Surgical Procedures

Take a look at some of the different operations other teenagers might be having or check out your own procedure. If you're looking for stories about other people's experiences within surgery take a look at our 'Your Stories' page where you can read other people's experiences and also add your own!

   PROCEDURE: Appendectomy

Appendicitis is an acute inflammation of the appendix and can be the most common cause of abdominal surgical procedure in teenagers. This procedure may be performed by key hole surgery. This offers minimum scaring to the body and has a quicker recovery process once your appendix has been removed.

   PROCEDURE: Bone Fracture Repair

Bones are pretty delicate, so it's not uncommon for them to break. There are many types of fractures, so there are different ways of setting the fracture; surgeons may use metal screws, pins, rods, or plates to hold the bones in place while they heal. These can be either temporary or permanent. It's likely that the fracture will be protected in a cast once surgery is completed.

   PROCEDURE: Tonsillectomy

Tonsillectomy is the removal of infected tonsils. This procedure is done if a someone suffers from tonsillitis multiple times, which can be unpleasant and painful. Once this procedure is performed they will never suffer from tonsillitis again, which is beneficial for their health.