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  • Debridement for Rotator Cuff Disorders

    Debridement involves removing loose fragments of tendon, thickened bursa, and other debris from around the shoulder joint. By clearing damaged tissue from the region of the shoulder joint, it helps the doctor to see the extent of the injury and determine whether you need more surgery. Debridement may be done...

  • Spinal Curves in Scoliosis

  • Scoliosis: Wearing a Brace

  • Cushing's Syndrome

    What is Cushing's syndrome? Cushing's syndrome is a rare problem that happens when you have too much of the hormone cortisol in your body. Cortisol is especially important in controlling blood pressure and metabolism. But it affects almost every area of your body. Normally, your body keeps the level of...

  • Misdiagnosis of Lyme Disease

  • Scoliosis in Children and Teens

    What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is an abnormal curve in the spine. The spine curves from side to side in an "S" or "C" shape rather than being straight. The spine also may be twisted. What causes it? In most cases, the cause of scoliosis is not known. Scoliosis usually starts...

  • Vasectomy

    Discusses vasectomy, a permanent method of male birth control. Covers how it is done and what to expect after surgery. Discusses how well it works and risks. Also provides info on reconnecting the vas deferens (vasectomy reversal).

  • Transurethral Prostatectomy for Prostatitis

    Briefly discusses surgery to remove the prostate gland through the urethra. Covers why it is done and how well it works. Lists risks.

  • Tubal Ligation Surgery

    Tubal ligation is surgery to close your fallopian tubes. It's also called having your tubes tied. To close your tubes, the doctor may band, burn (cauterize), tie and cut, or clip them. The doctor may also completely remove the fallopian tubes. After this, an egg can't move down your tubes...

  • Prostatitis

    Covers the various types of prostatitis, including acute bacterial, inflammatory, noninflammatory, and chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Covers symptoms for each type. Discusses treatment for each type. Covers lifestyle changes, medicines, and surgery.

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