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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
73 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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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

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?

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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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See 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. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

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