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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: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      How to prevent infections after your surgery. Learn how to avoid an infection during recovery from surgery.
    • 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.
    • Oral Surgery Defined Created: Monday, September 01, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The definition of oral surgery, including the practice of maxillofacial surgery. Includes the types of procedures performed by oral surgeons.
    • When Can I Have Sex After Surgery? Created: Saturday, August 23, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      When is it safe to have sex after your surgery? Should you wait before having sexual intercourse or can you have sex today? Find out when it is safe and when you should wait before returning to your sex life after surgery.
    • Step-by-Step Surgical Bandage Change Instructions Created: Saturday, December 20, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Changing a surgical bandage is not difficult, but doing it right can prevent infection and encourage healing. Learn how to change your bandage correctly.
    • Organ Transplants Created: Thursday, July 24, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Do you or a loved one need an organ transplant? Find out what you need to know about organ transplant surgery,
    • Preventing or Minimizing Scars After Surgery Created: Saturday, December 20, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Learn how to prevent and minimize surgery scars. It is possible to minimize scars from an injury or surgery, find out the different ways to decrease scarring.
    • What is Breast Reconstruction Surgery Created: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Information on breast reconstruction including the different breast reconstruction procedures, the reasons for each surgery and recovering after breast reconstruction surgery.
    • Can I Use Peroxide and Alcohol on My Incision? Created: Saturday, December 20, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Find out the best ways to care for an incision after surgery, including whether or not you can use alcohol, peroxide, lotions, powders and ointments on your incision
    • Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS) Created: Monday, April 30, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Do you have questions about gender reassignment surgery, commonly known as a sex change surgery? Find out more about surgery to change genders, including the procedures involved, the costs and more.
    • Bowel Prep: What You Need To Know Created: Monday, December 13, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      What is bowel prep? Why is bowel prep done and why is it necessary to do bowel prep before a colonoscopy or surgery? Find out here.
    • Top Surgery: Female to Male Gender Reassignment Surgery Created: Thursday, May 29, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Top surgery is an important part of gender reassignment surgery. Learn about top surgery techniques, ways to pay and how it differs from the standard mastectomy.
    • Organ Transplant Surgery Defined Created: Monday, September 01, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The definition of transplant surgery.
    • What Not to Do After Surgery Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Having surgery? Here are 10 tips for what to avoid during your recovery to reduce pain, improve healing and minimize recovery time.
    • 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."
    • After Weight Loss Surgery Created: Thursday, April 29, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Share your before and after weight loss surgery story, or find out what others have to say about their experience. Share photos, stories and more. Learn what life is like after weight loss surgery,...
    • After Weight Loss Surgery Created: Thursday, April 29, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Share your before and after weight loss surgery story, or find out what others have to say about their experience. Share photos, stories and more. Learn what life is like after weight loss surgery,...
    • Woman To Woman: After Your Hysterectomy Created: Sunday, April 18, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      How did you feel after your hysterectomy? Did you feel the same as always, or better? Did having a hysterectomy change your sex life?
    • Woman To Woman: After Your Hysterectomy Created: Sunday, April 18, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      How did you feel after your hysterectomy? Did you feel the same as always, or better? Did having a hysterectomy change your sex life?
    • 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"> Sunday, February 17, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      The risks of surgery include death, typically from a complication of anesthesia. Consider the risks of surgery, no surgery is risk free." itemprop="description"