Surgery Essays

Cosmetic Surgery and Its Affect on the World Today

How far will you go to get the look you want? There are many people who have gone as far as changing their appearance to the point that they are unrecognizable. From nose jobs, face lifts, to reshaping their eyes, it has become nearly an epidemic. Plastic surgery is a medical procedure invented to improve an individual’s physical appearance or to minimize scarring resulting from accidents, disease or birth defects as well as disfigurement. The word plastic is derived from…

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Tinnitus Hearing

Introduction:        The ear is a sensory organ with dual functions which are hearing and balance. The sense of hearing is essential for normal development and maintenance of speech and the ability to communicate with others. Balance, or equilibrium, is essential for maintaining body movement, position, and coordination.       The delicate structure and function of the ear make early detection and accurate diagnosis of disorders necessary for preservation of normal hearing and balance. Among professionals involved in the diagnosis and…

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Demand for Mohs Micrographic Surgery in British Columbia

In this discussion, I will be analyzing the demand for Mohs micrographic surgery in British Columbia. Mohs micrographic surgery is named after its inventor, Dr. Frederic Mohs, who first described the technique in 1941 (Alai, 2006). It is a unique surgical procedure that removes skin cancer, one tissue layer at a time, using local anaesthesia. Once a cancerous tissue layer is removed from the patient, its edges are marked with colored dyes, and a map of the tissue is created….

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What Is Tonsillectomy_

Introduction – What is Tonsillectomy? Tonsillectomy is a form of surgery that involves the removal of tonsils. The tonsil removal at times includes the simultaneous removal of adenoids. It is a surgical procedure that is categorized under the specialty of head and neck. Most time, surgery is the last resort when medical therapy fails. Infections in children involving tonsil is first treated with antibiotics. When the antibiotics fail to regress the tonsil enlargement caused by infections and there is a…

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Manufacturing Beauty

At first glance of Cindy Jackson’s website, her only goal seems to be to try and make money. Most of her website is about selling her line of cosmetics and beauty aids along selling with her plastic surgery advice. Upon a more in depth analysis, my personal opinion is that Cindy Jackson has some serious self-image issues. After so many operations, she has come to believe that beauty is on the outside, and she looks for any way necessary to…

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New Surgical Technology_ Adoption or Diffusion_

This article raised an interesting subject: surgeons and patients seeking improved treatment often forget that a new technique is not necessarily a better one. Human body with its health problems remains the same but the surgical technology is always moving towards progress. People develop new surgical tools and new surgical procedures constantly. However, do we carefully test all these new tools and procedures before using them on people? And how? On humans? On animals first perhaps? Is it ethical? How…

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Sterilization and Disinfection in the Operating Room

INTRODUCTION Sterilization and disinfection in any surgical operations, injections, and dental surgery are important as far as safe surgery is concerned. It is always advisable to maintain an aseptic condition when carrying the operation. The process should be carried out in a conducive environment free from contagion, infected materials, and microbes. For example, during the positioning of implants in the larynx or buccal cavity, it is of paramount importance to prevent post surgical infections that can result to rejection of…

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Lincoln Hospital Case Study

Introduction This case describes a crisis situation that unfolds at the Lincoln Hospital, a 400-bed for-profit facility. At the root of the crisis is a dysfunctional relationship between the newly elected chief of surgery, Don, and the Operating Room (OR) director of 13-years, Mary. As a result of their discord, multiple exacerbated issues are occurring throughout the hospital. These issues are impacting the ability of the hospital to successfully perform the planned surgeries without incurring significant issues. The hospital has…

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Plastic Surgery

Research Paper Outline Plastic Surgery Section – Specialties Recruiting and Retention Fund November 6, 2012 Attn: Mr. Eric J. Harris, Q.C. From: Stan Valnicek, MD, Section Head – Plastic Surgery Dear Mr. Harris Thank you for taking the time to review our submission for the SRRF. We have tried to organize it into logical sections representing the issues that we face as a Section. Our argument is based on data from the following sources: 1. Canadian Institute for Health Information…

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Positive and Negative Effects of Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery was designed to make the human body look better. Thousands of people have these operations done every year to change their face and body. When people think about having plastic surgery procedures, they think about how beautiful they will look once they have healed. They anticipate how much better their life will be when they finally had the rhinoplasty or breast augmentation that they had been dreaming about. What many of these people do not realize is there…

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Help_ Bone Fracture and Bones

1. What is meant by a “complete, comminuted, intertrochanteric fracture of the right hip? a. A complete fracture is when the entire bone impacted is fractured. A comminuted fracture is when the bone breaks shatters into many pieces. Intertrochanteric refers to the top part of the femur. So, a complete, comminuted intertrochanteric fracture is the upper most part of the femur is completely shattered. A comminuted fracture is common in older people, so this fracture is normal for someone Margaret’s…

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Veterinary Technician

Have you ever wondered who is in care of your pets besides the veterinarian, as you drop them off at the animal hospital? Well, that is the veterinary technicians of course! These trained technicians are required to assist the veterinarian and provide patient monitoring on each animal. Vet techs assist with performing medical tests to help the veterinarians diagnose the illnesses and injuries of animals. Becoming a Veterinary Technician requires an associate’s degree, and is typically the most popular path….

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Medico Legal Issues Involved in the Pettigrew Vs. Putterman

The perioperative nurse is a higher level of nursing profession who provides for healthcare (as a surgeon’s assistant) during pre-, intra-, and post-operative stage—contact care of patients, surgeon’s first assistant during operational procedures in theather, and patient assessment before and after surgical procedure—their special role in healthcare is an indispensable in that they provide continuity and direct link between patient and medical protocols. However, their constant clinical participation and contact with the patients makes them highly liable for lawsuits as…

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Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery has enabled millions of people to throw away their eyeglasses. Now several medical technology companies are hoping that lasers aimed at the feet will allow millions to take their socks off, even in public. The target is toenail fungus — an infection in an estimated 10 percent of American adults, or 23 million people — that causes toenails to become thick, yellow and fetid. If these lasers, which recently completed small clinical trials, work, they will represent…

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Tracheotomy Case

A surgical procedure in which an opening is made into the trachea, tracheotomy is used to bypass an upper airway obstruction, to allow removal of tracheobronchial secretions, permit long-term use of mechanical ventilation, prevent aspiration of oral or gastric secretions in the unconscious or paralyzed patient (by closing off the trachea from the esophagus), and replace an Endotracheal tube. Several ISO standard rules govern the manufacturing of Tracheal tubes used in the procedure but very little journal entries, documents is…

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