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A 38-year-old member asked:

can you tell me about laparoscopic surgery?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Less invasive: Back in the day, before imaging, and before scopes the ability for a doc to access the abdominal cavity, a joint or the chest was limited to physical exam and open surgery. Now we have imaging, ;mri, ct scan to help more precisely diagnose and we have scopes to see inside with less disruption to the patient, easier recovery and usually equal outcome. Talk to your surgeon. Be well.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

How long must I wait to play sports after having surgery for pneumothorax?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
At least a month: Depends what sports you are talking about. I would be careful about serious contact sports ever. You still have a risk of ptx on the other side scuba diving is out as is skydiving. Recreational sports, tennis, baseball, soccer, etc are ok once your incisions have healed.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Might carpal tunnel syndrome ever require surgery?

6 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
Yes: Many patients can adequately treat symptoms of cts with simple, non-operative treatment. This might include night splints, nsaids, cortisone injection into carpal canal. If symptoms continue or progress, with incrasinain, weakness, or worsening numbness and tingling, surgery may be required.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What can I expect after a laparoscopy?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Minimal changes: If you take pain medications in a scheduled way, a little shoulder pain and local incisional pain is common for a few days.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What can I expect from a vitrectomy surgery?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Less floaters: Vitrectomy is performed to remove blood or repair a retinal detachment. These conditions tend to present as floaters and decreased vision. Although the vision may remain blurred for days or weeks after surgery, floaters should be gone and ultimately three vision should be better.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What kind of benefits does surgery abroad have for insurance company?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Surgery abroad?: Meaning out of the us or area covered by the insurance carrier? If this is the case it is more difficult for claims and payment.

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