Top
20
Doctor insights on: Can You Explain How An Appendectomy Is Done

Share
1

1
Can you explain how an appendectomy is done?

Can you explain how an appendectomy is done?

General Surgery: Appendectomy is one of the most common operations performed by a general surgeon. The traditional operation involves making a 1"-3" incision in the right lower abdomen; this operation can also be performed via laparoscopy using 3 small incisions. Either way, the surgery requires general anesthesia, and the appendix is permanently removed along with it's adjacent blood supply. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Dan Lister
354 doctors shared insights

Removal Of Appendix (Definition)

An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. A perforated appendix can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life-threatening. An appendectomy is done under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and do not feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon makes a small cut in the lower right side of your belly area ...Read more


2

2
Can you tell me how is an echocardiography performed?

Can you tell me how is an echocardiography performed?

Echocardiogram: read this: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003869.htm

Get a more detailed answer ›
3

3
Can you please explain why a mastoidectomy is an elective surgery?

Elective surgery: Elective surgery means that the surgery can be scheduled at the convenience of the patient. The other kinds of surgery are emergent--gotta get it done right now; urgent--must be done soon, but not right this second; and elective--can be scheduled. Mastoidectomy is typically not done in emergent or urgent circumstances. It needs to be done, but if you wait a week or two or more, it's okay. ...Read more

5

5
Can you tell me how is an ultrasound achieved?

Can you tell me how is an ultrasound achieved?

Ultrasound: The patient is usually lying on a table, with the region to be scanned exposed. The sonographer will place gel on the skin to facilitate transmission of the sound waves from the scanner into the body. The sonographer will glide the scanner over the skin, producing images on the screen. Unless you are already in pain, it is a painless easy procedure. ...Read more

6

6
Can you tell me how is a percutaneous nephrolithotomy performed?

Can you tell me how is a percutaneous nephrolithotomy performed?

Keyhole: PCNL is performed through a tiny puncture in the back which allows a scope to be passed directly into the kidney. This is done under anesthesia and usually requires less than2 days in the hospital ...Read more

7

7
Can you tell me how is an STD test performed for a guy?

Can you tell me how is an STD test performed for a guy?

Here are some ...: To decide what and how the STD-related tests be done largely relies on the result from a detailed personal and sex history and physical exam. For gono/chlamydia, taking fresh urine after no voiding for 3-4 hrs if possible and urethral swab are things to do; for HIV, syphilis, hepatitis, etc., taking blood for testing serum antibody concentration timely; for herpes, taking the fluid from lesions or ...Read more

8

8
What can be done about an abscess?

What can be done about an abscess?

It depends on site: Drainage of an abscess is (if possible) a good form of initial treatment. If it is not practical to drain it, it must be treated with antibiotics and then the source of the infection must be determined and removed or treated more definitively. ...Read more

9

9
What would the doctor suggest if no operation can be performed to treat appendicitis?

What would the doctor suggest if no operation can be performed to treat appendicitis?

Antibiotics?: Not sure why surgery couldn't be done. Appendectomy remains the treatment of choice. However, there is some evidence that uncomplicated appendicitis can be treated successfully with antibiotics. If rupture and abscess formation occur, this can initially be treated with antibiotics and ct-guided catheter drainage if the abscess is large and accessible. Appendectomy is delayed several weeks. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
10

10
Can you please tell me how a doctor can tell from an xray if a solid lumbar fusion has occured? Does this need to happen before returning to work?

Can you please tell me how a doctor can tell from an xray if a solid lumbar fusion has occured? Does this need to happen before returning to work?

Yes and no: Bony fusion is seen by bone growth and fusion of the bones which can be seen on x-ray. This can be difficult if there is metal hardware present. CT scanning is better than plain x-ray. Again, hardware may get in the way. I am not a surgeon but in my experience, you don't need to see bony fusion in order to return to work. However, you need to consult with your surgeon. ...Read more

11

11
Can an ep study tell you if your arteries are blocked? How safe is the procedure? Can you feel it ?

Can an ep study tell you if your arteries are blocked? How safe is the procedure? Can you feel it ?

A new EP tool: Called multifunction cardiogram us designed to do exact that. Check it out!http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Can you tell me how is a urethral dilation done for a female?

Can you tell me how is a urethral dilation done for a female?

See answer: Urethral dilation is an outmoded practice with few indications in women compared to years ago. It was thought to be a cure for recurrent UTI or other urinary symptoms. It is now felt that there is little scientific basis for this. However, some women may have truly narrowed urethras (strictures) and dilation with successively larger instruments can temporarily restore normal caliber. ...Read more

14

14
My daughter is required to have a mammogram can you please explain what is going to be done?

My daughter is required to have a mammogram can you please explain what is going to be done?

Check this link: http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/examandtestdescriptions/mammogramsandotherbreastimagingprocedures/mammograms-and-other-breast-imaging-procedures-having-a-mammogram

Get a more detailed answer ›
15

15
Can anyone tell me is it painful to have an operation for a stoma?

Can anyone tell me is it painful to have an operation for a stoma?

Can be: No operation on ones abdomen is painless, however, pain is subjective from one patient to the next. The type of surgery, the skill of your surgeon, and the type of post operative pain management provided by your surgeon can make most surgeries tolerable to most people. ...Read more

16

16
Please tell me how Swallow study is done and what can it diagnose? How much radiation do you get from this procedure?

Please tell me how Swallow study is done and what can it diagnose? How much radiation do you get from this procedure?

Swallow study.: You are given a contrast agent and various textured materials to swallow. Brief pictures are taken with low dose radiation to define the swallowing process. Minimal radiation is limited to the area of study. ...Read more

18

18
Can laparoscopic surgery be done on a hydrocele i want answer yes or no please say answer doctor ?

Can laparoscopic surgery be done on a hydrocele i want  answer  yes  or  no  please  say answer  doctor ?

No: Laparoscopic surgery is performed for intra-abdominal conditions. Hydroceles are only skin deep in scrotum ; laparscopic instruments are > 1 foot long. Thus senseless to use laparoscopes for hydrocele surgery. Yes could be done, but would question sanity of any surgeon attemtping to complicate such a straightforward ; simple operation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
How can I tell if a surgery is routine or actually difficult?

How can I tell if a surgery is routine or actually difficult?

That's tough.: If your surgeon tells you it's routine, it probably is, because most surgeons like to tell you how difficult it will be so that when it's over you will keep them on the pedestal on which they have placed themselves. But if he says it's difficult, there is no way to know for sure other than perhaps to ask an uninvolved objective surgeon. ...Read more

20

20
How common is it for someone to need an endoscopy?

How common is it for someone to need an endoscopy?

Depends: In asia, every patient over the age of 40 routinely undergoes endoscopy due to the high incidence of stomach cancer. In the United States where the stomach cancer is much less common, patients only do endoscopy if they have symptoms like acid reflux, weight loss, gastrointestinal bleeding, food getting caught or a strong family history of stomach cancer.. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Erik Borncamp
490 doctors shared insights

Appendectomy (Definition)

An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. It can either be done through an open incision ...Read more