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How bad is appendix surgery?

How bad is appendix surgery?

Depends: If your appendix is not ruptured, you should be able to go home the next day. If ruptured, you will likely require multiple days of IV antibiotics and days in the hospital. Some patients, if done laparoscopically and their appendix is not ruptured, can go home the same day. ...Read more

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Appendix (Definition)

The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more


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How bad is the pain after scoliosis surgery?

How bad is the pain after scoliosis surgery?

Not bad: Alot depend on the surgeopn and the amount of correction he can do as well as the location of the curvature. I have had multiple patient that had this surgey and all do well with less post operative problem than back surgery for other problems. ...Read more

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How painful is liver surgery?

How painful is liver surgery?

Manageable: The liver itself does not have any pain sensors, but like any operation, you will experience some pain from the incision. Following surgery, patients are usually given a pca pump that delivers pain medication through an IV or an epidural catheter. Most people are able to switch to oral pain pills after 3-4 days. After about 2 weeks, regular tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually sufficient for any residual pain. ...Read more

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What is vitrectomy surgery and how is it done?

What is vitrectomy surgery and how is it done?

Microsurgery: It is an outpatient operation in which microscopic instruments are used to remove the vitreous gel and manipulate other tissues. The surgery is done with the patient sedated, lying under a powerful microscope. As you can appreciate from the schematic, operating in that small space requires steady hands. The patient goes home with a patch and drops to help healing. It is usually not painful. ...Read more

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How long is appendicitis surgery recovery?

How long is appendicitis surgery recovery?

If uncomplicated : You could be back on your feet in a couple of weeks if it was done laparoscopically ...Read more

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How bad is brain surgery and is there rehab after?

How bad is brain surgery and is there rehab after?

Depends what type: In general brain surgery is complex , not considered as low risk procedure , complexity increases with type of surgery . ...Read more

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How bad is the pain after hemorroid and rectocele repair surgery?

How bad is the pain after hemorroid and rectocele repair  surgery?

Depends: Hemorrhoid surgery and rectocele surgery are different surgeries and each have several options available. Would be best to have the specific surgery you are considering to provide an accurate answer. For example, an exicisional hemorrhoidectomy can be a very painful procedure. ...Read more

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What makes diverticulitis so bad that surgery is necessary?

What makes diverticulitis so bad that surgery is necessary?

MAY cause bowel perf: Just like a 'ruptured appendix' is bad, so is a perforated bowel from diverticulitis. If the bowel contents (stool, bacteria) gets out of the intestine and into the 'body cavity' it can cause near-fatal peritonitis, sepsis (blood infection), shock , and eventual death. It is better to remove the appendix and/or the diverticular abcess before 'it's too late!'. ...Read more

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How long does an ovarian cyst removal operation take through keyhole surgery? And how likely are risks?

How long does an ovarian cyst removal operation take through keyhole surgery? And how likely are risks?

Depends: This depends on many factors including your body habitus, the size and consistency of the mass, skill of the surgeon etc. Typically if it is straightforward then it may be as short as 15 minutes. Add anesthesia time and setup and maybe it becomes 30 minutes from the time you go in, to the time you go out, of the or. Complications are not very common if it is routine. ...Read more

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Surgically remove infection in bad hip what is the recovery time?

Surgically remove infection in bad hip what is the recovery time?

It depends: It depends on how bad was that infection . It there was no bone involvement (only muscles and skin) then i will heal faster. Bone usually takes 6-8 weeks to heal completely. ...Read more

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Considering a Mitrofanoff, I have no appendix. What is the normal recovery process? How long until pain free?

Considering a Mitrofanoff, I have no appendix. What is the normal recovery process? How long until pain free?

Variable due to you: This procedure is done and the circumstances are different depending on the surgeon and the hospital. It takes a while to recover but need to give it 6 weeks but again depends on your surgeon. Go to http://www.mitrofanoffsupport.org.uk/operation-process/ on the internet and this wi give you some insight into the process. Pain varies and may take 10 days to 4 weeks to subside. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What happens if someone gose into surgery for a ruptured spleen how long is sugary?

