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Hospital For Special Surgery Emergency Room
Sometimes: Medical records can be accessed by another medical provider who is involved in your care if requested (especially if the doctor has privileges at the hospital where you visited). Each hospital has a different policy regarding records release. Typically your authorization in the form of a signature is required for the release of records. Courts are also able to subpoena medical records. ...Read more
Under what circumstances should a person with a sunburn go to a hospital emergency room? Is that overdoing it?
What happens when you are assessed by a mental health crisis team at the hospital emergency room? Do they lock you up?
The emergency mental health assessment includes an evaluation of whether the patient is in immediate danger of self harm or harm to others. Usually this leads to a recommendation for any needed treatment which the patient and family may accept.
In cases of severe threat to self or others, the team does have the ability to put a patient on emergency hold for more careful evaluation (for 72 hrs). ...Read more
Devices in ER: Some of the equipment in er are telemetry monitors, vital signs machines, catheters, IV equipments, defibrillators, pacemakers, x-ray equipment, otoscope, ophthalmoscope, etc. ...Read more
Any emergency room: They are all required by federal law to provide emergency medical care regardless of whether someone has insurance. However, you will still be responsible for the bill. If it is not life-threatening or a true emergency, I would recommend visiting a regular physician or a public health clinic. It's a lot cheaper. ...Read more
I feel severely anxious when stay alone at home. After I drove and parked in from of emergency room at the hospital I feel better. Any ideas?
Sometimes: Hospitals can choose not to charge, and many either offer a discount or a sliding scale based upon income. An ER must do a screening exam and stabilize emergencies regardless of ability to pay. That being said, they have rendered expensive services in most cases, and have a right to expect payment for the time, expertise, and equipment used. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Does a heat stroke victim need to go to the emergency room? What's the risk to a heat stroke victim if it takes over 30 minutes to get them to a hospital?
Heat stroke is the most serious form of heat injury and is considered a medical emergency. If you suspect that someone has heat stroke -- also known as sunstroke -- call an ambulance immediately and give first aid until paramedics arrive.
http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/heat-stroke-symptoms-and-treatment#1 ...Read more
No: Go back and get it out.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there any law against a patient leaving the hospital emergency room with a hep lock or IV access still in his arm?
No: However, most hospitals will require you to sign a form that states that you understand that by leaving against medical advice, you might be at risk for serious complications. ...Read more
My father (93 year old patient with dementia) has suffered various TIA (stroke?) and treated in the emergency room (hospital). Any drug for treat it?
What is the cause?: Any therapy to help prevent a stroke should be directed at the cause. I need to know more information about the cause of the strokes before making a recommendation. ...Read more
My son has a scar his bottom lip from emergency room stitching. Will plastic surgery be able to fix this? He also had small white dots from stitches
Yes: Plastic surgery could make the scar less obvious. However, you may wish to wait a year or so to allow time for the scar to mature, as it may become less conspicuous with time. ...Read more
Horrible bed side manner. I have seen this same doctor in the emergency room numerous times because I have different diseases and chronic pain. He asks me what medicine I want and that I come to a hospital that only has a xray machine. I was crying in suc
Wrong approach: You are approaching this all wrong. Chronic conditions are not handled effectively by resorting to the emergency room for care. You need to start with a primary care physician who can then refer you to the approopriate specialist if that is needed. Stay out of the er for this issue. ...Read more
No solutions: In general, most emergency rooms will offer pain medications and antibiotics, which may provide temporary or incomplete relief of pain. Many do have oral surgeons that can address very severe or dangerous swellings. Most will not pull teeth, do root canals, or fillings. You will need to see a dentist for treatment that is considered permanent. ...Read more
No: If some ers are closing near you, there should be others nearby. There are also urgent care centers - look on google for your area. But, you should not be using either except for true emergencies. Hopefully, that is extremely rare. Ers & clinics are not for minor issues or disease management. You should be going to your doctor. If you don't have insurance, buy it or apply for assistance. ...Read more
Dock or bay: They are called ambulance docks or bays. Some other countries may have other special names for them. ...Read more
How common is it for hospital emergency rooms to receive patients with a sex toy stuck in the rectum?
