Videos Of Medical Procedures
If you would like, you may be able to see a video or illustration of the surgery you are considering.
Before watching such a video, consider the possible effect on your emotions. It may be wortwhile to discuss the question with your doctor and other members of your support team before moving forward.
Following are sources of surgical and other medical videos we've found. If you find additional sources, please let us know.
From The National Library of Medicine.
Medline Plus gets videos from OR-Live.com, a company that produces live Webcasts of operating room procedures. Viewing requires Real-Player software which you can download free from the site. www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/surgeryvideos.html .
American College of Surgeons
Has information on common surgeries such as an appendectomy.
National Women's Health research center
Surgery aimed at women with a particular focus on gynecologic surgeries.