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Decision Points About Surgery

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Decision Points are designed to guide you through key health decisions, combining medical information with your personal information to make a wise health decision. Click on a link below to learn more about surgeries for your condition:

Click here to view a Decision Point.Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: Should I Have a Hysterectomy?Click here to view a Decision Point.Achilles Tendon Rupture: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.ACL Injury: Should I Have Knee Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Aortic Valve Stenosis: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Arthritis: Should I Have Hip Replacement Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Arthritis: Should I Have Knee Replacement Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Arthritis: Should I Have Shoulder Replacement Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Basal Cell Skin Cancer: Should I Have Surgery or Use Medicated Cream?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Blocked Tear Ducts: Should My Baby Have a Probing Procedure?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Blood Transfusions: Should I Bank Blood Before Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Breast Cancer: Should I Have Breast-Conserving Surgery or a Mastectomy for Early-Stage Cancer?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Breast Cancer: Should I Have Breast Reconstruction After a Mastectomy?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Bunions: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Cataracts: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Circumcision: Should I Keep My Son's Penis Natural?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Dupuytren's Disease: Should I Have Hand Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Ear Problems: Should My Child Be Treated for Fluid Buildup in the Middle Ear?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Endometriosis: Should I Have a Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Enlarged Prostate: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Fertility Problems: Should I Have a Tubal Procedure or In Vitro Fertilization?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Gallstones: Should I Have Gallbladder Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.GERD: Which Treatment Should I Use?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Hammer, Claw, or Mallet Toe: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Heart Disease: Should I Have Angioplasty for Stable Angina?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Heart Disease: Should I Have Bypass Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Heart Valve Problems: Should I Choose a Mechanical Valve or Tissue Valve to Replace My Heart Valve?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Hemorrhoids: Which Treatment Should I Use?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Hysterectomy: Should I Also Have My Ovaries Removed?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Infertility: Should I Have Treatment?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Inguinal Hernia: Should I Have Surgery Now, or Should I Wait?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Lumbar Herniated Disc: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Meniscus Tear: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Miscarriage: Should I Have Treatment to Complete a Miscarriage?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Nearsightedness: Should I Have Laser Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Obesity: Should I Have Weight-Loss Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Ovarian Cancer: Should I Have My Ovaries Removed to Prevent Ovarian Cancer?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Peripheral Arterial Disease: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Plantar Fasciitis: Should I Have Surgery for Heel Pain?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Prostate Cancer: Should I Have Radiation or Surgery for Localized Prostate Cancer?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Rotator Cuff Problems: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Scoliosis: Should I (or My Child) Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Sinusitis: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Sleep Apnea: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Stress Incontinence: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Stroke: Should I Have Carotid Endarterectomy?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Tennis Elbow: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.TM Disorder: Should I Have Surgery for Jaw Pain?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Tonsillitis: Should My Child Have a Tonsillectomy?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Ulcerative Colitis: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Umbilical Hernia: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Umbilical Hernia: Should My Child Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Uterine Fibroids: Should I Have Surgery?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Varicose Veins: Should I Have a Surgical Procedure?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Warts: Should I Treat Warts?
Click here to view a Decision Point.Wisdom Teeth: Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

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By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Current as of July 3, 2013

Current as of: July 3, 2013

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