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Can A Discectomy Be Reversed
Discectomy is the a surgical procedure in which the ruptured portion of a ruptured spinal disc (the pad between two vertebrae) is removed. Disc tissue near the rupture may also be removed, but usually most of the disc is saved. If a spinal fusion is needed, a more ...Read more
Vasectomy????: Do you mean vasectomy? A vasectomy is the procedure to "tie off" and occlude the vas deferens, the tubes that transport sperm to the outside world via the ejaculate. A vasectomy is reversible through microsurgery, but the success rate is not great. Several factors affect success: length of time since the vasectomy, scar tissue formation, testicular ability to produce sperm again. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A lobotomy involves the removal of brain tumor usually in the case of traumatic injury or extensive tumor involvement. Once brain tissue is removed, it can't be replaced. In children with early brain injury, the unaffected normal brain may pick up the function that was in the area that was removed. ...Read more
Nonoperative care: many herniations can be treated with therapy and time with eventual resolution of pain ...Read more
Multiple options: First, it can be diagnosed in up to 20% of people over 60. Sometimes this is picked up on a study because it is common & may not be the source of your symptoms. If it is your correct diagnosis, exercise sometimes initiated with physical therapy, over the counter medication or perscription ones &/or injections like epidural steroids may help. Most don't get worse, only about 15% do. Surgery last. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Root canals are technically involved. When performed by a root canal specialist, many different instruments are used. Lasers are advocated by some for sterilizing the root canal only, but this is not universally done by most endodontists, they preferring other methods. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Not really: Ivf could be a good way to get pregnant for a woman with endometriosis, but an endometrioma ("chocolate cyst") may lower teh chance of ivf success. Ivf will not treat a chocolate cyst at all, in terms of making it go away. No, a chcocolate cyst cannot be removed as part of ivf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: A varicocele cannot be corrected without some sort of procedure. It can be done via interventional radiology by embolizing the varicocele angiographically. More commonly, it is ligated surgically via one of a number of techniques (laparoscopic, robotic, inguinal, subinguinal). The various benefits of each approach should be discussed with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
General : While it depends on what type of spinal fusion you are referring to (cervical vs thoracic vs lumbar) and for what condition the fusion was performed (i.E scoliosis, degenerative, trauma, tumor), there are some general treatment options: prescriptive pain medications and muscle relaxants, low impact exercise/ stretching/walking, bracing, etc. Speak with your surgeon regarding his/her preference. ...Read more
What can be done for a sclerotic lesion in the knee to relive pain or how can this be treated please?
Depends: If the sclerotic lesion is within the bone, it may or may not be the cause of your pain. If it is within the knee joint, it may be an osteochondritic lesion or arthritis, that at times needs surgery. Mri's are good tests that can help elicit answers as to the significance of lesions in a joint. To clear this up, i would see an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple options: Depending on size, location, pathology, and symptoms, a variety of options are available - surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, observation or combination. Proton beam therapy is a newer form of radiation treatment utilizing more precise proton energy rays that try to avoid or minimize collateral damage to vital parts like the spinal cord or the normal brain tissue. ...Read more
Yes: Technically should be possible to take down and reverse nissen, even laparoscopically. The important question is why it was done and what the reason for wanting to have it reversed. Talk with your surgeon. A seond opinion may be helpful to assess the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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