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Do Hernias Need To Be Operated O
How big it is ?: Most of the adult umbilical hernia with a defect size of tip of the finger do not bother and can be left alone. How ever larger hernias over 2cm or more, will potentially will give complications, pain, incarceration, obstruction, gangrene of bowel, peritonitis etc need as soon as possible surgery to prevent complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do doctors that do hip arthroscopies also do open surgical dislocation, or do they need to be specially trained for that?
Open first: Most doctors I know learn to do the surgery open and then specialize when they learn to do the arthroscopic procedures. The anatomy needs to be seen many times directly before you can identify structures using a scope. After open suregery a doctor can then specialize in arthroscopic surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If u were needing cervical fusion & could not afford to get treated in usa, what country wud u go to be treated?
US: You can receive the care that you need here. Many surgeons and hospitals will work with you to provide you the care that you need and help to reduce your financial burden. I would suggest that you also seek care at a university teaching hospital as they typically have very good financial assistance programs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lost some weight & have some loose skin near abdomen. Can this be tightened with ab exercises or do I need surgery. You can't see it but 2 doctor said i don't need surgery. Is surgery ever not needed?
Your risk tolerance: If you opt out of a recommended treatment, the rest of your life is at your discretion. The risk is if the hernia is "out" (bulge present), then area gets impacted/strained causing swelling or change that prevents return, is a risk it can become "strangulated" and pose a surgical emergency. Not a huge risk if use hockey gear/pads, but still possible. ...Read more
Many do not: The finding of a type one chiari malformation is often an incidental finding on MRI of no clinical significance. These do not need surgery. Surgery for the malformation is quite complex and must be considered very carefully. There are significant risks to the surgery that must outweigh the risks of not doing surgery. Second, third, and fourth opinions may be appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have both my Umbilical Hernia & Hiatal Hernia repaired during 1 surgery?
Would prefer not to habe 2 surgeries if possible
I had an inguinal hernia surgery (open repair) in 2010.I want to know if nerves are trapped during hernia surgery how this problem can be resolved?
Ilioinguinal nerve: It is possible that a nerve in the area (ilioinguinal) is giving you trouble. Other nerves may be involved. Other options include hernia recurrence (sometimes can't feel on outside) or routine strain injuries to name a few. A surgeon can inject anesthetic at a certain area where the ilioinguinal nerve runs (near ASIS) to see if it is an issue. If it is, part of nerve may be removed to help. ...Read more
Surgery: Medication can control seizures in most people with epilepsy, but for about 30% of patients, they aren't effective or are intolerable. In some cases, brain surgery may be an option. Epilepsy surgery is an operation on the brain to control seizures and improve the person's quality of life. There are three main types of epilepsy surgery: •Surgery to remove the area of the brain producing seizures. ...Read more
I have an umbilical fistula &need to decide to take antibiotics to see if it heals or do surgery now to remove. One doc says surgery the other to wait?
Surgery: is usually a last resort..I would give the antibiotics a chance to work first ...Read more
No: We know that people with inguinal hernias have abnormal connective tissue (types of collagen) more frequently than people without hernias. This suggests a genetic cause. There is no testing for this outside of research settings, and no other signs you can watch out for. Best to not worry about, and live normally. If you do happen to get a hernia, its something that can be fixed. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes any perforated ulcer need to be operated as soon as possible to prevent damage of other organd also to prevent peritonitis and other serious condition. ...Read more
Severity: First cat scan thorax to asses cardiac compression, extent of osseous cartilaginous spine deformity. Age is important, is not the same to repair when child versus an old person in the 40's. If the 40's person has been a smoker or has co morbidities that will change workup and procedure as well as risks and outcome. ...Read more
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