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A doctor uses an ultrasound to diagnose the patient's abdominal pain. [Shutterstock, 2010]

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Who were the doctor and patient involved in the first studies on digestion performed by direct observation of the patient's stomach?

See who was involved in the first studies on digestion.
The first studies on digestion were done by an Army surgeon. Learn more about who was involved in the first studies on digestion.

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A vasectomy is a quick out-patient procedure that is used for sterilization. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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Vasectomy Cost

Get information about a vasectomy cost, the procedure and its effectiveness.

An EKG is a machine that monitors the heart's functions. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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EKG

An EKG evaluates and records the electrical activity of the heartbeat.

The adjustable gastric band is the least invasive bariatric surgery method. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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What is the cost of bariatric surgery?

Learn about the cost of bariatric surgery

Surgical rooms, like this one, are not necessarily equipped for extended surgeries. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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What is the longest operation on record?

Learn about the longest recorded operation and what complicated an otherwise routine procedure.

Before undergoing a surgical procedure, many patients will be encouraged to seek out a second opinion. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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What are the most frequent surgical procedures for which second opinions are most commonly advised?

Is there a list of commonly performed surgeries that often have second opinions?

In vitro fertilization actually occurs in a petri dish as opposed to a test-tube. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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Who was the first test-tube baby?

Learn about the first test-tube baby and how the process works.

The development of an artificial heart was an astounding medical advancement. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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When was the first artificial heart used?

Learn about the first artificial heart and its innovative creator, Dr. Robert Jarvik.

Bone marrow transplants are needed to replace marrow that has been eliminated by radiation or chemotherapy. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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Bone Marrow Transplant

Learn about bone marrow transplants and how to approach the recovery process.

Oral contraceptives have been known to treat endometriosis. [© Shutterstock, 2010]

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Endometriosis Treatment

Learn about endometriosis treatments

Catgut is used as a surgical ligature. [© Shutterstock, 2010]

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Does catgut really come from cats?

What do surgeons mean when they say, "catgut"?

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