What happens if someone gose into surgery for a ruptured spleen how long is sugary?

Depends: On other trauma, size of spleen, and technical features. If isolated splenectomy get in, do, get out--2 hours? ...Read more

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Having laparoscopic surgery to remove ascending colon due to 6cm mass that thankfully has not spread. How long does the procedure usually take?

Having laparoscopic surgery to remove ascending colon due to 6cm mass that thankfully has not spread. How long does the procedure usually take?

Depends: I always tell patients that procedure length can really vary from operation to operation. I would guess 2-3 hours. That time will matter more to your family, though. If the operation is being done carefully with minimal trauma to tissues, time matters less. ...Read more

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How soon after gallbladder surgery is it safe to have cosmetic surgery?

How soon after gallbladder surgery is it safe to have cosmetic surgery?

Depends...: Cosmetic surgery is considered “elective”; patients should be at their best state of health prior to proceeding. In other words, you will want to have be completely recovered, in good physical and mental health, psychosocially stable... For some patients this may be as early as one month after gallbladder surgery; some patients will need more time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How bad is the rhinoplasty?

How bad is the rhinoplasty?

Surprisingly good: Most patients are very pleasantly surprised with the recovery after rhinoplasty. The most uncomfortable aspect is probably the limited breathing the through the nose the first week after surgery, but the pain is usually far less than what patients anticipate. ...Read more

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How long is jaw surgery recovery and how painful is the recovery?

Recovery: The pain can come and go. There will be some pain after the jaw surgery but that should not be too long. Is your doctor giving you pain meds? If not, why not? Please find out and let me know ...Read more

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How long does it take the gas from laparoscopic surgery to go away? How long after laparoscopic surgery will i feel the gas inside me? .

How long does it take the gas from laparoscopic surgery to go away? How long after laparoscopic surgery will i feel the gas inside me?

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Varies: The gas will go away quickly in most cases. The specific time will depend on a number of factors including how long was the surgery, what was done during the surgery, how heavy is the patient, how quickly can the patient be up and ambulating, etc. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. ...Read more

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How bad does a nerve block hurt for ACL surgery? I'm really scaed about the possible pain.

How bad does a nerve block hurt for ACL surgery? I'm really scaed about the possible pain.

It is not : Very painful at all. Further, you can receive sedation prior to its placement. A good femoral nerve block is worth the effort because it can make your recovery much easier. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from inguinal hernia surgery? I’m having surgery to repair an inguinal hernia. What is the recovery like? How long before i can lift and carry things again?

How long does it take to recover from inguinal hernia surgery? I’m having surgery to repair an inguinal hernia. What is the recovery like? How long before i can lift and carry things again?

There : There are several different ways to repair an inguinal hernia. A traditional repair involves an incision over the area of the hernia and the placement of a plastic mesh material to plug or cover the defect. Alternatively, your surgeon may perform a laparoscopic hernia repair which involves making a few incisions near your navel and placing mesh in front of the hernia. Generally, the recovery from a laparoscopic hernia repair is shorter and involves less pain. One can usually return to regular activities within a few days to a week. Traditional hernia repairs usually require a longer recovery (3-5 weeks) but can be performed under local anesthetic meaning the patient does not have to have a full general anesthetic. This is beneficial for some patients who may not tolerate general anesthesia. You should speak with your surgeon about all your options as every patient has unique conditions which may influence how the surgeon may recommend proceeding. ...Read more

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How complicated is distal humerus surgery in an otherwise healthy individual? How long does it last & what is the prognosis?

How complicated is distal humerus surgery in an otherwise healthy individual? How long does it last & what is the prognosis?

Need more info: Did you break your elbow. If that is the problem, surgery isn't very risky, but your elbow may not straighten completely after it heals. It may also not bend as much as the other side. If it is something else, please let me know. ...Read more

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Appendectomy (Definition)

An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. It can either be done through an open incision ...Read more