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  1. Abdominal hysterectomy

    25 Jul 2017

    What is a hysterectomy? A hysterectomy is an operation to remove your uterus (womb). Your cervix is usually also removed. Your ovaries may need to be removed at the same time (see figure 1). The...

  2. Abdominal surgery for crohn's disease

    25 Jul 2017

    What is Crohn’s disease? Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of your bowel. The disease most often affects the end part of your small bowel (see figure 1). However, it can affect any part...

  3. Abdominoplasty

    25 Jul 2017

    What is an abdominoplasty? An abdominoplasty (or ‘tummy tuck’) is a cosmetic operation to improve the appearance of your abdomen. It may involve removing excess skin and fat and tightening...

  4. Abrams pleural biopsy

    06 Apr 2016

    What is a pleural biopsy? A pleural biopsy involves removing small pieces of tissue from the two-layered membrane (pleura) that lines the outside of your lung and the inside of your ribcage. Your...

  5. Abscess incision and drainage

    25 Jul 2017

    What is an abscess? An abscess is a collection of pus surrounded by a wall of tissue. An abscess happens when your body tries to control infection. It causes a painful lump and can make you feel...

  6. ACL reconstruction

    25 Jul 2017

    What is the anterior cruciate ligament? The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the important ligaments that stabilise your knee (see figure 1). If you have torn (ruptured) this ligament, the...

  7. Adeno-Tonsillectomy (child)

    07 Aug 2017

    What are the adenoids and tonsils? The adenoids and tonsils are part of a group of lymphoid tissues (like the glands in the neck) that help to fight off infection from germs that are breathed in or...

  8. Adenoidectomy (child)

    25 Jul 2017

    What are adenoids? The adenoids are part of a group of lymphoid tissues (like the glands in the neck or the tonsils) that help to fight off infection from germs that are breathed in or swallowed (see...

  9. Amniocentesis

    06 Dec 2016

    What is an amniocentesis? An amniocentesis involves using a needle to remove some of the amniotic fluid that surrounds your baby in your uterus (womb). It is usually performed from 15 weeks of your...

  10. Anaesthetic for caesarean section

    18 Oct 2015

    You can decide either to go to sleep (general anaesthetic) or to stay awake (spinal or epidural anaesthetic) for the operation. Spinal anaesthetic A spinal anaesthetic involves injecting local...