Treatments: Surgery


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Introduction: Surgery has traditionally referred to the cutting out or reconstruction of physical parts of the body. The tool usually used is the scalpel, a very sharp knife-like blade. However, newer technology has changed the face of surgery, and a number of newer methods of surgery have been developed including:

  • Cryosurgery - the use of freezing cold to "burn" off tissue.
  • Electrocautery - the use of electricity
  • Laparoscopic surgery (Keyhole surgery) - surgery performed through a small opening into the body, rather than fully opening the body with a large incision.
  • Laser surgery - the use of focused high-intensity laser light as a cutting blade.
  • Microsurgery - the use of surgery through a microscope

The specialist who performs surgery is usually a surgeon. Particular types of surgeons specialize in certain specialist types of surgery. However, some simple types of surgery may be performed by your general practitioner.


Count: Surgery is listed as a: treatment for 162 conditions; alternative treatment for 162 conditions; preventive treatment for 0 conditions; research treatment for 1 conditions.
Treatment types for Surgery: radiosurgery (4), cryosurgery (6), open surgery (1), laparoscopic surgery (1)
Treatments: all treatments

Surgery as a treatment: The following list of conditions have 'Surgery' or similar listed as a treatment in our database:

A

  • Achalasia ... surgery
  • Acoustic Neurinoma ... radiosurgery
  • Alveolar Hydatid Disease ... Surgery
  • Anal fissure ... surgery
  • Aneurysm ... Surgery
  • Angina ... Surgery
  • Ankle fracture ... surgery
  • Aortic coarctation ... surgery
  • Arachnoiditis ... surgery
  • Arm fracture ... surgery
  • Arteriovenous Malformation ... surgery, radiosurgery
  • Atherosclerosis ... Surgery
  • Atrial Fibrillation ... surgery
  • Avascular necrosis ... surgical treatments

    B

  • Benign essential blepharospasm ... surgery
  • Bladder Cancer ... surgery
  • Bowel Obstruction ... surgery
  • Brachial Plexus Injury ... surgery
  • Brain cancer ... Stereotactic radiosurgery, surgery
  • Breast Cancer ... surgery
  • Broken elbow ... surgery
  • Broken finger ... surgery
  • Broken hand ... surgery
  • Broken jaw ... surgery
  • Broken leg ... surgery
  • Broken nose ... surgery
  • Broken shoulder blade ... surgery
  • Broken toe ... surgery
  • Bursitis ... surgery

    C

  • Cancer ... Surgery
  • Cerebral Aneurysm ... surgery
  • Cerebral Arteriosclerosis ... surgery
  • Cervical Cancer ... cryosurgery, surgery
  • Chalazion ... surgery
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder ... surgery
  • Chondrosarcoma ... surgery
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ... Surgery
  • Clubfoot ... surgery
  • Collapsed lung ... surgery
  • Colorectal cancer ... surgery
  • Colorectal Polyps ... surgery
  • Coronary heart disease ... surgery
  • Craniosynostosis ... surgery
  • Crohn's disease ... Surgical treatments
  • Cryptorchidism ... surgery
  • Cushing's syndrome ... surgery
  • Cystocele ... surgery

    D

  • Dislocated elbow ... surgery
  • Dislocation ... surgery
  • Dupuytren's contracture ... surgery
  • Dystonias ... surgery

    E

  • Ectopic pregnancy ... surgery
  • Ectropion ... surgery
  • Embolism ... surgery
  • Encephaloceles ... surgery
  • Endometrial Cancer ... surgery
  • Endometriosis ... surgery
  • Endometritis ... surgery
  • Entropion ... surgery
  • Esophageal atresia ... surgery
  • Esophageal stricture ... surgery
  • Esophageal varices ... surgery
  • Esophagus Cancer ... Surgery
  • Ewing's sarcoma ... surgery
  • Extradural hematoma ... surgery

    F

  • Facial fracture ... surgery
  • Fecal incontinence ... surgery
  • Female infertility ... Surgery
  • Fibrosarcoma ... surgery
  • Fistula ... surgery
  • Fractures ... Surgery
  • Friedreich's ataxia ... surgery

