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Hows stereotactic biopsy procedure done?

Hows stereotactic biopsy procedure done?

Computerized locati: The suspicious density, seen in x-ray but can not be felt , this area is located in two or more planes, marked, computer guided needle enters, at the marked site and takes biopsy, radio opaque, marker is placed for future reference, that biopsy was taken from correct location , then simple small dressing will be applied. ...Read more

Esophagoscopy (Definition)

Esophagoscopy refers to the use of a camera ...Read more


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Anyone done a nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

Anyone done a nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

Yes!: This is the most common anti-reflux procedure, involving closure of the hiatal hernia and re-creating a new valve by wrapping a portion of the stomach around the esophagus. While very effective, this procedure is reserved for the rare patient who cannot manage their symptoms with lifestyle and dietary modifications supplemented by anti-acid medication. An incisionless option, tiff, is available 2. ...Read more

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Is gastroscopy a painful procedure?

Is gastroscopy a painful procedure?

EGD: If you are referring to an EGD where the use a scope to look into your esophagus and stomach, then it should be painless since they will sedate you first. ...Read more

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What is transhiatal esophagectomy done for?

What is transhiatal esophagectomy done for?

Usually cancer: Esophageal cancer, severe dysplasia on barret's esophagus, lye stricture , chemical or mechanical destruction of esophagus, some esophageal motility disorders to incude some. ...Read more

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Is Urethral Diverticulum surgery usually an outpatient procedure?

Is Urethral Diverticulum surgery usually an outpatient procedure?

Yes, it is outpatien: This surgery is considered ambulatory and patients go home the same day. Most of the time the catheter is left in place to drain the bladder and promote healing. This is removed in 3 to 5 days. The outcome is extremely good. ...Read more

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What's involved in the endoscopic tif procedure?

What's involved in the endoscopic tif procedure?

No incisions: Similar to a nissen, it wraps the stomach around the distal esophagus but only for approximately 240degrees (not the typical 360) and it is done inside the stomach through use of an endoscopic and not from the outside requiring incisions. Not everyone is a candidate for a tif so speak with a qualified surgeon. ...Read more

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Who is minimally invasive heart surgery performed on?

Who is minimally invasive heart surgery performed on?

Depends : Test would be done to determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery. Some deciding factors may include medical history, age, type of heart disease and lifestyle. Generally, someone who has had heart surgery prior would not be a candidate. Some surgeries include ASD and PFO repairs, removal of tumors, valve, bypass and a-fib surgeries. ...Read more

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Is a barium enema an uncomfortable procedure?

Is a barium enema an uncomfortable procedure?

Barium enema: It is painful, and usually useless except for verymspecific circumstances. If you primary ordered it, see a, gastroenterologist. They miss 50% of polyps, and 15% of cancers. ...Read more

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Is a general surgeon qualified to perform gastric bypass surgery?

Is a general surgeon qualified to perform gastric bypass surgery?

Yes, but inquire exp: All bariatric-only surgeons started as general surgeons. Surgeons who do a variety of procedures are sometimes your best technical operators. You do want to ask about experience. Also want to make sure he/she has a good after-surgery program. Finally, look for a compassionate surgeon. ...Read more

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How safe is an endoscopy procedure?

How safe is an endoscopy procedure?

Very: Very safe procedure done thousands of times everyday. ...Read more

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Trans nasal esophagoscopy cost?

Trans nasal esophagoscopy cost?

Varies: If you are paying cash for this procedure the cost can vary widely. From a from a few hundred dollars to $1000 or more depending on the practitioner. If you have been recommended to have the procedure and you have no insurance i suggest you talk with your doctor about the cost first and see if allowances can be made for you. ...Read more

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What happens during an endoscopy procedure?

What happens during an endoscopy procedure?

Endoscopy: You are put under light anesthesia, doctor looks thru scope into your stomach and GI tract, may take samples for analysis and biopsy. ...Read more

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Is an upper endoscopy necessary before laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Is an upper endoscopy necessary before laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Generally no: However, depending on your surgeon's practice and your specific condition, an upper endoscopy may be performed. Some surgeons may request an ERCP to open and or clear the bile ducts. ...Read more

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Does endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography work?

Absolutely: An ERCP is a test used to diagnose obstructions of the bile duct system. Sometimes an ERCP can be used to dislodge a gallstone stuck in the main bile duct. Sometimes a stent can be placed via ERCP into the main bile duct to relieve pressure as in an obstructing cancer. Ercp is one of the truly amazing advances endoscopic medicine has allowed. ...Read more

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What is the procedure done during hemorrhoid surgery?

What is the procedure done during hemorrhoid surgery?

Varies: Depends. If it is a rubber band office procedure, it constricts the internal hemorrhoid veins. Surgery may remove external and internal hemorrhoid veins, or ligate them. Surgical stapling can excise the veins and loose internal lining. ...Read more

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Is hiatal hernia surgery done as an out-patient surgery?

Is hiatal hernia surgery done as an out-patient surgery?

Sometimes: It depends on the extent of your surgery. Many of my patients who had simple small hiatal hernias repaired with concurrent antireflux procedure do go home the same day. ...Read more

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Where can you get an endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography (ercp)?

Be done in...: Of course, ERCP can be done in the facilities with the needed scopes and setting for gastroenterologist to perform it. So, check the area hospital so to decide. Meanwhile, your existing doctor should be able to help you to locate one if you clinically need this procedure. ...Read more

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Anyone done laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for hiatal hernia?

Anyone done laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for hiatal hernia?

