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How Serious Or Dangerous Is The Surgery To Correct Scoliosis
Major surgery: Scoliosis is major surgery. In experienced hands it is safe, but all surgery has risks. Depending on your age, health, curve location and severity, the risks can include bleeding that requires transfusion, infection, nerve damage (weakness, numbness), residual or new deformity, implant failure, medical problems, even death. Talk to your doctor about your situation. Consider a second opinion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Potentially: Any surgery has its inherent risks and potential benefits. Spine surgery can be very beneficial but involves an area that is very delicate and vital to quality of life. Consult a treating surgeon with the expertise and communication skills to provide comprehensive education about all the risks and benefits for one's condition, to allow for an educated, informed decision about scoliosis surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Safe if experienced: As a general rule, such surgeries should be done in major medical centers or in designated childrens hospitals by neurosurgeons who specialize in pediatric neurosurgery. Under those circumstances, the surgeries are as safe as they can be made and almost always better than not repairing the malformation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Only if: Only if the scoliosis is still flexible and due to another reason that is forcing the spine to bend, ie muscular spasm being generated by another issue like a kidney stone. If it is a type of scoliosis known as congenital or idiopathic, the answer is no. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Depends : It depends on the age of the patient. If its a child then it needs pediatric ophthalmologist who does cataract surgery. If its adult an experience cataract surgeon should be able to take care of it safely. Sometime depends on the kind of cataract, the surgery can be challenging but it could be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
70 degrees kyphosis
What's the risk and complications of correct surgery?
And if the kyphosis don't get worsen is it need surgery?
Recommendation : If you really have 70 degree of kyphosis at age of 19 years you better go to surgery. It can prevent lung and heart problems in your future. Risk of complications still less significant than risk of development other problems : lung , heart, vascular. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Less invasive way: Mitral valve replacement is being done through small groin incisions (percutaneously) in specialized centers around the country. This is not suitable for everyone, but it is something to discuss with your cardiologist. ...Read more
No: A surgeon can tell you the risks and benefits of a certain procedure, but only you can then decide whether you feel it is "worth it" to proceed. That is the whole idea behind an informed consent discussion, which empowers the patient to decide if they would like to proceed with the surgical procedure. ...Read more
You don't: Severe scoliosis, more than 40 degrees, is best treated surgically, and that's coming from a non-surgeon. However, there is the schroth method which is a form of spinal stabilization and postural restraining. Some of my patients have benefitted from it, but their scoliosis was less than 35 degrees. There haven't been any good studies showing benefit of chiropractic treatmer. ...Read more
Not very common: Some parents, in my opinion incorrectly, decide to postpone repair until boy is a young adult. These boys are usually full of anger and wish they had been repaired as babies. Some adults have come from countries without hypospadias surgeons. Parents of some children are advised against any surgery because defect thought to be too minor, may request repair as adults. 5% of my patients are adults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I have a significant scoliosis. What is the best breast radiation treatment to avoid damaging the lungs?
Does not apply: This question deals with radiation oncology as far as i can tell based on the term 'radiation treatment'. This is best asked to a radiation oncologist. If you are asking for how to assess scoliosis and minimize radiation to the lungs then a radiographic (x-ray) scoliosis series is best. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Moderately risky: Chiari decompression surgery is considered moderate risk surgery. In other words, its not like having your appendix or hernia repaired but its also not like having a complex brain tumor or aneurysm worked on either. The major risks of this surgery are severe (sometime chronic) neck pain, bleeding, infection, and a small risk of spinal fluid leak. The more scary risks (stroke) are very rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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