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Can You Tell Me About Supracervical Hysterectomies
Partial hysterectomy: A supracervical hysterectomy is a partial hysterectomy where the uterus is amputated from the cervix which is left in place. There is no proven benefit to this approach over a total hysterectomy when it comes to issues of pelvic support or sexual function. The surgery is technically easier and there is no vaginal scar with the supracervical procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uterus removal: There are several types depending on your medical history and why you are having one. Sometimes the uterus alone is removes as in the case of fibroids. Sometimes the uterus and cervix is removed and sometimes the uterus tubes and ovaries are removed. The gynecologist will discuss all the options with you ...Read more
Not too bad: When you arrive at the hospital, they will start an IV and possibly give you some pre-op medications. The surgeon and anesthesia will talk to you and answer your questions. Then they will take you to the surgery room where you will be put to sleep. When you wake up, you will be a bit sore and may have some nausea. You will be given medication for this. When you are ready you will be sent home ...Read more
Sigmoidectomy: This is a surgical procedure where a part of the colon is removed. This can be done as an open (large incision) or laparoscopic procedure (multiple small incisions). The two ends of the colon can usually be reconnected to each other so there is continuity of the fecal stream however there may be a need for bringing part of the intestines to the skin as an ostomy. ...Read more
Less invasive: Back in the day, before imaging, and before scopes the ability for a doc to access the abdominal cavity, a joint or the chest was limited to physical exam and open surgery. Now we have imaging, ;mri, ct scan to help more precisely diagnose and we have scopes to see inside with less disruption to the patient, easier recovery and usually equal outcome. Talk to your surgeon. Be well. ...Read more
Two general methods: Rectocele is basically a hernia of the rectal wall into the vagina. Many women have no symptoms from rectocele and do not need repair. Symptomatic rectocele can be repaired with sutures but comes back frequently. It can also be repaired with mesh. This technique may not come back as often but can have other complications. ...Read more
Yes: An instrument is inserted vaginally into the uterus and burns the lining of the uterus that bleeds each month. The goal is to restore normal periods and many women do not have periods after the procedure. There are various types- Novasure, Thermachoice to name a few. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That's alot!: This is a condition where tissue that normally lines the uterus ends up outside the uterus in various places, usually around the ovaries or behind the uterus. In that location, it causes pain. The condition can only be diagnosed with a day surgery (laparoscopy) and taking a sample of tissue in the wrong place. Treatment options are many but usually we start with birth control pills. ...Read more
VBAC non starter: VBAC, or vaginal birth after C/section, can be successful if the right patient is very closely monitored in labor to diagnose an avoid cataclysmic rupture of the uterus. However, due to medico-legal issues or time constraints, many MD's are justifiably unwilling to take on that particular challenge in practice. If you find a MD to consider that procedure you must be willing to accept the risks. ...Read more
Endometrial cancer: Endometrial cancer is the most common gyn cancer in th us. It is usually caught early because of the typical warning sign of abnormal bleeding. It's usually detected by endometrial biopsy or d&c. Hysterectomy is the usual treatment in early stages and has a high success rate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neck plastic surgery: A cerivcoplasty is commonly performed to improve laxity of the neck region. It may be performed as an isolated procedure (most commonly in men) but is typically performed in combination with a facelift. A variety of techniques ranging from short scar to longer incisions are used. Most commonly this completed with scars in back of the ears but a small chin (or even larger) incisions may be enployed ...Read more
Endodontist: You will need an Endodontist to explain the procedure. It needs to be done after root canal hasn't resolved problem. The procedure should be explained to you by your dentist or doctor and all of the expected risks and benefits. Bring a loved one with you to write down what you want to discuss and the options. ...Read more
Antrectomy/Vagotomy: This is a surgical procedure used to treat peptic ulcer that has failed resolution with medical therapy. It is much less common these days because of the advancement in medical treatment, especially with H. Pylori. The antrum contains G cells. When stimulated by the vagus nerve, they release gastrin, which in turn causes parietal cells in the proximal stomach to release acid. ...Read more
J-pouch: J-pouch surgery is a procedure used following the surgical removal of all of the colon and most of the rectum, usually in ulcerative colitis or marked hereditary colon polyposis. It is a procedure that uses part of the small intestine folded over and sewn into a new rectal pouch. It is a highly specialized surgery performed by well trained surgical specialists who perform this surgery regularly. ...Read more
For CAH: It is very rare to perform a clitoral reduction unless one suffers from congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). In most instances we may perform a clitoropexy, which essentially tucks (witch hazel) it away to make it more concealed or we perform a clitoral hood reduction which removes the excess skin around the clitoris. Go to: http//www.labiaplastydoc.com for examples. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Vaginal prolapse is a type of hernia that results in the feeling of a bulge coming out of the vaginal area. It can be associated with childbirth, obesity, smoking, chronic constipation, and chronic heavy lifting. Your doctor can do a pelvic exam to see if you have this, but most often women know they have it when they feel or see a bulge in the vaginal area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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