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How often does the corrective surgery for asd fail?

How often does the corrective surgery for asd fail?

Very rarely: ASD surgery is usually very successful. There are some types of ASD that are more challenging, and there is a higher risk of having a small residual defect. While not a complete closure, small residual defects are not considered failures. ...Read more

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Is it riskier to have surgery for asd when a child is younger or older?

Is it riskier to have surgery for asd when a child is younger or older?

Depends: The answer depends on the size and type of asd. In general, we often wait until the child is a few years as asds pose no emergency during that time (as long as there aren't other major medical conditions). The surgery is better tolerate and technically more successful when they are older. But again, this depends on whether the child has any other issues. ...Read more

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Will a child's weight increase after having asd surgery?

Possibly: An ASD repair will not cause an otherwise healthy child to gain weight. Rarely a child with an ASD will have significant enough heart failure that weight gain is slow. In those cases, repairing the ASD will restore normal weight gain. ...Read more

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Should i get contacts or corrective surgery for astigmatism?

Should i get contacts or corrective surgery for astigmatism?

Astigmatism: Astigmatism is when the curvature of the cornea is steeper in one axis than another. This causes blur. Contact lenses that correct astigmatism are a good way to correct your vision and if you like how you see lasik is a very safe and reliable way to correct it permanently if you don't want to wear contacts every day. ...Read more

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If you are born a hermaphrodite, can you get corrective surgery to pick a certain sex?

If you are born a hermaphrodite, can you get corrective surgery to pick a certain sex?

Yes you can: Most hermaphrodites are diagnosed at or soon after birth & parents together with pediatric urologist or surgeon & pediatric endocrinologist & geneticist work up the baby and decide upon sex of rearing & need for reconstructive surgery. Occasionally parents decide to delay treatment have child pick their sex of choice as an adult. Some hermophrodites under go gender reversal as adults. ...Read more

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Is corrective surgery different than cosmetic surgery?

Is corrective surgery different than cosmetic surgery?

Usually: Corrective surgery is to repair a deformity like cleft lip, while cosmetic surgery is to repair nonessential problems like wrinkles. Certainly corrective surgery can make you look better ...Read more

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What is the cost of pediatric interventional cardiology surgery like for asd?

What is the cost of pediatric interventional cardiology surgery like for asd?

No easy answer: Depends on so many factors. Insurance, material used, in or outpatient, anaesthesia, sedation, transesophageal echo or intracardiac echo. You should consult your interventionalist. I typically discuss these options with my patients. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is corrective jaw surgery?

Could you explain what is corrective jaw surgery?

Jaw surgery: Dentofacial deformity occurs as we age and unequal growth causes our upper and lower jaw bones to become misaligned. Surgery on the jaws will realign your jawbones to a correct and functional relationship. Usually done in coordination with orthodontics to correct compensations in tooth position by the poor jaw position. Most surgery is done intraorally, and under general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Has anyone had successful corrective surgery for fallen arches?

Has anyone had successful corrective surgery for fallen arches?

Yes: Corrective surgery for fallen arches can be succesful. Dependant on the type of surgery required this can be a short or very long recovery. Consult with a podiatrist to determine what will be the best treatment approach for you. ...Read more

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What are the options for corrective eye surgery?

What are the options for corrective eye surgery?

Eye surgery: The options vary depending on your prescription but they include laser eye surgery (lasik, epi-lasik, lasek, prk), orthokeratology, clear lens extraction, phakic intraocular lens implantation, intracorneal ring segments, incisional corneal surgery, and others. See an eye doctor to see what is your best option. ...Read more

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I'm contemplating corrective vision surgery, pros and cons?

I'm contemplating corrective vision surgery, pros and cons?

Be careful: Vision correct surgery works well, but is is often misunderstood. People your age often seek it because they have developed a need for reading glasses. I suggest trying contact lenses with a mono-vision correction. If this works for you, then laser vision correction can eliminate the contacts. If you don't like the monovision, you will be miserable if you proceed with surgery. ...Read more

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What is the likelyhood of another surgery with an asd repair in a baby?

What is the likelyhood of another surgery with an asd repair in a baby?

No need to repair : There is no need to repair an ASD in neonates. In fact most asds in neonates and infants are rather small and will close by themselves. If asds are large and lead to a volhme load of the right ventricle they will be repaired after the 2nd year of life. We do that mostly as catheter procedures with less tan 30 minutes procedure time and less than 2 minutes of x ray under echocardiographic guidance. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with scoliosis. Are there cheaper, alternative ways instead of surgery for corrective measures?

I have been diagnosed with scoliosis. Are there cheaper, alternative ways instead of surgery for corrective measures?

Depends: Scoliosis is variable, with the majority of affected patients with curves below 15%, few if any related symptoms and no need for treatment.For those whose lung functions are compromised by the change in the shape of the chest cavity, surgery would be the usual remedy.Bracing is usually limited to the growing teen to redirect the drift, adults would have little benefit.Each case is different ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for a tetrology of fallots (tof) patient post corrective surgery eighteen years ago when child was eighteen months old.?

What is the prognosis for a tetrology of fallots (tof) patient post corrective surgery  eighteen years ago when child was eighteen months old.?

See below: The prognosis continues to be good until about 25 to 30 years old when we see an increase in congestive heart failure and arrhythmia's. These patients continue to need close monitoring as they grow older. ...Read more

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If I have kyphosis and scoliosis, should I have corrective surgery?

If I have kyphosis and scoliosis, should I have corrective surgery?

Size counts: Usually surgery is for curves over 50 degrees in people who are of the appropriate health to undergo such a surgery. A spine surgeon can assess the need for any corrective surgery. ...Read more

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What kind of corrective surgery can I have for bow legs?

What kind of corrective surgery can I have for bow legs?

HTO-Tibial osteotomy: Bow legs are a normal variant. If after injury or chronic pain persists about the inside of the knees, proximal tibial osteotomies (hto- high tibial osteotomy) may be indicated. The plumb line from hip to ankle center is, thereby, redirected to go through née center and off-loads painful medial compartment. (see picture below). ...Read more

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Should i be concerned that i look cross-eyed after corrective surgery?

Should i be concerned that i look cross-eyed after corrective surgery?

Yes: You are already concerned if you asking this question. Talk to your surgeon, if not satisfied seek 2 nd opinion. ...Read more

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What age is a recommended age for corrective eye surgery?

What age is a recommended age for corrective eye surgery?

18 and older: Lasik is fda-approved for those 18 and older. More importantly, surgery is held off until there is no appreciable change in your prescription from year to year. Cataract surgery can be done at any age, and refractive lens surgery is similar to lasik - usually reserved for those over the age of 18. ...Read more

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