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Dr. Ernest Block
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Emergency Surgery (Overview)

Appendicitis is the most common reason for emergency abdominal surgery in children. It happens in about 1 in 10,000 babies.


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What would happen if you were in need of an emergency surgery and had no insurance?

What would happen if you were in need of an emergency surgery and had no insurance?

You would get care: Despite any statements used to justify passage and political selling of obamacare, if you need emergency surgery you will get it in this country. Of course, not having health insurance means you will get a larger bill, just like any other service in the country. ...Read more

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Dr. Ernest Block
77 doctors shared insights

Emergency Surgery (Overview)

Appendicitis is the most common reason for emergency abdominal surgery in children. It happens in about 1 in 10,000 babies.


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I'm a foreign traveler in the us. My us health insurance covers only $5000 for surgeries. Isn't that too little? Wouldn't emergency surgery cost more?

I'm a foreign traveler in the us. My us health insurance covers only $5000 for surgeries. Isn't that too little? Wouldn't emergency surgery cost more?

Yes: In my opinion. That is not an amount that would cover any significant problem. One big expense that you might want to consider is an emergency transport track to a us hospital. That alone can be 10 thousand dollars or more. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Emergency surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Disc, emergency surgery due to footdrop, will I get better?

Disc, emergency surgery due to footdrop, will I get better?

Hopefully: By having surgery and removing the compression on the nerve involved, the foot drop should resolve. This may take weeks, or months. However, there is risk that the nerve/foot drop does not recover. ...Read more

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Whole body soreness after emergency surgery..When will these symptoms go away?

Whole body soreness after emergency surgery..When will these symptoms go away?

Very broad: Ryan, I perform emergency surgery routinely for patients, and the recovery time varies GREATLY from one patient to the next. It depends upon the procedure you had, your age, and other conditions. It often takes at least 4 weeks for soreness, etc., to go away even if you have no postoperative issues--but, again, it can vary greatly. Make sure to see your surgeon post op. ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Emergency surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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I figured out I have a large simple cyst, 172 cubic cm, and torsion, but NP didn't say anything about torsion. Don't you need emergency surgery for it?

I figured out I have a large simple cyst, 172 cubic cm, and torsion, but NP didn't say anything about torsion. Don't you need emergency surgery for it?

Ultrasound: Torsion is only diagnosed by an ultrasound which can demonstrate blood flow (or lack thereof) to a testicle or ovary. It can also be diagnosed during surgery. Cysts can increase your risk for torsion, but it's still not very common. Torsion is excruciatingly painful and is a surgical emergency. Please discuss your concern with your NP. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Emergency surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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What can I do if my friends mom had to go into emergency surgery because of low hemoglobin. Will she be okay?

What can I do if my friends mom had to go into emergency surgery because of low hemoglobin. Will she be okay?

I hope so: Would need much more detailed clinical information as to what are the underlying medical issues, what caused the anemia & what surgery is needed to be performed. Very best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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How successful is retinal detachment emergency surgery?

How successful is retinal detachment emergency surgery?

Retinal Detachemnt: Varies, depending on what the cause, how long it has been present, age, amount of retina detachment, whether or not the macula is detached or not detached (macula off or on retinal detachment). Even if the retina is successfully attached, the vision may still be limited or the vision can be restored to normal. ...Read more

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Cat died. No answers. Was 6.5 mo. & spayed 2 days ago no issues. Today she peed blood. Emergency surgery showed bladder filled w clots not sure how/y?

Cat died. No answers. Was 6.5 mo. & spayed 2 days ago no issues. Today she peed blood. Emergency surgery showed bladder filled w clots not sure how/y?

Sorry: This is a site for physicians who practice human medicine. Please redirect your question to a site for veterinarians. You are likely to get some opinions there. We, unfortunately cannot help you with questions about your cat here. Sorry. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Emergency surgery (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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Bowel obstruction, emergency surgery, what to do?

Bowel obstruction, emergency surgery, what to do?

NG drainage first: If work up and blood tests do not reveal possible perforation or necrosis of bowel then conservative treatment first employed with nasogastric drainage. If this doesn't work then exploration and decompression indicated. ...Read more

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When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more

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I was in the ER and needed lifesaving emergency surgery had a gangrenous gallbladder what would have happened if nobody was there to give consent ?

I was in the ER and needed lifesaving emergency surgery had a gangrenous gallbladder  what would have happened if nobody was
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Physician consent: In an emergency licensing situation tif wo physicians agree that surgery is necessary and potentially life saving then they can give consent so you still would have gotten surgery you needed. Glad you are ok. ...Read more

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I've got a herniated disc, emergency surgery due to footdrop. Will i get better?

I've got a herniated disc, emergency surgery due to footdrop. Will i get better?

Foot drop: From a severe herniated disc shows nerve damage, either in your spinal canal or in the roots exciting your canal. It depends how long this compression as there and the extent of the nerve damage whether or not this will come back. If caught early enough, it is possible some strength will return, but it can take up to a year to get to maximal return. Often though, it can be permanent. ...Read more