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Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspiration
1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and ...Read more
Small but painful dorsal wrist ganglion, 6+ months, consultant recommends aspiration to begin but likely to reocur, should I ask for surgery instead?
Is the aspiration abortion method safe and effective for early pregnancies? How come it is so quick vs. Other surgical methods? Is it fda approved?
I'm not: Sure about a specific "aspiration technique". There are small devices that aspirated and do not require the same amount of anesthesia as a suction d@c. It's gonna be the sterility of where your going but most surgical terminations r done by some form of suction ( aspiration same). ...Read more
Not likely: This type of biopsy, using a small needle, is usually done as a minor office procedure, possibly with ultrasound guidance. You likely can eat before the procedure, but should probably have someone available to bring you home after the biopsy. But check first with your medical provider. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have colliod cyst at right lobe of thyriod gland.. Size 4cm .. What's it?What's the treatment of it ..(aspiration or surgery)? What about recurrence
Aspirate: With thyroid cyst, first line therapy is to aspirate cyst. Recurrence is a risk and you will be monitored. Stay up with your doc visits and medications. If aspiration and monitoring fail, then a surgical removal the thyroid lobe with the cyst will be considered. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a huge ganglion cyst on the top, right side of my right knee. After four or five aspirations. We finally decided on surgery. Well, I have had it aspirated twice since then (surgery was done in april 2012). The last aspiration removed 50cc of fl
Have a lrg seroma after lap hernia surgery what is best way for it to go away with out aspiration , will walking and putting heat on it help ?
Not much: Walking is not going to help and in fact may make it bigger. Heat will also not be effective if the seroma is large. Aspirating a seroma is generally done in an outpatient setting and the seroma may require multiple rounds of aspiration, depending on the rate of buildup, location and symptoms. ...Read more
As with most things: You can't make an omelette without cracking some eggs. In other words, the noninvasive procedures may have some benefit but it's nothing like what can be achieved with the actual surgical procedure. It is however noninvasive so it therefore has a significant advantage. My feeling is that a procedure which is, say one half as effective should probably cost about one half as much. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers