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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
With a needle.: A needle is introduced into the chest and through the pericardium ( the sac around the heart) into the pericardial space (between the pericardium and the heart) where excess fluid has accumulated. A flexible wire is advanced through the needle into the pericardial space and the needle is withdrawn. A flexible drain tube is advanced over the wire and the wire removed. The fluid is then drained. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cosmetic veneers: The amount of tooth enamel removed for the placement of veneers depends on a number of factors: whether your teeth are straight or crowded, the size, shape and color of your teeth, your bite, whether you have any parafunctional habits (bruxing). Another determining factor is the desired outcome of treatment. Some veneers can be placed with minimal reduction, while others require more. ...Read moreSee 5 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
The trochlea: is located at the end of the femur (long bone of the thigh) and is the groove where the patella (knee cap) moves when the knee is flexed. There may be alterations in this groove which contribute to recurrent patellar dislocation. A trochleoplasty reshapes/corrects this groove. It is difficult, done rarely, can fail, and should only be done by orthopedists with special expertise. ...Read more
Relatively painless: Spinal anesthesia is normally relatively painless. You should only feel a mild stinging when they numb the skin prior to insertion of the spinal needle. Occasionally, the spinal needle may hit a nerve root and cause tingling or a slight electric sensation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Teeth whitening: Whether you have lost the whiteness of your teeth due to excessive consumption of tea and coffee, smoking or due to aging, it is always possible to bring back their whiteness. You can use home remedies, however, they are not so effective and/or stable. A professional teeth whitening followed by home whitening system with custom trays for the long term effect is the best remedy. Painless! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Disease of the chest: Vats stand for video-assisted thoracic surgery or minimally invasive surgery similar to laparoscopic surgery. Through small incisions and usually a high definition camera, many types of procedures can be performed. Such as removing cancer of the lung, esophagus and other chest organs. Removing unwanted fluid around the lung, and performing biopsies of organs in the chest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carefully!: Intubation is the insertion of a breathing tube into the windpipe (trachea). Usually it is done through the mouth with an instrument called a laryngoscope. Sometimes it is necessary to use a fiberoptic bronchoscope, either through the nose or the mouth. The area will be numbed. The fiberoptic scope is used to get a good view of the vocal cords, then the breathing tube is advanced into the airway. ...Read more
What is the procedure of removing the left fallopian tube, where is the incision made, and how long is the recovery time?
Ask surgeon: There are a variety of ways to remove a fallopian tube. The specific route would depend on the surgeon who is doing the procedure. ...Read more
Is Trigger finger surgery an outpatient procedure or is it done in Dr office? How long is the recovery period? Any info is appreciated. Thanks!
Yes: Trigger finger surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning that you are not admitted to the hospital for it. It can be done in a hospital OR, or a surgery center, or a doctors office based primarily on the resources the individual physician has available to him. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A cystogram...: Is performed by radiology to assess the bladder. The exact procedure will vary depending on the reason for the exam. You will undress and wear a gown. A urinary catheter is placed with some lubricating jelly. The bladder is filled with radiocontrast dye. You may feel the urge to void during filling. X-rays will be taken of the bladder. You will be asked to void, then more images may be taken. ...Read more
How invasive is an EP study? How long is recovery? How long after the procedure can complications occur?
Lots of info!: Read this and then talk about it w/ the Dr. It's considered minimally invasive but follow all instructions! http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Arrhythmia/SymptomsDiagnosisMonitoringofArrhythmia/Electrophysiology-Studies-EPS_UCM_447319_Article.jsp#.V-FncJgrLIU Try to relax and trust the team. ...Read more
Is the procedure for permanent makeup painful? How painful is the permanent makeup procedure, and is anesthesia used?
Sedation only: Permanent make up, such as eyeliner, is functionally a tattoo. It can be painful, but not as much as an operation. Most locations that do this do not require a general anesthetic for the procedure. The use of sedation is usually sufficient for your satisfaction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A type of endoscopy:
An ERCP is a specialised type of interventional endoscopy for visualising and managing biliary and pancreatic duct pathology.
It involves a per-oral scope and a combination of endoscopic and radiological visualisation of the biliary and/or pancreatic ducts.
Various interventions for tissue and cell sampling, management of obstruction and removal of ductal stones are possible. ...Read more
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