Relatively common: The most common anti-reflux procedure is called a fundoplication, which involves closure of the hernia and re-creating a new valve by wrapping a portion of the stomach around the esophagus. While very effective, this procedure is reserved for the rare patient who cannot manage their symptoms with lifestyle and dietary modifications supplemented by anti-acid medication. ...Read more

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What is an ercp procedure?

What is an ERCP?: Ercp=endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. This is an endoscopic test by which a small catheter is inserted into the papilla (opening of pancreatic & bile ducts) from the duodenum, thru which radiographic dye is injected. X-rays are taken to image the bile & pancreatic ducts. The technique permits stone extraction, sphincter enlargement, stent placement, more. ...Read more

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What is an esophagoscopy?

What is an esophagoscopy?

Esophagoscopy is a…: …study of the esophagus (food tube) using a flexible tube (older ones were rigid & straight) equipped with a camera & ports for instruments for taking biopsies of suspicious areas. ...Read more

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Trans nasal esophagoscopy cost?

Varies: If you are paying cash for this procedure the cost can vary widely. From a from a few hundred dollars to $1000 or more depending on the practitioner. If you have been recommended to have the procedure and you have no insurance i suggest you talk with your doctor about the cost first and see if allowances can be made for you. ...Read more

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I just had a transnasal esophagoscopy which showed no damage to my throat and larynx. Does this rule out LPR despite my burning throat and mucus?

I just had a transnasal esophagoscopy which showed no damage to my throat and larynx. Does this rule out LPR despite my burning throat and mucus?

Pharyngeal reflux: Develops when stomach acid travels up into your throat. You may experience "heartburn" or "indigestion". .Some of the more common symptoms are:sensation of drainage down the back of the throat or excessive mucus feeling of something caught in the throat or a tickling or burning sensation, sore throat, , chronic cough, post-nasal drip, difficulty swallowing.Testsshould help diagnose. ...Read more

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What the d&e abortion procedure?

What the d&e abortion procedure?

Dilation/Evacuation: The uterus is emptied via dilation of the cervix and evacuation of its' contents with scraping of the endometrium and/or a suction machine. ...Read more

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My son got 2800 immnoglobin e level what is the medicine or procedure to attain normal. Is there any side effects is this normal please help?

My son got 2800 immnoglobin  e level what is the medicine or procedure to attain normal. Is there any side effects is this normal please help?

Allergy?: A high immunoglobulin E level indicate a high tendency to allergy to various factors. Why was the test done? Ordered by whom? If your primary care doctor ordered it but did not explain what it means, please ask for a referral to an allergist. If the specialist ordered it, I'm sure he/she will go over what it means and what needs to be done, depending on his symptoms. ...Read more

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What kind of IV sedation they usually use in d&e procedure?

What kind of IV sedation they usually use in d&e procedure?

Anesthesia for D&E: Usually, in a patient of normal height and weight without gerd, this procedure is done under mac (monitored anesthesia care) anesthesia that often involves versed (benzodiazepine), fentanyl ( synthetic narcotic) and Propofol (sedative/induction agent. All standard monitors are in place and supplemental oxygen is used. ...Read more

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Procedure for cpr?

Procedure for cpr?

CPR : Compressions should be performed with great force to be effective, just short of breaking the sternum. 100 compressions per minute. ...Read more

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Procedure of mantoux test?

Procedure of mantoux test?

Wheal: The tuberculin skin test is administered to the upper third of the forearm (palm up) ?2 inches from elbow, wrist, or other injection site. If neither arm can be used, it can be given in the back of the shoulder. Use a 1/4 to1/2 inch 27-gauge needle or finer tuberculin syringe. It should form a wheal 6-10 mm in diameter, and it is interpreted 48-72 hours later. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for cvs?

What is the procedure for cvs?

A needle biopsy: Cvs can be performed transabdominally or transvaginally by taking a small amount of chorionic villus. ...Read more

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Is abortion a safe procedure ?

Is abortion a safe procedure ?

Abortions safe: Abortions or any other surgical procedure performed by a skilled, trained physician can have complications. There are less problems if the patient has good health with few to no medical problems. An abortion has fewer risks if performed prior to the first trimester ...Read more

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Essure procedure is it healthy?

Essure procedure is it healthy?

Yes: The Essure stents are safe, non-hormonal , and provide excellent sterilization without the need for general anesthesia or surgical incisions. I would consider it healthy and a popular option for permanent sterilization. My patients love it and have no complaints. Most of the Hospital Nurses take advantage of this procedure since it's done easily in the office. ...Read more

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What is the artefill procedure?

What is the artefill procedure?

Permanent filler: Artefill is a dermal filler, like Restylane (dermal fillers) or juvederm. Unlike the other two products, artefill is a permanent filler and cannot be reversed, so it be must used be an experienced injector. There is a small risk of allergic reaction as well, so a skin test is generally needed before the injection can occur. ...Read more

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What's hypnobirthing procedure?

What's hypnobirthing procedure?

Natural Childbirth: A form of natural childbirth involving self-hypnosis, mediataion, deep breathing. Probably best to find local hypno-birthing classes, or check out www.Hypnobirthing.Com. Women report that it helps considerably to reduce pain, stress and anxiety of chidbirth. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a cinderella procedure?

What is a cinderella procedure?

Operation for bunion: Surgery to make foot narrower by shaving bone on outer part of bunions. Indicated cosmetically plus functionally if subjects, usually women, have foot pain because the shoes feel too tight. Best discussed with an experieced foot surgeon. ...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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Is gastroscopy a painful procedure?

EGD: If you are referring to an EGD where the use a scope to look into your esophagus and stomach, then it should be painless since they will sedate you first. ...Read more

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