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Is A Tonsillectomy Considered Major Surgery
Sure...: Especially , if it's on you or your children. But, it is a fairly common and safe procedure, especially when done by a board certified ENT surgeon - even better if they're experienced. Your surgeon will discuss the risks, which, of course, there are some. Have your questions and concerns ready when you meet with your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes: Although this doesn't require that anyone use a scalpel and cut something, many consider the process surgery. If you consider that it is often done in a surgical suite or procedures room, under local or general anesthesia, with all the drapes and sterile equipment, it fits the same general pattern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: Yes, it's major; the one for prostate cancer is definitely big and that for obstructive urination, less but still takes 3-6 months to completely heal ; resurface the large internal raw surface. But, with the refined professional skills and advanced technology, the expected surgery-related suffering ; pain as well as its outcome has been better accepted than ever. More detail? Ask doc timely. ...Read more
Yes: Hysterectomy, regardless of route, is considered a major surgery. Howver, robotic hysterectomy is less invasive than open abdominal hysterectomy with quicker recovery and less pain. So there are definite advantages for robotic or laparoscopic surgery when compared to abdominal hysterectomy. Fortunately, abdominal hysterectomy is not needed very often today. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Cosmetic in nature: Good afternoon! Yes, despite some women suffering with discomfort and pain from excess labial tissue, in general labiaplasty and vaginoplasty is considered a cosmetic procedure. Properly performed, it is quick, easy, and in most case can be done under local anesthesia. I hope this helps ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Depends: If the fracture is small then it is a one day surgery where you can go home later that same day. If it is a large fracture or other structures are affected then you may be in the hospital for a few days or longer. It really depends on the extent of the fracture. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There is no surgery : For osteoporosis, but there are surgery for its complication two surgical treatments, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, may relieve pain from spinal compression fractures resulting from osteoporosis. In these procedures, a surgeon injects bone cement through a needle into the crushed spinal bones (vertebrae). If you experience a hip fracture because of osteoporosis, you will need surgery to fix it. ...Read more
Fillers: Hyaluronic acid fillers and calcium hydroxyl apatite fillers have both been safely used for nonsurgical rhinoplasty. In general, dorsal augmentation has been shown to be safer than manipulation of the tip. The appearance of your nose can significantly be improved simply with fillers (though it is not a permanent change). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not always: There are certainly operations that require general anesthesia that aren't considered major surgery. Examples would be quick laparoscopic procedures such as tubal ligation, or ENT procedures such as tonsillectomy. Also, GA may be needed for babies and small children who can't cooperate, even for small operations. The physician anesthesiologist works with the surgeon to make the best plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not specifically: The condition of diverticulosis is a highly common finding of small out-pouches in the wall of the colon, most commonly the sigmoid colon. But diverticulosis can affect the entire colon. Surgery is not performed unless there are complications such as repeated infections of diverticulitis, colon stricturing or narrowing, serious bleeding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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