Podcasts

  • Amniocentesis Podcast

    Amniocentesis is a procedure used to obtain a small sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds the fetus during pregnancy.

  • Cesarean Delivery Podcast

    Cesarean delivery (also called a cesarean section or C-section) is the surgical delivery of a baby by an incision through the mother's abdomen and uterus.

  • Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) Podcast

    The chorionic villi are tiny projections of placental tissue that look like fingers and contain the same genetic material as the fetus. Testing may be available for other genetic defects and disorders depending on the family history and availability of lab testing at the time of the procedure.

  • External and Internal Heart Rate Monitoring of the Fetus Podcast

    Fetal heart rate monitoring is a procedure used to evaluate the well-being of the fetus by assessing the rate and rhythm of the fetal heartbeat. The fetal heart rate may change as the fetus responds to conditions in the uterus. An abnormal fetal heart rate or pattern may indicate that the fetus is not getting enough oxygen.

  • Fetal Ultrasound Podcast

    Detailed information on fetal ultrasound, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and anatomical illustrations of the female pelvis and equipment.

  • Breast Biopsy Podcast

    Detailed information on breast biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

  • Breast Ultrasound Podcast

    Detailed information on breast ultrasonography, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

  • Mammogram Podcast

    Detailed information on mammogram, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

  • Breast-Conserving Surgery Podcast

    Breast-conserving surgery is also called a lumpectomy. It may be used as part of a treatment plan for breast cancer. During the surgery, the cancerous lump and a portion of breast tissue is removed, but the breast itself remains intact..

  • Mastectomy Podcast

    Detailed information on mastectomy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, anatomical illustrations of the female breast, and illustrations of mastectomy procedures.

  • Cervical Biopsy Podcast

    Detailed information on cervical biopsy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the female pelvic organs, and an illustration of a cervical biopsy procedure.

  • Colposcopy Podcast

    Detailed information on colposcopy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the female pelvic organs, and an illustration of a colposcopy procedure.

  • Dilation and Curettage (D and C) Podcast

    A dilation and curettage is a surgical procedure in which the cervix is dilated so that the cervical canal and uterine lining can be scraped with a curette to remove abnormal tissues.

  • Endometrial Biopsy Podcast

    An endometrial biopsy is used to obtain a small tissue sample from the lining of the uterus. The tissue is examined under a microscope to identify the presence of abnormal cells.

  • Hysterectomy Podcast

    Detailed information on hysterectomy, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and an anatomical illustration of the female pelvic organs.

  • Laparoscopy Podcast

    Laparoscopy can help detect and treat endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids, or an ectopic pregnancy.

  • Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) Podcast

    Detailed information on loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration of the female pelvic organs, and an illustration of a LEEP procedure .

  • Pap Test Podcast

    Detailed information on PAP test, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, and after care.

  • Pelvic Ultrasound Podcast

    A pelvic ultrasound allows a doctor to quickly see the female pelvic organs and structures, including the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, and ovaries.

  • Uterine Artery Embolization Podcast

    Detailed information about uterine artery embolization, including reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, an anatomical illustration and a procedure illustration.

  • Electrocardiogram Podcast

    Electrodes are placed on the chest, arms, and legs. When the electrodes are connected to an ECG machine, the electrical activity of the heart is measured and interpreted.

  • Exercise Electrocardiogram Podcast

    An exercise ECG can assess the heart's response to stress or exercise. The ECG is monitored while a person is exercising on a treadmill or stationary bike.

  • Echocardiogram Podcast

    An echocardiogram can measure heart structures, such as the heart's pumping chambers, the size of the heart itself, and the thickness of the heart walls.

  • Dobutamine Stress Echocardiogram Podcast

    This procedure may be used to assess the heart muscle under stress. Dobutamine is a medication that causes the heart to beat faster and will mimic the effects of exercise on the heart.

  • Cardiac Catheterization Podcast

    Cardiac catheterization is a specialized procedure in which a long, flexible tube (catheter) is inserted into a vein and guided into the heart, allowing a close look at the structures inside.

  • Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) and Stent Placement Podcast

    This procedure is performed to open blocked coronary arteries caused by coronary artery disease and to restore blood flow to the heart tissue without open-heart surgery.

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG) Podcast

    One way to treat blocked or narrowed arteries is to bypass the blocked portion of the coronary artery with another piece of blood vessel.

  • Carotid Artery Duplex Scan Podcast

    This scan is a type of ultrasound used to assess the blood flow of the carotid arteries and diagnose carotid artery disease. These arteries are the main blood vessels carrying oxygen to the brain.

  • Breast Scan Podcast

    Detailed information on breast scan, including the reasons and preparation for the procedure, how the procedure is performed, after care, and anatomical illustrations of the female breast