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Nasal bleeding septal cauterization procedure?

Nasal bleeding septal cauterization procedure?

Nasal bleed.: Cauterizing a septal bleed is a very common and effective procedure for the commonest forms of nose bleeds, the anterior bleeds. ...Read more

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Is Urethral Diverticulum surgery usually an outpatient procedure?

Is Urethral Diverticulum surgery usually an outpatient procedure?

Yes, it is outpatien: This surgery is considered ambulatory and patients go home the same day. Most of the time the catheter is left in place to drain the bladder and promote healing. This is removed in 3 to 5 days. The outcome is extremely good. ...Read more

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Adult blocked tear duct. Is surgery required?

Adult blocked tear duct. Is surgery required?

Possibly: If the blocked tear duct results in tearing down your cheek, you may need surgery. If the blocked tear duct results in infections, you may need surgery. See eye doctor forst and will probably recommend an antibiotic drop and warm compresses to see if it opens. Then might try to squirt water into the duct in the office to see if actually blocked. ...Read more

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Is a deviated septum fixed through endoscopic sinus surgery?

Is a deviated septum fixed through endoscopic sinus surgery?

Yes and no: If you have both deviated septum and sinus problems then you will need endoscopic surgery. Deviated septum repair is a more conventional surgery, and it depends on the severity of the deviated septum. If you have sinus problems, be sure your ENT has gotten a ct scan to evaluate your sinuses so that you avoid two invasive procedures. ...Read more

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Can balloon surgery be performed for nasal polyps?

Can balloon surgery be performed for nasal polyps?

Not to cure them: Balloon sinuplasty is a nice way of opening blocked sinuses. Polyp disease is not an issue of blocked sinuses the way pain or recurrent infection might be. Polyps are from nasal and sinus inflammation. The balloon procedure won't stop your particular nose from being inflamed. Removing the polyps and opening the sinuses combined with medication, oral and intranasal, long term is the best treatment. ...Read more

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Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

Is lasik eye surgery a cosmetic procedure?

LASIK surgery: Lasik surgery is an elective surgery that is typically not covered by insurance. Another term is to call lasik a self-pay surgery (rather than an insurance-covered procedure). I hope this helps best regards bill trattler, md. ...Read more

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Dacryocystorhinostomy: which is best external or endoscopic?

Dacryocystorhinostomy: which is best external or endoscopic?

Endoscopic: Endoscopic is less traumatizing with faster recovery time. It is trickier and requires more perfect anatomy to get good results. External exposes all the anatomy and can take care of things such as traumatic blockage better. Ask your oculoplastic surgeon which is best for your conditiion. ...Read more

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Is laser surgery required after having a cataract eye operation?

Is laser surgery required after having a cataract eye operation?

Maybe: Sometimes laser vision correction is offered after cataract surgery in order to decrease dependence on glasses, but it is not required. There is another type of laser that is sometimes needed to improve vision in about 10% of cataract patients called yag capsulotomy. Speak to your cataract surgeon to clarify. ...Read more

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Would reconstructive nasal surgery cure chronic congestion?

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Would reconstructive nasal surgery cure chronic congestion?

Depends on cause: If your problem is from allergies, then reduction of the turbinates may work only temporarily because the basic cause has not been addressed. If the turbinate enlargement has become fixed, then reduction would certainly help. I am uncertain how this works in vasomotor rhinitis however. I agree with the comment on septal deviation and sinus issue. ...Read more

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Whats invovled with nasal polyp removal surgery?

Whats invovled with nasal polyp removal surgery?

Endoscopic surgery: This is usally an out-patient surgery done using endoscopes. Many times image guided surgery (gps for the sinuses) is used to prevent complications. ...Read more

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Is septoplasty a 100% cure treatment of deviated nasal septum?

Is septoplasty a 100% cure treatment of deviated nasal septum?

Septoplasty: there are no guarantees but most patients experience improvement in their breathing. ...Read more

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Can deviated septum surgery relieve eye beds?

Can deviated septum surgery relieve eye beds?

Allergic shiners: or eye bags caused by the congestion from allergies. Getting the deviated septum fixed might help with the congestion, with nose breathing and may also help with the post-nasal drip, but it won't help with the eye bags, allergic shiners. ...Read more

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Is lensectomy a cataract operation?

Is lensectomy a cataract operation?

Yes: Essentially, yes. Lensectomy is the doctors name for removal of the crystalline lens in the eye, which is the same thing that is done with a cataract operation. It can be done from either the front approach usually used by cataract surgeons, or the rear approach often used by retinal surgeons. In most cases, an artificial lens (implant) is used to replace the removed natural lens. ...Read more

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Treatment for deviated septum?

