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How long should I wait to do heavy lifting after appendectomy for ruptured appendix? I was in hospital for 7 days and it took me about 4 weeks for me to start walking properly i had a open surgery and it is about a 4-5 inch opening on the right side of ac

How long should I wait to do heavy lifting after appendectomy for ruptured appendix? I was in hospital for 7 days and it took me about 4 weeks for me to start walking properly i had a open surgery and it is about a 4-5 inch opening on the right side of ac

In : In general, for uncomplicated surgeries, it is recommended to wait 6-8 weeks prior to lifting anything heavier that a gallon of milk. This is because the tensile strength of a wound is relatively stable at this point. After this, a slow return to normal pre-surgery activity should ensue. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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My brother has all 5 types of epilepsy. They recommending exploratory brain surgery , please tell me how it's done and the risks ect involved ?

My brother has all 5 types of epilepsy. They recommending exploratory brain surgery , please tell me how it's done and the risks ect involved ?

Informed Consent: Am sorry to hear of your brother's health issues. The topic you bring up is a complex one and I don't believe we can do it justice in 400 characters or less. This is usually an issue that the neurosurgeon will cover in detail. Take care. ...Read more

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Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?

Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?

Not yet: Not yet but that's the goal. The advantages of minimally invasive surgery is incredible, but there is a high learning curve to master which makes it a little more challenging to make this into the gold standard. We are making great strides however. ...Read more

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Is endoscopic brain surgery safer than open brain surgery?

Is endoscopic brain surgery safer than open brain surgery?

Sometimes: Endoscopic brain surgery has both risks and benefits. In the correct hands, this type of surgery can make the previously unthinkable possible but like anything, if this type of surgery is not applied properly, it can have significant (even deadly) risks. In short, open brain surgery can be just as safe as endoscopic surgery but it depends on the comfort level of your surgeon. ...Read more

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How fast is recovery from open surgery for parastomal hernia repair?

How fast is recovery from open surgery for parastomal hernia repair?

Parastomal hernia: Recovery from hernia repair is variable based upon many factors such as hernia size, prior operative details, and type of surgery performed. If possible, the best treatment is to reverse the stoma and repair the hernia site. If the stoma is permanent, a mesh is often utilized. If possible, a laparoscopic repair offers many benefits over open repair. You need to discuss this with a surgeon. ...Read more

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Are there 2 types of ACL reconstruction surgeries? Open surgery or arthroscopy?

Are there 2 types of ACL reconstruction surgeries? Open surgery or arthroscopy?

Multiple: There are multiple variations in ACL reconstruction which revolve around the choice of graft used and the surgical technique. Make sure you have an understanding of the basic porosity and cons of different approaches and don't hesitate to seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have a bowel +bladder fistula, would an operation be need for this , and if surgery, is it keyhole or open surgery?

I have a bowel +bladder fistula, would an operation be need for this , and if surgery, is it keyhole or open surgery?

These fistulas : Are amongst the most difficult to treat and very rarely respond to medical therapy (that is, if you have Crohn's disease). It almost always requires surgery, and the surgical repair can be difficult and is not always successful. I'd recommend seeing an accomplished surgeon with this kind of experience. ...Read more

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I've been weightlifting for about 10yrs til 8 weeks ago had open surgery with mesh to repair hernia. Dr said after 8 weeks i can go 50% is that right?

Depends: The extent of resuming activity with an open hernia repair depends on the size, location and technique used in the repair. I advise you follow your surgeon instruction and keep him informed of any acute changes. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have done open surgery for a right kidney stone a year ago, it was removed, now i suffer recurrent of a similar stone in the same place, I am 29 y.O.

I have done open surgery for a right kidney stone a year ago, it was removed, now i suffer recurrent of a similar stone in the same place, I am 29 y.O.

Question?: You have not clearly asked a question. If at your age you have now had two kidney stones, clearly you have a disorder leading to stone formation. There are many of these, so you need to see a specialist to figure out what you have and how to treat it to minimize the chances of further stone formation. ...Read more

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