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Common types of inpatient surgery

People in Maryland trust that doctors will be able to help them when they have medical issues that need to be addressed. Some of these medical issues will require surgery and hospitalization. In these cases, people need the very best care possible to avoid long-term issues and complications.

Surgeons are put through rigorous training in order to be able to complete these procedures correctly. However, depending on the exact surgical procedure, many patients still risk serious complications to get surgery.

Some surgeries are more complicated than others. And others take more time to complete. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, some surgical procedures are also more common than others. The most common inpatient surgical procedure is an arteriography and angiocardiography including contrast. This is completed around 2.4 million times a year. Other popular heart surgeries include cardiac catheterizations, balloon angioplasty of coronary artery, insertion of coronary artery stent and coronary artery bypass graft.

Other surgical procedures include a cesarean section, hysterectomies, setting of broken bones and scopes of both the large and small intestines.

The potential for error exists during any of these procedures, and these errors can lead to injury.

Surgical errors can be devastating for patients and for their families. When a surgical error occurs, patients should understand whether the doctor’s negligence contributed to the accident. If a negligent surgeon was responsible for causing the accident, compensation may be available. Individuals in Maryland should speak with an attorney to determine if a medical malpractice lawsuit is appropriate in their case.

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