Type of Surgery

The narrated 3D animations shows the function of the gallbladder and explains how gallstones can be formed from cholesterol and bile salts. If gall stones block the outflow of bile from the gallbladder, a cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) may need to be performed.

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ROSE Procedure Animation

The ROSE procedure helps patients that have had gastric bypass surgery but are starting to gain weight again. As the video shows, the procedure is "incisionless" because it is performed endoscopically with a thin tube placed down the esophagus. The stomach and esophagus are narrowed as a result of the ROSE procedure.

Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

This video shows precisely what a surgeon sees during a laparoscopic cholescystectomy. A laparoscopic cholescystectomy is gallbladder removal surgery using small incisions and cameras rather than a large abdominal incision. This video may be difficult for some viewers since it shows surgery on actual human tissue.

About Type 1 Diabetes

While most people have Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 Diabetes (sometimes called juvenile diabetes) is still fairly common. This narrated video describes the biology and pathology of Type 1 Diabetes, how it is treated, and what can occur if blood sugar levels become abnormal. In contrast to Type 2 Diabetes, the pancreas does not excrete insulin in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus.

What Does Diabetes Do?

In this video, a physician describes both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and the problems that can occur when diabetes is not properly controlled.

Other Information

In 2000, Urinary Incontinence affected an estimated 38 percent of women aged 60 or older. Urinary incontinence affected an estimated 17 percent of men aged 60 or older.


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