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Doctor insights on: Cleft Palate Repair Post Op

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A complete cleft palate repair usually takes how many operations?

A complete cleft palate repair usually takes how many operations?

One: One operation to repair the palate, but a second operation usually between 6-8 years old to repair the gum line if the cleft goes there. ...Read more

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Palate (Definition)

The palate is the anatomical description of the roof of the mouth. It separated into two parts: the hard palate (more forward) and the soft palate (which is closer to the throat), it separates the mouth ...Read more


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Upcoming op for recurrent sport hernia. Prev. op was open suture without mesh. New surgeon will use open anterior w/mesh. Risk of testicular damage?

Upcoming op for recurrent sport hernia. Prev. op was open suture without mesh. New surgeon will use open anterior w/mesh. Risk of testicular damage?

Caution: Not a simple problem. If you have had a previous open repair, and you're still having pain, I would strongly recommend a laparoscopic repair IF you need one. Only about 20% of inguinal repairs are done this way, so you'll have to find a surgeon w/ enough training/experience. Try the Americas Hernia Society website to find one near you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What does orthognathic surgery for bilateral complete cleft lip and palate involve?

What does orthognathic surgery for bilateral complete cleft lip and palate involve?

Many surgeries : This surgery can include repair of the lip and nose by clipping then sewing the tissues together in the first 6 months of life. The palate (roof of mouth) repair around 12-18 months of age involves sewing the two sides together. A repair of a cleft in the gumline may involve adding bone and orthodontics (braces) usually 9-12 years old. ...Read more

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What is orthognathic surgery for bilateral complete cleft lip and palate?

What is orthognathic surgery for bilateral complete cleft lip and palate?

Clefts and Jaw Sx: In cleft patients, it is common for the maxilla to fail to develop along normal growth patterns, a lot of this has to do with scarring from previous surgeries. In order to correct for this underdevelopment of the upper jaw, orthognathic surgery is performed. Typically, the upper jaw is advanced forward, and because it is a bilateral cleft, it will technically be a three-piece segmental LeFort. ...Read more

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If a dura patch leaks post op posterrior fossa decompression, is surgical repair necessary?

If a dura patch leaks post op posterrior fossa decompression, is surgical repair necessary?

Sometimes: Definitely needs to be watched carefully. Sometimes resolves with a spinal drain alone, but sustained leakage through the wound requires re operation. ...Read more

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Cleft palate and palatine processes for surgery?

Cleft palate and palatine processes for surgery?

Good if needed: Have your orthodontist and your oral surgeon both review your situation. The co-ordination between the 2 of them generally gives better results. ...Read more

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Have reducable lump 5 weeks post laparo inguinal mesh repair. Identical to original hernia. Thoughts?

Have reducable lump 5 weeks post laparo inguinal mesh repair. Identical to original hernia. Thoughts?

After 5 weeks: Post surgery , reducible lump could be recurrence go to your surgeon for follow visit , to make sure it is not recurrence. ...Read more

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Cleft lip and palate repair--best at birth or later?

Lip by 3 months.: Lip repair is usually done by 3 months old, and palate repair by 10 months before speech begins. The age of lip repair is not critical, and most surgeons do not feel that the risks of early (ie 0-4 weeks old) outweigh the theoretical benefits. So, repair at birth is frowned on by most cleft centers and surgeons. ...Read more

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Can a seroma redevelop 3 months after open ventral hernia surgery with mesh and a wound vac?

Can a seroma redevelop 3 months after open ventral hernia surgery with mesh and a wound vac?

Persistent Seroma: Seromas following surgery can be very frustrating for both the surgeon and for the patient. Though usually most seromas get better with time occasionally there are some seromas to refuse to go away. Seromas that have been present for a long time tend to form capsules which prevents permanent resolution. Sometimes these chronic seromas need to be surgically removed. ...Read more

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Had 2 large ventral hernias repaired laproscopically. Double mesh 8x10 used in repair..2 large seromas formed. Having considerable pain 5 wks. Post op?

Had 2 large ventral hernias repaired laproscopically. Double mesh 8x10 used in repair..2 large seromas formed. Having considerable pain 5 wks. Post op?

Hernia repair: Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair is actually a very painful procedure. Additionally, seromas are also very common, but usually reabsorb and are gone by 6 to 12 months. Any remaining fluid collection is usually not symptomatic and can typically be left alone. Sounds like you're progressing along a fairly typical postoperative course, but if you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to call your surgeon. ...Read more

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Recovery/down time post acdf c6/c7? What is the post op recovery like?

Recovery/down time post acdf c6/c7? What is the post op recovery like?

Acdf: Every surgeon has a different Postop protocol. I usually allow my patients to do all normal gentle activity immediately after surgery. I restrict any heavy bending lifting or twisting for six weeks though. Most patients are off of the narcotic pain medication by about two weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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Burning sensation from left nipple status post open chest prcedure for valve repair 3 weeks status post operation?

Burning sensation from left nipple status post  open chest prcedure for valve repair 3 weeks status post operation?

It happens.: From any open heart surgery you have many of your superficial nerves of chest wall injury , so burning sensation is not uncommon. It may get better over a long time, it's hard to predict. ...Read more

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Dealing with a seroma following laparoscopic hernia repair?

Dealing with a seroma following laparoscopic hernia repair?

Drain it or not: Most of these are self-limiting. They can be drained and will resolve. Don't worry. They are usually no big deal. ...Read more

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Mom is 13 days post op in fl hospital now with severe diarrhea from incarcerated incisional hernia repair by laparoscopic open surgery .Vancomycin?

? C dif enterocoliti: Often prolonged peri-operative antibiotics adversely affect the bacterial content of the colon resulting in an overgrowth of a bug called clostridium difficile. This causes inflammation of the colon lining with resultant severe diarrhea. Stool culture/sample is needed to make/confirm the diagnosis. But if diagnostic tests are +, vancomycin and/or Flagyl (metronidazole) are appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are common post op reactions after nissen fold surgery?

What are common post op reactions after nissen fold surgery?

Many: Most common initially is difficulty swallowing. This is normal and goes away w time. Long term, most pts can not burp, vomit, and have lots if gas/gurgling. This may get better over time (yrs). Don't let this dissuade u from surgery however. Most pts are extremely happy and have great quality of life. Worse the symptoms, better pts feel. ...Read more

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What medications are used during a cleft palate repair surgery?

What medications are used during a cleft palate repair surgery?

Many different medic: There are a variety of medications that are traditionally used during other surgeries but may be administered in liquid form to avoid disrupting the repair. This includes pain medications and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Recovery from laparoscopic ventral rectopexy surgery?

What: What about it? You mean recovery time form ventral hernia repair. About a week to two depending on size. ...Read more

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Is there much post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

Is there much post operative pain relating to inguinal hernia repair?

Moderate: It depends on the type of repair that you have. In general, open (large incision) hernia repair has more pain and disability than a laparoscopic (small incision) hernia repair, but it depends a lot on you and your pain tolerance. Your surgeon's techniques also play a role. Most people require moderate narcotics after surgery to control their pain. ...Read more

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2months post op incisional hernia repair with mesh . Still looks like a hernia to me why?

2months post op incisional hernia repair with mesh . Still looks like a hernia to me why?

Depends : One possibility is that your hernia came back immediately. ( not good but rare ). More commonly there is old blood or fluid (seroma) there that feels like a hernia but will eventually be reabsorbed and go away. Your surgeon should be able to tell you. And Ultrasound or CT scan can help if unsure. ...Read more

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Cleft Palate (Definition)

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