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How is a liver biopsy performed and how long is this procedure?

How is a liver biopsy performed and how long is this procedure?

Uses imaging: Either ct scan or ultrasound for guidance. Small amount of sedation. Skin will be numbed with lidocaine. Small needle will take samples. See radiologyinfo.Org. ...Read more

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Endoscopy (Definition)

Endoscopy broadly refers to the direct visualization of the intestinal tract by way of a flexible, fiberoptic scope. Generally, the term is used to describe evaluation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (upper endoscopy), or the ...Read more


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How long is the procedure?

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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 more

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How invasive is an EP study? How long is recovery? How long after the procedure can complications occur?

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

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How safe is an endoscopy procedure?

How safe is an endoscopy procedure?

Very: Very safe procedure done thousands of times everyday. ...Read more

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How long do results from biopsy take after leep procedure is done?

How long do results from biopsy take after leep procedure is done?

Within a few days: Depending on the lab the results are usually back within a few days. ...Read more

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How long is downtime after surgery to remove a gallbladder?

How long is downtime after surgery to remove a gallbladder?

"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 more

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How long does a vitrectomy procedure take?

How long does a vitrectomy procedure take?

Depends: On extent of vitreous/retinal disease: can range from 20minutes -1+hrs. ...Read more

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How long is recovery after a cone biopsy?

How long is recovery after a cone biopsy?

1 day: You can return to all normal activities the next day except nothing in the vagina for 3 weeks, no tampons or intercourse. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the appendicitis procedure take?

Normally, how long would the appendicitis procedure take?

It depends : On many factors, such as severity of local findings, lap or open, body habitus. But in general, 1-2 hours, plus time for anesthesia induction and recovery and prep time. ...Read more

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How long does the bankart procedure take?

How long does the bankart procedure take?

Variable: Anterior shoulder stabilization or bankart surgery is fairly routine but length of surgery is variable depending on extent of labral tearing and which type of approach (arthroscopic vs open) is taken. Sometimes additional unforseen pathology is encountered which can lengthen procedure. ...Read more

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Gallblader removed procedure how long does it take to recover?

Gallblader removed procedure how long does it take to recover?

1-2 weeks: This is typical for a laparoscopic approach without complications. ...Read more

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How long does the appendicitis procedure generally take?

How long does the appendicitis procedure generally take?

It depends: Removal of the appendix, or appendectomy, can take as little as half an hour or as much as three. It all depends on the severity of the infection and inflammation which has everything to do with how early the appendicitis was caught. ...Read more

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How long does blepharoplasty take? How long does the procedure for blepharoplasty take? .

Depends : Depends on the surgeon and the complexity, but generally 1-1.5 hours for all 4 evelids. ...Read more

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How is a colonoscopy performed?

How is a colonoscopy performed?

Camera on a snake: A video camera on the end of a flexible stalk, not unlike a snake, is inserted through the rectum while you are asleep. You don't feel a thing, you won't remember it, and the only bed part is the prep. ...Read more

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How long does tip rhinoplasty take? Is it done under general anesthesia or sedation? What is recovery/result time compared to full rhinoplasty?

How long does tip rhinoplasty take? Is it done under general anesthesia or sedation? What is recovery/result time compared to full rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty recovery: Getting the new look you want can be very rewarding with the correct rhinoplasty technique. Your recovery varies with many variables: medical condition, skin thickness, extent of surgery, approach of incisions, diet, and general health. Keep in mind that your surgeon is the best to answer this specifically for you, but as a general rule the tip tends to retain swelling the longest. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does the surgery take for stener's lesion? Is it complicated?

How long does the surgery take for stener's lesion? Is it complicated?

Depends: It all depends on the extent of the injury and how complicated it is. The one who can give you a good answer is the surgeon who will perform the procedure and knows what is the extent of the problem. ...Read more

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How long does a carotid angiogram procedure typically take?

How long does a carotid angiogram procedure typically take?

30min-1hr: A straight forward diagnostic angiogram will take anywhere from 30min to 1hr. If a carotid stent is being placed it will take between 1hr and 3hrs depending on complexity. The longest waiting period is usually after the procedure where patients have to lie flat for ~4hrs to allow the artery in the groin that wa punctured to heal. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for hernia surgery?

How long is the recovery for hernia surgery?

Depends: Not all hernias are the same. The most common hernia operation is an inguinal hernia repair which typically has a 1-3 week recovery period for a laparoscopic repair and a 2-4 week recovery for an open repair. ...Read more

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How long is recovery time for gastric bypass surgery?

How long is recovery time for gastric bypass surgery?

Recovery time: About 2 weeks before you would return to a desk job. No strenuous activity for about 6 weeks. After that you can do whatever you want. ...Read more

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