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    Decision Points About Surgery - Topic Overview

    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:

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

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    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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