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What can I do to find out if I am a candidate for laser spine procedure?

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What can I do to find out if I am a candidate for laser spine procedure?

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 more

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If I decide not to get treatment for my stage 4 lung cancer, how long am I likely to live?

If I decide not to get treatment for my stage 4 lung cancer, how long am I likely to live?

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 more

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How can I get approved for pilonidal surgery if I have Medi-cal? I got denied once. Should primary care doctor make the request?

How can I get approved for pilonidal surgery if I have Medi-cal? I got denied once. Should primary care doctor make the request?

NO reason: for rejection of the claim as it is not a cosmetic surgery , and medically indicated may be you do not have physician coverage , have only for hospital. Speak to your primary care doctor ...Read more

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How to know if i qualify for a hysterectomy?

How to know if i qualify for a hysterectomy?

See doctor: There is a very wide range of indications for any surgery including a hysterectomy. I could not give you a definitive answer here - but if you are having gynecologic problems, your doctor will be able to answer your question very easily. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How to tell if i qualify for laser eye surgery?

How to tell if i qualify for laser eye surgery?

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 more

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How must I ask for help if I am the caregiver?

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

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What to do if i had a MRI showing tonsils , I am being sent to neurosurgion for him to decide if i need surgery.?

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

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If I am not a candidate for liver resection, what should I do?

If I am not a candidate for liver resection, what should I do?

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 more

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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.

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

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How do I get leiomyoma and what is the diagnosis for it? Will i need surgery?

How do I get leiomyoma and what is the diagnosis for it? Will i need surgery?

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

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How do I find out if I am a candidate for a liver transplant?

How do I find out if I am a candidate for a liver transplant?

Liver transplant : You need to be assessed by a transplant specialist, cleared by your insurance provider, undergo a full evaluation and be presented at a listing conference. ...Read more

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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?

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