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How is the need for gallbladder surgery determined?

How is the need for gallbladder surgery determined?

Multiple factors.: An evaluation is necessary which usually includes blood work, an abdominal ultrasound and assessments by a surgeon. Your surgeon will review relevant health history and medications as well as discuss pain control options. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


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What is done for significant reflux to the clavicular head level. After an endoscopy is done by the gastroenterologlist . How then will they treat ?

What is  done for significant reflux to the clavicular head level. After an  endoscopy is done by the gastroenterologlist .  How then will they treat ?

Maybe not GERD...: A complete evaluation is key to determining if your symptoms are really reflux-related or not. Also, if reflux, is it acid or non-acid material that is involved? Sometimes, symptoms of lerd (as you describe) may be due to pulmonary, ent, or dental issues. If unresponsive to therapeutic dosing of acid blockers then resume your evaluation with the gastroenterology specialist to determine correct rx. ...Read more

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What type of bariatric surgery is to be done for me?

What type of bariatric surgery is to be done for me?

Bariatric surgery: Answering that question requires getting your full medical history and can take a while to figure out. Some patients take days, weeks, or months to decide between having a lap band, gastric bypass, or sleeve gastrectomy. You'll need to see an experienced bariatric surgeon for a consultation to help you with that answer. I go through this everyday with new patients, but can't give a short answer. ...Read more

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Can glaucoma be cured via surgery. How much does it cost? What is the best hospital to get this surgery done?

Can glaucoma be cured via surgery. How much does it cost? What is the best hospital to get this surgery done?

Yes: There are many different surgical treatments for glaucoma: SLT laser, trabeculectomy, shunt, MIGS, endocyclophotocoagulation, trabeculotomy, and others. Each has its own price range. There are many good general ophthalmologists and glaucoma supspecialists available. You need to make an appointment with one to discuss your options to determine what is best for you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for chalazion? And what is the cost for surgery ?

What is the treatment for chalazion? And what is the cost for surgery ?

Warm compresses/surg: It can be treated consevatively by warm compresses at home and if that fails, surgery.The cost varies from surgeon to surgeon and where you are located it is a minor outpatient surgey and done under local anesthesia and it can cost anywhere from 100 to 1000 dollars. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for the surgery to correct hirschsprung's disease?

How long is the recovery for the surgery to correct hirschsprung's disease?

Depends : A lot depends upon the technique. Some surgeons will do colostomy followed by a pull through at a later date. A pull through removes the diseased colon and allows the enervated intestine to function normally. If a trans anal pull through is done, normal bowel function ocurrs in several days with advancing to normal diet and discharge home. ...Read more

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How is the surgery for hemorrhoids performed?

How is the surgery for hemorrhoids performed?

Surgically: Most people have 3 internal hemorrhoids, one on the left side and two on the right. If a patient requires hemorrhoid surgery, all 3 should be removed. The technique will vary by the surgeon, and you should select your surgeon on the basis of training and the results he gets with his partivcular technique. I prefer the standard hemorrhoidectomy using a scalpel. In 27 years I have had no problems. ...Read more

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What is the proper treatment for appendiscitis without surgery operation?

What is the proper treatment for appendiscitis without surgery operation?

No: Appendicitis if untreated can lead to a rupture of the organ, with infection of the abdominal cavity and possibly death. Please see an er or a surgeon to get the correct treatment for this problem. ...Read more

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Does 19mm stone in gallbladder is possible to remove by medicine..? Or surgery is the last option..?

Does 19mm stone in gallbladder is possible to remove by medicine..? Or surgery is the last option..?

No: Medicine cannot help to remove the stone. Surgery is only option to remove the stone, and when they are that size you should consider having the operation. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to undergo surgery when the discovery of a gallstone in the gallbladder. Or there is a cure and there is no need for surgery?

Is it necessary to undergo surgery when the discovery of a gallstone in the gallbladder. Or there is a cure and there is no need for surgery?

R u having symptoms?: The only definitive treatment of gallbladder disease is to remove the "gallstone factory". Thankfully, this can usually be removed via out-patient laparoscopic surgery. Like all operations, there are risks and it is up to you and your surgeon to decide if the benefits of this operation outweigh the risks. However, if you have stones that are "silent"--not causing symptoms--we don't recommend rx. ...Read more

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How will I know what does a surgery to remove the thyroid consists of, recovery time, is it an outpatient procedure?

How will I know what does a surgery to remove the thyroid consists of, recovery time, is it an outpatient procedure?

Thyroidectomy: Thyroid surgery involves removing either the entire thyroid gland (total thyroidectomy) or just one lobe (lobectomy). The incision is 2- 3 inches long and is placed across the front of the neck in a natural skin crease. If you have a lobectomy, you may be able to go home the same day. If you have a total thyroidectomy, you will stay in the hospital overnight so your calcium levels can be watched. ...Read more

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Is surgery the only way to treat a malignant thyroid nodule? Also how long would this operation take?

Is surgery the only way to treat a malignant thyroid nodule? Also how long would this operation take?

yes: Surgery is the treatment for thyroid cancer. How long the surgery take depends on the experience of the sugeon and the extent of the disease. ...Read more

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What is the standard of care for diabetes patients? What needs to be done for them besides treatment of the type 2 disease?

It's a package...: Basic answer is: controlling the blood sugar - with pills and or insulin. Target a1c is less than 7%. Other items - ace inhibitor/or arb w BP target less than 135/85, LDL cholesterol less than 100 (so this usually requires a statin like Crestor (rosuvastatin) or lipitor), and of course good nutrition and aerobic exercise. Make sure to see your pcp every 3-4 months for bloodwork, urine for protein, physical exam. ...Read more

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Is it possible for laparoscopic adrenal surgery and retropubic suspension surgery to be done at the same time?

Maybe: Hi. What's the adrenalectomy being done for? If it's a pheochromocytoma, it would be risky; maybe if you're in a large academic center with excellent endocrinology, anesthesiology, and lap. adrenal surgery, it could be possible. For adrenal adenoma or carcinoma, it should be possible. ...Read more

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What will be the procedure for this tumor. And why the long wait.

What will be the procedure for this tumor. And why the long wait.

Depends on type: From your previous question, it sounds like this is most likely a pituitary tumor. These are generally benign. Surgery is endoscopic transnasal-transphenoidal-ie. Basically through the nose. A long wait suggests it is likely benign. They may also be doing more tests to check the endocrine status. Some pituitary tumors can actually be treated with medicines rather than surgery. ...Read more

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Is surgery for a rotator cuff minor tear really needed? How long is the surgery? How many days will she be in the hospital? Recovery process?

Is surgery for a rotator cuff minor tear really needed? How long is the surgery? How many days will she be in the hospital? Recovery process?

Second opinion: Rotator cuff tear has options for care. Start with physical therapy. Add laprascopic repair if not better. Okay to talk with your primary, your surgery team and a second opinion to get a full understanding of your options. Be well. ...Read more

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How much is the average cost for varicocele embolization ? And is it an effective way to treat compared to a surgery ?

How much is the average cost for varicocele embolization ? And is it an effective way to treat compared to a surgery ?

Varicocele: Costs varies from hospital to hospital and from doctor to doctor. It is an effective way to treat varicocele but I do not believe there any studies comparing results and outcomes. ...Read more

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How dangerous is the surgery for achalasia?

How dangerous is the surgery for achalasia?

Quite safe: Provided you seek an experienced surgeon. There are always risks with any surgery, but a laparoscopic myotomy is quite safe. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more