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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
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Amputation (Definition)

Amputation is the removal of a body part due to disease or trauma. Most commonly it involves one of the limbs ...Read more


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Foot drop after radical nephrectomy surgery?

Foot drop after radical nephrectomy surgery?

Peroneal nerve: Isolated foot drop after surgery is likely due to pressure on the lateral aspect of the leg just below the knee during surgery. As seen in the picture, the peroneal nerve is at risk of pressure injury where it crosses the fibula. This kind of "palsy" due to pressure may recover spontaneously over weeks to months. If not, orthotics or surgery to graft a nerve along the injured area may help. ...Read more

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Arthroscopic surgery meniscectomy possible?

Arthroscopic surgery meniscectomy possible?

Yes it is possible: It is very routine surgery to do that. ...Read more

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How much costs above knee amputation surgery nowadays?

How much costs above knee amputation surgery nowadays?

Surgery cost: In the U.S. surgeon fees would be around 2,000 dollars and hospital fees approximately 15,000. Costs are variable depending on how long you stay in the hospital due to comorbidities and post procedure complications. People who need amputation due to atherosclerosis and diabetes typically have coexistent heart disease and should be watched carefully for post op MI, infection, atrial fibrillation ...Read more

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When ACL surgery failed?

When ACL surgery failed?

Acl failure: Acl graft can fail for many reasons. Usually it's a repeat injury. Other reasons can be discussed with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is coronary bypass surgery low risk surgery?

Is coronary bypass surgery low risk surgery?

Generally yes.: The average mortality rate for coronary artery bypass surgery is between 1-3%, with 1% being the patients with the lowest risk and least complicated surgery and 3% being the most complicated of the surgeries. ...Read more

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Small finger amputation revision possible?

Maybe: Revision surgery can often be performed, but this question can't adequately be addressed without additional details and an examination of the finger. ...Read more

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Can surgery repair melanoma?

Can surgery repair melanoma?

Hopefully: If the lesion is superficial, only excision of the skin site is needed. If it is deeper then removal of one or more of the lymph nodes in the area is usually recommended. If there is lymph node involvement, chemotherapyay help improve survival. Seek treatment at a center with experience in melanoma. ...Read more

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How is heart bypass surgery performed?

How is heart bypass surgery performed?

Stepwise: In short, after anesthesia is induced, the chest is opened and in some cases, the heart and lungs are bypassed (some are not done this way). Then arteries or veins are used/harvested to bypass heart blockages and then the chest is then closed and anesthesia is reversed. It is a bit more complicated, but this is the best brief answer i can give. ...Read more

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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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Bypass heart surgery risks?

Bypass heart surgery risks?

Many but uncommon: Bypass surgery is major surgery. There are risks although the majority of patients don't get them or at most one. Rhythm disturbances, bleeding, and infection are the commonest. Congestive failure, collapsed lung, torn sternal wire from coughing occasionally occur. Nerve damage, stroke, heart attack, death are rare but sometimes occur (<1-2% generally). ...Read more

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How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

With small incisions: Laparoscopy, in general, is performed with the patient asleep. The abdomen is filled with co2 to elevate the abdominal wall away from the internal organs. Tubes called trocars are placed at various spots on the abdomen depending on the surgery. Through the trocars are placed a camera and surgical instruments. The incisions are generally small and the healing time faster than open surgery. ...Read more

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Surgical clip left after Diep surgery?

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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Reconstructive knee surgery (fulkerson osteotomy), what to expect?

Reconstructive knee surgery (fulkerson osteotomy), what to expect?

Be patient.: takes awhile for bone healing, then PT over the course of time. some pain and swelling to be expected. ...Read more

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How painful is heart bypass surgery recovery?

How painful is heart bypass surgery recovery?

Not very: As expected, the first few days are rough and intravenous narcotics are given to relieve pain and promote sleep. By a week the pain is usually just soreness and easily controlled with oral meds. By a month, most people really don't have much pain or any at all. For some, the vein harvesting site in the leg stays sore longer than the chest. ...Read more

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What percentage of diabetics who underwent toe amputation need further surgery?

What percentage of diabetics who underwent toe amputation need further surgery?

Depends: If the toe amputation can be a wake up call to control your diabetes the chance of another amp lessens. A toe amp usually occurs as a complication from uncontrolled diabetes. ...Read more

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When ACL surgery failure?

When ACL surgery failure?

Technical reasons: Less then optimal position of the graft in the femur and tibia can result in loss of motion, laxity and failure then again you tore the one you were born with and you can tear a graft. Seek guidance from an experienced knee surgeon. ...Read more

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Does foot surgery involve hopsitalization?

Does foot surgery involve hopsitalization?

Usually not: Most foot surgery is performed at surgery centers or as outpatient hospital surgery. If you are having extensive foot surgery, or you have a medical problem such as diabetes, have a major infection you might be hospitalized. Ask your foot surgeon for more specifics. ...Read more

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When is ankle reconstruction surgery needed?

When is ankle reconstruction surgery needed?

Ankle recon: When you have tried all conservative care and still have significant pain in your ankle. ...Read more

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How painful is the knee reconstruction surgery ?

How painful is the knee reconstruction surgery ?

Depends: "knee reconstruction" can mean many different things. Different patients have different pain levels. After my acl reconstruction, i took advil (ibuprofen) and used ice for pain control and found the pain quite tolerable. Most patients use narcotics for post op pain management. ...Read more

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