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Can A Friend Or A Family Member Donate The Saphenous Vein For Ilial Bypass Surgery
Bypass conduit: Internal thoracic arteries and saphenous veins are used to bypass the obstructed native coronaries. Depending on location and number if diseased vessels , more length of vein may be harvested, prepared , reversed due to intrinsic valves, and sewn to aorta as inflow, and to distal coronary to provide new flow to heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My veins are really dark and show through out my whole body. Could this be a cause for concern? Have had bad health since gastric bypass surgery!
Weight loss: The veins may be more visible from the weight loss. The benefits of the weight loss however far outweigh the risks of the excess weight. It depends of course how much weight you've lost, when you had the bypass, and your medical conditions. I would suggest you call your surgeon for a follow-up evaluation and see if they have any suggestions. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Father has factor 5 leiden.Am due for endovenous laser surgery on saphenous vein for varices under local anaesthetic.Should i be tested?Is it risky?
No : Does your father have a heterozygous or a homozygous factor v leiden? In the setting of no evidence of thrombosis/blood clots- you do not need to get a factor v leiden check. It is mainly a blood work. Your surgery is only local laser surgery - you should be fine. Post-op you should be able to be back on your feet and walk around again. Do not smoke, be active, avoid being sedentary, exercise. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Per doppler I & doc knew per doppler right leg vein no good still he removed vein of right leg during bypass surgery & found it no good. doctor error?
This is not...: ...a question that can be answered on Health Tap's Q & A feature. But your concern is understandable. Please get a second opinion from a doctor who is NOT associated with the physician who performed your surgery. I truly hope all eventually goes well with you. Dr. Anne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there ensurance of no heart attack after bypass surgery of heart for 80% blockage on all vessels?
If I have significant occlusive atheromatous disease of all my major cardiac vessels, should I have an imeediate bypass surgery ?
Depends: Depends on the location of the lesions and the overall spread in your coronaries. If diffuse disease less amenable to surgery. Best will be to see a cardiac surgeon with your cath pictures. ...Read more
See below: The Left anterior descending with its branches, diagonals and septal perforators, the left circumflex with its branches, obtuse marginals, and the right coronary artery with its branches, especially the posterior descending and posterolateral branches. ...Read more
What are the risks and benefits of stenting diseased blood vessels / heart bypass surgery / heart transplant / artificial heart valve transplant?
I have a family member who will be undergoing cardiac bypass surgery soon. How is the leg vessel "fixed" after a portion is removed for the surgery?
Collaterals: Often if multiple bypasses are needed, veins are harvested from the leg for use. Post operatively part of rehab is walking and may require compression hose to prevent swelling in the leg till the body replaces the removed vein with new small veins that will take over the job of returning blood to the central circulation. Walking and exercise will encourage the growth that may take multiple months. ...Read more
Is there a ?: At one time, serious heart disease was considered a contraindication to use of nicotine patches, as was pregnancy. However, that is no longer the case. Judicious use of nicotine patches is far preferable to smoking cigarettes, and are widely used to help people, even post-operatively, to give up smoking or other kinds of tobacco use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a friend that just had triple bypass surgery he has a rash develop that his body not sure if it's from nicotine patches or if its staph infecti
Prob not infection: There are many kinds if rashes. A very common cause of rashes after surgery is a reaction to medications. Patients are frequently exposed to new ones after surgery. You mentioned the patch. If the rash is near the patch this could be the cause. Also tape can cause rashes. Though bacterial infection can cause rashes they don't happen frequently. But the surgeon should look at it to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend just a triple bypass surgery he is using. A nicotine patch and he has a rash on his upper torso is this related to the nicotine patch?
Doubtful: Typically, a person who is truly allergic or has a reaction to the nicotine patch will have a reaction right where the patch is placed-- usually looking like the patch is still there even when it's removed. This is because they are reacting to the adhesive on the patch. The nicotine itself really can't cause an allergic reaction because, as a smoker, they've been inhaling this drug for many years! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gastric bypass: Yes. It may not be the best choice for everyone, the the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of overall weight loss. It is also the best operation for patients with diabetes, heartburn/reflux, large hiatal hernias, or are very obese (bmi over 50). It should only be done by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more
Gastric bypass: The the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of overall weight loss. It is also the best operation for patients with diabetes, heartburn/reflux, large hiatal hernias, or are very obese (bmi over 50). It should only be done by an experienced gastric bypass surgeon. The sleeve is a close second. ...Read more
Gastric bypass: read this for information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gastric_bypass_surgeryGet a more detailed answer ›
Gastric bypass : Well, insurance usually covers it if you qualify (bmi over 40 if you have no medical problems, or bmi over 35 with medical problems). If you don't have insurance, you are looking at somewhere between $20-30, 000. You can get financing through care credit as one example. ...Read more
My doctor is going to give me a laproscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery and I was wondering what meals can I eat?
What do you suggest if my doctor is going to give me a laproscopic roux-en-y gastric bypass surgery and I was wondering what meals?
Education: Patients that undergo a weight reducing procedure, known as bariatric surgery, must undergo appropriate screening and preparation prior to surgery, including a several month period of regimented diet and achievement of defined goals. Failure to do so increases the risk that the procedure will not achieved desired weight loss. You will not be able to eat the same diet after surgery. ...Read more