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Dr. Jonathan Ricker
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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (Definition)

Tube inserted orally or nasally, down esophagus, through stomach to duodenum, then slight turn into the commond duct so that a pictures can be taken and/or contrast injected into the ductwork to see if there are blockages of the common duct (from gall bladder) or ...Read more


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After scheduled surgery to remove gallbladder laparoscopically will i know i was intubated? What will recovery be like?

After scheduled surgery to remove gallbladder laparoscopically will i know i was intubated? What will recovery be like?

Laparoscopic : Surgery usually requires general endotracheal anesthsia. You will not have any memory of the intubation itself, because the anesthesiologist will give you IV medicine that prevents recalling the event. Barring any complications or unusual findings at surgery, you should be able to go home same or next day and resume normal activity in one week. Ask your surgeon for specific details. ...Read more

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Recovery time after surgery to remove renal cyst?

Recovery time after surgery to remove renal cyst?

Depends : On what do you call recovery? Also depends on open vs laporoscopic, age , other medical problems. In healthy adult with laporoscopic surgery 4-7 days. ...Read more

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What to expect for HSG procedure?

What to expect for HSG procedure?

Like a pelvic exam: The doctor will usually use a speculum. Then they will put in a catheter that goes into the cervix. They then inject contrast and take images. You may experience cramping during and after the procedure. You might see a small amount of spotting after the procedure. ...Read more

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I'm having RUQ pain after gallbladder removal. I'm scheduled for exploratory surgery next week. Will this show a sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

I'm having RUQ pain after gallbladder removal.  I'm scheduled for exploratory surgery next week. Will this show a sphincter of oddi dysfunction?

I do not think so.: In present time , GI work up is less invasive . Considering your age Expl Surgery is not standard of care for sphinctre dysfunction , which is rare and can create more problems in future . ...Read more

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Transurethral sphincterotomy, advice needed before deciding to do the surgery?

Transurethral sphincterotomy, advice needed before deciding to do the surgery?

Sphincterotomy: I would need more imformation as to the problem. This is a rare procedure done in patients in urinary retention from neurogenic bladder and can lead to urinary incontinence. ...Read more

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Stage iii-b crc removed surgically 2 weeks ago, 3 days ago surgery was performed to remove post op adhesion blocking the small intestines, suggested chemo is capeox. When should treatment begin?

Stage iii-b crc removed surgically 2 weeks ago, 3 days ago surgery was performed to remove post op adhesion blocking the small intestines, suggested chemo is capeox. When should treatment begin?

Adjuvant chemo: Adjuvant chemo for stage iii colorectal cancer would be combination of 5fu/oxaliplatin or capecitabine/oxaliplatin. Chemo can be started as soon as you are recovering well from your surgery. It can be started 4-6 weeks from surgery-providing that all surgical site is healed. Good luck. It is not a common thing to have a colon cancer at age of 30- thus a genetic counselling/testing is recommended. ...Read more

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Whipple IRE Open Surgery: What questions should I expect to answer when meeting with the anesthesiologist at the preop consultation?

Whipple IRE Open Surgery: What questions should I expect to answer when meeting with the anesthesiologist at the preop consultation?

Options and Risks: You should be asking about the options available for the planned surgery (spinal, general, and possibly others) and what the risks are for each option. Your anesthesiologist should be able to discuss this in detail with you so you can make an informed decision about your surgery. If you have allergies, take medications, or have medical problems make sure your anesthesiologist knows about them. ...Read more

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What is the next procedure after having a colonoscopy?

What is the next procedure after having a colonoscopy?

Too vague: Depends on what was its purpose. If it was for screening and nothing was found, usually that's it. If it's to evaluate a particular problem like bleeding, your doctor will decide what other tests to do. Of course, if the colonoscopy finds something, there may be treatment offered. Always know the purpose and the results of any test you get. If unsure, ask the doc. ...Read more

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How long do results from biopsy take after leep procedure is done?

How long do results from biopsy take after leep procedure is done?

Within a few days: Depending on the lab the results are usually back within a few days. ...Read more

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Who will provide my post procedure care after mr guided fus?

Who will provide my post procedure care after mr guided fus?

Depends on local: Each facility has its own mechanism for providing care post interventional radiology procedure. In most cases, hospitalists (general internists who practice only in the setting of the hospital) provide post procedural care if everything goes well. If there are complications, you may be cared for by general surgery or pulmonary/critical care, or anesthesia/critical care. ...Read more

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What happens after an open laminectomy procedure?

What happens after an open laminectomy procedure?

Healing by scar: The tissues over the area (muscle on the left and muscle on the right scar to each other, covering the dura (the sack containing the nerves or spinal cord) exposed by the laminectomy. This, and the the fat and skin over the muscle also heal. Strengthening those muscles by exercise can help recovery. ...Read more

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Scheduled for a leep conization tomrrow morning, what to expect?

Scheduled for a leep conization tomrrow morning, what to expect?

Not to worry: Crampy pain during procedure if you're not under anesthesia, some bleeding after, like a period. Your doctor should also provide instructions and information in the post procedure paperwork. ...Read more

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What to expect from a whipple procedure?

What to expect from a whipple procedure?

Major surgery: Whipple surgery involves removal of a part of the pancreas, small intestine & bile duct with several new surgical connections performed. Best performed by a well experienced general surgeon who has done many of these procedures. Risks of bleeding, infection, poor healing, pancreas leak, diabetes, etc. ...Read more

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What to expect after a colon cancer surgery stage 1?

What to expect after a colon cancer surgery stage 1?

Prognosis is good: Generally, after proper cancer surgery for stage i colon cancer, the prognosis is good and no adjuvant therapies are needed. ...Read more

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I will undergo surgery for kidney stone stent removal tomorrow. Please let me know, if it pains after the removal of this stent.

I will undergo surgery for kidney stone stent removal tomorrow.  Please let me know,  if it pains after the removal of this stent.

Ureteral stent: There may be some initial soreness and mild pain after the procedure. Should have some medicine provided from the doctor if needed for a couple of days. Usually pain if any is very mild. ...Read more

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Ercp (Definition)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography. ...Read more