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How Long Is The Colonoscopy Tool
Long enough :-): A hepatologist (specialist in liver disease) can tell you precisely. But most would probably agree that the needle used is "long enough.". ...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
All of it!: The intention with colonoscopy is to examine the entire length of the colon. Sometimes due to tortuosity (or twisty-ness), it is difficult or impossible to see the entire colon. Other ways to evaluate the colon include virtual colonoscopy and barium enema. The advantage of colonoscopy is if anything is found, it can be biopsied or removed often times right away. ...Read more
Is a anorectal manometry useful to diagnose constipation? How do I prepare for the test? How long does the test take?
How long does a digital subtraction angiogram take? Is it *click* then done.. Not the preparation just the image capturing..
Not long: It depends upon the location, but, each set of images will only take a few seconds. The more images needed, the longer it takes and the more dye required. Need specifics to tell you more. ...Read more
How long does it take for the nuclear medicine procedures to take effect? Is it a long process and how costly is it usually?
Most tests are less: Than 1 hour to 4 hours total, with generally less than 1 hour "under the camera". The radiopharmaceutical agent (a radioactive element, usually technetium, bound to a drug) is injected (usually), and the patient waits for the agent to distribute throughout the body, and then the distribution of the radiation is imaged on the camera. A few tests require imaging at 24, or even 48 hours later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It varies: Some ruptured cysts resolve quickly, others can take a few months. Treatment depends on severity of symptoms. Usually just watch and wait is enough, sometimes surgery (minimally invasive) is necessary. See your doctor to discuss options. ...Read more
4-6 weeks: Most people start feeling better after about 2 weeks, but still feel tired and achey. Recovery is mostly complete after 6-8 weeks. Things may take longer depending on the exact procedure. ...Read more
Surgery: This is a surgical procedure. Sounds like you have a mass or tumor that needs to be removed. Depending on how extensive the resection is determines the length of time to recover. You could be better in a day, or if there is extensive resection, then it can take as long as a month or more. ...Read more
Is surgery the only way to treat a malignant thyroid nodule? Also how long would this operation take?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long is the procedure to implant a pacemaker? My husband is scheduled for surgery to have a pacemaker put in. How long is the procedure typically?
24-48 hours: As dr. Rosen mentioned, there is no reason why the results of a typical breast core biopsy should not be available within a day or two. Our patients are routinely schedule to return on the second post-biopsy day to review their findings and to plan any next steps. If necessary, the results of er, pr and her-2 testing is also done and reported within that 2 day framework. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How complicated is distal humerus surgery in an otherwise healthy individual? How long does it last & what is the prognosis?
Need more info: Did you break your elbow. If that is the problem, surgery isn't very risky, but your elbow may not straighten completely after it heals. It may also not bend as much as the other side. If it is something else, please let me know. ...Read more
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
How long does the actual lithotripsy procedure take?
How many hours is the post-procedure recovery at the hospital? How long is total recovery?
1 hour procedure: 2 hour recovery in hospital and 2 days full recovery usually ...Read more
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