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Can scheuermann's disease be treated without surgery in a patient with a Risser sign of 4?

Can scheuermann's disease be treated without surgery in a patient with a Risser sign of 4?

Usually yes: Risser sign of 4 means the skeleton is virtually mature. Surgery for scoliosis at this stage does not result in much improvement in the spine curvature, and usually requires neurological symptoms as well before deciding to operate. I understand that Scheuermann's disease is not commonly treated with surgery. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What are brain diseases that can only be treated by surgery?

What are brain diseases that can only be treated by surgery?

Brain masses: In general, any time there is a brain mass that requires neurosurgical removal. For example, blood clots that occur after traumatic brain injury (ie. Subdural or epidural hematomas) cause pressure in the brain and are removed by surgery.Brain tumors also cause pressure and the first step is surgery followed by radiation/chemo depending on type. ...Read more

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Are there any brain diseases that can only be treated by surgery?

Are there any brain diseases that can only be treated by surgery?

Neurosurgery: Some conditions affecting the brain that might need surgery include brain tumors and aneurysms (malformations of the blood vessels nourishing the brain, that can rupture and bleed). Also after head injury sometimes, a hematoma (collection of blood) can develop between brain and skull that compresses brain -- this may need surgery or decompression. This is far from a complete list. ...Read more

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Would it be ok to have foot surgery while I'm being treated for Lyme disease?

Would it be ok to have foot surgery while I'm being treated for Lyme disease?

Surgery: In general yes. However, some patients are treated with steroids also. This may cause a delay in your procedure - see your surgeon and be forthcoming with all the meds you are taking. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can cornary heart disease be treated with statins and diet alone or is stent or surgery needed?

Can cornary heart disease be treated with statins and diet alone or is stent or surgery needed?

Depends: Hi. All three means are used, depending on the nature of the lesion (s), the coronary artery/arteries involved, targets for stenting or surgery, etc. Talk with your cardiologist, and if it would make you feel better, get a second opinion. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the surgery for meniere's disease?

What is the surgery for meniere's disease?

Various surgeries: There are an assortment of surgeries that are available. They can be classified as destructive, conservative or preservative and this is based on presence or abscence of useful hearing. ...Read more

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Will everyone need surgery for Crohn's disease?

Will everyone need surgery for Crohn's disease?

No: Crohn's disease can be highly variable from one person to another. Many patients are treated with medications only. Complications such as bowel obstruction, bleeding, intestinal fistula formation, or uncommon cancer formation likely would require surgery though. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hasimotos disease and surgery?

What to do if I have hasimotos disease and surgery?

Hashimoto's: Do you have hashimoto's and surgery or both?
Either way you must not put off treatment as recommended by your doctors. ...Read more

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When should someone have surgery for dupuytren's disease?

When should someone have surgery for dupuytren's disease?

Degree ofContracture: It depends whether the contracture is progressing or interfering with use of the hand. I recommend early minimally invasive treatment with NA or Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) before the contracture gets too significant.

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What are the pros and cons for surgery for Crohn's disease?

What are the pros and cons for surgery for Crohn's disease?

Surgery: Surgery is usually reserved for significant symptoms not relieved by medications. Intestinal blockage, bleeding, or fistula formation may likely need surgery. Surgery is avoided as one cannot do well if too much intestine is removed with repeated surgery, and there is a significant chance of crohn's disease recurrence after surgery too. Pro: removes disease. Con: removes intestines. ...Read more

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Do you think I should have surgery for dupuytren's disease?

Do you think I should have surgery for dupuytren's disease?

Degree ofContracture: It depends whether the contracture is progressing or interfering with use of the hand. I recommend early minimally invasive treatment with NA or Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) before the contracture gets too significant. ...Read more

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HOW MANY TIMES CHANGE DISEASE PILONDINAL SINUS AFTER SURGERY?

HOW MANY TIMES CHANGE DISEASE PILONDINAL SINUS AFTER SURGERY?

Re-ask question?: As asked, I am not sure what you are asking, please re-ask the question and maybe one of the Docs on health tap can assist you. ...Read more

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Will getting surgery for my Crohn's disease help me to be more energetic?

Will getting surgery for my Crohn's disease help me to be more energetic?

Probably: People with crohn's disease bad enough to get surgery often have a lot of inflammation and poor nutrition due to the intestinal inflammation. Removing that usually improves bowel function and allows your body to use energy for activity instead of fighting abnormal inflammation. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for the surgery to correct hirschsprung's disease?

How long is the recovery for the surgery to correct hirschsprung's disease?

