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Consult a surgeon!:
The US does not have a monopoly on surgeons. There are qualified surgeons everywhere in the world. Just as I would advise in the US, do a bit of research to try to find the best hospital in the area and a surgeon with good credentials. You may also want to get a second opinion.
One thing you will find is that surgery outside the US is probably much more affordable! ...Read more
Not rare: I can't give you a percentage, but if you consider all the variety of procedures possible, from oral extractions to skin lesions to orthopoedic repairs to simple hernias to the complex GI procedure to cardiothoracic procedures, there's a good chance something will be needed, and I'm not even including colonoscopy and other endoscopic procedures. Good luck. ...Read more
I am 4 weeks out from surgery and am expereincing pain. ..it feels like spasm s is their anything you recommend?
More Info Please:
What sort of operation you had?
Any other symptoms with the pain ...Read more
Some are a concern: Certain ones are considered premalignant, and need to be removed to biopsy. If you are not sure, go for another opinion. ...Read more
My granmother had a surgery 3 weeks ago her blood examinations are HB : 7.3 gm/dL HB : 46 % P.C.V : 25% E.S.R: 110 mm/hr. Is this bad?
Seek attention: The ESR being high is normal after surgery to a certain degree. Your grandmother needs to see her doctor to determine if she is having effects from a low hb, what her normal is, and to evaluate to see if a transfusion is needed. If she has no other symptoms than it may be normal for her. Seek physician attention ...Read more
How dangerous is it for someone who just had surgery within the last 24 hours to have their oxygen level staying down in the 70's and low 80's?
Should I get surgery for tmj? The pain has gotten worse lately, but it’s still not usually too terrible. I’ve heard that sometimes surgery can cause worse problems than the tmj.
It depends: There are many factors to consider. Surgery for TMJ is extremely aggressive and invasive. I would exhaust other treatment options like an oral appliance to adjust jaw position or Botox injections to relive discomfort. Be certain you are seeing a prosthodontists and/or oral surgeon to explain your specific treatment options. ...Read more
Procedure: It is a simply outpatient procedure for stress urinary incontinence. Consist in placing a plastic mesh material under the urethra to provide support. Well tolerated procedure with high success rate. ...Read more
Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more
No, but...: Everything we do in life / medicine is just to modify something for working better, but always comes with a price. Any surgical care is considered as the last resort of care after failing to respond to drug, physical therapy, lifestyle change, injection, etc. So, ed-related surgery may be penile implant, penile straightening for peyronie's disease, just like hip/knee replacement for djd... ...Read more
Depends: This is a very large area of surgery and the outcomes and surgery are vary different depending on what it is for. This could include small outpatient surgeries that can be performed in the office in 15 minutes to large complex surgeries requiring general anesthesia (going to sleep) and several hours of complex operating. Best is to get specific info from your surgeon. ...Read more
Effect of age on Sur: Yes, in many cases age plays an important part in the need or desirability of surgery as well as the outcome of any surgery. For instance, a positive diagnosis of prostate cancer requires serious consideration of surgery in a man of 40 years, but such surgery is not required if the same diagnosis is made in a man of 85 years. Advanced age also significantly increases the risk of surgery. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on where and what kind of surgery. There is no number each individual is case by case at the surgeons discretion. The thing that you have to be careful of is fibrosis and build up of tissue after each surgery. Each time is also risk of infection and death is always possible as well. Discuss risks and benefits with your physician. ...Read more