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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hill Hastings
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Double/check plan: It depends upon the nature of surgery. If done under sedation or anesthesia you should not eat or drink for at least 8 hours. The receiving staff wi ... Read More
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Dr. Terry Simpson
35 years experience General Surgery
Prep and sleep: Arrive 1-2 hours early. Get antibiotics if needed. Get prepped. Read the consent carefully.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: If you are receiving any kind of IV anesthesia, it is usually required to bring someone on the day of surgery to take you home.
Dr. Charles Breaux
39 years experience Pediatric Surgery
That's a good idea: You will be concerned or anxious, maybe get some preop sedation, and be recovering from anesthesia postop, so you may not remember much about what hap ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Treatment: The cyst is addressed either by making an incision directly over it and removing the cyst, or in some cases the cyst can be addressed arthroscopically ... Read More
Dr. Scott Welker
27 years experience General Surgery
Aspiration works: I suck them out with a big needle; this works about 1/3 of the time. Which isn't great, but it beats going under the knife if you can avoid it.
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Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Preparation: During surgery you will be asleep, if a child. The hand will be prepped antiseptically and draped. Small incision made in skin over the ganglion. Gang ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
Unlikely: I'm not absolutely sure but I'm pretty sure the metabolites of smoking such as cotinine are not present in urine after 48 hours or so. Will your s ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
No: swallowing is very painful after the surgery and some drooling as normal sometimes for up to a week. Make sure you discuss your concerns with the ear ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: If there is any doubt, and you can come off the medication without s problem, then it's probably better to come off it. It may be best to discuss with ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Can use older : If your situation has been stable from a sinus perspective, usually a scan from a couple months ago can be used. It is up to your surgeon, but your si ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
17 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes: Most of the time surgeries are performed as an outpatient or elective inpatient basis at an ambulatory surgical center or one of dr. Zadeh's affiliate ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Post surgery care: It is possible, and most likely related to fluid gain. Depending on your surgical procedure, you may have been given intravenous fluids and medication ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Male Sexuality: In america a surgeon would have sent a patient home with instructions about this situation. I am not sure the medical culture about this in india. Bu ... Read More
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