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Excision Ampulla Of Vater
Disease of the chest: Vats stand for video-assisted thoracic surgery or minimally invasive surgery similar to laparoscopic surgery. Through small incisions and usually a high definition camera, many types of procedures can be performed. Such as removing cancer of the lung, esophagus and other chest organs. Removing unwanted fluid around the lung, and performing biopsies of organs in the chest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Causes lung to stick: The goal of video-assisted thoracic surgery or vats pleurodesis is to create an inflammatory response that causes the lung to stick to the chest wall. This can be done through chemical means such as sterile talcum powder, or through mechanical means. Indications are for persistent air in the pleural space; pneumothorax or persistent fluid. Pleurodesis prevents the lung from collapsing. ...Read more
Surgery: Preparing one's self mentally for surgery is very important. I'd suggest working on getting a good amount of sleep in the week leading up to the surgery. Eating as healthily as you can - avoid alcohol, caffeine, fast food, etc. And do the things that put you at ease - whether it's enjoying family and friends, getting outdoors, spending time with your church, volunteering.... It all helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can recur: Depending on the underlying disease, blebs can reappear even after a VATS procedure. ...Read more
I have Pneumothorax surgery(VATS failed then open chest successful).It was 6 years ago and on left side.Can i go for gyming and weights now.
I had VATs (right side, OR time was 9h 3 months ago). Got compression injury below axilla and fluids on abdomen. How long it will take to recover?
Hard to answer: We need to know a lot more . Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to diagnose and treat problems in your chest. Without knowledge of the details it is not possible to answer your concern. You will need to discuss with your physicians. ...Read more
I've had a pneumothorax (on left side) past year and has been treated with VATS-surgery. If I go to a dance festival with loud basses, can it recur?
How long should I wait before driving from sea level to 8000+ft after a pneumothorax? I have had vats pleurodesis before but had small recurrent pnemo
PET prior to diag. of LC (squamous cell). AP window nodes enlarged, not lit up. Dr wants VATS to check these. Why? Would it light up if cancer?
I know smoking is bad i had traumatic pneumothorax 3months ago had VATS and thorachotomy done my question is will it have some special effects on me?
Hi i got beaten by some guys 3months ago and had brokeb rib and liquidopneumathorax i had VATS and thorachotomy done.So am i forced to quit smoking :(?
Physical symptoms: post being beaten up. Please continue to be monitored by your doctor so no additional symptoms develop. Yes, it would be excellent to stop smoking. Not only will it help w/your present recovery but it will lower your chances of illness later in life. Your body and brain need oxygen more than ever now and smoking inhibits the intake of oxygen. Peace and good health. ...Read more