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Can you explain how the operation for leg claudication is done?

Can you explain how the operation for leg claudication is done?

Yes: The procedure done either removes the blocking atheroscelrotic plaque ( endarterectomy ), streches the area of plaque ( angioplasty +/- stent ), or bypasses the area ( graft - vein or artifical tube ). A combination of these is occasionally done. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerry Light
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Leg Claudication (Definition)

Discomfort in legs due to decreased blood ...Read more


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Is coronary artery bypass surgery for a 67y/o women good to recommend and can she not do it what will be the effect of that? answer please

Is coronary artery bypass surgery for a 67y/o women good to recommend and can she not do it what will be the effect of that? answer please

Complex issue: This is a complex question that needs to be discussed with cardiologist and cardiac surgeon. There are a lot of questions that need to be asked, such as how strong is the heart right now, is the patient symptomatic- chest pain on exertion, likelihood of having an MI. All surgeries have risks but if patient is fully functional and this surgery can continue to provide a quality of life, then consi ...Read more

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What can be done to cure thrombosis when a patient is paralysed?

What can be done to cure thrombosis when a patient is paralysed?

Blood Thinners: Thrombosis is the medical term for clot. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is clot in a deep vein, most commonly in the leg. In the short term, there's risk of clot breaking off and travelling to the lungs which can be fatal. Long term there's risk of damaging the affected vein, chronic swelling or ulcers. The treatment is blood thinners for 3-6 mos or longer. A filter may be placed to prevent embolus. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about a laproscopy being performed on the knee? Might need one in the near future. Is general anesthesia common for procedure?

What can you tell me about a laproscopy being performed on the knee? Might need one in the near future. Is general anesthesia common for procedure?

Wrong terminology. -: -laparoscopy is an abdominal procedure, arthroscopic refers 2 a joint. You must mean knee arthroscopy. I always use general in no contraindications. But spinals,nerve blocks an local with sedation is used by some. Have 2 ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Why is ankle fusion performed if it is not related to ankle arthritis? What are the main reasons? Recovery time? How long are you in a cast?

Why is ankle fusion performed if it is not related to ankle arthritis? What are the main reasons? Recovery time? How long are you in a cast?

Ankle pain: Pain in the ankle, secondary to cartilage deterioration (arthritis) develops with motion. If you eliminate the motion in the joint, pain will no longer be present. The downside is no ankle motion. A cast with either screws or frame is used for a period of approximately 8 weeks. At approximately the 8th week, weight bearing is encouraged if the bone is showing evidence of healing (x-rays). ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a bypass surgery that is done to the heart?

Could you explain what is a bypass surgery that is done to the heart?

Bypass surgery: ... Uses blood vessels from your body, like veins from your leg or arteries from your chest or arms, to route blood around blockages in the arteries that distribute blood to your heart (so the blockage is "bypassed"). Your doctor can go into more detail. ...Read more

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I need to know what is thoracoscopic sympathectomy, and where can this operation be done in the us?

I need to know what is thoracoscopic sympathectomy, and where can this operation be done in the us?

Sympathectomy: An endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy is most commonly done for excessive sweating. The procedure is done by a thoracic surgeon. I would contact your local medical society or medical university and see if you can get a recommendation for a local surgeon ...Read more

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Can you tell me the recovery time for a below the knee amputation?

Can you tell me the recovery time for a below the knee amputation?

Depends age & fitnes: There are so many variables. The weight, physical strength, psychological factors, age. I have had patients walking normally in six weeks and others 6 months and others never. ...Read more

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Can glaucoma be cured via surgery. How much does it cost? What is the best hospital to get this surgery done?

Can glaucoma be cured via surgery. How much does it cost? What is the best hospital to get this surgery done?

Yes: There are many different surgical treatments for glaucoma: SLT laser, trabeculectomy, shunt, MIGS, endocyclophotocoagulation, trabeculotomy, and others. Each has its own price range. There are many good general ophthalmologists and glaucoma supspecialists available. You need to make an appointment with one to discuss your options to determine what is best for you. ...Read more

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How many knee revisions can you have done on the same leg before it needs to be amputated?

How many knee revisions can you have done on the same leg before it needs to be amputated?

Depends: If the revision surgeries were for failed treatment of infection, sometimes amputation becomes necessary. Otherwise, most knee implant problems can be addressed with the various implant types available. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is surgery on the spine in your neck done?

Can you tell me how is surgery on the spine in your neck done?

Varies: There are numerous types of spinal surgery performed on the neck. Probably the most common is known as an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. In this surgery, an about 3 cm incision is made on the front of the neck. The disc is removed and often replaced with a plug or cage. In the right candidate, it can be very successful. I would discuss the specifics of your case with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the risks and the recovery period for a carotid subclavian bypass?

Carotid Subclavian: There are many risks with any vascular surgery. You need to discuss with your vascular surgeon because risk profile varies with each individual. Recovery period is usually 2 weeks. ...Read more

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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

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Can you tell me the recovery time for a kidney stent operation?

Can you tell me the recovery time for a kidney stent operation?

Usually a week: In general your renal arteries 'recover' right away, e.g. If you had renal hypertension due to stenosis it is resolved with the percutaneous revascularization. The recovery is for the groin access: most people stay overnight and restrict (some) activities for 1-2 weeks. A week is usually sufficient. Everyone is different. Follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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What type of surgeries can be performed for people with ascites do to cirrhosis, what factors go into deciding when to do the surgeries, and what is the prognosis afterwards? (can the person still be active, do contact sports ect.?)

What type of surgeries can be performed for people with ascites do to cirrhosis, what factors go into deciding when to do the surgeries, and what is the prognosis afterwards? (can the person still be active, do contact sports ect.?)

Ascites: Besides medicines, there are various procedures that are possible for ascites. They range from a shunt which can be placed in the liver without surgery (TIPS) to shunt surgery itself. In addition, a successful liver transplant would cure Ascites. Once healed, some people would be able to engage in contact sports, within reason. Details of these procedures require more than 400 characters. ...Read more

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Is it true that a vascular bypass surgery is only good for 5-10 years? What will happen to the pt after that period? Will she need amputation then?

Is it true that a vascular bypass surgery is only good for 5-10 years? What will happen to the pt after that period? Will she need amputation then?

Vascular Bypass Life: Yes, the average life-expectancy of a vascular bypass does range 5-10 years for most patients. Heart bypasses tend to last longer than bypasses in other locations of the body. Bypass that uses vein tend to last longer than those that utilize synthetic conduits, such as gortex or dacron velour grafts. Bypass life can be extended by doing stents or angioplasty or even surgical revision over time. ...Read more

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