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ImmunizationsGet the most out of your health coverage and take advantage of the Free Preventive Care services offered by many plans. These services include mammography screenings, blood pressure screenings, diabetes screenings, vaccinations and many others.
CryotherapyCryotherapy for Prostate Conditions (Also known as: Cryosurgery and Cryoablation) Procedure overview What is cryotherapy? Cryotherapy is a procedure that involves killing cancer cells by freezing them and surrounding them with ice crystals. Tiny needles are placed directly into the tumor then argon gases are passed through the needles and exchanged with helium gases. This causes a freezing and warming cycle. A urethral warming catheter keeps the urethra warm throughout the procedure to prevent the ureth...
Weight ManagementRoux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Weight-Loss Surgery Procedure overview Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is a type of weight-loss surgery that reduces the size of your stomach to a small pouch – about the size of an egg. It does this by stapling off a section of it. This reduces the amount of food you can take in at meals. The surgeon then attaches this pouch directly to the small intestine, bypassing most of the rest of the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine. This reduces the amount of fat and ca...
Emergency CareHealth care starts with you. If you’re experiencing symptoms, it’s up to you to pay attention and decide how to respond—whether you call your doctor for an appointment, go to the emergency room or call 911. Learn what to watch for and how to respond.
ColonoscopyColonoscopy 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.
ElectrocardiogramAfter the surgery you may be taken to the recovery room before being taken to the intensive care unit (ICU) to be closely monitored. Alternatively, you may be taken directly to the ICU from the operating room. You will be connected to monitors that will constantly display your electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) tracing, blood pressure, other pressure readings, breathing rate, and your oxygen level. Coronary artery bypass surgery requires an in-hospital stay of several days or longer.
Nuclear MedicinePancreas Scan (Pancreas Scintigraphy) Procedure overview What is a pancreas scan? A pancreas scan is a specialized radiology procedure used to assess the pancreas for the presence of a specific type of tumor. A pancreas scan is a type of nuclear radiology procedure. This means that a tiny amount of a radioactive substance is used during the procedure to assist in the examination of the pancreas. A pancreas scan may also be used to treat certain malignant tumors of the pancreas. In many nuclear medicine...
Computed TomographyComputed Tomography (CT) Scan of the Pancreas (Pancreas CT Scan) Procedure overview What is a CT scan of the pancreas? Computed tomography (CT) scan is a noninvasive diagnostic imaging procedure that uses a combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce horizontal, or axial, images (often called slices) of the body. A CT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, and organs. CT scans are more detailed than standard X-rays. In standard X-rays, a beam...
UltrasoundAbdominal Ultrasound (Abdominal Ultrasonography, Abdominal Sonography, Abdominal Echography) What is an abdominal ultrasound? An abdominal ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure used to assess the organs and structures within the abdomen. This includes the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, bile ducts, spleen, and abdominal aorta. Ultrasound technology allows quick visualization of the abdominal organs and structures from outside the body. Ultrasound may also be used to assess blood flow to abdominal organs....
RadiologyLung Scan (Perfusion Lung Scan, Lung Perfusion Scintigraphy, Radionuclide Pulmonary Scan, Ventilation-Perfusion Scan, V/Q Scan) Procedure overview What is a lung scan? A lung scan is a specialized radiology procedure used to examine the lungs to identify certain conditions. A lung scan may also be used to follow the progress of treatment of certain conditions. A lung scan is a type of nuclear radiology procedure. This means that a tiny amount of a radioactive substance is used during the procedure to as...
Kidney StonesLithotripsy (Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy, ESWL, Shock Wave Lithotripsy) Procedure overview What is lithotripsy? Lithotripsy is a noninvasive (the skin is not pierced) procedure used to treat kidney stones that are too large to pass through the urinary tract. Lithotripsy treats kidney stones by sending focused ultrasonic energy or shock waves directly to the stone first located with fluoroscopy (a type of X-ray “movie”) or ultrasound (high frequency sound waves). The shock waves break a large st...
Cervical CancerCervical Biopsy (Biopsy-Cervix, Cervical Punch Biopsy, Cone Biopsy, Conization) Procedure overview What is a cervical biopsy? A cervical biopsy is a procedure performed to remove tissue from the cervix to test for abnormal or precancerous conditions, or cervical cancer. The cervix is the lower, narrow part of the uterus (womb) located between the bladder and the rectum. It forms a canal that opens into the vagina, which leads to the outside of the body. Types of cervical biopsies There are several types...
