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How is the WPW ablation procedure done?

How is the WPW ablation procedure done?

With a catheter: An electrical study of the heart is first performed using catheters passed from the veins in the legs, arms or neck. This study helps document the wpw. A special catheter is then used to "map" the location of the extra electrical connection that causes the wpw. That same catheter can be used to destroy the extra connection, either by burning or freezing the abnormal connection. ...Read more

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Ablation (Definition)

Cardiac ablation involves destruction of tissue aimed at elimination of sources of origin or propagation of arrhythmias. It may also be used to destroy part of the heart in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Typically it is done with a catheter inserted through a ...Read more


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I got essure & thermal ablation procedure done 6 weeks ago & i think i got my first period... How to tell if the procedure worked?

I got essure & thermal ablation procedure done 6 weeks ago & i think i got my first period... How to tell if the procedure worked?

More time: You may need up to six months to see the effect of the ablation and you need an hsg3 months after essureto see that it was effective. ...Read more

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What is it about a vasectomy that makes most men shy away from having the procedure done?

What is it about a vasectomy that makes most men shy away from having the procedure done?

Fear: Most men prize their "equipment" and are afraid of "being snipped" because it might damage their prized equipment. It is mildly painful, but buys the guy a lot of less fear of an unwanted pregnancy. Some men feel that they aren't "real "med" unless they can cause a pregnancy, a neanderthal concept. ...Read more

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Can a man that has had a sex change from male to female and wants to go back to being a male would they have this procedure done: lavh?

Can a man that has had a sex change from male to female and wants to go back to being a male would they have this procedure done: lavh?

No: An lavh is a laporoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy. A hysterectomy is when the uterus is removed. Someone who has gender reassignment surgery from male to female would not have a uterus. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can phlebectomy procedure be done with having ablation of gsv?

Help plz! Can phlebectomy procedure be done with having ablation of gsv?

Yes.: Phlebectomy (microphlebectomy) is often routinely performed in conjunction with GSV ablation. These procedures are done under local and tumescent anesthesia and are usually done in the office. Both of these procedures can also be performed independent of each other. ...Read more

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I had an ablation done 2 months on my heart & for the past 2 weeks I feel the way I did before my procedure is this normal?

I had an ablation done 2 months on my heart & for the past 2 weeks I feel the way I did before my procedure is this normal?

See your EP: While ablations are often curative there can be recurrence (incomplete ablation) or other arrythmias present not previously appreciated. Talk to your electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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I recently been diagnosed with svt. I decided to have the ablation done. I'm extremely scared to do this. Is this a common procedure and is it safe?

I recently been diagnosed with svt. I decided to have the ablation done. I'm extremely scared to do this. Is this a common procedure and is it safe?

Yes, usually: In experienced hands it is a very safe and successful procedure. Volume equates to better outcomes for most procedures, meaning you want someone who has done thousands of procedures and not just a few and want it to be done at a high volume center. ...Read more

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I just had an ablation done on L5 on l&r side but continue to feel the same pain before procedure, also tingling up & down my spine, what is going on?

I just had an ablation done on L5 on l&r side but continue to feel the same pain before procedure, also tingling up & down my spine, what is going on?

Back pain: Back pain can occur from a tear in the annulus, impingement of the nerve by a ruptured discuss or an inflamed facet joint. If the pain persists, another pain generator in the back may be causing the pain. An updated mri, a discogram/ct of the lumbar spine, and an evaluation by a neurosurgeon or spine specialist may provide answers to why the pain persists. ...Read more

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What is the success rate for the "firm" procedure for atrial fibrillation and are there any additional risks having it done over a normal ablation

What is the success rate for the "firm" procedure for atrial fibrillation and are there any additional risks having it done over a normal ablation

Alternate technique: My understanding is that FIRM (focal impulse and rotor modulation) ablation is, perhaps, a more advanced ablation system using a very sophisticated catheter that, purportedly, maps locations/rotors that seemingly could trigger & sustain AF. Success up to 80% in controlling AF for 2 years is reported, better than with standard ablation. Risks should be similar. Careful case selection is important! ...Read more

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Can nanoknife ablation done as multiple percutaneous probe insertions actually known to cause an embolism? Procedure was not open surgery.

