Surgery is a scary word. It can be easy to get lost in the sea of unfamiliar terms that come with any surgery. But, knowing a few basic surgical terms will make you feel more confident about your upcoming surgery. Below are five common terms that you’ll hear during almost every type of operation:
Tomy is a medical tool used to remove tissue or bone. It’s also called a scalpel, which is the same thing. A tommy is used in surgery to cut and remove tissue or bone, but it can also be used for other things like cutting off skin tags or removing warts. You should know that using this tool requires experience and skill because if you don’t know what you’re doing, there’s a chance that you could hurt yourself badly! That’s why it’s best for doctors and nurses who have been trained in how to use them safely on patients’ bodies so that everyone enjoys their time at the hospital (or wherever else people go when they need surgery).
Ectomy or ectotomy, is the surgical removal of a healthy part of the body. It’s often used to treat cancerous growths and tumors that have become too large to be removed by other means. Ectomy can also be used as a last resort for treating chronic pain when all other methods have failed. In some cases it may be necessary if there is an infection in your spine or brain due to an injury that has damaged nerves and blood vessels nearby (for example: car accidents).
Ostomy is the creation of an artificial opening in the body to allow drainage of waste. It’s used to treat diseases and conditions such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and diverticulitis. A stoma is an opening created in your abdomen through surgery. A pouch attached to a hole on your abdominal wall allows you to collect bowel movements or urine from this area instead of passing them through your rectum or urethra (the tube that carries urine out).
Plasty is the process of reconstructing a body part. It can be used to correct birth defects, trauma, or cancer. Plasties can also be used to repair damage from burns and infections.
Pexy is a type of surgical procedure used to repair a hernia. A hernia occurs when an internal organ or tissue pushes through the muscle wall that normally surrounds it and protrudes into an area where it shouldn’t be. In most cases, this results from weakness in the muscle wall, but sometimes inflammation will cause the tissue to swell up until it becomes weak enough for something inside your body to push through. Pexy can be performed many different ways depending on specific circumstances surrounding each individual case–for example, where exactly within your abdominal cavity you have a bulge or hole caused by your intestines poking through their normal boundaries; how large that bulge is; whether other organs are involved (such as kidneys); etcetera! There are also different ways you might want your doctor to fix things up depending on whether they plan on using general anesthesia versus local anesthesia during surgery–and even those options come with pros and cons!
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