Surgical Procedures

Surgical Procedures

Surgical Procedures
Surgical procedures are done to repair injuries to joints, muscles and bones and to diagnose and treat certain diseases. Learn more about surgical procedures from our experts.

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    What are incisions like for surgery on a child?
    Incisions for children will vary based on the type of surgery, says orthopedic surgeon Laurel Benson, MD, of Rocky Mountain Pediatric Orthopedics. In this video, she notes that kids may be more interested in the number of stitches they receive.
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    Why may a child stay in the hospital overnight after orthopedic surgery?
    Most children who have orthopedic surgery can go home the same day, but some will need more monitoring. In this video, orthopedic surgeon Laurel Benson, MD, of Rocky Mountain Pediatric Orthopedics, describes how to make a hospital stay comfortable.
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    When can a child return to playing sports after orthopedic surgery?
    When children can resume playing sports after orthopedic surgery depends on the type of injury. In this video, orthopedic surgeon Laurel Benson, MD, of Rocky Mountain Pediatric Orthopedics, explains the role physical therapy plays in recovery.
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    What kind of medication are patients given after surgery?
    Generally patients will go home with an anticoagulant and a basic pain medication. In this video, Carrie Stafstrom, director of orthopedics and neuroscience at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, explains how pain is managed after surgery.
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    How have neuroendovascular procedures advanced over time?
    Technology for neuroendovascular procedures has grown by leaps and bounds. Watch Carrie Stafstrom, director of orthopedics and neuroscience at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, explain how these surgeries have become more minimally invasive.
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    What Are Benefits of a Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy?
    Minimally-invasive hysterectomy patients get to go home sooner and have less pain compared to traditional surgery. Watch OB/GYN Errick Arroyo, MD, of Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and his patient describe the benefits of the technique.
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    What should I do before I schedule my surgery?
    Always do your research before scheduling a surgery. In this video, Gabe Bullaro, MD, of Los Robles Hospital discusses what a patient should know before surgery.
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    What are some procedures where robotics can be applied?
    Robotics is an elevated level of laproscopic surgery says, Gabe Bullaro, MD, of Los Robles Hospital. In this video, he explains the process of robotic surgery.
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    How should a patient choose a surgeon for a surgery?
    Experience is the most important aspect a person should look for in a surgeon. In this video, Gabe Bullaro, MD, of Los Robles Hospital explains the different criteria patients look at in a surgeon.
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    How does a dedicated surgical facility benefit a patient?
    A dedicated surgical facility is a more controlled environment, says Gabe Bullaro, MD, of Los Robles Hospital. In this video, he explains the benefits of a surgical facility.