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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Not sure of question: If the cancer is in the rectum and surgery will remove it, then a colostomy becomes mandatory. Rectal tumors, may be shrunken first with XRT and chem ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
21 years experience Gastroenterology
No: If the appliance fits well it should not be painful. There may be post surgical pain as with any surgery. Make sure you care for the ostomy to prevent ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Nursing: Nursing ostomy care instructions will be given on care and colostomy supplies.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Reconnection: The reversal procedure is to re-establish colonic continuity so the patient can again eliminate via anus. Keep in mind that not all ostomies can or s ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Isometric exercises: Isometric exercises will be helpful to build abdominal muscle and avoid big pressure changes inside your belly that could lead to hernia. The ostomy i ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Morse
24 years experience Hepatology
Carefully!: It will depend on the brand of the appliance. Some are disposable. Some have a seal at the bottom so you can empty from the bottom (like a tube of too ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Can try diet: If symptomatic healthy foods for your gallbladder, as well as the rest of your body:fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains (whole-wheat bread, brow ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience Anesthesiology
Several: Aortocoronary bypass is performed to allow blood to get to the heart around coronary blockages and involves using either venous or arterial conduits ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Rectum: As long as at least some of the rectum is there. the possibility for ileostomy reversal exists. Ask you surgeon about your specific case. If your not ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
ERCP ?: When symptoms are severe, the main treatment is to perform an ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography). ERCP is a procedure for the exami ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Sphincterotomy: I would need more imformation as to the problem. This is a rare procedure done in patients in urinary retention from neurogenic bladder and can lead t ... Read More
A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
20 years experience Pediatric Urology
Depends: I assume you hace a cystocele....Where the bladder "prolapses" into the vagina. Do you have urinary leaking as well? There are many surgical options f ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Surgical risks: Every surgery carries risks and gastric bypass is no exception. There can be issues related to underlying medical conditions in surgery, anesthesia, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: There are several including an ileoanal anastamosis, end ileostomy, continent ileostomy and others. You should discuss this with your colorectal surge ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: The cost of the procedure depends on the fees from the surgeon, the anesthesiologist and the surgical facility. Typically, an outpatient surgery cen ... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerardo Garcia
32 years experience General Surgery
Yes it might: Removing part of the intestines, specially the ileum can cause mal-absorption of nutrients and vitamins. Reversal of the ileostomy is just putting the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many alternatives : Ask to speak with the anesthesiologist or anesthetist working with your surgeon to discuss all the options. Certainly they should be able to work out ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
28 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
TRANSPLANTATION: Kidney transplantation is the only alternative. Most often, when one mode of dialysis does not work out for someone, they can switch to other modes o ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: With gastroschesis, the bowel is exposed outside the abdomen through a defect in the abdominal wall. Treatment involves replacing the bowel into the ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
A bra vs zero gavity: Garments are the only natural cheaper alternative. Either that or living in a zero gravity environment.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
It's chief toxicity: Is neuropathy; it is not myelosuppressive. It suppresses the mitotic spindles made up of fibrillary structural piees siilar tto those that make up axo ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Remington
23 years experience Ophthalmology
No: A mature cataract has only one cure, which is surgery. Occasionally you will see homeopathic remedies for cataract in the form of drops, these are unp ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
20 years experience Geriatrics
Complications: Most gallbladder removals can be performed through several small incisions through which surgical instruments can be inserted. If the gallbladder has ... Read More
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