Amniocentesis can provide valuable information about the health of your baby before it is born. Amniocentesis is a procedure used to obtain a small sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds the fetus during pregnancy.
An aneurysm repair can save your life. An aneurysm is an abnormal widening or bulging in the wall of a blood vessel and occurs more often in arteries than in veins. Learn more in this animation.
Has a physician recommended arthroscopy for your knee to help with the pain of your running injury? This simple surgical procedure can reduce pain and disability from a variety of joint conditions.
|Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Animation
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate gland becomes enlarged and may cause problems associated with urination or pain. Take the worry out of these prostate symptoms. Learn about BPH, which can mimic symptoms of cancer.
|Breast Biopsy Animation
A breast biopsy will help you learn if you have cause for concern about a mass seen on mammography or if you have abnormal breast tissue. During this procedure, samples of breast tissue are removed with a special biopsy needle or during surgery. Then the cells are examined to see if they are normal cells or cancer cells. This animation will guide you through the procedure.
|Cardiac Catheterization Animation
Often called cardiac cath, this procedure can diagnose certain heart conditions and provide valuable information about your heart function. It may be performed to assess the coronary arteries, heart valves, and function of the heart muscle. A cardiac cath may also help determine the need for future heart surgery or other treatments.
Cataract surgery improves vision for many. A cataract is a cloudy area within the lens of the eye. Signs that you may have cataracts can include symptoms of decreased night vision, halos around lights, discolored vision, or sensitivity to glare.
|Cerebral Aneurysm Animation
A cerebral aneurysm is a serious condition, but it can be surgically treated in a variety of ways. Also called an intracranial or brain aneurysm, a cerebral aneurysm is a bulging, weakened area in the artery wall, disrupting blood flow.
Cholesterol is essential to life. But too much cholesterol in the blood is linked heart disease and stroke. Watch this Cholesterol animation to learn how cholesterol works in the body and what steps you can take to make healthy lifestyle changes.
Colonoscopy is one of the screening procedures used in the early detection of colorectal cancer when it is most treatable. Colonoscopy is a diagnostic procedure that allows the physician to examine the entire large intestine. Watch and learn more about what to expect when having this procedure.