Surgical septoplasty: Surgical septoplasty removes or bends that part of the nasal septum that is obstructing air flow into your nose. Be sure you have been treated for any nasal allergies first, sometimes this will resolve the problem of air flow without surgery. ...Read more

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Acute sinusitis swelling nostrils operation?

Acute sinusitis swelling nostrils operation?

Acute Sinusitis: Greetings. With an acute infection, medical treatment such as a course of antibiotics, saline nasal irrigation, ibuprophen and a mucus thinner such as Mucinex (guaifenesin) would be my recommendation. It sounds like you are far from a surgical need. ...Read more

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Is retinal detachment surgery a permanent cure?

Is retinal detachment surgery a permanent cure?

Possibly: Scleral buckle and vitrectomy are two surgeries that can result in long term stabilization of the retina. In many patients, this is a permanent cure. Retinal re-detachment can occur and requires repeat surgery 5-15% of the time. ...Read more

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Could sinus balloon sinuplasty surgery hurt?

Could sinus balloon sinuplasty surgery hurt?

Mildly : There is mild discomfort during and after balloon sinuplasty no more than a tooth cleaning or cavity filling at a dentist office. Usually mile soreness in nose for 24 hours but back to normal in 48 hours and a lifetime of relief. Just make sure you see someone who does many of these weekly like myself and is a balloon sinup dilation expert. For more info visit www.socalsinus.com ...Read more

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Is the deviated septum surgery effective?

Is the deviated septum surgery effective?

Short and effective: Septoplasty is an effective operation for improving the breathing in people who have a crooked septum (the wall which divides the nose in half). It can be combined with other procedures like turbinoplasty, rhinoplasty, or sinus surgery depending on other problems. It is usually performed as an outpatient. Recovery is typically mild for my patients as I do not use nasal packing postoperatively. ...Read more

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What is a dacryocystorhinostomy?

What is a dacryocystorhinostomy?

DCR: This is a procedure to replace a blocked tear outflow tract (into the nose) by creating a window from the eye (lacrimal) canals into the nose which bypasses the obstructed system. It is used in cases in which the normal tear flow needs re-establishment as the tears would otherwise overflow onto the cheek. It is done by oculoplastic surgeons, an ophthalmic subspecialty. ...Read more

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When is a dacryocystorhinostomy needed?

When is a dacryocystorhinostomy needed?

Tear canal blockage: This is the procedure to substitute for the natural drainage of tears from eye to nose which can be obstructed sometimes spontaneously or by trauma. An artificial canal is created and the tears can then drain properly. It is usually performed by oculoplastic surgeons. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a dacryocystorhinostomy?

How long does it take to recover from a dacryocystorhinostomy?

3 months is typical: A dacryocystorhinostomy involves the acute surgery, from which recovery is 1-2 weeks and a 3-6 month interval for the new tear drainage tunnel to develop a well formed epithelial lining so that it can function for you. At that point the stent tubing can be removed. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What indications necessitate a dacryocystorhinostomy?

Need expert advice. What indications necessitate a dacryocystorhinostomy?

Blockage: This procedure, termed a dcr, bypasses a blocked tear plumbing system that ordinary carries tears into the nose from the eye (s). The indication is blockage that cannot be corrected with probing, and tear overflow that becomes unpleasant for the patient who wants it to stop. ...Read more

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What are the complications typically asociated with a dacryocystorhinostomy?

What are the complications typically asociated with a dacryocystorhinostomy?

Mostly failure: Dacryocystorhinostomy is a procedure to replace a blocked tear drainage from the eyes to the nose. The most common problem is failure, that is blockage of the new drainage canal surgically constructed. Other problems are usually short term and can be treated in the post surgical recovery period. ...Read more

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Dacryocystorhinostomy: which is best external or endoscopic?

Endoscopic: Endoscopic is less traumatizing with faster recovery time. It is trickier and requires more perfect anatomy to get good results. External exposes all the anatomy and can take care of things such as traumatic blockage better. Ask your oculoplastic surgeon which is best for your conditiion. ...Read more

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She won't operate to remove her cataracts unless she has dacryocystorhinostomy done with another doctor. Is ther totally necessary?

She won't operate to remove her cataracts unless she has dacryocystorhinostomy done with another doctor. Is ther totally necessary?

Depends: Good vision after cataract surgery is depends, in part, on a good quality tear film. If a patient has chronic tearing or infections of the nasolacrimal duct requiring a DCR, then often it is best to do the DCR first to give the patient the best chance of good quality vision after cataract surgery. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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Is it free ?

Is it free ?

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