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Surgery is the branch of medicine that employs operations in the treatment of disease or injury. Prior to surgery you might consider asking your surgeon questions about the operation (procedure).

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      • Ovarian cysts definition and facts
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      • How can the physician decide if an ovarian cyst is dangerous?
      • What is the treatment for ovarian cysts?
      • What about surgery for ovarian cysts?
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      • What is an abdominal hernia?
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      • What are the stages of endometrial cancer?
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