The word surgery has multiple meanings. It is the branch of medicine concerned with diseases and conditions which require or are amenable to operative procedures. Surgery is the work done by a surgeon. By analogy, the work of an editor wielding his pen as a scalpel is s form of surgery. A surgery in England (and some other countries) is a physician's or dentist's office.To define surgery merely as an operation is rather radical surgery. An earlier entry to surgery in this dictionary was similarly mechanistic: Surgery can involve cutting, abrading, suturing, laser or otherwise physically changing body tissues and organs.
Bariatric surgery is the technical term for operations that are designed to assist with weight loss where diet and exercise alone have failed. Surgical therapy has been shown to be effective over both the short-term and long-term in achieving weight loss. However, surgery should be considered part of an overall plan of weight management - it is not an option for all people who are overweight, and surgery alone without dietary or lifestyle modifications may not be successful. There are several operations which are currently performed to achieve rapid weight loss. Each has its own risks and complications for each individual patient. It is imperative that a thorough conversation with a medical professional occurs prior to undergoing any medical procedure. Weight loss surgery may assist each patient toward their lifestyle goals, however while weighing the benefits associated with weight loss surgery, any risks that may pertain to the individual patient should be examined in detail prior to surgery. Use the map above to find a physician specalizing in weight loss surgery.Weight loss procedures may be broadly classified into one of two categories: restrictive procedures and malabsorptive procedures. Restrictive procedures allow for weight loss by limiting the amount of food that may be ingested. Malabsorptive procedures assist with weight loss by interfering with the body’s normal process of nutrient absorption and digestion so that ingested food is not 100% assimilated by the body. Some procedures incorporate elements of both restriction and malabsorption.
Reconstructive surgery is an intricate and delicate specialty. Patients undergo reconstructive surgery to "correct" or improve a deformity that is either congenital or once that may have been created through disease, an accident or a burn. The factors and causes are many, but helping a patient overcome physical setbacks aids in not only their physical abilities but with their self esteem as well. When a surgeon decides how a wound must be treated the assessment will include how it will be treated, the details will assess the size, severity, and features. Is there missing skin, nerve damage, has skeletal support been compromised? With this information, your surgeon will help you in deciding how surgery will proceed. It is important to be aware of any questions and concerns you may have and vocalize those with your doctor. There are many reconstructive surgery procedures available at affiliated locations, including: Breast Reconstruction, Cleft Lip and Palate, Hand Surgery, Scar Revision, Ear Reconstruction, Nerve Reconstruction, Facial Reconstruction after Trauma, Tissue Expansion & Burn Surgery.