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Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy – Procedures

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Surgery for breast reconstruction after mastectomy is entirely elective in nature. Many women select to have the reconstruction done at the time of the initial surgery. Reconstruction is possible if there is no evidence of metastatic disease and the axillary sentinel node is negative. The reconstruction…

Skin grafting for burns – procedures

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Excision and grafting for burn injury Excision and grafting of burn injuries may involve anything from the smallest routine operation to a tour de force involving the participation of a large team of caregivers. Very small burns may heal by themselves or not need urgent care.…

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty – Procedures

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) is an upper airway operation for sleep disturbances. Sleep disturbances range from loud snoring to severe obstructive sleep apnea. UPPP covers a spectrum of techniques, including transoral surgery to endoscopic laser ablation, and may or may not include concurrent tonsillectomy. 1. What is the…

Radical Hysterectomy and Abdominal Hysterectomy – Procedures

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. Removal of the uterus may be combined with the removal of the ovaries and/or fallopian tubes. The procedure may be done for a benign condition such as bleeding, endometriosis or leiomyosarcoma. Alternatively, this procedure may be part of…

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