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A 44-year-old member asked:

how long is heart transplant surgery?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
Hmmm: Depends on many factors. Best to ask your transplant surgeon who will know you best.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Depends: If any prior heart surgery it takes longer. 2-4 hours for a primary operation would be reasonable. Open, remove the diseased heart, sew the new one in, and close the wound. A large number of steps!, .

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What happens during a liver transplant operation for recipient?

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Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
General Surgery 39 years experience
Removal : Of the diseased liver and implantation of the healthy new liver.
Topsfield, MA
A 36-year-old female asked:

What causes a hemmorage in the eye following a retnial detatchment surgery.?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Vascular leaks: The retina is very thin, very fragile but richly endowed with blood vessels and it sits on another carpet of blood vessels. Re-attachment surgery has to restructure a detached retina in the presence of all of this vascular richness and fragility and sometimes smaller vessels can leak or even vessels at the site of entry into the eye. This will clear usually with time.
A member asked:

My 4 year old son was on surgery yesterday he went under anesticia after that he start getting high fever is that normal or I need to take him to er

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Treat symptoms first: You may offer comfort care with rest, fluids and medication for now and monitor his progress, depending on what type of surgery was performed, it is difficult to accurately guide you perfectly on how to move forward. Contact the surgeon if your son is not improving over the next few days. Sooner if he is not resoonding to your "comfort care.".
Union City, NJ
A 31-year-old male asked:

I have Crohn's and take oxycodone. I have never gotten back to my normal weight after my initial surgery. Can oxycodone be a factor to this?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Probably not: Oxycodone is effective for pain control and slowing down intestinal motility which can b rapid in crohn's.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Could a pulmonary function test cause a heart attack?

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Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
No: A simple pulmonary function test is not an exercise test requiring running or biking. It is just recording breathing volumes during normal breathing and forced expiration.

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