Tests & Procedures

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  • Amylase (Urine)

    This test is used to find out whether you have pancreatitis or another pancreas-related disorder.

  • Anaerobic Culture

    This test looks for certain bacteria in a wound or an infection in a fluid sample. These bacteria are called anaerobic because they don’t need oxygen to grow.

  • Angioplasty and Stent Placement for the Heart

    Angioplasty, also called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), is a procedure used to open blocked coronary arteries (caused by coronary artery disease) and restore blood flow to the heart muscle without open-heart surgery.

  • Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (Blood)

    This test measures the level of a certain enzyme in your blood. It can help diagnose a condition called sarcoidosis.

  • Anion Gap (Blood)

    This test looks at electrically charged particles in your blood to help your doctor diagnose acid-base imbalances.

  • Ankle Brachial Index Test

    The ankle brachial index, or ABI, is a simple test that compares the blood pressure in the upper and lower limbs. It is one way to detect peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

  • Ankle Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation

    Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a type of surgery used to stabilize and heal a broken bone. You might need this procedure to treat your broken ankle.

  • Ankle Fusion

    Ankle fusion is a type of surgery to fuse the bones of your ankle into one piece. It’s also known as ankle arthrodesis. The surgery is usually done to treat arthritis in the ankle.

  • Ankle Replacement Surgery

    Ankle replacement surgery is the replacement of a damaged ankle joint with an artificial implant.

  • Anomalous Coronary Artery Intervention

    Anomalous coronary artery intervention is a type of procedure to correct a problem coronary artery. An anomalous coronary artery has an abnormal shape. This can cause it to be blocked. During the procedure, the blocked part of the artery is opened up.

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