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See a spine surgeon: Laser spine surgery has been around for over a decade and has been discussed extensively throughout the spine surgeon community. Though opinions may differ from surgeon to surgeon, most spine surgeons have information on risks and benefits of laser spine surgery. Before proceeding with any procedure, be sure find a provider who is willing to address your concerns to your satisfaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Average 4-6 months: The average survival for patients with stage 4 lung cancer is usually 4-6 months if only supportive therapy is used. Survival will depend on subtype of lung cancer; areas of cancer spread specially critical organs (brain, liver); and also overall patient health. Rarely, some patients can have longer survial of upto a year. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I get approved for pilonidal surgery if I have Medi-cal? I got denied once. Should primary care doctor make the request?
What do you advise if I'm getting a greenfield filter this monday. how long should I expect to stay at the hosp for observation?
Shouldn't be long: It is a relatively quick procedure...you shouldn't have to stay very long in the hospital at all. Good luck! ...Read more
What happens if you where sick for a long time and the only cure for it was surgery would you ask for surgery?
That would depend: on if the benefits outweighed the risks. ...Read more
Get a consult: Get a consult with an experienced laser vision correction surgeon. There are many variables to be considered in making the decision as to whether a particular patient is a good candidate. Most laser surgeons will be the consultation for no charge. Find one in your area and go for it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often difficult: Just remember you are not alone. There are many support groups avaible to help you if you cannot ask family for help. Your doctor(or the patients) may also be a resource to direct you. Get the help you need as cargiver burn out is common and very serious for you and the one you are taking care of. ...Read more
What to do if i had a MRI showing tonsils , I am being sent to neurosurgion for him to decide if i need surgery.?
Question not clear: Your question does not make sense. Tonsils are in your throat and help your body fight infection. A neurosurgeon deals with issues concerning your nervous system (brain, spinal cord, etc.). You would not see a neurosurgeon to treat your tonsils. Please review your question for accuracy so that your concerns can be properly addressed. ...Read more
Discussion: There are many reasons why a person with liver cancer would not be a liver resection candidate. These include but are limited to: advanced liver disease (decompensated cirrhosis), spread of liver cancer outside of the liver, invasion into a vein in the liver, and other medical conditions. Discuss with your liver doctor and liver surgeon what your options are. Always consider a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If it were to become necessary for me to have vitrectomy for macular pucker, how long should I plan to be off work. I am a paralegal.
Pucker: Only your ophthalmologist who is familiar with what exactly needs to be done can give you the answer. ...Read more
What is the procedure for getting a prostate exam? What type of insurance coverage would i need? Do they put you to sleep to do the exam? I am afraid.
Simple: Go to your doctor and the initial exam is a rectal exam to feel the prostate, if needed a blood test can be done as part of your insurance, and if there's anything abnormal a referral to the specialist can then be made. These should all be part of your care under your insurance minus the deductibles and copays. ...Read more
Just Happens: Hard to describe the diagnosis of the leiomyoma without knowing where it is, and you may understand the symptoms better from that too... While leiomyomas occur in different parts of the body, they can form in places like the esophagus and cause swallowing difficulty for example. A uterine leiomyoma (fibroid) may cause pain. There is no known cause. Best of luck with surgery. ...Read more
I was wondering how long is the residency length when becoming a cardiologist and how long did it take you personally go complete your residency ?
What are some reasons someone should/might choose to switch primary care doctors? How do I determine if my current Dr is no longer a good fit for me?
That depends : Comfort with, and confidence in, your PCP are critical to an effective patient-physician experience. Does your PCP listen to you and engage your active participation in your healthcare treatments? Is your PCP empathetic and a good communicator? Is your PCP accessible? Is your PCP/staff responsive to calls and questions? These are factors that should help you decide. Best to you! ...Read more
I had a CT angiography done and i wanted to know how long does it take for the results to go to the office?
Scoliosis: Best to be evaluated by a spine surgeon and go from there. ...Read more
What to do if I am looking for a cheap laser cavity removal treatment . does anybody know of one close to northwich?
Internet seach: Search the internet with your favorite search engine to find what you are looking for. ...Read more
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