Tests & Procedures

Tests and Procedures: M

  • Microalbumin (Urine)

    This test looks for minuscule amounts of albumin in your urine. The test can find out whether diabetes has damaged your kidneys.

  • Microscopic Urinalysis

    This test looks at a sample of your urine under a microscope. It can see cells from your urinary tract, blood cells, crystals, bacteria, parasites, and cells from tumors.

  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy

    Lumbar discectomy is a type of surgery to fix a disc in the lower back. This surgery uses smaller cuts (incisions) than an open lumbar discectomy.

  • Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery for Children

    Minimally invasive scoliosis surgery is a type of procedure done to fix an abnormal curve of the spine known as scoliosis. This type of surgery uses smaller incisions than open surgery.

  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion

    Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure to join 2 or more bones of your spine together permanently. A minimally invasive spinal fusion uses a smaller cut (incision) than a traditional spinal fusion surgery.

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

    Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is surgery on the bones of your spine (backbone). It uses smaller incisions than standard surgery and causes less pain and faster recovery.

  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement

    A minimally invasive total hip replacement is a type of surgery to replace a damaged hip joint. It uses a smaller cut (incision) than a traditional total hip replacement. It also uses special tools.

  • Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement

    Total knee replacement is a type of surgery to replace a damaged knee joint. A minimally invasive surgery uses a smaller cut (incision) than a traditional total knee replacement.

  • Mitral Valve Replacement: Open

    An open mitral valve replacement is a surgery to replace a poorly working mitral valve with an artificial valve. The mitral valve, one of the heart’s four valves, helps blood flow through the heart and out to the body. The mitral valve lies between the left atrium and the left ventricle. Your doctor will replace your poorly working mitral valve with an artificial valve. This will ensure that blood can flow into the left ventricle and then flow out to the body normally, without putting extra stress on the heart. The surgery is called “open” because it uses a traditional larger incision to expose the heart. This incision is larger than the incision used in minimally invasive mitral valve replacement surgery.

  • Mononucleosis (Blood)

    This test looks for signs in your blood that you have the Epstein-Barr virus, the virus that causes mono.

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