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what is surgical blades?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
Read below: Surgical blades are blades such as #15 and #10 blades that we use for surgica incisions and dissections.

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Ive heard that theres a surgical procedure to improve raynauds. What is it?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Sympathectomy: Thoracic sympathectomy is the procedure to cut the "sympathetic nerve" fibers coming out of the spine at the level of t2-t3 (second and third thoracic vertebrae). The nerve fibers usually cross over the second, third, & fourth ribs near the spine. Some doctors are using an endoscope to do this procedure, which would leave almost no surgical scar. The same procedure stops excessive hand sweating.
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Who is a candidate for conservative surgical treatment?

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Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 39 years experience
Be more specific: If you want a real answer. You need to give us some idea about what your condition is and what you've already been told. That said, for many conditions, surgery is the "conservative" treatment option vs waiting and watching or medical (i.e., nonsurgical) treatment.
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Why do the medications and surgical procedures not work as well for the patient who also has ms?

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Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Possible: Depends on the surgery andcondition of the ms. Ms affets sensory and motor neurological symptoms and it may be resonable that if surgery is perform in an area the MS affects the tissue may not respond as well as othe areas not affected.But there may be additional causes for your poor response and may not always be attributted to the ms.
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Is there a surgical cure for als?

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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Under research: This past year marks the first implantation of stem cells for ALS in the US in an FDA sanctioned trial efficacy is not yet known as the study is still accruing patients.
Arlington Heights, IL
A 23-year-old female asked:

What type of surgical procedures exist that will make eyelids symmetrical?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Plastic surgery: There are not surgical procedures that would make a person's eyelids perfectly symmetrical (perfection doesn't exist in real life). However, plastic surgeons can make a smaller lids opening larger, make a double eyelid fold if there is a single fold, tighten a lower eyelid if the lid margin is drooping away from the eyeball, etc... Plastic surgery is an art, so results may differ among surgeons.

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