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How Difficult Is The Cordocentesis Procedure
Pericardiocentesis: Pericardiocentesis is removal of fluid from the sack surrounding the heart and is quite easy. Ultrasound is usually used to localize the sack around the heart and a long needle is inserted below the breast bone and through the outer layer around the heart, fluid is then removed to relieve pressure around the heart . It takes only a few minutes. ...Read more
Sympathectomy: Thoracic sympathectomy is the procedure to cut the "sympathetic nerve" fibers coming out of the spine at the level of t2-t3 (second and third thoracic vertebrae). The nerve fibers usually cross over the second, third, & fourth ribs near the spine. Some doctors are using an endoscope to do this procedure, which would leave almost no surgical scar. The same procedure stops excessive hand sweating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had back pains for 15years. It's getting worse. I had a procedure, steroids were injected into s chord. Only made it worse. What's wrong? @30yrs
May need Surgery: Chronic back is sometimes very debilitating and frustrating condition. Have you had an mri. See a neurosurgeon. If surgery is indicated other treatment modalities include physical therapy, use of tens machine, proper body alligment, ultrasonic massage , pain pills and muscle relaxants. Results from any of this including surgery and spinal steroids injections are variable. ...Read more
I have had 3 bladder repairs n a band put around uretha n still suffer from stress incontience what other procedure is availble this is s serious prob
Stress Incontinuance: Is sometimes extremely difficult problem. Did you have cystoscope and computerized urodinamic studies? See urogynecologist ...Read more
Can i go to a party after my colonoscopy? My procedure’s on friday morning and i want to go to a party that night. Is it safe for me to go? Can i drink?
Thanks : Thanks for your question. Generally we advise patients not to drive or operate any heavy machinery until the following day after a colonoscopy, because the medicines used to sedate you can cause cloudy thinking and altered judgment. There is no medical reason you couldn't go to a party if you are feeling up to it, but i would strongly suggest you go with a trusted friend who can drive you and stay with that friend for the duration of the party. Let him/her know that your judgment may be impaired so he/she can "look out" for you. I would suggest not drinking alcohol that night. I hope this answers your question. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anesthesia for D&E: Usually, in a patient of normal height and weight without gerd, this procedure is done under mac (monitored anesthesia care) anesthesia that often involves versed (benzodiazepine), fentanyl ( synthetic narcotic) and Propofol (sedative/induction agent. All standard monitors are in place and supplemental oxygen is used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both: A cath will allow them to look inside the arteries. If there is a significant blockage they can fix it. ...Read more
Both: a cath post NSTEMI is done for "early definitive diagnosis and therapy". a non-invasive risk assessment will provide similar intermediate term mortality benefits, but may have more hospitalizations for chest pain and the patient will be on more meds for angina. in a young active person, the invasive approach is often reasonable. in an elderly sedentary person, i'm comfortable with noninvasive. ...Read more
Procedure for replacing crowns? When i got my crowns, my dentist told me they’d probably need to be replaced in 15 years or so. It’s been 15 years, so now i’m wondering how the dentist goes about doing this. I’m using a different dentist than back then. S
Checkups: The average lifespan of a crown is 10-15 years, mostly due to new cavities. Routine checkups and x-rays can usually help find any problems early. Whenever your crown is replaced, the dentist will remove it, clean up the tooth, and make you a new crown, similar to how the first one was made. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do you care for the baby 's stuff with a plastibel on? Does the doctor take it off right after the procedure?
The plastic remains: The plastibell method employs a grooved plastic ring that will sit at the base of the glans penis after a circumcision.The heavy string binder in this groove makes sure there is no bleeding after the foreskin is cut back.It will stay in place until the skin edges underneath it heals & the plastic separates. There is often some dried serum that looks worrisome. Clean with thin soapy water. ...Read more
I'm a 34yo female who had AVR/MVR placement following a dental procedure 8/mo. ago w/ a 3 day Propyphol induced coma. My memory 's deeply affected. Y?
Specialist: at your age you want to see a specialist, Ask your doc about a referral to a neurologist. No reason to wait and good luck. ...Read more
Hi, I had done MTP by d&e procedure yday. After that my doc has not given any antibiotics. Ihad done this before also but I had been given antibiotics then. Please advice?
?: Some doctors reserve antibiotics for patients you become symptomatic. They don't give them routinely. ...Read more
Is there a chance that my skin might be discolored after labiaplasty? What are the most frequent side effects of labiaplasty? I am a woman in my 30's. Having researched the labiaplasty procedure on the internet, i read about some side effects like skin di
Possible not probabl: While discoloration is possible it is not probable. In fact most patients prefer the appearance afterwards because the labiaplasty eliminates the darker portions that patients frequently dislike. However, a review of your surgeons photos will likely give you a good idea of what to expect. To see photos of over 150 labiaplasty procedures visit bodysculptor.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends!: Duration of procedure depends upon procedure being performed as well as health of patient undergoing said procedure. Duration may be extended beyond usual due to (unforeseen) complications. Best to ask surgeon how much time is expected. Better yet, don't ask, because you don't want to rush him/her! let your surgeon do their best w/o worrying about your time constraint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Replace Aortic valve: Very interesting operation concieved by mr. Donald ross, a briish cardiac surgeon for severe aortic valve disease. Unique, in that patients aortic valve is replaced with their own pulmonary valve (autograft). Patient's pulmonary valve is then replaced with a porcine heart valve graft. Rationale is that patients own pulmonary valve functions longer that a porcineaortic valve replacement graft. ...Read more
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