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How long is the needle that is used for liver biopsy?

How long is the needle that is used for liver biopsy?

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

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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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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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What is "digital retina imaging" and how long is the procedure?

What is "digital retina imaging" and how long is the procedure?

~ 1 hour: You may be referring to retinal tomography, retinal photography, or a fluoroscein angiogram (fa). Retinal tomography takes ~ 30 min and may not require dilation. Retinal photos and fa require dilation and require ~ 60 min to perform. ...Read more

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How long is the procedure?

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 much of the colon is examined during a colonoscopy?

How much of the colon is examined during a colonoscopy?

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

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How long does a digital subtraction angiogram take? Is it *click* then done.. Not the preparation just the image capturing..

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

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How long does it take for the nuclear medicine procedures to take effect? Is it a long process and how costly is it usually?

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 more

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How long is the recovery process for a ruputured ovarian cyst? What is the treatment?

How long is the recovery process for a ruputured ovarian cyst? What is the treatment?

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

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How effective is the laser procedure for small internal hemorrhoids? How long does it work for?

How effective is the laser procedure for small internal hemorrhoids? How long does it work for?

Very: Laser treatment is very effective for small hemoroids can often be permanent can require more than one treatment ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time for exploratory surgery on your gut?

How long is the recovery time for exploratory surgery on your gut?

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

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What is neck resection? And how long is the recovery?

What is neck resection? And how long is the recovery?

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

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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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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 long does it take to get the results of a stereoscopic breast biopsy?

How long does it take to get the results of a stereoscopic breast biopsy?

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 more

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How complicated is distal humerus surgery in an otherwise healthy individual? How long does it last & what is the prognosis?

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

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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