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Can Alcoholics Have Surgery
Why some patients can't have gallbladder removed laproscopic, but has to have full or open surgery. What reasons?
Many reasons: How urgent the surgery must be done, the anatomy that presents itself, and the weight of the patient can all contribute to decision making process on the part of the surgeon. Good luck from nyc. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Not only can they have surgery, but if you have type ii diabetes and your body mass index is over 35 gastric bypass procedures like the roux-en-y and mini-gastric bypass will likely cure or significantly improve your diabetes. Immediately after surgery i take all of my diabetic patients off of their diabetes meds including insulin. 85% of them never need those meds again! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Anal Fistula: Anal fistula should usually be addressed. Normally this is done with surgery. In patients with crohns disease, sometimes asymptomatic fistulae do not require treatment. Otherwise not treating a fistula can leave one at risk for infection, abscess, life threatening infection, and over a period of years, possibly cancer developing in the fistula tract. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on where: Common arthritis surgeries involve knee, hip, shoulder replacement. This is typically due to osteoarthritis, which tends to affect large weight-bearing bones. Small joint surgical options are more limited and should be discussed with a hand or foot-and-ankle specialist. Success depends on many factors, including your expectations. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you let me know how many people have actually died from gastric bypass surgery or complications from it ?
Less than 0.5%: One thing to keep in mind with patients who are morbidly obese is they are at increased risk from any type of surgery, not just bypass. The longitudinal assessment of bariatric surgery or labs study showed that bypass surgery in the morbidly obese, in an experienced program carries a low risk of morbidity and mortality. Mortality& morbidity is actually higher in heart and hip surgery in the obese. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See below: It is the removal of a boney bridge between 2 or more bones in the midfoot. ...Read more
I have acute pain from abdominal adhesions 8yrs. Why are surgeons unwilling to cut some of the adhesions if patient is willing to have it done?
Will come back: Adhesions are unavoidable once you have surgery, some luck ones after abdominal surgery will not get them , equally lucky ones will not have any problem rest of the life . Only indication surgery for adhesions is bowel obstruction, as surgery will create more adhesions and complications, pay attention to your doctors advise. Hope you will never suffer. ...Read more
Gastric bypass patients are more likely to develop gallstones later on after surgery. How can this be prevented?
Carefully: Giving money directly to them is a bad idea since they may take the money and never spend it on what you gave it for. A better idea is to pay the medical/surgical office with the understanding that if the surgery is not done, you can get a refund. ...Read more
Not everyone drinks : Everyone doesn't drink. Most who do drink, do so only in moderation. If one associates just with drinkers, maybe that's why it seems as though everybody drinks. About 10% of people who drink have a dependency. One does not have to drink daily to be an alcoholic. It is important to do most things in moderation and to do things that are beneficial. Sometimes that may mean, finding some new friends. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not Recomended: If you are asking about the intake of alcoholic beverages, the answer is generally no. Patients may be at increased risk for seizure around the time of brain surgery. Alcohol lowers the seizure threshold and may contribute to a post-operative seizure. Consult your doctor about your risk for seizure and a reasonable plan to enjoy a small amount of alcoholic beverages after surgical recovery. ...Read more
Intestinal disease: Removing part of large/small intestine may treat intestinal conditions such as colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease, intestinal blockage, precancerous polyps, or other benign tumors. To treat colorectal cancer, it could prevent the spread or remove blockage/bleeding. Here's a good link: http://www.Duanereade.Com/health/procedurefactsheet.Aspx?Id=3 take care - feel better. ...Read more
Almost 500,000: Difficult to get exact numbers. Close to 300, 000 coronary artery bypass, although this number is trending down due to stents, anticholesterol meds, smoking sessation, etc. Then there are surgeries for aneurysms, valvular disease and many different pediatric heart surgeries. So somewhere around 450k to 500k. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have scheurmanns kyphosis & options are to live with it or have it corrected via surgery, what would be the complications with getting surgery on it?
Multiple: The decision whether or not you are a candidate would be in part based upon an exam and appropriate imaging studies. It is a pretty large surgery, but reasonably safe In an otherwise healthy patient. Highest risk would be infection in about 1percent, pain despite surgery would also be risk and so it would be important to fully determine source of pain. Further discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
Maybe: It really depends on a number of factors. The major factor is the state of your lupus. How well controlled is your disease and do you have significant kidney or neurologic manifestations. Your rheumatologist can help determine if you are a surgical candidate and if the advantages of this surgery outweigh the risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can people with autism ever somewhat recover from it? I don't mean fully but to some extent can they recover?
Some sites seem to think having laser eye surgery can lead to some horrible condition. What are common risks?
Dry Eye: For the most part, laser eye surgery is safe and very effective. However, any procedure can carry risks. Most common risk is dry eye. Other risks include infection and inflammation. It is very important to get a thorough eye examination and discuss the procedure and it's risks with your ophthalmologist. Good luck. ...Read more
For what reason might it be that patients with diabetes have prolonged recovery compared to patients without diabetes?
MultipleBloodFlowEtc: Dm degrades both macrovascular (accelerates atherosclerosis) & microvascular blood supply to tissues & increased sugar changes/interferes with the function of most cellular proteins. This is a complex issue with many addditional factors, many still poorly understood. ...Read more
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