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What is the procedure for a ureterovesical fistula surgery ?

What is the procedure for a ureterovesical fistula surgery ?

Rare condition: Ureter runs into the bladder. Ureterovesical fistula has to be between the intrvesical ureter and bladder & is usually a complication following ureteral reimplant surgery. Procedure for repair is a redo ureteral reiplant excising portion of ureter distal to the fistula. This often requires a so called "boari flap", bringing up flap of bladder to shorten length of ureter needed for reimplant. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Aranson
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Adhesions (Definition)

Adhesions is a condition in which two or more organs or organ surfaces are stuck together. Adhesions are common after surgery or infection, in which the healing response causes scar tissue to connect organs that normally should slide around freely. Adhesions can cause symptoms such as abdominal ...Read more


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What happens during a gum surgery for a fistula?

What happens during a gum surgery for a fistula?

Depends on fistula: Typically a fistula is a draining tract (stream) usually from infection. If this is the case they would be wanting to get to the source of infection, remove it then close up the area they needed, to open, to access the infection. ...Read more

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Is getting surgery for a urinary fistula painful?

Is getting surgery for a urinary fistula painful?

To some degree: Urinary fistulas are the result of underlying disease, like diverticulitis, crohns disease, or even, unfortunately , cancer. How uncomfortable the post op course is dependent on the degree of surgery required, and whether it is laparoscopic or open. But, don't worry, prudent use of antiinflammatory agents and narcotics make it bearable. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you heal recto-vaginal fistula without surgery?

Can you heal recto-vaginal fistula without surgery?

Ussually not: Depends on the size of the fistula and whats coming though. But inpatient cases you need surgery to repair it. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective surgery for piles and fistula?

Which is the most effective surgery for piles and fistula?

Nothing is 100%: Hemorrhoids and/or fistulas can be relatively easy or complex. When combined, they can present a complicated repair. Please seek a colorectal surgeon , who will be able to discuss all your options . However, if you run across a surgeon who offers 100% success, get up, walk away, and seek another professional. You never get 100% success or safety, in anything. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long will I be out of work after surgery for an anal fistula?

Really depends: Erika - there are several surgeries for anal fistula. Your recovery really depends on not only what exact procedure you have, but also your tolerance for pain, and how important it is for you to be back at work. I've seen a range from the same afternoon to three to four weeks. ...Read more

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Are there medicines for anal fistulas, or is surgery the only option?

Are there medicines for anal fistulas, or is surgery the only option?

NO: There is no known medical treatment for anal fistulas. This should be treated by a colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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If I have adhesions. What kind of surgery is necessary for treatment?

If I have adhesions. What kind of surgery is necessary for treatment?

Why?: Adhesions are internal scar tissue that can form in the abdomen after prior surgery or pelvic infection. Adhesions form after most any surgery, and each subsequent operation may cause more adhesions or scar tissue to develop. Adhesions are usually removed if they are causing intestinal obstruction. Gynecologists may have other reasons. Surgery is not necessary just because adhesions may be present. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do other than surgery to get rid of adhesions?

Is there anything I can do other than surgery to get rid of adhesions?

Unfortunately no: Adhesions can only be treated surgically and then frequently recur. Laparoscopic treatment yields the best results, but is not always possible and is fraught with possible complications. ...Read more

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Is surgery for an anal fistula more painful than just leaving the fistula alone?

Is surgery for an anal fistula more painful than just leaving the fistula alone?

No: Typically a fistula is a chronic inflammatory "tunnel" between the anus and the skin. There are many types, many treatments, and the most common surgery involves literally "filetting" open the tract to allow it to heal by itself, and thus obliterate the tunnel. This is somewhat painful, but offers the advantage of removing the chronic, longstanding focus of inflammation and pain, and so is usual. ...Read more

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Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more