Can nanoknife ablation done as multiple percutaneous probe insertions actually known to cause an embolism? Procedure was not open surgery.

Here are some...: Nanoknife ablation is a descriptive term portraying the use of high-tech small probes to deliver the energy of freezing or radio frequency to destroy unwanted tissue or cancer; so, it is not an open surgery, but has its own limitation especially in tumor size and location. Yet, no procedure is perfect but with its own pros & cons. More? Ask treating doctors timely. ...Read more

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I had a cardiac ablation done 5 days ago...it went with no complications..however after the procedure i have constant shortness of breath when I talk?

I had a cardiac ablation done 5 days ago...it went with no complications..however after the procedure i have constant shortness of breath when I talk?

See your doctor!: Complications from cardiac ablation are rare but can include blood clots forming in the legs or lungs. This is called a PE, and could cause shortness of breath. It's also possible (depending on the approach used) to have a partial lung collapse. See your doctor to rule out any serious problem causing your shortness of breath. ...Read more

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I will be having a venous ablation procedure for severe venous reflux. Is there untenable risk having both legs done during the same procedure? Surgeon is willing but I'm feeling wary learning this is less commonly done.

I will be having a venous ablation procedure for severe venous reflux. Is there untenable risk having both legs done during the same procedure? Surgeon is willing but I'm feeling wary learning this is less commonly done.

Vascular surgeon: It is common practice to perform this procedure on both legs at the same sitting. If you're seeing a skilled vascular surgeon with experience in this procedure, I would take his/her advice. ...Read more

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What to do if I have the essure procedure done?

Follow ...: ...your doctor's instructions. I'm not sure what information you're trying to obtain. ...Read more

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I just had a catheter procedure done. I was wondering what this procedure does ?

I just had a catheter procedure done. I was wondering what this procedure does ?

Didn't you ask?: KevK, I assume that you must have agreed to be catheterized. Surely you would know why it was done? There are several types of catheterization procedures, quite different. One (bladder catheterization) is done for blockage of urine flow, and another is for possible serious heart problems. Assuming you had the former, you would know it relieves obstruction and usually nothing else. ...Read more

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How is a spinal tap procedure done?

How is a spinal tap procedure done?

Carefully: Generally, the patient is placed on their side, the area in the lumbar region is then sterily cleaned. A local anesthetic is infused in the region of the planned procedure. Finally, a needle is introduced and advanced into the sub-arachnoid space till spinal fluid is encountered. Usually, an opening pressure is measured and spinal fluid is sent for analysis. ...Read more

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How is a laparoscopic j-pouch procedure done?

How is a laparoscopic j-pouch procedure done?

Carefully!: Using 4-5 small incisions we free up all the attachments of the colon and rectum. Then we divide the rectum above the anal muscles or sphincters and make an extraction incision. About 3 inches in size. After removal of the colon and rectum we create the pouch and then attach it to the anal muscles.

Sometimes you need a bikini incision to help with the pelvic part of the surgery. ...Read more

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What is the procedure done to correct a single ventricle?

What is the procedure done to correct a single ventricle?

Multiple: Single ventricle cannot be corrected, but a more normal circulation of blood is accomplished through a series of surgeries (most commonly three separate operations). The first is performed shortly after birth; the second around six months of age and the third at a few years of age. ...Read more

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I am having a procedure done without local anesthesia, should I be concerned?

I am having a procedure done without local anesthesia, should I be concerned?

Local anesthetic: Not at all, the term local anesthesia can include moderate sedation, many procedures are done under local anesthesia, it also depends on your personality type. ...Read more

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Can you do this cleanse and not have a procedure done just for the purpose if cleaning out you colon?

Can you do this cleanse and not have a procedure done just for the purpose if cleaning out you colon?

Why?: 1 time 4 a procedure every 5 years is enough 4 anyone. U can buy mag so4 oyc & sleep by the toilet, and u will b clean. However in doing so u loose electrolytes & if don every week this can cause serious 2 fatal consequences. Stick 2 just doing it b 4 a procedure! high fiber & proper hydration will help things move along, no laxatives! ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many times can you have the freezing procedure done without it having your cervix damaged?

Can you let me know how many times can you have the freezing procedure done without it having your cervix damaged?

