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Do I need to have EKG done for my cataract surgery?

Do I need to have EKG done for my cataract surgery?

Depends: Pre-anesthesia evaluation usually assesses the need for one based on age and medical history, cardiac exam, etc. Cataract surgery performed topically is very low cardiac risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more


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Do I have to be asleep for my cataract surgery?

Do I have to be asleep for my cataract surgery?

Almost never: Modern cataract surgery involves numbing the eye with drops and mild IV sedation. The only need for general anesthesia is for severe uncooperation or movement disorders. ...Read more

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What to do if I can't get my bloodwork done in time for my surgery?

What to do if I can't get my bloodwork done in time for my surgery?

Not much: If the blood work is truly needed, then you wont get surgery without it. It can sometimes be done in the am on the day of surgery but you need to check if the doctor is willing to do it that way ...Read more

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I had surgery (septoplasty) and the doc told me I was a difficult intubation. What do I need to do, and what can I expect if a future surgery is need?

I had surgery (septoplasty) and the doc told me I was a difficult intubation.  What do I need to do, and what can I expect if a future surgery is need?

Be informed: The knowledge that you were difficult to intubate can be life-savinf if you need to be intubated in the future. For elective surgery, having the specific information (what techniques were attempted, what was successful, could you be mask ventilated) to give to your next anesthesiologist is the best possible way to keep safe. A "medic alert" bracelet can be useful in an emergency. ...Read more

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Why do I have to get cleared for my big toe dislocation bone cyst repair surgery. I never had to for my 2 cardiac ablations and general was used.

Why do I have to get cleared for my big toe dislocation bone cyst repair surgery. I never had to for my 2 cardiac ablations and general was used.

Cardiac clearance: In general individual who have a cardiac history will require a cardiac clearance by your internist or cardiologist. Surgeons in other specialities are being safe and want to know that the heart can handle the procedure. When you go for a cardiac procedure no clearance is required for the heart...But sometimes cardiologist ask other specialists to give clearance for lung disease etc. ...Read more

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I have had laser surgery to my prostate and are experienced bladder leakage. What do I need to do.?

I have had laser surgery to my prostate and are experienced bladder leakage.  What do I need to do.?

Urologist: Speak to your urologist. This is likely a limited side effect that will resolve with time. Discuss with him the procedure performed and what he would plan if the incontinence does not resolve in a timely manner. ...Read more

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Do I need to have surgery for a dislocsted disc?

Do I need to have surgery for a dislocsted disc?

Herniated: A herniated disc usually does not need surgery, over 90% of the time! but it really depends on the unique situation! and severe symptoms need proper evaluation. Conservative treatment is usually all needed, but there is a trend to mistreat people who need early surgery because of neurological damage. For nerve damage get early evaluation at a high level. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a procedure performed for glaucoma (trabeculectomy) in?

What to do if I had a procedure performed for glaucoma (trabeculectomy) in?

Continue follow-up: A trabeculectomy is used to improve your control of glaucoma. However, just because you've had the procedure does not mean that the pressure is truly controlled, or that your glaucoma is stable over time. You will need to continue to see your glaucoma doctor for regular pressure checks and glaucoma testing (visual fields, nerve fiber analyzer, etc)\ to ensure that your glaucoma is controlled. ...Read more

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I have dealt with rsi for 5 to 6 years, have done pt, filed for disability, but I am not getting better. What should I do next? Is an MRI of my armsupper back in order?

I have dealt with rsi for 5 to 6 years, have done pt, filed for disability, but I am not getting better. What should I do next? Is an MRI of my armsupper back in order?

Yes: While initial evaluation and treatment of repetitive strain injury usually doesn't require any imaging, if it's been going on for 5-6 years and it's not improving, i would strongly consider getting imaging to make sure nothing is else is going on. Also, if you haven't been evaluated by either an orthopedist or a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, now might be a good time. ...Read more

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Will i be able to have that good vision i had just after lasik surgery?

Will i be able to have that good vision i had just after lasik surgery?

Depends: How good is your vision pre operatively? How do you achieve that vision? The purpose of lasik is to decrease your dependence on glasses/contacts--not necessarily eliminate them. Often times the vision after lasik is comparable to glasses and contacts--that is why so many people do it. However it is not always as good as rgp or hard contacts. This is a good discussion to have with your eye dr. ...Read more

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I have clavicle fracture and doctor said i need surgery. What risks during surgery?

I have clavicle fracture and doctor said i need surgery. What risks during surgery?

Fracture: Every surgical procedure has risks along with benefits and these vary from case to case. If your surgeon is recommending surgery then the benefits outweigh the risks! A common risk of any of any operation is infection. A clavicle fracture healing without operative management may lead to non-union, bony malformation, pain and other complications down the road. ...Read more

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I have do do HSG but i like to do under total anesthesia because before I have done HSG and have extreme pain.Is ok to do HSG under total my doc agree?

I have do do HSG but i like to do under total anesthesia because before I have done HSG and have extreme pain.Is ok to do HSG under total my doc agree?

Consider IV sedation: It can be very uncomfortable. So you may consider IV sedation with or without anesthesia personals (additional cost). Gyn physician can order IV narcotics during the procedure. General anesthesia is rarely used -overdone. ...Read more

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I had lasik done 12 years ago, then had to have retinal surgery. Can I have lasik again to correct my sight.

I had lasik done 12 years ago, then had to have retinal surgery. Can I have lasik again to correct my sight.

It depends: It depends on several factors including how much corneal tissue remains after the initial lasik procedure. After 12 years, the lasik flap should not be lifted. If anything more can be done, it would need to be advanced surface ablation (prk) type of laser vision correction surgery. You need to contact an experienced laser vision surgeon for a full consultation. ...Read more

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How bad would your eyes have to be to have to have cataracts removed by laser. Dr. said, I need the procedure done in both eyes. Need medical advice?

How bad would your eyes have to be to have to have cataracts removed by laser.  Dr. said, I need the procedure done in both eyes.  Need medical advice?

Laser not necessary: Cataract surgery is usually performed when vision is about 20/40 or worse, however it depends on many factors. One thing I tell my patients, is that if the cataract is causing vision loss great enough to prevent them from doing the things they need or want to do, then it is time (this varies from person to person). Use of a laser is not necessary for good quality cataract surgery. ...Read more

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Hello, I have an hernia that i had for 5 years, been to the hospital twice, i need surgery but i don't have health insurance what can I do?Any option?

Hello, I have an hernia that i had for 5 years, been to the hospital twice, i need surgery but i don't have health insurance what can I do?Any option?

You may be eligible: For medicaid , apply for it and get it repaid., under president obama plan every one is supposed to be covered by health insurance, why should you be the exception ? Good luck. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, i wanted to ask do I required surgery i send both X-ray before treatment and after settled bone by doctor so need opinion ?

Dear doctor, i wanted to ask do I required surgery i send both X-ray before treatment and after settled bone by doctor so need opinion ?

Not sure.: Only the doctors evaluating you can make that decision. It is really good that you had your x-rays submitted so they can see the changes before and after treatment. That is always very important. ...Read more

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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more