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How often do people die on the operating table from gull blabber surgery?

How often do people die on the operating table from gull blabber surgery?

Less than 1 in 100: In an otherwise healthy person the risk of death after gall bladder surgery is less than 1 in 100. The risk is much higher if the person is very sick or frail. I don't know if any reliable statistics exist on how often someone actually dies during the operation but i suspect it is quite rare. ...Read more

Tilt Table Test (Definition)

Is a medical test used to diagnose dysautonomia or syncope. Candidates are ones with dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting suspected to be due to lowering of blood pressure. Patient lies down on special table, connected to ekg & BP machines, & the table is ...Read more


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I have compartment syndrome i'm having surgery the anterior and deep posterior compartments. How long are you in surgery for?( like hours on the operating table? ) are you pain free after surgery? What is the recovery like? Thanks in advance

I have compartment syndrome i'm having  surgery the anterior and deep posterior compartments. How long are you in surgery for?( like hours on the operating table? ) are you pain free after surgery? What is the recovery like? Thanks in advance

Due to exercise : Pressure built up after exercise , usually ant comp. Is released, o r time will be brief and quick recovery with in 6 wks, one other hand trauma related , or post vascular surgery related diagnosis may be delayed , need more extensive extensive , surgery , wound will take long time to heal may take months to heal. ...Read more

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Is recommended to operate inner hemorroides ?!

Is recommended to operate inner hemorroides ?!

Case by case: This would be decided on a case-by-case basis. Your surgeon consultant would be able to recommend or not, after speaking with and examining you. If hemorrhoids are thrombosed (clotted) and painful though, surgery might well be recommended. ...Read more

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How to operate a Vicks vaporizer?

How to operate a Vicks vaporizer?

Vicks vaporizer: Instructions come with the vaporizer. Take time to read the instruction which are in the bos. ...Read more

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Has you used a robot to operate on patients?

Has you used a robot to operate on patients?

Yes.: The davinci robot allows patients to recover more quickly from surgery. It also allows the surgeon to do complex, delicate procedures. I use it for hysterectomies, myomectomies, ovarian surgery and endometriosis surgery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how an antagonist drug operate?

Antagonist: It occupies the active site for the agonist and does not let it in. Good discussion at wikipedia. Try it! ...Read more

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If a biopsy came back negative why would they want to operate?

If a biopsy came back negative why would they want to operate?

More info needed: More information is needed to answer your question. Remember, however, a negative test is only negative for that one site biopsied. For example, if you put on a blindfold, went our to your front lawn and pulled up a handful of grass and identified that you had no weeds in that handful, can you safely say that you have no weeds on your entire lawn? Provide more info in your next question. ...Read more

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I have been operated of polyps 15 years ago, they grow up again, this can cause probs of health if I don't operate?

Depends: If these are colon polyps, you should get regular colonoscopies to remove them without formal surgery. All colon cancers develop from polyps, so not removing them can increase your risk to develop colon cancer. See a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist and have colonoscopy reports and pathology reports with you for them to evaluate and offer you the proper guidance. ...Read more

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I have a subscapularis tear of 0.9mm x 0.5mm x 0.8mm.... can one operate on that? Or am I just one big “sissie” with my pain I have?

I have a subscapularis tear of 0.9mm x 0.5mm x 0.8mm.... can one operate on that? Or am I
just one big “sissie” with my pain I have?

See your orthopoedic: I suspect you may be aggravating this situation with daily activities. Get an Ortho exam to determine if repair is reasonable, or better, if physical therapy can improve your situation. ...Read more

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How do I operate a t.E.N.S unit?

How do I operate a t.E.N.S unit?

Hand controls: The tens is adjusted by a hand held controller which usually contains the batteries. You may need a little trial and error. Our office uses the national company emsi which has sales reps that will personally instruct the patient. ...Read more

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How do you decide when to operate for a small supracrystal vsd?

How do you decide when to operate for a small  supracrystal vsd?

Need echocardiogram!: A supracristal vsd is quite uncommon, making up only about 3% of all ventricular septal defects. A small defect may not cause any signs of congestive heart failure. The decision to surgically close rests on any interference of the function of the aortic valve by the shunting of blood through the hole. This can cause damage to the valve leaflets, and leakage of the valve itself. ...Read more

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Do you operate on a squint?

Do you operate on a squint?

Using this site: To get the most from this site you need to describe a health issue in detail followed by a clear related question.What you mean by squint is not clear nor is the reason behind your question. Since most of the physicians responding on this site are located in the US, what we do here may not be the practice in your country. You are welcome to start over. Posts are not linked so each needs all info ...Read more

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Can a Dr operate to fix scoliosis?

Depends: Scoliosis can vary from so mild it is never detected to the point a person is quite disabled. The surgical repair involves major surgery under general anesthesia and a prolonged recovery period. If you have this issue it is best to discuss your treatment options with the doctors that know your case. At a listed age of 24 your any scoliosis would usually be considered quite stable. ...Read more

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How do they operate on an av canal?

How do they operate on an av canal?

With a patch: A-v canal defect is repaired by using a patch of material to reconstruct the septum (inside wall) of the heart and close the hole between the two ventricles and the two atria. Another important part of the operation is focused on division of the common a-v valve into well functioning mitral and tricuspid valves. ...Read more

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At what point do they operate on chiari 1?

At what point do they operate on chiari 1?

Below: when it is medically indicated your DR will give you this information, he has your full medical history and results of your radiology testing. ...Read more

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Do you recommend that I operate my home water heater at 60°c (140°f)?

Do you recommend that I operate my home water heater at 60°c (140°f)?

If have kids/elders: Small children and seniors cannot tolerate high temperature hot water contact, even briefly, and may lack the motor or sensory abilities to remove exposed body parts in time to prevent significant burns. 140f increases the required exposure to burn time signficantly. Can also help save gas / electricity. ...Read more

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What are the consequences if i want to operate may artritis ankles ?

What are the consequences if  i want to operate may artritis ankles
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Depends on surgery: It depends on what surgery you are going to have. If it is a replacement: stiffness, loosening of components, wear on the bearing surfaces, infection, blood clots, and general anesthesia risks. (that is a summary, not all inclusive). If it is just a scope: bleeding, nerve damage, infection, stiffness, continued pain, portal fistula, blood clots, and anesthesia risks. See an ortho surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a cold but am due in for a laproscopy tomorrow will they operate?

I have a cold but am due in for a  laproscopy tomorrow will they operate?

Unlikely: Unlikely due to avoiding viral or bacterial respiratory post op complications. Also post op coughing with a cold can be painful and disruptive!, non emergent generally is delayed til recovery. ...Read more