Knowing what to expect during and after a medical procedure can help you prepare, whether you go to hospital or to an outpatient clinic. Non-surgical procedures are available to treat a range of conditions.
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Donated blood is screened for blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis, syphilis and HIV.
Research has shown that electroconvulsive therapy doesn't cause brain damage because the amount of electricity used is too small to harm tissue.
In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is not one simple procedure, but a series of steps over several weeks.
People with kidney failure need dialysis or a transplant to stay alive.
Belief in a treatment may be enough to change the course of a person's physical illness.
A urinary catheter can give a person control over their bladder and keeps them dry.
Smaller varicose veins are usually treated by sclerotherapy – the injection of irritant chemicals into the affected vein.