The use of a YAG (yttrium-aluminum-garnet) laser to do surgery.
One use for a YAG laser in surgery is to punch a hole in the iris to relieve increased pressure within the eye from acute angle-closure glaucoma. In this type of glaucoma, there is a sudden (acute) increase in pressure in the anterior (front) chamber of the eye due to abrupt blockage of the normal circulation of fluid within the eye.
There are other kinds of YAG laser surgery for the eye (e.g., for cataracts) and other areas of the body including the skin (e.g., to remove birth marks).
YAG laser surgery is an office procedure. It is also used in some hospital procedures including laparoscopy for endometriosis.
- Surgical menopause
hot flashes (a sudden warm feeling with blushing), night sweats, mood swings, vaginal dryness, fluctuations in sexual desire (libido), forgetfulness, trouble sleeping and fatigue, probably from loss of sleep. Hormone therapy (HT) may be used to treat the symptoms of induced menopause. It reduces or stops the short-term changes of menopause such as hot flashes, […]
A facility for minor surgery done on an outpatient basis; a facility designed to serve patients who need surgical treatment exceeding the capabilities of the usual physician’s office yet not of such proportions as to require hospitalization. An abbreviation of “surgical center.”
A method of reproduction in which a woman agrees to become pregnant, using her own eggs, and carry a child for another individual or couple. In some situations and locations a surrogate mother may be paid for her services. The term is sometimes used to refer to a woman who agrees to carry a biologically […]
- Surrogate mother
Also known as surrogate. A woman who agrees to become pregnant and carry a child for another individual or couple, who will become the child’s legal parents. In some situations and locations a surrogate mother may be paid for her services. In traditional surrogacy, the woman becomes pregnant using her own eggs and is the […]
- Susceptibility genes, breast cancer
Breast cancer susceptibility genes.