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What is a diagnostic procedure that involves tissue removal sample?

What is a diagnostic procedure that involves tissue removal sample?

A biopsy: A biopsy is a procedure to remove a small piece of tissue that is then examined by a pathologist to come up with a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What it's mean: "closed skin Subcutaneous Tissue Biopsy procedure?

What it's mean:
"closed skin Subcutaneous Tissue Biopsy procedure?

Under skin: It means the stitches are in tissue beneath the skin where you cannot see them. No suture removal will be needed. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing your skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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Is sterotactic biopsy coveredvin an office setting?

Is sterotactic biopsy coveredvin an office setting?

No: I assume you are asking about a stereotactic biopsy of a brain lesion. This requires a ct scanner and special equipment which is only possible in a hospital setting. However, baring complication, this could be a same day procedure. It depends entirely on your surgeon. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
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Is skin biopsy a very common procedure?

Is skin biopsy a very common procedure?

Very: This simple procedure is usually done in an office setting using local anesthesia. The sample is analyzed by a pathologist and/or the surgeon. Excisional biopsy of large lesions and immediate reconstruction can be done under local or with sedation or general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Average cost of lymph node biopsy with out insurance? Is an excisional biopsy in neck done under local anesthesia?

Average cost of lymph node biopsy with out insurance? Is an excisional biopsy in neck done under local anesthesia?

UCR: Usual, customary, and reasonable fees may vary. The usual and customary fee is defined as the charge for health care that is consistent with the average rate or charge for identical or similar services in a certain geographical area. In your area, van nuys, range is $1000- $1300. ...Read more

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Which diagnostic procedures can investigate penis numbness?

Which diagnostic procedures can investigate penis numbness?

Here are some...: Detailed general and specific history & targeted physical exam will more surely provide a reasonable diagnosis, and tests merely confirms clinical suspicion but would not help how to treat and manage what might have been happening to you. Clinically, penile numbness suggests the nerve to the penis is being irritated by some causes. Ask doc on how to figure the things out for you. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed by a doctor if needed
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What is the skin prep area for gallbladder surgery? Laparoscopic?

What is the skin prep area for gallbladder surgery? Laparoscopic?

Large area: Usually nipples to upper thighs is prepped for most laparoscopic cholecystectomies. ...Read more

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Liposuction question is the removal of belly fat by liposuction ever done under local anesthetics?

Liposuction question is the removal of belly fat by liposuction ever done under local anesthetics?

Liposuction : Liposuction can be done under local anesthesia. The real question is whether or not you really want it done under local anesthesia. Generally speaking, every procedure we do can be done under local. However, general anesthesia is used by many surgeons to make the patient as comfortable as possible. Patients have absolutely no pain with general anesthesia during the procedure. They also do not remember any portion of the procedure. With local you would be fully awake for the entire procedure and may have moments where you do feel pain. Also, in order to keep you comfortable you might need a large amount of local which may approach or exceed the usual limits of that medication. In my practice, unless we are planning one small area, i recommend general anesthesia for my patients' comfort. I hope this info helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand Dr. Brand
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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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What is screening vs diagnostic procedure?

What is screening vs diagnostic procedure?

Excellent question!: Screening means checking for something when you don't have any symptoms (e.g., screening mammograms). Diagnostic procedures are done in order to figure out what is causing some problem (e.g., mammograms to see what is causing a breast lump). A list of needed screenings by age can be found in an iphone app called my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Is MRSA screening usually done before cosmetic surgery?

Is MRSA screening usually done before cosmetic surgery?

Maybe: Your surgeon will ask you about your previous health history, prior surgeries, and your social situation, as these could signal an increased risk for carrying mrsa. Rarely is MRSA tested for prior to cosmetic surgery, however. ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner Dr. Lerner
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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
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If the abscess is draining on its own, cover it and regularly change the dressing
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See your doctor if the abscess is not draining or has redness around it
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What occurs during a skin graft procedure?

What occurs during a skin graft procedure?

Skin transplant: An thin layer of skin is shaved off of the donor site on the body. That piece of skin may be turned into a mesh sheet. The skin graft is then transplanted to the area that needs it. The donor site (new wound) can be treated in a number of different ways. ...Read more

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What benefits does the spls procedure offer over standard laparoscopic procedures?

What benefits does the spls procedure offer over standard laparoscopic procedures?

Small scars.: Unlike general laparoscopic procedures that require four _-inch or smaller incisions and can leave visible scars at all sites of entry, the spls procedure is accomplished through a single 2 CM incision through the belly button - resulting in the potential for no visible scar. Moreover, a single incision minimizes the wound pain that may accompany additional sites of entry. ...Read more