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Doctor insights on: Fully Implantable Cochlear Implant

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Penile implant surgery or prosthetic penile implant. Which is better?

Penile implant surgery or prosthetic penile implant. Which is better?

Implant = Prosthesis: The inflatable penile prosthesis (ipp) is an excellent solution for men with severe e.D. That does not respond to other measures. The implant surgery takes about an hour, is usually done as an outpatient, and has a pretty brief recovery. All surgery has risks, so do some research and find someone with some experience placing implants. ...Read more

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Dr. Jed Kwartler
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Cochlear Implant (Definition)

A medical device that is implanted surgically through the bone behind the ear in patients who have lost their hearing or were born with severe to profound hearing loss. The device is inserted within the inner ear to bypass the malfunctioning cells that normally convey sound to the brain. The device hears for the patient and sends electric impulses that conveyssound perception ...Read more


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Could cochlear implants cure deafness?

Could cochlear implants cure deafness?

Yes: Cochlear implants do not cure deafness, they supply electrical energy to stimulate the nerve fibers of the cochlear nerve to give a patient their hearing. The implants are generally very successful and are indicated when there is total bilateral deafness. ...Read more

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How effective are cochlear implants for hearing?

How effective are cochlear implants for hearing?

Very efective.: In the hands of a well trained neuro-otologist, the results are highly successful. You will be able to hear again and most importantly, understand speech. If you have profound bilateral or complete bilateral deafness, it will restore your hearing. ...Read more

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Who gets a cochlear implant?

Who gets a cochlear implant?

Varies: Presently, the major indication for a cochlear implant is bilateral total deafness. However, in some centers otologic surgeons are performing this surgery for unilateral total deafness if the state or the insurance companies will cover the cost. Recently i read that it has been considered for severe incapacitating tinnitus but that i feel is too early to consider as a reliable procedure. ...Read more

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Is secondary intraocular lens implant effective?

Is secondary intraocular lens implant effective?

Yes.: A secondary intraocular implant iis effective, but with all surgical procedures there are risks and benefits. This should be discussed thoroughly with your ophthalmologist before you proceed. ...Read more

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Can an ocular fat graft later be replaced with an integrated ocular implant?

Can an ocular fat graft later be replaced with an integrated ocular implant?

Possible: It is possible, but not a definite. Fat is inflammatory in nature. If it causes the extraocular muscles to scar together, then it may not be possible to isolate and attach the correct muscles to the correct part of the integrated implant. ...Read more

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Websites on a cochlear implant?

Websites on a cochlear implant?

Several: www.cochlear.com www.Advancedbionics.Com www.Medel.Com these manufacturers web sites provide much basic information about cochlear implants and how they work. ...Read more

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How successful are dental implants?

How successful are dental implants?

Success rate 93- 98%: Success rates of dental implants is depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of 93- 98%. ...Read more

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What are disadvantages of cochlear implants?

What are disadvantages of cochlear implants?

Few: Cannot have an MRI scan easily with a cochlear implant. You may have to hear things that you don't want to hear. The advantages so far outway the disadvantages. There is almost no reason not to implant in a child or adult that qualifies for this technology. ...Read more

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Which is better to get a tooth extracted and dental implant placed with bone graft same time or extraction/graft wait 3 mos then implant? Success rate

Which is better to get a tooth extracted and dental implant placed with bone graft same time or extraction/graft wait 3 mos then implant? Success rate

One Surgery: There are no current excellent studies that would indicate a better outcome success rate of one over the other. Generally, if the procedure can be done with one surgery rather than two or more it will preserve more bone structure overall. For this reason alone, i generally prefer one surgery if it is indicated. ...Read more

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Aredental bridges so inferior to implants?

Aredental bridges so inferior to implants?

They Have Problems: Bridges can last a long time, if you take care of them. However, studies show that implants are easier to maintain for a lifetime, and have a higher probability of lasting. They also don't damage the teeth on either side, like bridges. They can cost a bit more up-front, but they require less maintenance and generally have fewer problems down the road. So, they're more cost efficient long-term. ...Read more

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Need cervical surgery C5/6, ACDF with bone graft. Is plage implant best for this procedure?

Need cervical surgery C5/6, ACDF with bone graft. Is plage implant best for this procedure?

Yes: Increases fusion rates which are already excellent, equivalent alternative is auto graft hip bone and six weeks in collar allograft donor bone with plate and limited post op immobilization has yielded excellent results for decades . benefits: no second surgical site and no immobilization can be achieved with cervical disc replacement as well sucess rate for relief if arm pain well documented ...Read more

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Is an implantable cardioverter defibrillator removed in heart bypass surgery?

Is an implantable cardioverter defibrillator removed in heart bypass surgery?

No: The defib. Device is implatnted in the inner chambers of the heart and bypass is on the out side of the heart where the coronary arteries lie.Unless theres another reason to remove the device ie an infection the device is left in. ...Read more

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What are intraocular lens implants?

What are intraocular lens implants?

For cataract surgery: When we perform cataract surgery we remove the lens of the eye. In order for the patient to see the lens needs to be replaced. The replacement lens is the intraocular lens implant. ...Read more

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How are pacemakers placed?

How are pacemakers placed?

Minor surgical proce: Pacemakers are placed in a cardiac cath or surgical suite with the visual guidance of fluoroscopy (x-ray visualization). A pacing lead is placed into the heart after access to a vein in the arm, groin, neck, chest is obtained. Specific electrical parameters of the lead are checked, then the lead attached to a pacemaker often embedded in the upper chest wall, where small incision is made. ...Read more

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Are dental implants and bone grafts safe?

Yes: Dental implants have been around for many years . Proper treatment planning is the key for the success of dental implants. ...Read more

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Can iris implant along with inraocular lens implant be done prior to implanting the contact lens in sn without iris n natural lens.

Can iris implant along with inraocular lens implant be done prior to implanting the contact lens in sn without iris n natural lens.

No : Patients that fail contact lens trial are then candidates for a synthetic iris and intraocular lens in cases of traumatic aniridia. In cases of congenital aniridia e visual prognosis is lower, and surgery is less beneficial. ...Read more

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Bone flap reattachment after brain surgery, wires vs plates, differences?

Bone flap reattachment after brain surgery, wires vs plates, differences?

I am not sure: I am not sure. Lets see if someone else with expertise in neurosurgery will answer your question. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more