Varies: Any time cryocautery of the cervix is done, a certain amount of cervical tissue is destroyed. In large trials these procedures have been shown to increase preterm birth rates, though this effect is minimal to absent after one procedure. Multiple procedures are more associated with increased risk. Leep is more associated with the risk than cryo, but both procedures destroy cervical tissue. ...Read more

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I had a leep procedure done and my margins came back positive. What does this mean? Will I be ok? I’m very worried about this

I had a leep procedure done and my margins came back positive. What does this mean? Will I be ok? I’m very worried about this

Repeat pap: repeat pap in 6 weeks
if negative wait and repeat pap every 3 months
if positive go for cnne biopsy ...Read more

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I'm getting a flex sack procedure done this morning and took a laxative last night but it didn't work. Should I take another one?

I'm getting a flex sack procedure done this morning and took a laxative last night but it didn't work. Should I take another one?

Yes: I gather you mean flexible sigmoidoscopy. If you afre not cleaned out, let the gastroenterologist know to re-schedule. He will not be able to see anything unless you are cleaned out. ...Read more

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I am due to have an ulnar osteotomy procedure done in 3 weeks. How long does it take to recover from? How long will i be off work?

I am due to have an ulnar osteotomy procedure done in 3 weeks. How long does it take to recover from? How long will i be off work?

Ask your doctor: Your operating surgeon should be able to answer your questions. You should ask your doctor whatever your concerns are.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and I have been thinking about gettin a procedure done.. I weigh 250 lbs and i only measure 5'2 i want to get a lipo suction?

I'm 19 and I have been thinking about gettin a procedure done.. I weigh 250 lbs and i only measure 5'2  i want to get a lipo suction?

Liposuction is NOT: For weight loss, it is for contouring resistant fatty areas after losing weight. You would not benefit from liposuction and most ethical abps-certified plastic surgeons would encourage you to lose weight rather than consider liposuction of any kind. You are probably a candidate for gastric bypass or lap band procedure--see your doctor and ask about diet or surgery! not lipo--sorry! ...Read more

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I am deathly terrified of getting a tsesi can I take anything before having this procedure done to calm my nerves? Or can I be sedated?

I am deathly terrified of getting a tsesi can I take anything before having this procedure done to calm my nerves? Or can I be sedated?

Simple procedure: I believe that you are referring to a transforminal epidural steroid injection (tfesi). If so, they are commonly done for radicular extremity pain stemming from nerve root compression in the spine. They are typically done under local without sedation although some anxiolysis from valium could be considered. Iv sedation is also available at many locations but carries its own risk. ...Read more

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I had the VNUS closure procedure done 1 wk ago. My vein still looks vericosed. Does this mean it didn't work? When can I expect to see results?

I had the VNUS closure procedure done 1 wk ago. My vein still looks vericosed. Does this mean it didn't work? When can I expect to see results?

Depends: The vnus closure uses rf energy to seal varicose veins where the catheter was placed. During the seal process, the vein is thrombosed. The sealed vein will, over time be absorbed by the body..Until that time, the vein maybe visible or palpable. Absorption should be completed by the body over 4-8 months. Often times patients require added sclerotherapy for associated varicose veins post vnus. ...Read more

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My husband had a minor procedure done today and they did 3 stiches in his upper back area (they removed a small cyst) is it normal to have heavybleed?

My husband had a minor procedure done today and they did 3 stiches in his upper back area (they removed a small cyst) is it normal to have heavybleed?

Please call: your surgeon. Heavy bleeding is not normal. Meanwhile, apply continuous pressure with a clean towel or gauze for 20 minutes every hour. But do have the doctor on call get back to you about this tonight. ...Read more

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Hi - I had a LEEP procedure done on Dec6th and it all went fine - I got my usual cycle on Dec20th for around 4 days and then on Dec31st it appeared th?

Hi - I had a LEEP procedure done on Dec6th and it all went fine - I got my usual cycle on Dec20th for around 4 days and then on Dec31st it appeared th?

Vaginal bleeding: LEEP procedures involve tissue removal in the cervix for abnormal cells found with PAP testing. The external cervix while healing is easily irritated and the area of tissue removal can bleed especially if sexual relations have resumed. See your gyn provider who did the LEEP for an exam if this persists. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more