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Bypass blockage: In simple terms, when you the arteries that take blood to the heart muscles are blocked, blood does not reach the further parts of the distribution area. So bypass literally bypasses the blockage with another artery supplying blood to the part of the heart distal to the blockage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stepwise: In short, after anesthesia is induced, the chest is opened and in some cases, the heart and lungs are bypassed (some are not done this way). Then arteries or veins are used/harvested to bypass heart blockages and then the chest is then closed and anesthesia is reversed. It is a bit more complicated, but this is the best brief answer i can give. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Popliteal aneurysms: Bilateral popliteal aneurysm repairs can be done at the same sitting but I prefer staged procedures as it is easier on the patient and the surgeon. Get one leg fixed, make sure it's ok then get the other fixed. Alternatively placement of popliteal stents is a viable option that I prefer to popliteal bypass and aneurysm exclusion. Bypass option is still available if it becomes necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sleeve gastrectomy: That's a common misconception by patients. The gastric bypass is a more complicated operation than a sleeve, but the risk of a leak is the same for either operation. In addition, if a leak occurs, it is much harder to control in a sleeve than in a bypass. There are many other pros/cons for each, but the bottom line is that the risk is about equal. For diabetes and heartburn/reflux, bypass is best. ...Read more
100% blockage in (lad) & (100% in oy but it has collaterals).Do you recommend regular open heart CABG or robotic assisted bypass, cones&pros please. ?
Would a tortuous thoracic aorta prevent me from having vertical gastric sleeve surgery for weight loss ?
Mostly...: Modern bariatric procedures have become more standardized and safer. However, you need to go through a complete evaluation process to determine whether it is right for you. The most important decision is perhaps picking the right program with a good record. ...Read more
How often robotic assisted coronary artery bypass surgery used and advantage co or pro over the regular bypass.
Not very: As expected, the first few days are rough and intravenous narcotics are given to relieve pain and promote sleep. By a week the pain is usually just soreness and easily controlled with oral meds. By a month, most people really don't have much pain or any at all. For some, the vein harvesting site in the leg stays sore longer than the chest. ...Read more
After having a failed laminectomy w/ spinal fusion @ l5-s1, what can't they surgically fix the area ?
Lumbar fusion: Failed can mean alot of things. Is it that you are not happy with the results? Or is there still a problem that is operative, i.e. Adjacent level syndrome at the level above the fusion or did the fusion not take at l5/s1 and there is a nonunion. I'm sure that your spine surgeon has discussed this with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Both on the disease and on the surgeon -- trained surgeons have excellent result with bypass to the lad. ...Read more
Meatal stenosis urologic surgery : Is in-patient surgery (stitches) to be preferred over out-patient surgery? How do we qualify a urologic surgeon?
Meatal stenosis: The surgery to correct mental stenosis, a meatotomy, is usually an outpatient procedure. It is a fairly minor procedure. I assume the surgeon you or your lived one has been evaluated by was recommended by another physician. If you trust that physicians judgement that no further prequalification is warranted. If not, go online, check reviews and malpractice history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laparos. surgery due MALS (median arcuate lig. s.). 6 weeks after surgery, pains very severe after meals. New celiac bypass is question. Solution?
Tell surgeon: First: make sure your surgeon knows about this. Pay attention to what foods bother you most. Try blending a smoothie of coconut milk, frozen blueberries, and organic leafy greens, and see if you tolerate that better. ...Read more
My mother had CABG surgery but the surgeon was unable to bypass left circumflex lcx artery 90% block. Rest 2 were bypassed. What is the risk for lcx?
Depends: It depends on the particular anatomy of the branches from that part of the left coronary artery to the back of the heart. Small blood vessel branches will not keep bypass grafts open because the flow through them is insufficient. Collateral (feeding) branches from other adjacent arteries may feed that area. In some cases, angioplasty (ballooning) with stents could be considered. ...Read more
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