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Table of Contents.
Introduction to Surgery.
1: Overview of Surgical Specialties.
2: Types and Approaches to Surgery.
3: Specialized Surgical Techniques.
4: Understanding Pediatric Surgery.
5: Surgery in Older Adults.
6: Surgery Statistics.
7: Recent Research and Trends in Surgery and Patient Outcomes.
Preparing for Surgery.
8: How to Find a Qualified Surgeon.
9: How to Get a Second Opinion.
10: How to Prepare for Surgery.
11: Choosing a Hospital.
12: Ambulatory Surgical Centers.
14: Substance Use and Surgery.
15: Blood Donation.
16: Reducing Anxiety Before Surgery.
17: Understanding Informed Consent.
18: Ensuring Patient Safety.
19: What Medicare Covers If You are Having Surgery.
20: Advanced Care Planning.
21: Medical Tourism.
Common Types of Surgery and Surgical Procedures.
22: Head and Neck Surgery.
23: Eye Surgery.
24: Dental and Endodontic Surgery.
25: Breast Surgeries.
26: Respiratory Tract and Lung Surgeries.
27: Heart and Vascular Surgery.
28: Implantable Devices for Heart Problems.
29: Joint, Bone, and Spine Surgery.
30: Gastrointestinal Surgery.
31: Weight-Loss (Bariatric) Surgery.
32: Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery.
33: Kidney Transplant.
34: Urological Surgery.
35: Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery.
36: Gender Reassignment Surgery.
37: Organ Transplant Surgeries.
38: Emergency, Critical Care, or Traumatic Surgery.
Managing Pain and Surgical Complications.
39: Pain Control and Surgery.
40: Assisted Breathing and Surgery.
41: Managing Blood Loss with Blood Transfusions.
42: Infection and Surgery.
43: Other Surgical Complications.
Recovering from Surgery.
44: What to Expect after Surgery.
45: Hospital Discharge Planning.
46: Moving to a Nursing Home.
47: Nutrition and Exercise Concerns after Surgery.
48: Caring for Surgical Incisions and Drains.
49: Caring for an Ostomy Pouch After Surgery.
50: Blood Clot Risks and Travel.
Additional Help and Information.
51: Glossary of Terms Related to Surgery.
52: Directory of Organizations that Provide Information about Surgery.