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Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?

Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?

Not yet: Not yet but that's the goal. The advantages of minimally invasive surgery is incredible, but there is a high learning curve to master which makes it a little more challenging to make this into the gold standard. We are making great strides however. ...Read more

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Is robotic surgery safe?

Is robotic surgery safe?

Yes: Done by the right surgeon it is not any less safe than say, laparoscopic surgery. Depending on the specific type of surgery you're asking about it may be preferred. It is not mainstream yet though. ...Read more

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Recovery from laparoscopic ventral rectopexy surgery?

Recovery from laparoscopic ventral rectopexy surgery?

What: What about it? You mean recovery time form ventral hernia repair. About a week to two depending on size. ...Read more

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Is laproscopic tubectomy safer than surgical tubectomy?

Is laproscopic tubectomy safer than surgical tubectomy?

Depends. : This depends on many factors. The complications are not quite the same. For many patients laparoscopy is safer but this is not always the case. Laparoscopy generally has a quicker recovery. ...Read more

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Is da vinci robotic surgery a reliable option for hysterectomy?

Is da vinci robotic surgery a reliable option for hysterectomy?

Can be: This is a procedure that requires a highly trained specialist who has plenty of experience in this procedure. In the right hands of a well trained surgeon, it can be highly successful. ...Read more

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Where are incisions for arthroscopic surgery made?

Where are incisions for arthroscopic surgery made?

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Are there successful, non-surgical techniques for gallstone removal?

Are there successful, non-surgical techniques for gallstone removal?

Not really: Gallstones in the gallbladder under the liver cause nausea and pain. They can block the ducts or tubes that drain the liver or pancreas causing jaundice or pancreatitis if they pass from the gallbladder to these tubes. Some drugs have been used to dissolve small stones; but the treatment is long, and the stones return when the drug is stopped. Ercp can be used to remove stones in the bile ducts. ...Read more

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Can neonatologist perform surgical procedures?

Can neonatologist perform surgical procedures?

Yes, some: Depends on how you define surgical. They generally will place chest tubes, umbilical lines ( tubes for giving fluids/nutrition/medication), insertion of breathing tubes, PICC lines, etc. a Pediatric surgeon does more complex procedures in addition to those above. ...Read more

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Robotic assisted cornary artery bypass sugery?

Robotic assisted cornary artery bypass sugery?

Remote surgery: Bypass surgery done through tubes or scopes in which the surgery operates by sitting at a console and operates the scopes or tubes remotely. Much less invasive in that the cutting of the sternum or breastbone is not needed. The disadvantage is that it cannot reached all areas of blockage in some patients. ...Read more

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Surgical clip left after Diep surgery?

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Surgical clip left after Diep surgery?

Surgical clip: in surgery we intentionally leave clips behind on bleeding vessels. Nothing abnormal in a clip left behind. ...Read more

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Are all surgeries laproscopic and robotic?

Are all surgeries laproscopic and robotic?

NO: Surgery is performed on any and all parts of the body. A laparascopic surgery is surgery on the abdomen or pelvis done with the aid of a telescope. Robotics are being used in many areas, not just laparascopic surgeries. A robot is not necessary for many procedures, and current robots aren't designed for all types of surgeries. ...Read more

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Microdiscectomy surgery but questionable surgeon experience?

Microdiscectomy surgery but questionable surgeon experience?

???: If you are questioning your surgeon ability to perform the recommended surgery, then i would suggest that you seek treatment elsewhere. Remember, if your spinal surgeon is fellowship trained, he has obtained a great deal of experience during that training. Experience is a double edge sword...A lot of experience with good results vs a lot of experience with poor results. Talk to prior surgical pati. ...Read more

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Are there 2 types of ACL reconstruction surgeries? Open surgery or arthroscopy?

Are there 2 types of ACL reconstruction surgeries? Open surgery or arthroscopy?

Multiple: There are multiple variations in ACL reconstruction which revolve around the choice of graft used and the surgical technique. Make sure you have an understanding of the basic porosity and cons of different approaches and don't hesitate to seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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What doctors performs minimally invasive heart surgery?

What doctors performs minimally invasive heart surgery?

Cardiovascular surg: Cardiovascular surgeons can do bypass symptoms by either an open procedure or by a min invasive method. The open procedure requires the sternum to be opened with a saw . This is called a sternotomy.A min invasive symptoms uses several smaller port access sites but leaves sternum intact. The thinking with this method is its less painful and quicker recovery ...Read more

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Are there new brain tumor surgery options, like robotic surgery or radiation surgery, etc..?

Are there new brain tumor surgery options, like robotic surgery or radiation surgery, etc..?

Gamma knife: One of the not so new options is the use of gamma knife. Multiple sources of radiation are focused on the lesion, thus minimizing the damage to surrounding normal tissues. ...Read more

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Are healthcare specialties "plastic surgery" and "reconstructive surgery" the same?

Are healthcare specialties "plastic surgery" and "reconstructive surgery" the same?

No, but...: Both are done by plastic surgeons. Reconstructive surgery starts with an abnormality; the surgeon attempts to bring things back towards normal. Cosmetic (or aesthetic) surgery starts with the normal and tries to make it better. Plastic surgeons may perform one or the other and/or hand surgery, craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, and other procedures as well. ...Read more

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Anyone know about davinci robotic surgery risks?

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Anyone know about davinci robotic surgery risks?

As with all surgery: The risks are comparable to conventional laparoscopic surgery but robotic technology allows the surgeon to see the anatomy better and provides greater capability to address more complex anatomy. The risks are no different than other laparoscopic surgery and are dependent on the individual patient's problems as well as the surgeon's experience and skill. ...Read more

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Is endoscopic brain surgery safer than open brain surgery?

Is endoscopic brain surgery safer than open brain surgery?

Sometimes: Endoscopic brain surgery has both risks and benefits. In the correct hands, this type of surgery can make the previously unthinkable possible but like anything, if this type of surgery is not applied properly, it can have significant (even deadly) risks. In short, open brain surgery can be just as safe as endoscopic surgery but it depends on the comfort level of your surgeon. ...Read more

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Are the holes made for robotic surgery painful after surgery?

Are the holes made for robotic surgery painful after surgery?

Minor discomfort: The benefit of any minimally invasive surgery is the small incisions necessary to gain access to the abdominal cavity. Likely the largest incision necessary for a robotic prostatectomy is the incision needed to remove the specimen, no more than an inch or two. ...Read more