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  1. Kidney Biopsy Discusses kidney biopsy (also called percutaneous renal biopsy) done with a long thin needle to remove a sample of kidney tissue. Covers how it may be done to check for kidney disease or after a kidney transplant. Explains how it is done, risks, and results.
  2. Liver Biopsy Explains liver biopsy, also called percutaneous liver biopsy, a test used to look for liver diseases like hepatitis, cirrhosis, hemochromatosis, or cancer. Covers how to prepare and what to expect. Includes what results mean. Also lists risks.
  3. Lung Biopsy
  4. Skin Biopsy Discusses why and how skin biopsies are done. Covers preparing for surgery and postsurgery risks. Explains how to interpret results, including abnormal results. Covers what affects test results.
  5. Testicular Biopsy
  6. Thyroid Biopsy
  7. Endometrial Biopsy
  8. Prostate Biopsy
  9. Breast Biopsy
  10. Bone Biopsy
  11. Lymph Node Biopsy
  12. Colposcopy and Cervical Biopsy
  13. Temporal Artery Biopsy
  14. Biopsy of Genital Warts (Human Papillomavirus)
  15. Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
  16. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  17. Ultrasound Needle Guidance for Biopsy or Injection
  18. Cone Biopsy (Conization) for Abnormal Cervical Cell Changes
  19. Cervical Cancer: Radical Trachelectomy
  20. Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
  21. Needle Puncture and Aspiration of Sinus Contents for Sinusitis
  22. Laryngoscopy
  23. Birth Defects Testing
  24. Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP)
  25. Colonoscopy Describes colonoscopy, a screening test that examines the lining of the large intestine. Explains that the test is done to look for polyps in the colon or rectum and to check for colorectal cancer. Discusses preparing for the test and how it is done.
  26. Pregnancy: Should I Have CVS (Chorionic Villus Sampling)? Guides you through the decision to have chorionic villus sampling. Explains what CVS is and how it is done. Discusses birth defects. Looks at the risks and benefits of CVS. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  27. Colonoscopy Learn how to prepare for your colonoscopy and what to expect during the procedure.
  28. Surgery for Chronic Pelvic Pain
  29. Pregnancy: Should I Have Amniocentesis? Guides you through the decision to have an amniocentesis test. Explains what amniocentesis is and how it is done. Discusses birth defects. Looks at the risks and benefits of amniocentesis. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  30. Endoscopic Surgery for Sinusitis
  31. Open Prostatectomy for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Discusses traditional surgery to remove an enlarged prostate. Covers what to expect after surgery and risks. Links to info on TURP.
  32. Pregnancy: Should I Have Screening Tests for Birth Defects? Guides you through decision to have triple or quadruple test to look for Down syndrome and birth defects. Discusses what the tests look for. Covers benefits and risks. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  33. Breast Cancer: Lymph Node Surgery for Staging Cancer
  34. Gallstones: Should I Have Gallbladder Surgery? Guides through the decision to have surgery to remove the gallbladder. Includes info on open and laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Lists benefits and risks of surgery. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  35. Radical Prostatectomy Looks at surgery to remove the prostate gland in those who have prostate cancer. Covers traditional and laparoscopic surgery. Covers how well it works. Looks at risks.
  36. Sinusitis: Should I Have Surgery? Guides through decision to have surgery to treat chronic sinusitis. Discusses endoscopic and traditional surgery. Explains who is a good candidate for surgery. Lists reasons for and against surgery. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  37. Genetic Testing: Ethical, Legal, and Religious Issues
  38. Laparotomy for Pelvic Problems
  39. First-Trimester Screening for Birth Defects
  40. First-Trimester Exams and Tests
  41. Triple or Quad Screening for Birth Defects
  42. Prostate Cancer: Should I Have Radiation or Surgery for Localized Prostate Cancer? Guides you through choosing between radiation therapy and surgery (prostatectomy) to treat prostate cancer. Lists reasons for and against radiation therapy. Also lists reasons for and against surgery. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  43. Second-Trimester Exams and Tests
  44. Prostate Cancer: Should I Choose Active Surveillance? Guides you through decision to use active surveillance for men who have low-risk and for some men who have medium-risk localized prostate cancer. Lists reasons for and against active surveillance. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  45. Colorectal Cancer: Which Screening Test Should I Have? Guides you through choosing a test to check for colorectal cancer. Looks at symptoms of colorectal cancer. Covers stool tests, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and virtual colonoscopy. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  46. Sleep Apnea: Less Common Surgeries
  47. Diabetes: How to Prepare for a Colonoscopy

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