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How difficult is the cordocentesis procedure?

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

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How is a liver biopsy performed and how long is this procedure?

How is a liver biopsy performed and how long is this procedure?

Uses imaging: Either ct scan or ultrasound for guidance. Small amount of sedation. Skin will be numbed with lidocaine. Small needle will take samples. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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How is pericardiocentesis typically performed?

How is pericardiocentesis typically performed?

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 A flexible wire is advanced through the needle into the pericardial space and the needle is withdrawn.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 more

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How invasive is the procedure for veneers?

How invasive is the procedure for veneers?

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 more

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How long is the procedure?

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 more

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What kind of surgery is trochleoplasty? How is it performed? Please explain the procedure?

What kind of surgery is  trochleoplasty? How is it performed? Please explain the procedure?

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

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Is getting spinal anesthesia is painful and how is the procedure?

Is getting spinal anesthesia is painful and how is the procedure?

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 more

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What is the best tooth whitening procedure? Is the procedure painful?

What is the best tooth whitening procedure? Is the procedure painful?

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 more

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What is the procedure "vats" used to treat?

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 more

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What is the general procedure to treat epidydymal cancer?

What is the general procedure to treat epidydymal cancer?

It depends on Stage: Early cancers(stage 1 and 2) are best treated with surgery. Later more advanced stages may need additional treatments including, sometimes, chemotherapy and or radiotherapy. Go see an Oncologist. ...Read more

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What is fiberoptic intubation and how is it done?

What is fiberoptic intubation and how is it done?

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

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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!

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 more

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What is the procedures to a cystogram?

What is the procedures to a cystogram?

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

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How invasive is an EP study? How long is recovery? How long after the procedure can complications occur?

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

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Is the procedure for permanent makeup painful? How painful is the permanent makeup procedure, and is anesthesia used? .

Is the procedure for permanent makeup painful? How painful is the permanent makeup procedure, and is anesthesia used?

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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 more

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What is "digital retina imaging" and how long is the procedure?

What is "digital retina imaging" and how long is the procedure?

~ 1 hour: You may be referring to retinal tomography, retinal photography, or a fluoroscein angiogram (fa). Retinal tomography takes ~ 30 min and may not require dilation. Retinal photos and fa require dilation and require ~ 60 min to perform. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for cvs?

What is the procedure for cvs?

A needle biopsy: Cvs can be performed transabdominally or transvaginally by taking a small amount of chorionic villus. ...Read more

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How painful is the IVF procedure for women?

How painful is the IVF procedure for women?

Most say not bad: I can't address that question personally, but can say that 99% of my patients go home within 1 hour of the egg retrieval procedure. Probably 2/3 to 3/4 go back to work the next day. I never need to give more than 1 day of prescription pain medicine. ...Read more

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What is the procedure known as ercp?

What is the procedure known as ercp?

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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