    G

  • Galactorrhea ... surgery
  • Gallstones ... open surgery
  • Gastric erosion ... surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease ... Surgery
  • Gigantism ... surgery
  • Growth plate injuries ... Surgery

    H

  • Hammer toe ... surgery
  • Head injury ... surgery
  • Heart failure ... Surgery
  • Heel spur ... surgery
  • Hemangioblastoma ... surgery
  • Hemifacial Spasm ... Surgery
  • Hemorrhoids ... Surgeries
  • Hepatoma ... surgery
  • Hodgkin's Disease ... surgery
  • Hydronephrosis ... surgery

    I

  • Intestinal obstruction ... surgery

    K

  • Kidney Cancer ... surgery
  • Kidney stones ... Surgery
  • Klinefelter syndrome ... Surgery
  • Klippel Feil Syndrome ... surgery

    L

  • Larynx Cancer ... surgery
  • Leukemia ... surgery
  • Liver cancer ... Cryosurgery, Surgery, Radiofrequency ablation
  • Lung cancer ... Cryosurgery, Surgery

    M

  • Marfan syndrome ... surgery
  • Melanoma ... surgery
  • Mesothelioma ... surgery
  • Mitral stenosis ... surgery
  • Mitral-valve prolapse ... surgery
  • Mobius syndrome ... Surgery
  • Multiple Myeloma ... surgery

    N

  • Neurocysticercosis ... surgery
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma ... surgery

    O

  • Obstructive sleep apnea ... Surgery
  • Oral cancer ... surgery
  • Osteoarthritis ... surgery
  • Osteomyelitis ... surgery
  • Osteosarcoma ... surgery
  • Ovarian Cancer ... Surgery
  • Ovarian cysts ... laparoscopy

    P

  • Pancreatic cancer ... Surgery
  • Perforated eardrum ... surgery
  • Peripheral vascular disease ... surgery
  • Peritonitis ... Surgery
  • Peyronie's disease ... surgery
  • Pheochromocytoma ... surgery
  • Pinched Nerve ... surgery
  • Pneumothorax ... surgery
  • Prostate Cancer ... surgery

    R

  • Reflux ... surgery
  • Repetitive Motion Disorders ... surgery
  • Repetitive Strain Injury ... surgery
  • Restrictive cardiomyopathy ... surgery
  • Retinoblastoma ... surgery
  • Rheumatoid arthritis ... Surgery
  • Rodent ulcer ... surgery
  • Rosacea ... Surgery

    S

  • Scheuermann's disease ... surgery
  • Sciatica ... surgery
  • Scoliosis ... Surgery
  • Seborrheic keratosis ... cryosurgery
  • Sinusitis ... surgery
  • Skin Cancer ... Cryosurgery, surgery
  • Sleep apnea ... Surgery
  • Spina bifida ... surgery
  • Spinal Cord Tumor ... surgery
  • Spondylosis ... surgery
  • Stomach cancer ... surgery
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage ... surgery
  • Subdural hematoma ... surgery
  • Superficial thrombophlebitis ... surgery
  • Syringomyelia ... surgery

    T

  • Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome ... surgery
  • Thromboembolism ... Surgery
  • Thyroid cancer ... surgery
  • Torticollis ... surgery
  • Transient Ischemic Attack ... Surgery

    U

  • Ulcerative colitis ... Surgery
  • Undescended Testicle ... surgery
  • Urethral stricture ... surgery
  • Uterine Cancer ... surgery

    V

  • Vagina cancer ... surgery
  • Vesicoureteral reflux ... surgery
  • Vitiligo ... Surgery
  • Von Hippel-Lindau Disease ... cryosurgery
  • Vulva cancer ... surgery

    W

  • Warts ... surgery
  • Wilms' tumor ... surgery
  • Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome ... Surgery

    Surgery as a research area: The following list of conditions have 'Surgery' or similar listed as a research treatment or other research area in our database:

    P

  • Prostate Cancer ... Cryosurgery


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