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Can Cardiac Bypass Surgery Be Done Laparoscopically
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What kind of surgeon performs surgery to correct aberrant subclavian artery? Can the surgery be done laprascopically?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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