Depends: A lot depends upon the technique. Some surgeons will do colostomy followed by a pull through at a later date. A pull through removes the diseased colon and allows the enervated intestine to function normally. If a trans anal pull through is done, normal bowel function ocurrs in several days with advancing to normal diet and discharge home. ...Read more

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Does the hydrocele is seriuos disease. And is there treatement rather than surgery?

Does the hydrocele is seriuos disease. And is there treatement rather than surgery?

Not often worrisome: A hydrocele is a collection of fluid around the testicle. Often the reason for this is unclear, but infection, trauma, tumors, or other causes are possible, so medical evaluation is important. It requires treatment when large enough to preclude palpating of the testicle or so large as to be uncomfortable. Drainage without surgery rarely works as the fluid recollects. The operation is outpatient. ...Read more

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Is it generally less difficult to gain weight after having surgery for Crohn's disease?

Is it generally less difficult to gain weight after having surgery for Crohn's disease?

Usually: When active crohn's disease leads to surgery, it's usually for intractable pain, stricture, obstruction, abscess, or fistula. Once the active disease is removed, the patient, at least for a time, feels better, can eat better, and is more active, thus causing weight gain. Many times the chronic medications can be stopped. However, 85% of patient will develop symptoms again. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any new procedures or break throughs for curing pyronies disease other than surgery?

Are there any new procedures or break throughs for curing pyronies disease other than surgery?

Pyronies tx: Many men can see improvement with injection into scarred area with verapamil.....This is a non surgical option but it is injections.... ...Read more

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I developed Kienbock's disease over a year ago and was wondering if there's a chance it can possibly go away by itself. I don't want to get surgery.?

I developed Kienbock's disease over a year ago and was wondering if there's a chance it can possibly go away by itself. I don't want to get surgery.?

Osteonecrosis: According to UpToDate, nonoperative management is generally unsuccessful with adequate clinical results in only 20% of patients. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Does having surgery affect Lyme disease?

Does having surgery affect Lyme disease?

Unlikely: That would be unlikely but what specific surgery do you mean? ...Read more

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When is surgery needed for degenerative disc disease?

When is surgery needed for degenerative disc disease?

Rapid progression: When pain becomes unmanageable, and there is progressive loss of strength and sensation, and a risk to bladder function occurs, there is little hesitation, but if one has merely a radiological disc lesion, it may well shrink and dessicate in about 8-9 months, and surgery is not necessary. ...Read more

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How to cope with a vein disease if you can't have surgery?

How to cope with a vein disease if you can't have surgery?

Stockings: Bets option is a pair of good compression stockings. See a vascular specialists. There are other options that don't include invasive surgery to treat varicose veins ...Read more

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What is peyronie disease and how do I fix it without surgery?

What is peyronie disease and how do I fix it without surgery?

Medical treatment: Petronius disease is caused by a fibrous plaque that forms in the erectile body of the penis causing the penis to curve when it is erect. Vitamin E and potaba are medical treatments, but are not very effective. ...Read more

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When do I know that I need surgery for osgood schlatters disease?

When do I know that I need surgery for osgood schlatters disease?

Won't need: Surgery is not part of the standard of care for osgood-schlatter's disease, not necessary or helpful. ...Read more

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Besides surgery, is there a way to treat degenerative disc disease?

Besides surgery, is there a way to treat degenerative disc disease?

Yes: Surgery is reserved for the most severe cases of patients with pain and disability. The majority of people with ddd can control it with non-operative treatments such as medication, exercise, and occasionally spinal injections. There is nothing one can do however to reverse the disc degeneration itself. ...Read more

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What is the best option for diffuse parenchymal disease RAI or surgery?

What is the best option for diffuse parenchymal disease RAI or surgery?

I assume: You are referring to a THYROID GOITER or enlargement. RAI will not work for PARENCHYMAL disease since this tissue does not "employ" IODINE to make thyroid hormone (Thyroid FOLLICULAR tissue does that "job")
Hope this is helpful

Dr Z ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to cope with a vein disease if you can't have surgery?

Can you tell me how to cope with a vein disease if you can't have surgery?

Medical options: Varicose veins are due to leaking valves in the saphenous vein system. There is a strong hereditary component. There are many potential home remedies such as horse chestnut, witch hazel and certain kinds of berries but none of these work well. If you have varicose or spider veins, then you should see a vein specialist for a venous evaluation including a venous ultrasound. Support hose may help. ...Read more

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What do they do to your nerves when undergoing osgood-sclatter disease surgery?

What do they do to your nerves when undergoing osgood-sclatter disease surgery?

Usually no surgery: Not sure what procedure you're talking about for
Osgood schlatters which is typically a young persons
problem which usually disappears with age
So in short usually the nervies would not be the
cause or secondary to the problem in the normal situation ...Read more

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