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Medical Loans For Removal Procedures

The medical term for removal procedures is “ectomy” and is often a costly exercise. In some cases, medical aid might not cover the entire procedure or part thereof such as hospitalisation, the anaesthetist or even certain medication. The good news is, MediFin’s affordable medical loans can be used for several removal procedures and other associated medical expenses.

Most Common Removal Procedures

There are several common surgical operations but the ones involving removal procedures include the following:


An appendectomy is a common emergency medical procedure where surgeons remove the appendix when it becomes infected. This condition is known as appendicitis which is an acute inflammation of the tube.

Breast Biopsy

A breast biopsy is a diagnostic test where surgeons remove tissue or cells for further examination. It is also done to remove abnormal breast tissue using a hollow needle (needle biopsy), or the removal of a lump (lumpectomy) for examination or treatment.

Cataract Removal Procedures

Cataract surgery involves replacing the cloudy lens inside your eye with an artificial one. This is among the most common and cost-effective removal procedures across the world with a high success rate in improving eyesight.

Cesarean section (C-section)

A cesarean section is the surgical delivery of a baby when natural birth is potentially life-threatening or preferred by the mother. It involves an incision through the mother’s abdomen and uterus which is the safer alternative than normal childbirth where the mom or baby is potentially at risk.

Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal Procedures)

A cholecystectomy is the removal of the gallbladder – a pear-shaped sac containing bile located near the right lobe of the liver. Removing the gallbladder is common practice if it’s prone to gallstones, gets infected or becomes cancerous.


Debridement refers to the surgical removal of foreign material or dead, damaged, infected tissue from a wound or burn. When the dead or damaged skin is removed, healthy tissue can develop which allows for more effective healing.

Dilation and curettage (D & C)

A Dilation and curettage is one of the more minor removal procedures where the cervix is dilated (expanded). This is done so doctors can scrape the cervical canal and uterine lining with a curette (spoon-shaped instrument). This is a remedial gynaecological procedure used in rare cases of first-trimester abortion, miscarriages or heavy bleeding.


Haemorrhoids, also known as piles, are vascular structures in the anal canal and rectum that become swollen, prolapse or bleeding. A haemorrhoidectomy involves removing severe haemorrhoids, distended veins when non-surgical options have failed.


A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove a woman’s uterus which may be done laparoscopically through an abdominal incision or vaginally. In some cases, the ovaries may be removed at the same time.

Inguinal Hernia Repair (Laparoscopic Removal Procedures)

An inguinal hernia is the most common and usually occurs when fatty tissue or a part of your bowel pokes through into your groin at the top of your inner thigh. Surgical repair will pull the intestine back to its original location and often involves inserting a mesh to strengthen the abdominal wall. The removal procedures could either be open surgery or less-invasive laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.

Other removal procedures you may encounter include the following:

  • Low back pain surgery
  • Prostatectomy (the surgical removal of all or part of the prostate gland)
  • Tonsillectomy (removing one or both tonsils)
  • Carotid endarterectomy (removal procedures to clear a blockage from carotid arteries)
  • Skin grafts

“Surgeons can cut out everything except cause.” ― Herbert M. Shelton

Medical Loans For Removal Procedures

MediFin offers a wide variety of medical finance for any of these procedures. It covers everything from general surgery, general healthcare finance and dental surgery to fertility, hearing, vision and cosmetic surgery.

You can even use the funds for a CT scan, X-rays, bloodwork or a large number of diagnostic procedures which can be expensive. With MediFin, patients can finance hospital admissions, some surgical procedures and scans at several private medical institutions.

Visit the MediFin website for more information about the different medical finance options or to apply online today. For more updates on medical financing for diagnostic and removal procedures, surgery and other important healthcare news, follow MediFin on Facebook and read our blog.