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How Serious Is Gallbladder Surgery
The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more
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Depends: As long as your operation is done by an expert, it should be safe. Ask your sugeon how many he/she has done and about past results. It can be a very safe operation in the right hands. ...Read more
Manageable: The liver itself does not have any pain sensors, but like any operation, you will experience some pain from the incision. Following surgery, patients are usually given a pca pump that delivers pain medication through an IV or an epidural catheter. Most people are able to switch to oral pain pills after 3-4 days. After about 2 weeks, regular tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually sufficient for any residual pain. ...Read more
Depends...: Cosmetic surgery is considered “elective”; patients should be at their best state of health prior to proceeding. In other words, you will want to have be completely recovered, in good physical and mental health, psychosocially stable... For some patients this may be as early as one month after gallbladder surgery; some patients will need more time. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
A lot of bile coming out of drain after open gallbladder removal surgery. Is this normal? How can this be treated? Is it serious?
If performed by: Experienced surgeon, risk is minimal. Assuming that you are going to have laparoscopic surgery, major complication is about 2% overall. That means 98% have no problems or minor problems if at all. Those are pretty good odds and not ask your surgeon whether he thinks out potential benefits outweigh the potential risks, he can tell you for sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very common.: Approximately 500, 000 gallbladder surgeries or cholecystectomies are performed each year in the United States. The most common reason for cholecystectomies is gallbladder pain (biliary colic) due to blockage of the cystic or bile duct by gallstones. Approximately 20 million adults in the U.S. Have gallstones and an estimated one million people are newly diagnosed with gallstones each year. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After robotic right hemicolectomy how common is duodenal perforation and how soon should it be repaired to prevent complications and death?
Should be uncommon: Injury to the duodenum during right colectomy should be considered a technical complication and is a known but fortunately uncommon complications. Treatment depends on the timing of diagnosis, severity of sepsis and extent of injury. If recognized at the time of surgery, repair may be successful, but generally injury leads to infection and treatment involves drainage, antibiotics and nutrition ...Read more
Very rare: Complications from cholecystectomy include wound infection, bleeding/hematoma, bile duct injury with bile leak and intra-abdominal abscess. Late complications include retained gallbladder stones, bile duct stricture and incisional hernia. Death is very rare, and is mostly related to overall physical condition of the patient (e.g. Other medical problems and whether surgery was an emergency). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
VERY common: App. 750, 000 people/year have this operation in the US, alone! While it certainly is an invasive procedure, it is a relatively painless way to cure people of a very bothersome illness. Perhaps in years-to-come we may discover a non-surgical alternative, but, at this time, this remains the gold-standard for treating gallbladder disease. ...Read more
Stylohyoid Surgery: If you are contemplating stylohyoid surgery, i presume this means you are having neck pain, maybe trouble swallowing, and earache -- i also presume you have an x-ray (plain or ct scan) that shows an elongated and calcified stylohyoid ligament. There is no way to assure the pain is coming from the elongated ligament -- so give it a while first. Consult an experienced ENT surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more
Having laparoscopic surgery to remove ascending colon due to 6cm mass that thankfully has not spread. How long does the procedure usually take?
Depends: I always tell patients that procedure length can really vary from operation to operation. I would guess 2-3 hours. That time will matter more to your family, though. If the operation is being done carefully with minimal trauma to tissues, time matters less. ...Read more
Can glaucoma be cured via surgery. How much does it cost? What is the best hospital to get this surgery done?
Yes: There are many different surgical treatments for glaucoma: SLT laser, trabeculectomy, shunt, MIGS, endocyclophotocoagulation, trabeculotomy, and others. Each has its own price range. There are many good general ophthalmologists and glaucoma supspecialists available. You need to make an appointment with one to discuss your options to determine what is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colon cancer pt. surgery done . Aortocaval node contains a met. Is this dangerous ? Can it cause issues ? What best treatment for it ?
If + is stage 4: With nodal disease a PET scan essential to RO other lesions. If solitary and hasnt responded to chemo then surgical reesection is important because of growth and invasion of aorta. We have resected portions of aora for such lesions. Newer therapy after chemo include mAbs like Neo 102 on FDA study.for chemo failure colon CA ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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