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Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
A bag: A colostomy is an external bag on the abdomen surgically placed in some patients who have had colon surgery.

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Very simple: Various procedures are used to divert the bowel, in particular when a low surgical resection of the sigmoid colon is performed. Here the anastomosis i ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Simple: The loop is performed proximal to an anastomosis to allow it to heal. At the time of closure the proximal and distal parts of the opened loop are di ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
For low rectal Ca: Turnbull-cutait rectal pull through procedure is done for low rectal cancers , other wise need permanent colostomy has 20 failure rate 6 % local re ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
24 years experience Geriatrics
Only if: The hospice nurse is available for 24/7 on call. If the loved one is actively dying, acute distress or acute illness, the hospice nurse will stay long ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
24 years experience Geriatrics
No: Pallitative care deals with symptoms that are easily managable and improving the quality of life of patients and their families through the prevention ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Marek
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Open wounds: Open wounds or slower healing areas after breast reduction are not uncommon, especially in larger reductions or smokers. It is frustrating. Usually ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
33 years experience Geriatrics
21 days: Medicare will pay for post hospital care in a rehab facility generally 21 days and possibly more with a co pay.Medicare does not pay for long term car ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Outside too: Hospice can be on an outpatient basis. Skilled nursing home facilities also have hospice, they have couple more benefits like a sitter most of the day ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Generally not: If hospice patient needs to be admitted to the hospital for unrelated condition, patient gets the care, even though terminally ill.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Small catheters: Nurses use small plastic catheters inserted down endotracheal tubes to clear airways of secretions.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Medicare help: Medicare in most cases, helps with in home nurse help after major surgeries, depending on benefits. Only way to know for sure is to call & get it ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on how bad: This type of injury can be minor or severe. They may have trouble talking, walking swallowing and thinking. Or they might just have a bad headache. T ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: Do what you like.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
24 years experience Geriatrics
See below: The key difference is the subacute rehabilitation, requiring skilled care. Otherwise, it is long term care placement.
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
Outpatient: Any urologist can do it. Minor procedure. Not to worry.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Usually not: Some nh who have rn round the clock can administer IV medications. Most of them do not provide this service.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: If doctor is medicaid participant can not turn down , but a non participant provider can refuse. You can find through your family doctor if procedure ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depends on local: Each facility has its own mechanism for providing care post interventional radiology procedure. In most cases, hospitalists (general internists who p ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
Service type: Subacute care is between hospital care and nursing home care, such as inpatient rehab. Outpatient care is a broad term that includes outpatient visit, ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
$$$: Medical insurance is not about medical care anymore than banks are about education. The very fine print of your insurance contract spells out what the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Utzschneider
27 years experience Hospital-based practice
When risks > benefit: No black and white answers here, but when the risks / complications / side effects of treatments begin to outweigh the benefits then it's time to thin ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Basic Life Activity: The short answer is room and board. But not at all limited to that. They also provide assistance with toileting and bathing, social interaction with s ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Varies: Some persons have very good tissue, and others may not. If fluid is expected, drains of closed system variety are placed and removed when volume of d ... Read More
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