U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
United Kingdom
A 60-year-old male asked:

When having a r cfa endarterectomy should the patient have a catheter during the procedure.

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Gutman
44 years experience
Well...: If you are having a procedure that requires close monitoring of fluids, or there is a chance you might have difficulty urinating, there is a need for a Foley catheter, otherwise, if you can urinate in a receptacle, no there is no need. Take into account that different Drs and institutions have different protocols and these are created with thought and prevention in mind

Related questions

A 33-year-old member asked:
During dialysis why does the subclavian catheter have darker blood than in patients with a fistula?
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 43-year-old member asked:
When do I need to remove catheter for a patient having paralysis ?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A male asked:
Does the patient go home with a foley catheter after a partial nephrectomy?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 25-year-old male asked:
Does a patient with End Stage Renal Disease needs a Foley/straight catheter?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Last updated Jan 2, 2021

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.