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Hopefully: If the lesion is superficial, only excision of the skin site is needed. If it is deeper then removal of one or more of the lymph nodes in the area is usually recommended. If there is lymph node involvement, chemotherapyay help improve survival. Seek treatment at a center with experience in melanoma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Analyse risk/benefit: The statistics on outcomes for various procedures are available. In your particular case, success will also be influenced by your risk/benefit analysis. Okay to take family/friend with you to preop visit with your surgeon to fully understand the procedure. ...Read more
With small incisions: Laparoscopy, in general, is performed with the patient asleep. The abdomen is filled with co2 to elevate the abdominal wall away from the internal organs. Tubes called trocars are placed at various spots on the abdomen depending on the surgery. Through the trocars are placed a camera and surgical instruments. The incisions are generally small and the healing time faster than open surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but...: Yes, it's major; the one for prostate cancer is definitely big and that for obstructive urination, less but still takes 3-6 months to completely heal ; resurface the large internal raw surface. But, with the refined professional skills and advanced technology, the expected surgery-related suffering ; pain as well as its outcome has been better accepted than ever. More detail? Ask doc timely. ...Read more
Ovarian cysts: Most ovarian cysts can be removed laparoscopically which is an outpatient procedure. It is nowadays unusual to have to be inpatient for this. This obviously depends on the expertise of your surgeon. Advanced gynecological laparoscopists rarely have to perform a laparotomy (open surgery) for ovarian cyst removal. Davinci robot-assistance may facilitate a minimally invasive approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meatal stenosis urologic surgery : Is in-patient surgery (stitches) to be preferred over out-patient surgery? How do we qualify a urologic surgeon?
Meatal stenosis: The surgery to correct mental stenosis, a meatotomy, is usually an outpatient procedure. It is a fairly minor procedure. I assume the surgeon you or your lived one has been evaluated by was recommended by another physician. If you trust that physicians judgement that no further prequalification is warranted. If not, go online, check reviews and malpractice history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
epiretinal membrane with cataract removed. Will surgery help? Wondering if lens from cataract surgery would be replaced? Dr says maybe surgery.
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