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Do you suggest laparoscopic surgery for ovarian cyst prior to open surgery?

Do you suggest laparoscopic surgery for ovarian cyst prior to open surgery?

Yes: If a surgery is amendable to laparoscopic, then i always recommend going that route. The recovery is faster, the pain is less, lower rates of infections. Not all surgeries can be done laparoscopically, but if it can be then do it. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Do i need to take any precations after open laprascopy surgery to remove fibroid?

Do i need to take any precations after open laprascopy surgery to remove fibroid?

It's either open: or laparoscopic, can't be both, and you take precautions you were given at time of discharge ...Read more

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What internal infection can you get after keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst?

What internal infection can you get after keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst?

Hematoma: In general a hematoma after surgery could become infected with any number of bacteria. Okay to ask your surgeon for details in your case. Okay to get an appointment to see your surgeon. Ask about culture, culture results and antibiotics. Good luck. ...Read more

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Laparoscopic surgery for gallstones. Do you need some sort of robot, or just a surgeon?

Laparoscopic surgery for gallstones.  Do you need some sort of robot, or just a surgeon?

Surgeon/Robot : Even if the surgery is done with a robot, it is still being controlled by a surgeon on the console. A few surgeons are doing robotic " scarless" surgery for gallbladder disease. The only benefit is cosmesis where the robotic port site is hidden inside the bellybutton. ...Read more

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Can you still have keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst if your pregnant?

Can you still have keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst if your pregnant?

Pregnancy/surgery: Emergent surgery for life threatening conditions like acute appendicitis, or acute cholecystitis are considered when a patient is pregnant. It is better for you and the baby to avoid the drugs and recovery associated with surgery until after delivery. Ovarian cysts typically can be managed until after delivery. ...Read more

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I had surgery for an incisional hernia after bladder surgery. Open surgery with large mesh. Will I ever be able to lift weights again?

I had surgery for an incisional hernia after bladder surgery. Open surgery with large mesh. Will I ever be able to lift weights again?

Why not: After successful repair of hernia , should be able to resume all the activities progressively you did before surgery , best person to answer is your surgeon , will advise you the limitations once you heal completely . ...Read more

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Would I have to stay overnight in the hospital after having laparoscopic surgery to removed severe endometriosis ad fibroids?

Would I have to stay overnight in the hospital after having laparoscopic surgery to removed severe endometriosis ad fibroids?

Some times: Some times over night stay required to see bowel function returned, still considered as ambulatory procedure. ...Read more

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Why must you wait 1-2 months after ovarian cyst removal surgery to have sex?

Why must you wait 1-2 months after ovarian cyst removal surgery to have sex?

What did you surg: Say, he is the one who oid the surg , and knows what you had , and how the surgery went, you should ask this ? To your doc , that is part of your post op care. ...Read more

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I have a recurrent colorectal cancer. Just finished with chemorad. Waiting to go for surgery however doctor mentioned stenting uterus during surgery.

I have a recurrent colorectal cancer. Just finished with chemorad. 
Waiting to go for surgery however doctor mentioned stenting uterus during surgery.

Stenting ureter!: I think you mean stenting ureter, not uterus! ureter will be stented in cancer operation to avoid any injuries to the ureters. during cancer operation they do a lymph node dissection and they stay wide away from the colon for a good clean margin and to surround the cancer lymphatic drainage.and if there is a local spread to surrounding tissue, ureter will be vulnerable for injuries. ...Read more

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If you have to have gallbladder removal surgery but had surgery to remove your bellybutton what will be the surgery chosen?

If you have to have gallbladder removal surgery but had surgery to remove your bellybutton what will be the surgery chosen?

Laparascopic: Not having a navel will not alter your ability to have laparoscopic surgery. Should still be able to access you abdominal cavity with a laparoscope in same general area as your navel was and proceed with gallbladder removal. ...Read more

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I have no urge to urinate after laparoscopic surgery to remove adhesions and the fallopian tubes, should I be concerned?

I have no urge to urinate after laparoscopic surgery to remove adhesions and the fallopian tubes, should I be concerned?

Ask your Surgeon: May need to intermittent cath yourself until the urethral swelling abates due to interoperative Foley placed ...Read more

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Do i need surgery to remove endometriosis cyst in my overy before giong for ivf? Or it will be esy for doc to proceed for egg retreaval if i did ivf?

Do i need surgery to remove endometriosis cyst in my overy before giong for ivf? Or it will be esy for doc to proceed for egg retreaval if  i did ivf?

What did your IVF : Doc say to all of your ?S, your ivf doc knows your situation and your ivf doc will be getting paid a lot of money either by you or your insurance so answering all of the ?S you keep asking here is the job of the ivf doc, so you need to make an appt or another appt so all of your ?S can be answered by that doc who is the expert about your situation. ...Read more

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Before I have cholecystectomy, do I have to ask my surgeon to do intra-operative cholangiography, or is this standard procedure during surgery?

Before I have cholecystectomy, do I have to ask my surgeon to do intra-operative cholangiography, or is this standard procedure during surgery?

Yes, ask: There is still substantial debate whether intraoperative cholangiography (ioc) should be routine or selective. There are clear indications for ioc, such as having elevated bilirubin and common bile duct stone on ultrasound - while having a history of gallstone pancreatitis is a relative indication. If a stone is seen on ioc, some surgeons are facile in removing them, otherwise endoscopic removal. ...Read more

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I have to get laparoscopic surgery done to removed endometriosis and fibroids, how painful will it be? Recovery

I have to get laparoscopic surgery done to removed endometriosis and fibroids, how painful  will it be? Recovery

Its hard to say: Everyone's pain tolerance is different. Typical recovery from laparoscopic surgery is about 2 weeks. Assuming no complications. Talk to your doctor about pain medication usually prescribed after surgery. ...Read more

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What do they do during laparoscopy surgery for endometriosis?

What do they do during laparoscopy surgery for endometriosis?

Steps: anesthesia, small port openings, introduce carbon dioxide to allow exposure, introduce devices to view and work, visualize abnormalities, cauterize, remove, drain, Lyse adhesions, remove cysts are all possibilities, then close port sites ...Read more

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Having gallbladder surgery, what would make them change their mind and do an open surgery as opposed to a lap procedure?

Having gallbladder surgery, what would make them change their mind and do an open surgery as opposed to a lap procedure?

Several: Thick adhesions, abnormal anatomy- or confusing anatomy, Bleeding, damage to common duct or other structures identified ...Read more

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Should antibiotics be given after keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst?

Should antibiotics be given after keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst?

Not routinely: The surgery / recovery usually go fine without antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a bowel +bladder fistula, would an operation be need for this , and if surgery, is it keyhole or open surgery?

I have a bowel +bladder fistula, would an operation be need for this , and if surgery, is it keyhole or open surgery?

These fistulas : Are amongst the most difficult to treat and very rarely respond to medical therapy (that is, if you have Crohn's disease). It almost always requires surgery, and the surgical repair can be difficult and is not always successful. I'd recommend seeing an accomplished surgeon with this kind of experience. ...Read more

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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

Laparoscopy is a form of less invasive abdominal or pelvic surgery that uses instruments placed inside ...Read more


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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more