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Doctor insights on: Diaphragm Plication Complications

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How long should it take to recover from a diaphragm plication?

How long should it take to recover from a diaphragm plication?

It depends: There are many technical components and individual variations to take into consideration. Initial discomfort may be over in 1-2 wks if done via scope, 4-6 wks for open. However, optimal healing stability is around 3 months - longer if you have complications or comorbidities. ...Read more

Diaphragm (Definition)

This muscle separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity and expands and contracts to assist the intercostal muscles in breathing. (a diaphragm is also a birth control device ...Read more


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Is diaphragm plication an unusual or uncommon surgery?

Is diaphragm plication an unusual or uncommon surgery?

Yes: It is usually done for symptomatic eventration, an should generally be done by a thoracic surgeon with experience doing this operation thoracoscopically. ...Read more

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How effective is gastric plication?

How effective is gastric plication?

Very: The procedure has shown similar results as rny - but all procedures are dependent on patients changing lifestyles. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the pyriform plication operation?

Please help! what is the pyriform plication operation?

A surgical procedure: Done to prevent aspiration by accumulated oropharyngeal area ( pyriform fossa ) near throat and voice box ( cryco-phyrengeal area ) ingested and secreted fluids > this pouch is reduced , space is obliterated , by plication , folded and closed like a curtain. ...Read more

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What is an arthroscopic rotator interval closure and capsular plication?

What is an arthroscopic rotator interval closure and capsular plication?

Shoulder stabilizati: It is a method of tightening the shoulder to prevent dislocations in patients that have "multidirectional instability". The interval closure can artificially prevent the shoulder from pulling downward while the plication can tighten the shoulder from front and back motion. There are many different methods we employ during arthroscopy, and each is tailored to your individual situation! ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sleeve gastrectomy and a gastric plication?

What is the difference between a sleeve gastrectomy and a gastric plication?

Permanence: Both procedures basically make the shape of the stomach a rigid, skinny tube. The sleeve however actually removes the excluded portion of the stomach, whereas the plication just compartmentalizes it, making it more prone to long term opening back to a normal stomach. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I need capsular plication surgery for loose shoulders. Is the rf probe technique preferable to a tuck and fold procedure? I want good results!

I need capsular plication surgery for loose shoulders.  Is the rf probe technique preferable to a tuck and fold procedure? I want good results!

No Heat: Capsule tightening with sutures or anchors is safe and can be titrated to how much laxity is present and the major directions of instability. Rf shrinkage is technically easier and faster, but has been implicated as a potential cause of delayed damage to capsule tissue and joint cartilage. ...Read more

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What are the ramifications of gastric plication?

What are the ramifications of gastric plication?

Weight reduction sur: Gastric by pass and other surgeries has morbidity, due to multiple anastamosis, metabolic problems, etc. In gastric plication all these are avoided, no diversion of gastric contents by reducing the size and capacity of stomach with out anastomosis or resection that will cause less problems. ...Read more

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What are risks and benefits of gastric plication ?

What are risks and benefits of  gastric plication ?

Risk/benefit: Non operative risk of obesity includes diabetes, joint problems, hypertension, vascular disease, failed medical therapy to loss weight. Operative risks include, leak at the suture line, pneumonia, blood clot, electolyte and nutritional deficits. Take a friend to your appointments. Most bariatric programs require a long attempt at medical therapy, before surgeries are offered. ...Read more

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What is the difference between medial plication and galeazzi procudure?

What is the difference between medial plication and galeazzi procudure?

Patellar dislocation: Both the medial plication and galeazzi procedures are examples of operative orthopedic repairs to treat patellar (kneecap) dislocations. There are many other options as well, some more complicated than others. http://www.kneehippain.com/patient_pain_surgery.php. ...Read more

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My partner having an operation called "nesbit plication" (penile curvature). What does that involve?

My partner having an operation called "nesbit plication" (penile curvature). What does that involve?