Emergency department: See it often enough to not be surprised...One department I know sees such events every couple months. ...Read more
You could: Be there quite a while to monitor and provide extra care to finger, these are very delicate procedures, good luck ...Read more
Convenience: Doctors offices open generally from 9-5 and m-f. Medical conditions occur at all hours and an er might be the only thing open. Unfortunately er's are used as the family doctor for those without coverage, or have minimal coverage. So urban er's commonly are crowded with patients. A federal law termed emtala requires that they be seen even if they lack funding. ...Read more
Many: It is usually some form of requirement that the main attending surgeon is present for much of the surgery. There would be many highly trained people including senior surgical residents and well trained experienced surgical nurses as well. There may be more highly trained physicians and nurses at a teaching hospital than many other locations. ...Read more
Dependent: This is dependent on the location of the meningioma, how large it is, if it's fully removable, and the patient's clinical status prior to surgery. I know you'd like a better answer- in an ideal case, if it goes really well and is really simple, then expect anywhere from 3-5 days. If there are difficulties, it could be 5 days and may last up to 3 weeks depending on the difficulties. ...Read more
Disaster Protocol: Most hospitals have a mass disaster protocol for the situation of evacuation. For patients who are in surgery, they get priority on power, and would likely get the first resources for the situation of moving out. It is possible that the surgery may be have to be aborted temporarily and completed at a later time, god forbid. ...Read more
Options Vary: Procedures can be broken down into abdominal approaches and perineal (from the anal region) approaches. Abdominal approaches can also be laparoscopic or open. Many options available and a colon and rectal specialist can review them with you. Hospitalization ranges from overnight for perineal approaches to several days for abdominal approaches. ...Read more
The patient: Is not abandoned. Many patients can have their surgeries shortened or interrupted. They are covered with sterile dressings, transferred to gurney and removed from the hospital as quickly as possible with oxygen, IV fluids, drugs in tow. We practice emergency evacuation from the OR couple times a year, along with fire drills. No one is left behind. ...Read more
Can glaucoma be cured via surgery. How much does it cost? What is the best hospital to get this surgery done?
Yes: There are many different surgical treatments for glaucoma: SLT laser, trabeculectomy, shunt, MIGS, endocyclophotocoagulation, trabeculotomy, and others. Each has its own price range. There are many good general ophthalmologists and glaucoma supspecialists available. You need to make an appointment with one to discuss your options to determine what is best for you. ...Read more
Is surgery for a rotator cuff minor tear really needed? How long is the surgery? How many days will she be in the hospital? Recovery process?
Be conservative: The majority of pain symptoms related with TMJ disorder can be alleviated with non-surgical, conservative treatment approaches. Surgery should be reserved for severe trauma cases (car accidents) where fractures are involved. Tmj therapy (in most cases) also does not involve extensive reconstructions or orthodontics. Be sure you're comfortable with the suggested options before proceeding. ...Read more
No: Most hemorrhoid surgery is done as an outpatient however you will need a limitted activity for 7-14 days post op and do warm bath tub soaks 3x per day for the first 2 weeks. ...Read more
Depends: But usually around a week.Get a more detailed answer ›
Here are some...: Pursing less invasion and shorter hospital stay is a constantly evolving trend, but at the end, the degree of less stay still reflects the magnitude and complexity of surgery, the professional proficiency, confidence, and ethics, and the overall health and coping ability of patients. Hence, please ask your upcoming surgeon to assess the balance between being nice & being able and ethical. Best... ...Read more
Maybe: This is changing. Some surgeons do have most of their patients spend the night in the hospital; others allow most people to go home a few hours after their surgery. Some things that may affect this include whether tests have shown the exact location of the parathyroid tumor, a patient's overall health, and how far they live from the hospital. ...Read more
Indigent care: Most areas have a hospital where care can be provided to the medically indigent at low or no cost. I see you live in philly. There are multiple medical school there, try the er at one of them. ...Read more
Not normally.: It is a common complication, not due to negligence. ...Read more
Check: Any untoward symptoms should be evaluated. Call your Surgeon. ...Read more