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Procedure name

Common name

Detail

Anal dilatation

Anal stretch

Anal dilatation refers to the procedure where the anal sphincter muscle is stretched, usually where narrowing, or a painful fissure, is present.

Gastroscopy

Gastroscopy

The examination of the esofagus and stomach with a flexible light tube.

Colonoscopy

Bowel examination

The examination of the inside of the large bowel, with a flexible, light tube. 

Diathermy

Tissue treatment

Electrocauterization of tissue during a surgical procedure to remove tissue, decrease bleeding etc.

Breast biopsy/ removal lump

Removal of breast lump

Surgical removal, usually for examination by a pathologist, of a breast lump.

Excision lipoma

Removal of mole

Surgical excision of a lipoma, ie benign,soft tumour of fatty tissue.

Ganglionectomy

Ganglion removal

The surgical removal of a ganglion cyst (fluid-filled sac) on the skin of the wrist, finger, or sole of the foot.

Gastrosocopy

Gastroscopy

The examination of the esophagus and stomach with a flexible light tube.

Haemorrhoidectomy

Removal of haemorroids

The surgical removal of haemorrhoids (swelling and inflammation of veins in the rectum and anus).

Umbilical hernia repair

Umbilical repair

An umbilical hernia repair is a surgical procedure performed to close an opening near the umbilicus (navel) that has allowed abdominal contents to protrude.

Inguinal hernia repair

Hernia repair

The surgical correction of an inguinal hernia (opening, weakness, or bulge) in the lining tissue of the abdominal wall in the groin area.

Resection of the big toe nail

In-grown toe nail removal

The surgical removal of in-grown toe nails (the condition in which the edge of a nail cuts into the adjacent skin fold, causing pain, redness, and swelling).

Sigmoidoscopy

Rectum examination

The examination of the rectum and lower part of the colon by a flexible tube.

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