Colon CancerColectomy (Hemicolectomy, partial colectomy, or segmental resection) Procedure overview A colectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat colon cancer. The surgery involves removing a portion of the colon, or large intestine, usually about one-third to one-fourth of it. The surgeon will typically remove the portion of the colon that appears cancerous, as well as another small portion on either side of the cancerous part and some nearby lymph nodes. The remaining parts of the colon are then attached to e...
EndoscopyEsophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD, Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Upper GI Endoscopy, Gastroscopy, Esophagoscopy) Procedure overview What is an esophagogastroduodenoscopy? Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a diagnostic procedure that allows the physician to diagnose and treat problems in the upper gastrointestinal (UGI) tract. The doctor uses a long, flexible, lighted tube called an endoscope. The endoscope is guided through the patient's mouth and throat, then through the esophagus, stomach, and du...
Prostate CancerRadical Prostatectomy (Prostatectomy, Radical Prostatectomy, Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy, Radical Suprapubic Prostatectomy, Radical Perineal Prostatectomy, Nerve-Sparing Prostatectomy, RP, RPP, RSP) Procedure overview What is a prostatectomy? A prostatectomy is a surgical procedure for the partial or complete removal of the prostate. It may be performed to treat prostate cancer or benign prostatic hyperplasia. A common surgical approach to prostatectomy includes making a surgical incision and remov...
UrologyUrology is the branch of medicine concerned with the urinary tract in both genders, and with the genital tract or reproductive system in the male. Follow each of the links below to reveal detailed articles, informative videos and more related to conditions and treatment handled by urologists.
General SurgeryWelcome to Kennett Surgery Associates' Site. We are located in Kennett, Missouri and are associated with Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center. Our mission is to offer you the best options and latest techniques in general surgery.
VasectomyVasectomy Vasectomy is surgical procedure you may choose if you are a man and you do not want to father any more children. The word vasectomy comes from the two tubes called the vas deferens that are cut during the operation. Procedure overview The vas deferens carry the sperm produced in your testicles to your urethra, which is the tube inside your penis. Vasectomy is usually done by a surgeon in the office or in an outpatient setting using local anesthesia. Evidence shows that vasectomy is one of the...
HysterectomyRobotic Hysterectomy (Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Hysterectomy) Procedure overview Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of a woman's uterus. When this surgery is done through small incisions using a thin, lighted scope with a camera on the end (a laparoscope), it is called a laparoscopic hysterectomy. Robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy uses a computer to control the surgical instruments during the surgery. The surgeon controls the movements of the computer from a computer station in the operatin...
Endometrial AblationEndometrial Ablation Procedure overview What is an endometrial ablation? Endometrial ablation is a procedure to permanently remove a thin tissue layer of the lining of the uterus to stop or reduce excessive or abnormal bleeding in women for whom childbearing is complete. The lining of the uterus is called the endometrium. In some cases, endometrial ablation may be an alternative to hysterectomy. There are several techniques used to perform endometrial ablation including the following: Electrical or elec...
LaparoscopyLaparoscopy (Peritoneoscopy, Gynecologic Laparoscopy, Pelviscopy, Exploratory Laparoscopy) Procedure overview Laparoscopy is a procedure used to examine the organs of the abdominal cavity. Laparoscopy utilizes a laparoscope, a thin flexible tube containing a video camera. The laparoscope is placed through a small incision in the abdomen and produces images that can be seen on a computer screen. A similar procedure can be used to look at the organs of the pelvis (gynecologic laparoscopy or pelviscopy). T...
GynecologyFrom before puberty to after menopause, a woman's body is constantly changing and developing. And, at each stage of development and maturation, she may have questions about gynecological, reproductive, and sexual health. Thus, it is important that a woman establishes a partnership with her health care provider -- often an OB/GYN (obstetrician/gynecologist), certified nurse midwife, or nurse practitioner -- early on. Follow each of the links below to reveal detailed articles, informative videos and more related to gynecology.
Bariatric SurgeryMost bariatric surgery is done laparoscopically, because it involves only small incisions and the patient usually recovers more quickly. This approach also has fewer complications.
Mental HealthFederal and/or State law require special privacy protections for certain highly confidential information about you, including your health information that is maintained in psychotherapy notes. Similarly, Federal and/or State law may provide greater protections for the following types of information than HIPAA, in which case we will comply with the law that provides your information with the greatest protection and you with the greatest privacy rights: (1) mental health and developmental disabilities; (2) alcohol and drug abuse prevention, treatment and referral; (3) HIV/AIDS testing, diagnosis or treatment; (4) communicable diseases; (5) genetic testing; (6) child abuse and neglect; (7) domestic or elder abuse; and/or (8) sexual assault. In order for your highly confidential information to be disclosed for a purpose other than those permitted by law, your written authorization is required.
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