month, an egg is released from an ovary and travels through the fallopian tube to the uterus. Ligation means to tie off. This prevents the egg and male sperm from connecting to prevent pregnancy. During this surgery, both fallopian tubes are blocked or cut. It is usually...

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    Posted: 08/25/2016

    Thoracic Outlet Syndrome What is thoracic outlet syndrome? Thoracic outlet syndrome refers to a variety of symptoms that occur from a narrowing of your thoracic outlet—the space between your collarbone and your first rib. It can result from injury, disease, or a problem present from birth. The thoracic outlet is a narrow space between your collarbone (clavicle) and your first rib. Nerves and blood vessels exit from your chest to your arm through this passageway. This includes a very large important arte...