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How Many Times Can You Have A Vitrectomy Surgery
Depends: The vitreous gel structure is usually completely removed in total vitrectomy. It does not "regenerate". However, depending on the reasons for the 1st procedure. Repat surgeries are sometimes required to remove "peel" secondary scar tissue or inject various intraocular therapies. A challenging question ; best discussed with your surgeon as he knows your case. ...Read more
A vitrectomy operation is a microsurgical procedure performed under a microscope in which the retinal surgeon removes vitreous gel from the back of the eye. A tiny cutting instrument is used as well as a fiberoptic light. . A variety of other instruments, such as a laser may be used, depending on the circumstances. The operation is usually performed under local ...Read more
Once or twice: Most ophthalmologists will only do lasik once. With lasik, a flap is created in your cornea to perform the procedure. Most docs will not make a second flap. Sometimes lasik patients do require a touch-up procedure. This means lifting the flap up and doing the touch-up if possible or doing prk type surgery over the original flap, not cutting the cornea again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ask your surgeon: This is something your surgeon should have told you and please call his/her office to determine postoperative activities that are permissible. Most surgeons would say at least 2 - 4 weeks depending upon the size of the hydroceles, how long they have been present etc... ...Read more
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If you have beginnings of hallux rigidus with no pain, how many years might it be before you need surgery.
Sometimes never: Hallux rigidus can sometimes be treated conservatively with orthotics and steroid injections. If that fails, surgery may be necessary, but how long that may be depends on patients pain tolerance and activity level. Type of surgery varies from joint preserving procedures to joint replacement or fusion. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
24 hr?: I am not sure i correctly understand your question. Perhaps you are asking about how much anesthetic is safe to get administered in 24 hours since how much dentistry we can do depends on your talorance and your tmjoint and facial muscles do not get tired and exhausted from keeping mouth open. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I still play soccer with a partially torn ACL? Do I need to have surgery to fix it or are there other ways to fix it without surgery? Thank you!
Forever!: Treatment for cataracts is only indicated if it is affecting you activities of daily living. If they do not progress or cause problems you do not need surgery. Unless they cause other problems such as glaucoma, then surgery is indicated. You should be seen on routine basis by eye care specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do you ask?: If you have a stable weight and maintain it after liposuction, you are not likely to require repeat treatments. Liposuction is meant for contouring the body, not removing weight. On the other hand, as long as there is fat, and you are healthy, the procedure can be repeated. Each operation must be individually evaluated. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can you let me know how many times can you have the freezing procedure done without it having your cervix damaged?
Varies: Any time cryocautery of the cervix is done, a certain amount of cervical tissue is destroyed. In large trials these procedures have been shown to increase preterm birth rates, though this effect is minimal to absent after one procedure. Multiple procedures are more associated with increased risk. Leep is more associated with the risk than cryo, but both procedures destroy cervical tissue. ...Read more
How long before another eye lift will be necessary? I'm looking into having an eye lift due to saggy and wrinkled skin but don't want to have this surgery several times. How long can I expect to have the results last for the first operation?
What happens after a cataract surgery? If I have my cataract removed, will i be able to see afterwards? Is there any scarring?
I have CHF and will be having open heart surgery to replace a valve, how long is recovery and will I be in a lot of pain after surgery?
Mostly 3 months: It depends on which valve, how many valves, how the surgery will be done, and your current physical condition. If you are young, doing fine and have normal kidneys, liver, and lungs, and have the surgery for one of your valves, you will recovery quickly like 5 days hospitalization and 1.5-3 months for full recovery. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Can you let me know how many times can a knee ligament be repaired before you consider knee replacement?
Not enough info: This is a difficult question to answer without more information. If you have a bowed-leg (varus) arthritis, the ligament reconstruction, if it's an acl will most always fail unless your alignment is corrected with an osteotomy. Multiple reconstructions will only lead to a stiffer joint with increased scar tissue and the results on a total knee will be will be worse because of limited motion range. ...Read more
Tough question: It depends on the type of surgery you had (traditional roux-en-y, sleeve procedure, or banding). In general, you usually get one shot with the surgical procedures except the band. If your band was removed for some reason, it is likely it could be replaced. A gastric bypass specialist could review your specific circumstances. ...Read more
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