Surgery is an operation to investigate or treat a disease or injury. Ask your surgeon to explain what you can expect and any risks involved. Take time to understand the information when deciding about surgery.
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Topic: Reproductive system
A caesarean section is usually performed when it is safer for the mother or the baby than a vaginal birth.
The most common method of female sterilisation is tubal occlusion, which is the surgical blocking of the fallopian tubes.
A vasectomy doesn’t interfere with a man’s sexual desire or his ability to reach orgasm.
A dilatation and curettage (D&C) is an operation performed on women to lightly scrape away the womb lining.
The conditions that prompt a hysterectomy can often be treated by other means, and hysterectomy should only be a last resort.
Many of the gynaecological conditions assisted by hysterectomy may also be treated using other methods.
A myomectomy is an operation performed to remove fibroids from the uterus.
Removing the prostate gland can have many side effects, including impotence and urinary incontinence.
The aim of a radical prostatectomy is to remove the cancer before it spreads to other parts of the body.
Undescended testicles means that one or both testicles are missing from the scrotum.