Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Gallbladder removal is a surgery to take out a small organ called the gallbladder. Another name for gallbladder removal is cholecystectomy. If your gallbladder causes problems, you may have surgery t…

Cryoablation: Cryotherapy, Cryosurgery: Procedure & Outline

Laparoscopic cryoablation is minimally invasive surgical procedure that freezes and destroys small kidney tumors. Cryoablation, occasionally called cryotherapy or cryosurgery, is a minimally invasive…

Tonsillectomy: Purpose, Procedure, and Recovery

A tonsillectomy is the removal of your tonsils. Your tonsils are located in the back of your throat. Tonsils are part of your body's immune system, but removing them does not increase your risk f…

Rotationplasty: What It Is, How It's Done, Outlook

Rotationplasty is a surgery to amputate (remove) the middle part of your leg when there is a tumor near your knee. Your surgeon rotates the lower section of your leg (shin bone, ankle and foot) 180 d…

Phalloplasty: What is it, Risks, Benefits, Recovery & Outlook

Phalloplasty is a type of penis surgery. For some people, it involves constructing a new penis (neopenis). Who needs phalloplasty? People with gender dysphoria undergoing female-to-male (FtM) gender …

Undescended Testicle (Orchiopexy) Repair Surgery

Orchiopexy (or orchidopexy) is a surgery to move an undescended (cryptorchid) testicle into the scrotum and permanently fix it there. Orchiopexy typically also describes the surgery used to resolve t…

Orchiectomy (Testicle Removal Surgery): Procedure, Efficacy, Side Effects, and More

An orchiectomy (or orchidectomy) is a surgical procedure to remove one or both testicles. Testicles are two small organs that hang in a sac of skin (the scrotum) below the penis. Testicles (or testes…

Myomectomy: Procedure, Types, Recovery, Fertility, and More

A myomectomy is a procedure to remove fibroids (also known as myomas) from the uterus.  Fibroids  are growths made up of connective tissue and muscle cells. These growths can present as one or many f…