Archives: Procedures

Cervical disc disease is caused by an abnormality in one or more discs – the cushions that lie between the neck bones (vertebrae). You will be recommended this surgery to relieve neck pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness, restore nerve function…

Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is a procedure that uses radiation to treat brain tumours and anomalies of the brain. Using specialized medical equipment, high number of radiation beams are passed exactly on the tumor in the brain. This is highly precise…

There are different types of surgery and surgeons use various instruments and methods to remove your brain tumor. A craniotomy is one of the most widely used techniques to treat a brain tumor. The surgical procedure involves removing a part…

Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) Shunt Surgery is a procedure to drain excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collected in the brain’s ventricles and relieve pressure on the brain due to fluid accumulation. The procedure is performed when there is too much pressure in the…

Deep brain stimulation Parkinson’s is a neurological procedure done to cure movement or other affective disorders. Parkinson’s disease affects voluntary movement as it is a progressive disorder of the nervous system. Deep brain surgery is a treatment plan for Parkinson’s…

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt Surgery is a procedure to drain excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collected in the brain’s ventricles and relieve pressure on the brain due to fluid accumulation. The procedure is performed when there is too much pressure in…

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), also known as Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a treatment for aortic stenosis. It is a minimally invasive procedure that treats the obstructive blood flow in the aortic valve. This unique procedure for aortic…

Bone marrow is the spongy, fatty tissue inside your bones. Bone marrow transplant procedure is performed by transplanting blood stem cells, i.e. replacing your damaged stem cells with the healthy cells that can help your body make enough white blood…

A liver transplant surgery is a procedure where a diseased liver is replaced with a healthy liver from another individual. In many cases, the healthy liver comes from an organ donor who has recently passed on. In some cases, a…

A kidney transplant or renal transplant is a surgical procedure that’s done to treat kidney failure. The kidneys filter waste from the blood and then remove it from the body through your urine. They also help in maintaining your body’s…

Lung transplant is a surgical procedure replace a damaged or diseased lung with a healthy lung from a donor. It enables the patient to breathe easily and grants many more years of life. One or both the lungs may be…

An Angiogram is a diagnostic test that uses X-ray imaging to see your heart’s blood vessels. The treatment is generally done to see if there’s any restriction in blood flow going to the heart. Coronary Angiography is a procedure that…

An Implant Cardiac Defibrillator (ICD) is a pager-size device that is placed in the chest of a patient suffering from heartbeat ailments. If the patient’s lower heart chambers (ventricles) go in a dangerous rhythm or stop beating due to cardiac…

It is a medical procedure performed to restore abnormal heartbeat of the patient to a normal rhythm. Irregular or fast heartbeat is termed as an arrhythmia which makes your heart unable to pump enough blood to your body. In this…

For a person suffering from coronary artery disease, the arteries in the heart may completely or partially be blocked by a sticky material called plaque, and this blocks the blood flow. Coronary Angioplasty is a non-surgical procedure to unblock the…

Echocardiogram is also known as cardiac echo or simply an echo is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart. The image is called as an echocardiogram. This test helps your doctor to monitor how…

Coronary Angiography is a technique that uses medical imaging to view the organs and blood vessels of the patient’s body. This is particularly performed to view the veins, arteries, and heart chambers to diagnose blockages and other problems. It is…

An Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), commonly known as a hole in the heart is a congenital heart defect, usually present in infants since birth. When there is a hole in the upper chamber of the heart, an atrial septal defect…

Commonly known as a hole in the heart, a Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) is a congenital heart problem wherein a hole is created in the walls that divide the lower chambers of the heart. A VSD surgery is done to…

Cardiac Ablation is the treatment used to treat Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), which is the most common type of Arrhythmia (problems in heart rhythm). In this treatment, the electric activity of the heart is detected by inserting electrodes (small wires) into…

A Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) is a machine implanted to overcome heart failure due to various diseases or any severe illness. The VAD is placed inside the chest and the wires are connected to the heart during a ventricular assist…

DESCRIPTION Heart valve surgery is a surgery done to repair or replace heart valves that aren’t functioning correctly. Due to the abnormal functioning of the heart valves, there can be a blood flow blockage in the body, which may prove…

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) also referred to as Bypass Surgery is a procedure performed on people who are suffering from severe heart conditions, such as coronary atherosclerosis or acute coronary syndrome. This condition results in building a substance called…

