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How long should I allow for my appointment in endoscopy?

How long should I allow for my appointment in endoscopy?

Usually: 1/2 -1 hour for preop and preparation, another 1/2-1 hour for procedures and 1/2 hour for recovery but best to discuss with your endoscopist ahead of time. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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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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Hello, I am schedule to have a fistulotomy in a few days . How long would it take for the surgery to heal and i go back to normal activities?

Hello, I am schedule to have a fistulotomy  in a few days . How long would it take for the surgery to heal and i go back to normal activities?

Depends: Depends on how deep is your fistula, your healing abilities, your diet and a lot of other factors. In the good scenarios you should feel significantly better in a week, full recovery 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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How long do I need to stay in the hospital after a lung biopsy? I have one scheduled for next week and i need to know how much time to take off work?

How long do I need to stay in the hospital after a lung biopsy? I have one scheduled for next week and i need to know how much time to take off work?

It all depends: There are 3 ways to get a biopsy - Image guided, bronchoscopy and open lung. Typically with no complications, you could go back to work the following day with an image guided biopsy and a bronchoscopic biopsy. An open lung biopsy usually requires a hospital stay of a few days. ...Read more

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How long does it take for rods to fuse with your neck bone C6 an c7. I broke my neck a year ago. How long will it take for me to be out of pain fully?

How long does it take for rods to fuse with your neck bone C6 an c7. I broke my neck a year ago. How long will it take for me to be out of pain fully?

Neck pain: Difficult to say. Make sure your surgeon knows about the pain you are having. Patients still on Percocet need to have a frank discussion about the results of the surgery, or the need for further procedures. One year out, the surgery should be healed and if pain persists, a reevaluation should be undertaken. ...Read more

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I had an open cholecystectomy, how long will it take for my liver to return to normal size?

I had an open cholecystectomy, how long will it take for my liver to return to normal size?

No effect.: Cholecystectomy should have no effect on the size of your liver. Though the gallbladder sits under the liver, it really should not affect the siza of the liver. ...Read more

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How should I prepare my kid for a GI endoscopy procedure?

How should I prepare my kid for a GI endoscopy procedure?

See below: I would talk to your child, and let them know what to expect. Try to allay their fear as much as you can. And let them know they will be given some medicine to make them sleepy. ...Read more

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I started treatment for anemia after I went to the doctor. How long will it take for my symptoms to improve?

I started treatment for anemia after I went to the doctor.  How long will it take for my symptoms to improve?

Weeks: If your anemia was due to an iron deficiency, it will typically take 2-3 weeks for your bone marrow to start producing more red blood cells. ...Read more

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How soon should I go see a doctor? I haven't slept in 7 days. I've dosed, and hit a light sleep, but not enough for the brain to shut down. How long should I wait to see a doctor?

How soon should I go see a doctor? I haven't slept in 7 days. I've dosed, and hit a light sleep, but not enough for the brain to shut down. How long should I wait to see a doctor?

Repeat : Repeat question. Without further information it is difficult to determine a cause of your problem or to be able to recommend some management to solve it. Therefor you should see your personal physician now for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How soon should I go see a doctor? I haven't slept in 7 days. I've dosed, and hit a light sleep, but not enough for the brain to shut down. How long should I wait to see a doctor?

How soon should I go see a doctor? I haven't slept in 7 days. I've dosed, and hit a light sleep, but not enough for the brain to shut down. How long should I wait to see a doctor?

It : It sounds like this may be a new problem for you. First, check that you have not increased your consumption of caffeine, especially in the evening. This includes coffee, tea, soda pop, and energy drinks. Second, have there been any important changes in your life recently? It is not uncommon for people to have trouble sleeping when there is something on their mind. There are several relaxation and behavioral techniques that can help your mind not be so distracted. Listening to relaxing music while you try to fall asleep is one example. If you are having trouble functioning during the day you should go see a doctor. I think you should start with a family doctor or primary care physician, especially if you have an established history with one. He or she may be able to identify the problem and be more specific about treatment. Be careful about over-the-counter sleep aids; many can cause morning grogginess. Based on your overall health, your doctor might recommend a medication or supplement. ...Read more

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How long after a flex sigmoidoscopy should I expect my first bm? At what point should I contact my doctor?

How long after a flex sigmoidoscopy should I expect my first bm? At what point should I contact my doctor?

2-3 days: Don't forget that you cleaned out your colon before the sigmoidoscopy and therefore it will take several days for stool to be formed and passed. ...Read more

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So my TB is positive and i went to the doctors on april 28 for an x-ray. How long should I wait for the results?

So my TB is positive and i went to the doctors on april 28 for an x-ray. How long should I wait for the results?

Very shortly: It doesn't take too much time to read and report on the x-ray . So hopefully within the next couple of days. ...Read more

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How long do you her after a C-Section, I have a vertical C-Section and tubal done, wondering how long I will be in pain in my stomach for?

It's like any : Major abdominal surgery and a lot depends on your pain tolerance, by 6 weeks you can count on feeling pretty good in the abdominal area but you will probably still tore easily from baby. Congrats on baby!! ...Read more