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How Long Is A Whipple Procedure
Variable: A synovectomy is a surgical procedure in which the inflammed synovium, or lining of a joint, is removed. This can usually be done arthroscopically. Recovery will depend on which joint is operated on and how severe the disease within that joint was. A common indication for synovectomy is rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more
That depends: On so many factors: length of surgery, age of patient. Open abdominal surgery, for example, will require more pain med after, which will increase sedation effect. Some ethnic groups such as east asian patients are more sensitive to sedation than others. Elderly patients take longer to recover from sedation. So it's hard to predict exactly. Most patients recover relatively soon. ...Read more
"Days": When performed laparoscopically, most people go home the same day as surgery; need 2-3 days at home; may return to (office) work in 5-7 days; aerobic exercise in 1-2 weeks, and; no restrictions in 2-3 weeks. Of course (like they say on tv), results may vary depending upon the age and health of the patient. I hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends upon surgery: Distal urethral diverticulum can be surgically corrected by a simple cut-back or marsulialization. Diverticulum higher up usually corrected by transvaginal surgery. Best to ask urologist or uro-gynecologist performing the surgery, but either way recovery should be about 2 - 3 days. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less than 30 minutes: Sedation is given to the patient and an electrical shock is then given to cardiovert the heart back into a regular rhythym.This procedure usually is quite guick lasting in total 30 minutes or less. Delivery of the shock takes 2 seconds and then waiting to see if the rhythym has converted from one shock or reguires several more takes time. Time is then needed for the patient to be fully awake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually 3-6 hrs: Factors determining the length include the technical issues, the anesthesia care (going to sleep + waking up), + equipment issues (example is changing a blown out light bulb - surgeons have to be able to see what they are doing!). A kidney txp requires 3 connections - artery, vein + ureter. If the pt is obese, has arterial disease, prior txps, or the kidney has unusual anatomy, it may take longer. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
About a month: ...Until you feel up to par again, assuming no complications develop. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recovery: Endovascular repairs allow people to go home the day after with some soreness in the groins which will take a week or so to go away. The open surgical repairs leave patients in the hospital 6-8 days, on average, and count on a full month to feel back to full speed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several weeks: Most patients can return to any level of physical activity and nose blowing at7-10 days after surgery. It takes 4-6 weeks for the nasal lining to recover its ability to clean itself so congestion, mucous, and crusting are usually gone at this point. Pain meds for the first week. Temporary headaches for the first 2-3 weeks. For rhinoplasty most bruising and swelling gone 2-3 weeks. Tender 2 mo. ...Read more
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