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Can you tell me how the procedure for av fistula placement works?

Can you tell me how the procedure for av fistula placement works?

It works well.: A fistula is the best option for long-term hemodialysis. Your own artery and vein are connected in a small surgical procedure. It takes 6 weeks or more to grow or mature and then 2 needles are inserted for dialysis. There is no artificial material as in an av graft so the fistulas stay open. See www, fistulafirst, org for more info. ...Read more

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Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more


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Need docs familiar with the gastric bypass surgery to tell me how safe it is?

Need docs familiar with the gastric bypass surgery to tell me how safe it is?

Gastric bypass safe: The the bypass is the gold standard for weight loss operations. It's been around for over 50 yrs and is a proven operation. It is the best in terms of overall weight loss. It is a safe operation but should only be done by an experienced gastric bypass surgeon. There are many lap band surgeons out there, but few are good gastric bypass surgeons. I have recommended bypass for family members. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is the recovery after great saphenous vein radiofrequency ablation?

Can you tell me how is the recovery after great saphenous vein radiofrequency ablation?

Recovery vein RX: After saphenous vein radiofrequency ablation, the recovery is minimal. There is very little discomfort afterwards (my patients usually report a pain level of 1 on a scale of 1-10). The discomfort is usually controlled with ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) alone & does not limit normal activities. Most patients go back to work immediately with no restriction. You may want to avoid vigorous exercise for 1-2 wks ...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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Can you tell me the risks and the recovery period for a carotid subclavian bypass?

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 tell me how precise is the stephoscope for hearing aortic regurgitation?

Can you tell me how precise is the stephoscope for hearing aortic regurgitation?

Not very: It requires a careful exam by an experienced clinician in a quiet room with optimal positioning to hear AR. It's very hard to hear and easily overlooked. (echo, on the other hand, will catch it 100% of the time). ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a great deal of pain. My doctor has suggested vertebroplasty. How long does the procedure take?

Can you tell me if a great deal of pain. My doctor has suggested vertebroplasty. How long does the procedure take?

Compression fracture: Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty can treat compression fractures in the mid and lower back. The procedure is done as an outpatient and takes 30-60 minutes to perform. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how much is a hemorrhoidal cauterizing procedure?

Can somebody tell me how much is a hemorrhoidal cauterizing procedure?

Difficult to say: The answer to this question depends on a lot of factors, two easy ones would be: 1. Where is it being done (office/SurgiCenter)? 2. What kind of anesthesia is being used (local/sedation/general)? If you want to know, the best way to find out is to speak to the doctor's office about how much the procedure will actually cost you. The office would have your insurance information and they'd help. ...Read more

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How is laser done to remove CIN1 for HPV? How long is the procedure? Does it need a full anesthetic or local? Help

 How is laser done to remove CIN1 for HPV? How long is the procedure? Does it need a full anesthetic or local? Help

NO LASER FOR CIN 1: Don't let your doctor do a procedure on your cervix for CIN 1. It is a localized, self limiting infection that only needs to be followed carefully with pap smears or HPV at least every 6 months. Again, a laser is not indicated. ...Read more

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Can someone explain a hysteroscopy for IUD removal? What will they do & how long will it take?

Can someone explain a hysteroscopy for IUD removal? What will they do & how long will it take?

A camera: That means they are putting a camera into your uterus. You probably lost the string or it broke and they need a better look to pull it out. How long it will take depends on what they see, but it usually not more than 30 minutes for this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long the procedure for nerve palsy in the eye takes?

Can you tell me how long the procedure for nerve palsy in the eye takes?

Best thing: to do is ask the doctor performing the surgery, it depends. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the best way to recover after a dialysis treatment?

Can you tell me the best way to recover after a dialysis treatment?

Dialysis treatment: No certain what aspect of not feeling well you want to recover from. Discuss with your dialysis team. ...Read more

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Can you tell me with what or how to naturally excrete the dental anesthesia septocaine after a visit?

Can you tell me with what or how to naturally excrete the dental anesthesia septocaine after a visit?

Septocaine: Septocaine is metabolized by circulating enzymes in the blood and excreted primarily in the urine. You body takes care of this all for you. While you can't make much of a difference as to how quickly the effects dissipate, your own metabolism, health, physical activity and body temperature play a small role. ...Read more

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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

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Can you tell me how much time does an atrial septal defect surgical repair take approximately.?

Varies: For a typical asd, the heart portion of the surgery takes less than an hour. Preparing the patient for surgery in the or and closing the chest after surgery takes more time. Total time in the or usually is less than four hours. Some asds are closed at cardiac catheterization and can typically be accomplished in less than two or three hours. ...Read more

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How will I know what does a surgery to remove the thyroid consists of, recovery time, is it an outpatient procedure?

How will I know what does a surgery to remove the thyroid consists of, recovery time, is it an outpatient procedure?

Thyroidectomy: Thyroid surgery involves removing either the entire thyroid gland (total thyroidectomy) or just one lobe (lobectomy). The incision is 2- 3 inches long and is placed across the front of the neck in a natural skin crease. If you have a lobectomy, you may be able to go home the same day. If you have a total thyroidectomy, you will stay in the hospital overnight so your calcium levels can be watched. ...Read more

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