A heart bypass surgery or coronary artery bypass surgery is used to replace damaged arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle and redirects blood flow around the blocked or narrow section in the arteries by supplying blood and oxygen…

An aortic aneurysm is a large abnormal bulge that can occur in the wall of major blood vessels (aorta) that carry blood from the heart to other parts of the body. These aneurysms can occur anywhere in the aorta. They…

Surgery is the primary treatment for most ovarian cancers it is a procedure for removing the cancerous tumor from the ovaries. The surgery depends on how far cancer has spread in the body and the patient’s general health, the extent…

A stem cell transplant also referred as bone marrow transplant, is a procedure that is performed for certain types of cancer or in the cases when the bone marrow stops working and can’t produce enough healthy cells. The procedure involves…

To most of the people, the word chemotherapy means drugs used for cancer treatment. However, chemotherapy is the use of any drug to treat any disease. The word chemotherapy is more popularly also referred to as ‘chemo’. chemo can work…

Breast cancer surgery is a key component of breast cancer usually the first line of attack against cancer. The treatment involves removing cancer with an operation. It may be used alone or in combination with other treatments, such as chemotherapy,…

Skull base surgery is a procedure done to eliminate cancerous or benign growth and brain abnormalities present in the underside of the brain. This surgery is done at the base of the skull and at the top of the first…

Lung cancer takes place in the cells of the lung when a cancerous (malignant) tumor grows and destroy nearby tissue. Lung cancer treatment is followed by a surgical procedure that removes all or part of a lung which further removes…

Skin cancer happens when there is an uncontrollable growth of abnormal skin cells. These cells are originated from the cells of the epidermis, the superficial layer of the skin.  It takes place when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells triggers…

Stomach cancer also called gastric cancer is characterized by a growth of cancerous cells within the lining of the stomach, this type of cancer is difficult to diagnose because there are no symptoms seen in the earlier stages. While stomach…

Blood cancer happens in cases of wrong development of blood cells. It is essentially a set of malignancies that wreacks havoc with the patient’s health and wellbeing and stops them from working properly, often leading to fatality. However, the good…

Colon cancer also called colorectal cancer happens when cancer cells attack the colon or the rectum in a person’s body. Colon Cancer is a serious disease not to be taken lightly and one should take precautions. Colon Cancer like other…

Kidney Transplantation is done when the kidneys stop working, renal failure occurs.  Renal or kidney transplants are often recommended to patients with end-stage renal diseases, with an accumulation of toxic waste products in the body. Dialysis or transplantation is required…

The last few years have seen a considerable rise in the number of spine surgeries in India. Although a spine surgery is a major surgery, nevertheless, a properly executed surgery can help you restart your daily lifestyle. But before taking…

DESCRIPTION A brain aneurysm surgery is a bulge in a blood vessel caused by a weakness in the blood vessel wall, usually where it branches. It is a procedure to prevent an aneurysm from rupturing or to treat a ruptured…

DESCRIPTION Knee replacement is one of the most common bone surgeries in the country and is  now increasing with the increase in number of osteoarthritis patients. The replacement usually takes place in people over 50 years of age. When mobility…

DESCRIPTION Hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which your doctor surgically removes a painful hip joint with arthritis and replaces it with an artificial joint often made from metal and plastic components. The surgery consists of two major types: Cemented Prosthesis Uncemented Prosthesis…

DESCRIPTION Liver cancer also is attributed to the uncharacteristic rise in cell reproduction. Liver cancer treatment includes liver transplant and surgery. This Surgery is performed when a part of the liver has been infected. Like other cancer treatments, Liver cancer…

Prostate Cancer Treatment

DESCRIPTION Prostate cancer is generally a slow-growing disease which is diagnosed in men. This treatment is recommended usually for men who have the prostate gland attacked by cancer cells. These cells sometimes spread outside the prostate into nearby or distant…

DESCRIPTION A heart valve surgery is done to repair or replace heart valves that aren’t functioning correctly. Due to abnormal functioning of the heart valves, there can be a blood flow blockage in the body, which may prove fatal to…

Heart transplant surgery or a cardiac transplant is a procedure typically performed on patients with end-stage heart failure. In this surgery, a damaged heart is replaced with a healthy one. The most common procedure of the surgery is to take…