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can alcoholics have surgery

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Hiler
41 years experience General Surgery
No prohibitions : There are no prohibitions to drinking alcohol after gallbladder surgery.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Three weeks: If you are off medications and no post surgical complications.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
I know of no: Contraindication! no more then 2/d.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
7-10 days: The usual post- op healing period s 7-10 days. Assuming that you are not taking any other medications, OK to have a drink, otherwise call your GYN.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Depends/likely: It will depend on the surgery needed and cause of your anemia. In general anemia is treatable and should be corrected/treated before surgery, especial ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many reasons: How urgent the surgery must be done, the anatomy that presents itself, and the weight of the patient can all contribute to decision making process on ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
36 years experience Bariatrics
Should have surgery!: Diabetes is a terrible disease. It is the leading cause of adult blindness, amputation, kidney failure, and neuropathy. Also affects vascular system a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Absolutely: I do this for patients all the time. The key is to find the right doctor skilled in both disciplines or a doctor to do the outside who works well with ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Katz
27 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Anal Fistula: Anal fistula should usually be addressed. Normally this is done with surgery. In patients with crohns disease, sometimes asymptomatic fistulae do no ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
34 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes surgery can be successful for arthritis. The most common joint replacements are knees and hips.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Edsall
46 years experience Anesthesiology
DOZENS: Gastric by pass surgery has a realtively high complicatin and death rate. I don't know the exact numbers but i would guess that 1 :100 have severe c ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: It is the removal of a boney bridge between 2 or more bones in the midfoot.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Will come back: Adhesions are unavoidable once you have surgery, some luck ones after abdominal surgery will not get them , equally lucky ones will not have any probl ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Cholecystectomy: Having your gallbladder removed can possibly decrease the incidence, but you can still develop gallstones in the bile ducts. Medication and diet adjus ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Carefully: Giving money directly to them is a bad idea since they may take the money and never spend it on what you gave it for. A better idea is to pay the med ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Of course: Alcohol use is actually declining, as is its abuse as reflected in deaths from alcoholic liver disease. I don't drink because it makes me sick. Many f ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynn Bartl
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Not Recomended: If you are asking about the intake of alcoholic beverages, the answer is generally no. Patients may be at increased risk for seizure around the time ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Intestinal disease: Removing part of large/small intestine may treat intestinal conditions such as colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease, intestinal bloc ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fiocco
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Almost 500,000: Difficult to get exact numbers. Close to 300, 000 coronary artery bypass, although this number is trending down due to stents, anticholesterol meds, ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Multiple: The decision whether or not you are a candidate would be in part based upon an exam and appropriate imaging studies. It is a pretty large surgery, bu ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe: It really depends on a number of factors. The major factor is the state of your lupus. How well controlled is your disease and do you have significant ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Yes: Many people with autism make a great deal of progress and can function normally in their communities; particularly if they have normal intelligence an ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristin Nesburn
25 years experience Addiction Medicine
Dry Eye: For the most part, laser eye surgery is safe and very effective. However, any procedure can carry risks. Most common risk is dry eye. Other risks inc ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
MultipleBloodFlowEtc: Dm degrades both macrovascular (accelerates atherosclerosis) & microvascular blood supply to tissues & increased sugar changes/interferes with the fun ... Read More

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