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Scribeamerica Past Surgical History

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






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






3. Surgical removal of the adenoid glands






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






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






6. 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






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






8. Surgical procedure in which part of the cranium (i.e skull) is removed; usually done to relieve the pressure from brain swelling and prevent brainstem herniation






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






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






11. Surgical removal of the uterus






12. Surgical removal of the tonsils






13. Surgical removal of the appendix






14. Surgical procedure in which part of the cranium (i.e skull) is removed; usually done to relieve the pressure from brain swelling and prevent brainstem herniation






15. 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.






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






17. Surgical removal of the gallbladder






18. 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






19. Surgical procedure that divides the stomach into a small upper pouch and a much larger lower 'remnant' pouch and then re-arranges the small intestine to connect to both. 'stomach stapling'






20. Surgical excision of the breast






21. 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






22. Surgical removal of an ovary






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






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






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






26. Surgical procedure in which the hernia is repaired






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






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






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






30. Surgical procedure in which the uterus is incised and the fetus is delivered






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






32. Surgical removal of the adenoid glands






33. 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






34. 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






35. Surgical procedure that divides the stomach into a small upper pouch and a much larger lower 'remnant' pouch and then re-arranges the small intestine to connect to both. 'stomach stapling'






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






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






38. Surgical removal of the spleen






39. Surgical procedure in which the uterus is incised and the fetus is delivered






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






41. Surgical procedure whereby a graft is used to bypass a segment of severely atherosclerosed femoral artery in order to provide blood flow to the leg and prevent amputation. The graft is placed proximal to the occlusion in the femoral artery and then b






42. Surgical procedure in which the hernia is repaired






43. Surgical removal of the tonsils






44. Surgical removal of the uterus






45. 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.






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






47. Surgical technique of making small incisions into the skin and inserting a camera and surgical instruments through those incisions in order to perform surgery






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






49. 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






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