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Can cardiac bypass surgery be done laparoscopically?

Can cardiac bypass surgery be done laparoscopically?

Small incisions: Cardiac surgery can be done through very small incisions robotically and/or thorascopically. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/robotic_surgery.html. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery (Definition)

This term usually means an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint surgery. More specifically a joint replacement surgeon that can reconstruct an injured, malformed or degenerated joint. We can fix the ligaments, bones, muscles and shock absorbers around the joints, and we can put new surfaces or ends back on the bones. We use biologic and manufactured parts during our ...Read more


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Has a doctor ever done heart bypass surgery laproscopically?

Has a doctor ever done heart bypass surgery laproscopically?

Yes: In the chest, it's not laparoscopy/laparoscopically, it's called thoracoscopy. Specialized cardiac surgeons do heart bypass and heart valve surgery thoracoscopically at specialized centers daily. Midcab (minimally-invasive direct coronary artery bypass grafting) and tecab (totally endoscopic coronary artery bypass grafting). http://goo.gl/w8gmtb. ...Read more

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Can 'minimally invasive' heart surgery be performed on a child?

Can 'minimally invasive' heart surgery be performed on a child?

Yes, but depends: "minimally invasive" is a broad term. But many lesions can be done with "minimally invasive" techniques. And new techniques are being developed with catheters (which don't involve scalpels/surgery at all). The method of surgery often depends on the type of heart defect, so please discuss this with your child's cariologist. ...Read more

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Can a lap band procedure be done if patients already had gastric bypass?

Can a lap band procedure be done if patients already had gastric bypass?

Yes: Some surgeons do band-over-bypass procedures and report good weight loss results. However, there is an increased risk of complications such as band erosion when placing a gastric band over the gastric pouch. You should first talk with your bariatric surgeon to determine whether there are other options. ...Read more

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What can be done for renal problems after aortic valve replacement and bypass surgery?

What can be done for renal problems after aortic valve replacement and bypass surgery?

Problems: there are problems and there are problems, it depends on what the 'problem' is. When the problem is bad enough, we can do dialysis. When the problem is treatable by less extensive means, we can do lesser things. You have to know what's wrong. ...Read more

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How is heart bypass surgery performed?

How is heart bypass surgery performed?

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 more

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What can be done for implantable cardioverter defibrillator versus heart bypass surgery?

What can be done for implantable cardioverter defibrillator versus heart bypass surgery?

Different indication: Aicd for arrhythmias and ventricular tachycardia and does not revascularize. Bypass for coronary blockage (which can have arrhythmias) to improve circulation and sometimes stops arrhythmias induced by ischemia- low flow. ...Read more

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Can laparoscopic Splenectomy and small bowel Laparoscopic Exploration be done in one operation ?

Can laparoscopic  Splenectomy and small bowel Laparoscopic Exploration be done in one operation ?

Laparoscopy: A laparoscopic surgery allows the surgeon to look around the abdominal cavity without too much difficulty and usually without changing or adding incisions. If your surgeon is skilled enough to they should be able to do both at one time. Good luck. ...Read more

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What options if bypass surgery cannot be performed?

What options if bypass surgery cannot be performed?

Meds, PCI, TMR: Medical therapy first and foremost. Angioplasty if suitable target vessels. Tmr is laser channels for refractory angina if above fail. ...Read more

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Is hiatal hernia surgery done as an out-patient surgery?

Is hiatal hernia surgery done as an out-patient surgery?

Sometimes: It depends on the extent of your surgery. Many of my patients who had simple small hiatal hernias repaired with concurrent antireflux procedure do go home the same day. ...Read more

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Who is minimally invasive heart surgery performed on?

Who is minimally invasive heart surgery performed on?

Depends : Test would be done to determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery. Some deciding factors may include medical history, age, type of heart disease and lifestyle. Generally, someone who has had heart surgery prior would not be a candidate. Some surgeries include ASD and PFO repairs, removal of tumors, valve, bypass and a-fib surgeries. ...Read more

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Can a laparoscopic tubal be reversed?

Can a laparoscopic tubal be reversed?

Yes: yes, tubals can be reversed. currently, IVF is more commonly recommended. check with a board certified infertility specialist. ...Read more

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Can epidural anesthesia be used in open heart surgery?

Can epidural anesthesia be used in open heart surgery?

Yes: Thoracic epidural anesthesia has been used for patients undergoing open heart surgery. However, this procedure requires a highly skilled anesthesia doctor with special expertise in cardiac anesthesia and/or regional anesthesia. ...Read more

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Can nanoknife ablation done as multiple percutaneous probe insertions actually known to cause an embolism? Procedure was not open surgery.

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Can nanoknife ablation done as multiple percutaneous probe insertions actually known to cause an embolism? Procedure was not open surgery.

Here are some...: Nanoknife ablation is a descriptive term portraying the use of high-tech small probes to deliver the energy of freezing or radio frequency to destroy unwanted tissue or cancer; so, it is not an open surgery, but has its own limitation especially in tumor size and location. Yet, no procedure is perfect but with its own pros & cons. More? Ask treating doctors timely. ...Read more

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Can you describe minimally invasive heart surgery ?

Can you describe minimally invasive heart surgery ?

When?: Most aortic and mitral valve procedures and some limited coronary bypass procedures. They are usually done with peripheral cannulation and small sternotomies, thoracotomies. ...Read more

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Can the gastric sleeve be performed during the laproscopic surgery for the hiatal hernia?

Can the gastric sleeve be performed during the laproscopic surgery for the hiatal hernia?

Yes: In fact if a patient has a hiatal hernia they should be done simultaneously. There is no reason to have two operations in this case. ...Read more

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Does hernia repair be done with arthroscopy?

Does hernia repair be done with arthroscopy?

Laparoscopic repair: Depending on the location of the hernia (inguinal vs umbilical vs incisional), some of these can be repair laparoscopically, in other words using minimally invasive abdominal surgery approach. (arthroscopy involves the joints). You should check with your general surgeon to see whether he/she performs laparoscopic hernia repairs and whether you are a candidate. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Abdominal Surgery (Definition)

Abdominal surgery is an operation performed on the abdominal contents or organs. It may be an open incision surgery or laparoscopic surgery. It could also involve abdominal wall surgery such as hernias. Many organs may need to be treated with abdominal surgery such as liver, spleen, gallbladder, small intestine, colon or large intestine & many different diseases ...Read more


Castor Bean Allergy (Definition)

The TH2 immune system produces specific IgE to an allergen and thus the overall reactions will be the same with variations due to organ susceptibility, genetics, degree of allergy (stronger skin test response often but not always reflects more severe reactions), the amount of allergens. Certain medications worsens the severity of reactions. Handling castor bean ...Read more