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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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