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How long can you wait before having surgery for an esophageal atresia?

How long can you wait before having surgery for an esophageal atresia?

Hours/days not more: Esophageal atresia prevents a kid from receiving fluids & maintaining normal metabolic balance. While awaiting surgery, mouth secretions can build up in the remnant and transfer into the lungs causing pneumonia.Stabalization with IV fluids, suction & close monitoring is reasonable until the kid can be moved to a center where surgery can procede. Further delays deminish the chances for good outcome. ...Read more

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Dr. Frazier Frantz
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Esophageal Atresia (Definition)

Esophageal atresia (EA) is a congenital defect, which occurs before birth. There are several types. In most cases, the upper esophagus ends and does not connect with the lower esophagus and stomach. Most infants with EA may have another ...Read more


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Can you wait for a few weeks before having surgery for your child's intestinal atresia?

Can you wait for a few weeks before having surgery for your child's intestinal atresia?

No: True intestinal atresia, that is bowel that is discontinuous requires urgent operation. There are some circumstances such as following gastroschisis repair after which the diagnosis may be suspected but not confirmed. In that case surgery can be delayed until the diagnosis is clear. ...Read more

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How long does we have to wait before you have surgery with the intestinal blockage?

How long does we have to wait before you have surgery with the intestinal blockage?

Not long: Intestinal blockage can be life threatening. Your health care team will care for you in a hospital, with intravenous lines and fluids, bowel rest, tubes into your stomach to control gastric volume and lower your risk for aspiration. Surgery will occur at some time during your hospital stay. Okay to ask your nurse or surgeon for more details. Pain control with IV narcotics and antibiotics. Be well ...Read more

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How long will I be out of work after surgery for an anal fistula?

How long will I be out of work after surgery for an anal fistula?

Really depends: Erika - there are several surgeries for anal fistula. Your recovery really depends on not only what exact procedure you have, but also your tolerance for pain, and how important it is for you to be back at work. I've seen a range from the same afternoon to three to four weeks. ...Read more

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How long after a laposcopic surgery will you know if you have bowel perforation?

How long after a laposcopic surgery will you know if you have bowel perforation?

Usually in days : If a perforation happens, a known complication of laparoscopic surgery, the size of the opening will regulate how much bowel content may leak. Location in small (lq) or large bowel (solid) affects likely leakage. Small holes may quickly seal up and cause no problem. Leaks that are larger will typically cause peritoneal inflammation (peritonitis) and usually be noticed within a few days (2-3). ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait after getting surgery for a hernia for flying on a 3 hour plane?

How long do you have to wait after getting surgery for a hernia for flying on a 3 hour plane?

No rule for flight: although there is no specific rule for when you can fly after most hernia surgeries, It makes sense to wait 1-2 weeks if having substantial pain after surgery or you are high risk for complications. If you had laparoscopic surgery it is often recommended you wait about 24 hours to let the Air introduced in to your abdomen completely otherwise it could cause increased pain due to pressure changes ...Read more

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How long do you normally have to wait to get a bowel movement after a pyloric stenosis surgery?

How long do you normally have to wait to get a bowel movement after a pyloric stenosis surgery?

Within 24 hours: After surgical repair of pyloric stenosis the infant will start eating within 4-6 hours. As the volume of feeds increases to what it was prior to the onset of pyloric symptoms normal bowel movements will follow. ...Read more

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How long after you have delivered a baby do you need to wait before having cosmetic surgery?

How long after you have delivered a baby do you need to wait before having cosmetic surgery?

Nature of the surger: For breast surgery it is important that your milk flow has disappeared (usually about six months after stopping breast feeding). For a tummy tuck or liposuction it's good to be near a maintainable pre-pregnancy weight (about six months minimum). Remember, you also have a newborn to care for while recovering from surgery. That can be challenging during healing since we want to avoid complications. ...Read more

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How long after open surgery for an ingnal hernia repair do I need to wait until trying to get pregnant?

How long after open surgery for an ingnal hernia repair do I need to wait until trying to get pregnant?

No need to wait: There is no need to wait as hernia will usually heal in 6-8 was and your pregnancy will have no effect on the healing process. ...Read more

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Following a mastectomy, how long do you have to wait before reconstructive surgery can take place?

Following a mastectomy, how long do you have to wait before reconstructive surgery can take place?

Depends on why: Usually the beginning of the reconstructive process can take place at the time of mastectomy. If radiation will be needed, many plastic surgeons will recommend delaying reconstruction for about 6 months. ...Read more

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For how long can you have cataracts before requiring surgery?

For how long can you have cataracts before requiring surgery?

Forever!: Treatment for cataracts is only indicated if it is affecting you activities of daily living. If they do not progress or cause problems you do not need surgery. Unless they cause other problems such as glaucoma, then surgery is indicated. You should be seen on routine basis by eye care specialist. ...Read more

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How long must I wait to play sports after having surgery for pneumothorax?

How long must I wait to play sports after having surgery for pneumothorax?

At least a month: Depends what sports you are talking about. I would be careful about serious contact sports ever. You still have a risk of ptx on the other side scuba diving is out as is skydiving. Recreational sports, tennis, baseball, soccer, etc are ok once your incisions have healed. ...Read more

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After receiving a heart stent, how long do you have to wait before you can drive again?

After receiving a heart stent, how long do you have to wait before you can drive again?

Stent: Length of time to driving post stent depends on the individual and their response to the procedure. If everything went well and the patient is without symptoms or procedural complications by day 3, sometimes day 2 could be driving. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait after gastric bypass surgery to get reconstructive surgery?

How long do you have to wait after gastric bypass surgery to get reconstructive surgery?

Massive Weight Loss: From gastric bypass surgery will result in a remarkable change in your body. There will be excesses of skin everywhere as well as loss of breast volume. Much of this can be improved through plastic surgery but most plastic surgeons would like for you to recover at least a year from your surgery and to reach a plateau in your weight where you diet and exercise are maintaining you weight easily. ...Read more

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Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more