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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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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Gallstones (Definition)

Stone-like deposits of bile in the gallbladder that are made from accumulation of cholesterol or bilirubin. Most gallstones are asymptomatic, however complications of gallstones include inflammation of the gallbladder, and blockage of ...Read more


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Recovery from laparoscopic ventral rectopexy surgery?

Recovery from laparoscopic ventral rectopexy surgery?

What: What about it? You mean recovery time form ventral hernia repair. About a week to two depending on size. ...Read more

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Does having laporoscopic cholecystectomy surgery create scars?

Does having laporoscopic cholecystectomy surgery create scars?

Yes: Small ones; all surgical procedures that involve cutting or puncturing of the skin result in scars. The appearance of the scar depends on many factors. Most heal 'well'. ...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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Gall stone surgery, is open or laser surgery better?

Gall stone surgery, is open or laser surgery better?

Most surgeons: would agree that laparoscopic cholecystectomy, when technically feasible, is better than open cholecystectomy in the vast majority of cases. Ask your surgeon for specific recommendation in your case. ...Read more

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Are scope gallbladder removal scars big?

Are scope gallbladder removal scars big?

No: Most gallbladder removal scars are small. That's why they call it "bandaid surgery!" they should be less than an inch in length, although the one in the umbilicus can be a little larger if the gallbladder is full of stones or has a really large stone. There is now no reason to fear removing the gallbladder because of the scar as most people can have endoscopic removal. ...Read more

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Which surgery hurts more? Gallbladder removal or hernia

Varies: Each person is different & depends if you are asking about open surgery or laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery may have less pain than an open inguinal or open ventral hernia. Highly variable from one person to another. ...Read more

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What's normal pain after laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

What's normal pain after laparoscopic gallbladder removal?

Incisional pain: Usually pain around incision and right upper abdomen pain. Also pain in right shoulder/upper arm region ( this related to the gas we put in abd for lap chole surgery). In general pain should get better in days. If not then contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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What are gallbladder surgery complications?

What are gallbladder surgery complications?

Many but rare: Pain, bleeding, infections, bile duct injury, bile leak, retained stones in the abdomen or in the bile ducts, injury to the intestine, injury to the liver, post cholecystectomy syndrome. ...Read more

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Can laparoscopic Splenectomy and small bowel Laparoscopic Exploration be done in one operation ?

Can laparoscopic  Splenectomy and small bowel Laparoscopic Exploration be done in one operation ?

Laparoscopy: A laparoscopic surgery allows the surgeon to look around the abdominal cavity without too much difficulty and usually without changing or adding incisions. If your surgeon is skilled enough to they should be able to do both at one time. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is success of laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for hiatal hernia?

What is success of laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for hiatal hernia?

Varies: Don't be afraid to ask your surgeon. Most surgeons track their outcomes for at least a few years. If you go to a surgeon with good results and you do your part (eating right and keeping your weight in check) - you can expect durable relief with surgery. ...Read more

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Had gall bladder removal surgery (laprascopic) developed ascites afterwards, is that possible?

Had gall bladder removal surgery (laprascopic) developed ascites afterwards, is that possible?

Unusual: Should see and ask your surgeon. Fluid intraperitoneally may just be from fluid (irrigation) used during surgery . But other possibilities include bile leak or bleeding or pancreatitis, if you are not improving, get followup and find out what the ascites is and why you have it- underlying liver disease , heart failure etc. ...Read more

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How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

With small incisions: Laparoscopy, in general, is performed with the patient asleep. The abdomen is filled with co2 to elevate the abdominal wall away from the internal organs. Tubes called trocars are placed at various spots on the abdomen depending on the surgery. Through the trocars are placed a camera and surgical instruments. The incisions are generally small and the healing time faster than open surgery. ...Read more

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Are ovarian cysts possible complications after laparoscopic appendectomy?

Are ovarian cysts possible complications after laparoscopic appendectomy?

No: Removal of the appendix does not cause cystic disease if the ovaries, which is very common, and may even come and go over time. ...Read more

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Is laparoscopic nissen fundoplication similar to lap band?

Is laparoscopic nissen fundoplication similar to lap band?

No: A lap band is a device that wraps around the top of your stomach used to treat obesity. A fundoplication wraps the top of your stomach around itself to treat reflux. ...Read more

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Symptoms after hernia and gallbladder removal?

Symptoms after hernia and gallbladder removal?

Soreness: After laparoscopic gallbladder removal, lap hernia, or open hernia, there will be , of course, some temporary post op pain. This will be easily managed with ice, antiinflammatory meds, and pain meds. No dietary restriction after gallbladder out. Lifting restriction from 1-3 weeks, per your surgeon. After that, you'll have no activity restrictions, but some residual soreness. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can cardiac bypass surgery be done laparoscopically?

Can cardiac bypass surgery be done laparoscopically?

Small incisions: Cardiac surgery can be done through very small incisions robotically and/or thorascopically. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/robotic_surgery.html. ...Read more

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Any alternative treatment for gallstones except laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Any alternative treatment for gallstones except laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Surgery not a must: Gallstones are very common and more common with age. Most of the time these cause no problems but they can become symptomatic and cause pain. At their worst they can cause gallbladder infection and pancreatitis. At times they block the biliary system. Surgery is done on an elective basis for most people with symptomatic stones and on an urgent basis for gallbladder infection/ inflammation. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

Laparoscopy is a form of less invasive abdominal or pelvic surgery that uses instruments placed inside ...Read more