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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Catch-22.: Yes, it works, but yes it does create more scar tissue. Lysis of adhesions in the intra-abdominal cavity does work to relieve symptoms or obstruction ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
In general scars can: Take up to one year to mature. So you can expect improvement in appearance til then. But eventual appearance varies from one person to another. If ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Sounds like: Keloid or at least hypertrophic scar. Excision, steroid injection, topical radiation are alternatives. Consult with your surgeon or a dermatologist ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Sameway: Spegalian hernia develops inside the layers abdominal wall muscles, lateral to rectus abdominal muscle ( semilunrar line ) it could be repaired by op ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Lugo
27 years experience in General Surgery
What: What about it? You mean recovery time form ventral hernia repair. About a week to two depending on size.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
21 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: In the right hands scars can be safely revised to improve their look and feel. There are a number of board certified plastic surgeons in you your are ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihor Zakaluzny
37 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Small ones; all surgical procedures that involve cutting or puncturing of the skin result in scars. The appearance of the scar depends on many factors ... Read More
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Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Hus answered
15 years experience in General Surgery
Surgical clip: in surgery we intentionally leave clips behind on bleeding vessels. Nothing abnormal in a clip left behind.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin O'neil
27 years experience in Urogynecology
With small incisions: Laparoscopy, in general, is performed with the patient asleep. The abdomen is filled with co2 to elevate the abdominal wall away from the internal or ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chand Rohatgi
36 years experience in General Surgery
Can be very involved: In any location it is difficult ; less so in groin position but ventral hernia infected mesh can become a big procedure especially if bowel is adheren ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Yan
Dr. David Yan answered
19 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Sometimes: Melanoma is often treated initially by surgical excision. If the lesion is superficial, surgery can be curative. If the lesion is deeper or has involv ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
21 years experience in General Surgery
Should wait: 6 weeks. Just be mindful that to exercise as tolerated to prevent recurrent.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Not necessarily: One type of surgery has not replaced the standard, traditional, and well respected open surgical procedures. Laparoscopic surgery is one good option f ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Improve not remove: Some scars can be improved with wound care, exfoliation, dermabrasion, peels, laser, grafting, fat transfer, camouflage make-up, surgery and more. How ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Colen
45 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: It is more likely that you have a "hypertrophic scar" rather than a "keloid scar." both can be helped by plastic surgeons who have many options availa ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
13 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends. : This depends on many factors. The complications are not quite the same. For many patients laparoscopy is safer but this is not always the case. Laparo ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Scars heal in a year: The healing process is pretty uniform for the first 6 to 12 weeks. After that there are ways to improve the appearance of a heal;ing scar. Pressue on ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
HH: This is called hiatal hernia, & depending on the size & extent of herniation, laparoscopic surgery is performed on op basis. Recovery is fast if no co ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Need explanation: What type of problems you have, need information like pain , recurrence , infected graft etc, see a surgeon for clinical examination and required tr ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience in General Surgery
Many: This is a great surgery to do, and helps quite a few people.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Most surgeons: would agree that laparoscopic cholecystectomy, when technically feasible, is better than open cholecystectomy in the vast majority of cases. Ask your ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Beasley
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: The technique used to remove a cyst depends on where the cyst is located and how large the cyst is.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience in General Surgery
Sometimes: If all the stitches are plaed under the skin they will not be removed. If they can be seen they will be removed after an appropriate period of time, u ... Read More
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