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Jennifer Heisler, RN

Updated Articles and Resources

By Jennifer Heisler, RN

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Q&A Preventing an Infection After Surgery Created: Wednesday, October 08, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      How to prevent infections after your surgery. Learn how to avoid an infection during recovery from surgery and how to spot an infection early.
    • Constipation. The Scoop on Poop! Created: Saturday, July 12, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Bowel movements are not typically a big part of conversations among adults, but the vast majority of us have experienced constipation, or a lack of bowel
    • Worrying About Surgery Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Some anxiety and worrying is normal before surgery, some is not. Find out what you can do to help with the worries you feel about surgery, and when worry is a sign of a bigger problem.
    • How Long Will Recovery Take After Surgery Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Predicting how long a recovery will take after surgery is both an art and a science. Find out what can do to shorten your recovery and what can add time to your surgical recovery time.
    • Antibiotics Before and After Surgery Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Antibiotics are a common part of surgery. Find out when they are used, how they should be taken and what side effects should be reported.
    • Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy Surgery Created: Thursday, February 12, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Find out what to expect from a hysterectomy from women who have actually had a hysterectomy. Find out what a hysterectomy and the recovery are really like." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
    • Cervical Defined Created: Monday, July 21, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      The definition of cervical, what does cervical mean, including cervical vertebrae and a woman's cervix,
    • Mastectomy Surgery - Comparing Types of Mastectomies Created: Sunday, August 17, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      What is a mastectomy, why is it performed and what is the difference between the different types of mastectomy surgeries.
    • What is a Fistula? Created: Saturday, November 30, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      If you've heard the term fistula you may be wondering what exactly is a fistula? Find out about the different types of fistulas, what causes a fistula and how fistulas are diagnosed and treated.
    • Improve Your Hospital Stay Created: Monday, September 30, 2013 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      If you are planning to have surgery or a stay in the hospital, these tips will help your stay and your recovery a more pleasant one. Find out how to improve your hospitalization and your surgical ...
    • Understanding Common Blood Tests And What They Mean Created: Sunday, September 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      If you are having surgery, your physician may want to order blood work to determine how healthy you are before the procedure. Find out about common blood tests such as a CBC, Chem 7, ABG, H&H, ...
    • Free Surgery Coloring Books Created: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Coloring books can make preparing a child for surgery much easier. This list of surgery coloring books and surgery coloring pages can make a positive impact on your child and how they feel about su...
    • Do You Really Need Surgery? Created: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Before you make up your mind to have surgery, take the time to explore your options. You may be able to postpone surgery or completely avoid it." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"...
    • Coping After an Organ Transplant Created: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Patients often report difficulty coping after organ transplant surgery. After surgery, patients have family difficulties, stress, worries about rejection, become a discipline problem, have financia...
    • What Is A Femoral Hernia Surgery Created: Friday, September 26, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Find out what a femoral hernia is, how it is treated, how the surgery is performed and even how to prevent a femoral hernia. Also, the difference between a femoral and an inguinal hernia."
    • Heart Surgery In Detail Created: Monday, July 06, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Do you need heart surgery? Are you wondering if heart surgery is the right decision for you? Learn about heart surgery, from preparing for a heart procedure to what happens during surgery and recov...
    • An In-Depth Look at Breast Cancer Surgeries Created: Sunday, August 17, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Explaining surgery for breast cancer from diagnostic procedures to the differences between lumpectomy and mastectomy. Also reconstruction after surgery, men and breast cancer, exercise and sex afte...
    • Understanding the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Weight Loss Surgery Created: Saturday, May 10, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The vertical sleeve gastrectomy is a weight loss surgery typically performed on patients who cannot qualify for more standard weight loss surgeries due to weight or intestinal issues."
    • The Types of Surgical Specialties A-Z Created: Tuesday, September 02, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      An A-Z list of the different types of surgical specialties and the type of surgery that is practiced." itemprop="description"> Saturday, March 21, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      There are several types of valves currently available for surgeons to use, but there are benefits and downsides to each type." itemprop="description">
    • Hysterectomy Interview With Lesa - Pain With Periods & Sex Created: Thursday, February 12, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      If you are a young woman considering having hysterectomy surgery, you are not the only one. Find out what you can expect from another young woman who had the surgery in this interview."
    • Hysterectomy Interview With Judy - Adenomyosis and Bleeding Created: Thursday, February 12, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Learn more about hysterectomy for adenomyosis and bleeding from a real surgery patient. Find out what to expect from hysterectomy surgery." itemprop="description" Saturday, March 21, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Wondering how blood travels through the heart? Learn about how the heart pumps blood, and how it travels through the heart and body, tracing a drop of blood through the heart."
    • Complications and Problems After Surgery Created: Sunday, December 28, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Do you have questions about your recovery after surgery? Find out the answers to common questions about incisions, complications and problems that happen during recovery after surgery."
    • Are You a Candidate For Weight-Loss Surgery? Created: Saturday, May 10, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Do you need weight loss surgery? Do you qualify for weight-loss surgery? Find out if you are a candidate for weight loss surgery and the current criteria for surgical candidates. Find out how to qu...
    • How to Find a Great Surgeon Created: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Learning how to find a surgeon isn't difficult, but it requires more effort than opening the phone book. Learn how to find a surgeon and remember, all surgeons are not created equally. Learn how t...
    • Is an Eye Transplant Possible? Created: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      What is an eye transplant? Is eye transplant surgery possible or is it science fiction? Learn about eye transplant surgery now.
    • Hysterectomy For Endometriosis, Cramps and Bleeding Created: Thursday, February 12, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Find out more about hysterectomy as a treatment for endometriosis, bleeding and cramps from this interview. Find out what a real woman has to say about the procedure." ite#if expr="$zTP='t3'" --> ...
    • Treatments For Incontinence Created: Saturday, January 22, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      After prostate surgery incontinence can be a real problem. Learn about the variety of treatments available for incontinence after prostate surgery.
    • Before You Have Surgery: Things to Know Created: Monday, February 18, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Before you schedule a surgery there are many things to consider. Find out if surgery is right for you and how to prepare for the best possible outcome in this article." it-#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -->...
    • What Is Aspiration Pneumonia Created: Thursday, February 24, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Aspiration pneumonia is a serious condition. Find out more about aspiration pneumonia.
    • The Mitral Valve and Mitral Valve Prolapse Created: Saturday, March 21, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      What is the mitral valve and mitral valve prolapse? Find out what the mitral valve is, what mitral valve prolapse means, and the treatments available for mitral valve prolapse.

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