Plication of corpora: Nesbit plication procedure excises or plicates oval window/s of tunica albuginia of corpora cavernosum (thick fibrous envelope of penile rods) on long side of curve & closed transversely with permanent suture. Effect shortens longer side. Circumferential incision is first made around penile skin, at circumcision site a few mm below coronal sulcus (groove) & skin pealed down & returned at end of op. ...Read more

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Reduced appetite after shoulder surgery(open capsular plication) it's been 3 weeks and I have lost 8lbs, my appetite still isn't normal.Is this normal?

Reduced appetite after shoulder surgery(open capsular plication) it's been 3 weeks and I have lost 8lbs, my appetite still isn't normal.Is this normal?

Unusual: It is unusual to loose this much weight after shoulder surgery unless you lost lot of blood in the surgery. Some of the pain medication and even the iron supplements can cause nausea and loss of appetite. Hopefully in the next three or four weeks this will resolve .Good luck. ...Read more

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What are signs of infection after shoulder surgery. I had an open capsular plication with a labrum repair. On my third day post-op.

What are signs of infection after shoulder surgery.  I had an open capsular plication with a labrum repair. On my third day post-op.

Infection: The classic signs of infection are warmth, redness, tenderness or pain, swelling or tissue hardness, and in this case you might look for abnormal drainage from the incision, fever, etc. You should definitely go back to your orthopedist and be seen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Weight:94.5kg/ height:1.68cm. Have high triglyceride&cholesterol&diabete.Is plication operation dangerous for me?Ive heard it causes heart attack!

Weight:94.5kg/ height:1.68cm. Have high triglyceride&cholesterol&diabete.Is plication operation dangerous for me?Ive heard it causes heart attack!

Any surgery: has the potential to lead to cardiac complications, such as heart attack. How much of a chance is dependent on the type of surgery being undertaken, and the underlying condition of your heart. At 38 years, you are unlikely to have significant heart disease, but certainly possible. You will benefit from a thorough cardiac workup prior to consideration of the surgery. Suggest you see your doctor. ...Read more

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Abdominal post muscle pain on the Rt with a Diaphragmatic plication. Surgery was 28 months ago. Xray, MRI show nothing. Had a Cholecystectomy.

Abdominal post muscle pain on the Rt with a Diaphragmatic plication. Surgery was 28 months ago. Xray, MRI show nothing. Had a Cholecystectomy.

Pain management: At 28 months post op with normal scans pain is probably from scar tissue build up or from nerves cur during the procedure. See pain management specialist to help you manage the pain. ...Read more

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Jabbed lower right abdomen on door knob hard cuz there was something behind door. Felt like something moved inside. Possible complications?

Jabbed lower right abdomen on door knob hard cuz there was something behind door. Felt like something moved inside. Possible complications?

Jab to abdomen: Not likely to have caused internal damage. I am guessing from your age you are not on blood thinners, so the risk of internal bleeding small. Your spleen is on the other side, so that is not at risk of rupture and large bleeding internally. If you have abdominal pain without moving, blood in urine or stool, go to ER, but otherwise you are probably ok! ...Read more

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What are the complications if I sleep on my abdomen where my breasts are pressed?

What are the complications if I sleep on my abdomen where my breasts are pressed?

Nothing physical: Nothing bad will happen to your body. It is just a matter of you being comfortable. If you are, sleep soundly with no worries! ...Read more

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I've had a CT and us of the abdomen and it was ok and i had a hida scan show gallbladder at 9%. No stones. What eventually happens? Complications?

I've had a CT and us of the abdomen and it was ok and i had a hida scan  show gallbladder at 9%. No stones. What eventually happens? Complications?

Your choice...: Your cck-hida indicates gallbladder dysfunction, which often translates to mean a symptomatic one that warrants surgical removal. There are lots of reasons however for biliary-type dyspepsia, and you may want to investigate these before considering surgery. Indeed, your symptoms may persist even if the gallbladder is removed, since it may turn out it wasn't the sole reason for your distress. ...Read more

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