Basics on vascular grafts

Since our knowledge about the use of skin grafts to treat burning wounds (and a lot of other wounds too) has grown, I thought I should try to provide more information about other types of grafts starting with vascular grafts. Before I get into details, I need to talk about Read more…

What Is an Appendectomy? Surgery and Recovery

An appendectomy refers to the surgical removal of the vermiform appendix. The vermiform appendix (or simple appendix) is a small, tube-shaped, blind-ended pouch attached to the cecum of the large intestine. Appendectomy is performed as a surgical emergency to treat the inflammation of the appendix, a condition known as appendicitis. Read more…

Aortic Valve Repair Techniques

Aortic valve repair is a surgical procedure that involves the reconstruction of both structure and function of the aortic valve. This surgical procedure is also known as aortic valve reconstruction. It is different from aortic valve replacement, a procedure in which the dysfunctional aortic valve is replaced with an artificial Read more…