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Scribeamerica Past Surgical History

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1. Surgical procedure to 'tie off' the fallopian tubes






2. A surgical hole in the chest (i.e chest tube)






3. A device that is deployed into a blocked coronary artery in order to open it and restore blood flow






4. Below the knee amputation; done when the leg cannot be salvaged but the knee is preserved






5. Surgical incision placed in the sternum






6. Device that is implanted in the chest to monitor for and correct episodes of rapid heartbeat. If the heartbeat gets too fast (ventricular tachycardia) - the AICD will stimulate the heart to restore a normal rhythm. In cases where the heartbeat is so






7. Surgical incision made over the severely burned skin or eschar that due to its ability to restrict movement is done in order to relieve the constriction and allow for breathing and blood flow






8. Cardiac bypass; open heart surgery involving the bypass of an obstructed coronary artery usually with the saphenous vein or the internal mammary vein






9. Procedure to remove a stone or dilate a blocked common bile duct or pancreatic duct; usually done by the gastroeneterologist






10. Done by the orthopedic surgeon in the operating room in order to re-align and stabilize the fractured segments of bone






11. Surgical removal of the appendix






12. Surgical removal of the adenoid glands






13. Upper GI endoscopy whereby the endoscope looks through the mouth and the esophagus as fas as through the stomach to the first part of the duodenum






14. Extensive surgical technique whereby the head of the pancreas - duodenum - part of the jejunum and part of the stomach are removed. Usually done in cases of early pancreatic cancer






15. Cardiac bypass; open heart surgery involving the bypass of an obstructed coronary artery usually with the saphenous vein or the internal mammary vein






16. Angiocatheter into a large artery (i.e the femoral artery or brachial artery) and advances it up the aorta and into the coronary arteries






17. Surgical incision placed in the sternum






18. Above the knee amputation; done when the knee and the leg cannot be salvaged as in bone cancer or trauma






19. Above the knee amputation; done when the knee and the leg cannot be salvaged as in bone cancer or trauma






20. A device that is deployed into a blocked coronary artery in order to open it and restore blood flow






21. Surgical removal of the uterus






22. Surgical procedure to 'tie off' the fallopian tubes






23. A surgical incision into the membrane between the cricoid bone and the laryngeal cartilage; done for the purpose of providing an airway when breathing through the mouth and nose is not an option






24. Excision of the large intestine or colon; can be either a 'partial colectomy' or a 'total colectomy' depending on how much colon is removed






25. Angiocatheter into a large artery (i.e the femoral artery or brachial artery) and advances it up the aorta and into the coronary arteries






26. Long - slender - small - flexible tube that is inserted into a peripheral vein - typically in the upper arm - and advanced until the catheter tip terminates in a large vein in the chest near the heart to obtain intravenous access






27. Surgical removal of the gallbladder






28. Surgical procedure whereby the vertebral bodies are fused together; usually done to prevent further spinal cord injury from disruption of the intervertebral ligaments and instability of the vertebral joints






29. Reconstruction of a blood vessel - usually the coronary artery






30. Surgical removal of the spleen






31. Used to remove prostatic tissue by passing a cystoscope through the urethra to the prostate and cutting out the prostate






32. Surgical procedure that allows a surgeon to look inside the abdominal cavity and explore the internal organs






33. A small device placed in the chest to help control abnormal heart rhythms. Uses electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate.






34. Surgical procedure that provides an opening between the colon and the abdominal wall






35. Using an endoscope to visualize the sigmoid colon by passing it through the anus and rectume






36. Upper GI endoscopy whereby the endoscope looks through the mouth and the esophagus as fas as through the stomach to the first part of the duodenum






37. Surgical procedure that provides an opening between the colon and the abdominal wall






38. Opening of the cervix and removal of uterine material. Preformed in the case of miscarriage or extensive uterine bleeding






39. Surgical procedure in which the salpinx 'fallopian tube' is removed






40. Using an endoscope to visualize the inside of the colon by passing it through the anus and rectum






41. Surgical procedure in which the hernia is repaired






42. Using an endoscope to visualize the inside of the colon by passing it through the anus and rectum






43. Surgical technique of making a large incision in order to fully open the cavity to perform surgery






44. Reconstruction of a blood vessel - usually the coronary artery






45. Surgical procedure whereby the vertebral bodies are fused together; usually done to prevent further spinal cord injury from disruption of the intervertebral ligaments and instability of the vertebral joints






46. Below the knee amputation; done when the leg cannot be salvaged but the knee is preserved






47. Surgical incision into the fascia in order to relieve the high pressures and restore bloow flow that can happen in compartment syndrome






48. Surgical removal of the uterus






49. Surgical procedure that removes plaque from the narrowing carotid arteries in the neck and allows blood and oxygen to flow freely to the brain






50. Surgical removal of the adenoid glands