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Cystoscopy

A cystoscopy is a procedure used to examine the inside of the bladder.

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

A coronary artery bypass graft is surgical procedure used to improve blood flow to the heart and oxygen supply. This is done by diverting blood flow around clogged or narrowed blood vessels.

Cholecystectomy

A cholecystectomy is a surgery to remove the gallbladder.

Cataract Extraction

A cataract extraction is an elective surgery for the removal of the damaged lens of the eye which is then replaced by an artificial lens.

Curbside Dropoff

Made famous in Lynn, MA, the curbside drop-off is when several friends in a beat up car deliver the overdosed or dead body of their “friend” to the front door of the ER by pushing their deadweight body out of the car onto the ground and shouting for help as they drive away. Fact.

CPAP vs. nCPAP

CPAP: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure nCPAP: Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

Curbside

  The act of asking a specialty physician a question without formally consulting them, thus needing them to formally see, evaluate the patient and write documentation that describes their recommendations. “Hey can we curbside you for a quick question? Do you think procainamide can be used for this patient in Afib?”  

CF

  Cystic Fibrosis  

CSF

  Cerebral Spinal Fluid  

CYA

  Cover Your Ass; actions taken to avoid blame for a bad outcome. “The note written by the doc in this case smells of CYA.”