Top
20
Doctor insights on: How To Shrink Your Liver For Surgery

Share
1

1
How long does one 5cm large liver cancer tumor grow to spread? Doctor suggested surgery but dad wants to know how long can he wait before surgery?

How long does one 5cm large liver cancer tumor grow to spread? Doctor suggested surgery but dad wants to know how long can he wait before surgery?

Don't wait: Length of time depends on the proximity of the cancer to structures that would allow it to spread. Your oncologist and surgeon can give an estimate, but it is not usually beneficial to wait with a cancer. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
2 doctors shared insights

Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


2

2
After removing your prostate how long will it take to be able to control your bladder?

After removing your prostate how long will it take to be able to control your bladder?

It dpends: Afte radical prostatectomy, the time it takes for a man to regain urinary control may vary. Some men have total control almost immediately, whereas others may take a few days to a few weeks or vene a few months. Uncommonly, it can take some men up to 6 months to regain control. Some men may also have long term incotinence that requires other intervention. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
How much does a surgery for gynecomastia work to remove the problem?

How much does a surgery for gynecomastia work to remove the problem?

Well : I have found that gynecomastia, if persistent, is very effetcively treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necesary. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
How long will it take to shrink an enlarged liver?

How long will it take to shrink an enlarged liver?

Ask for MELD score: Knowing your meld score may address your concern as to how badly damaged your liver may be and how urgently you need further intervention (e.g. Expectation of recovery with conservative treatment or not). Hepatomegaly (enlarged liver) is caused by a host of benign/reversible conditions and many that lead to irreversible injury). If drinking a lot of alcohol, would curtail use now for a start. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Need help when prostate surgery fails and the cancer has spread how long will i live?

Need help when prostate surgery fails and the cancer has spread how long will i live?

Many years: Prostate cancer is a relatively slow growing disease. Patients can live many years with control of their disease with testosterone lowering drugs. There are many additional drugs- both hormonal and chemotherapy drugs that have shown to prolong life ...Read more

6

6
How long does it take to recover from your breast duct excision surgery?

How long does it take to recover from your breast duct excision surgery?

Surgery recovery: If the amount of tissue removed is small, you should be fully recovered in a week or two. Larger surgery means longer recovery. Ask your surgeon about your limitations post op. ...Read more

7

7
For how long can you expect to live if your pancreas has been removed?

For how long can you expect to live if your pancreas has been removed?

Uncertain: You can live without a pancreas as long as you take enzymes at meals to help digest foods, and take insulin to treat diabetes that occurs after surgery. The major factor in survival is related to why the pancreas was removed. If it was done to treat pancreatic cancer, unfortunately, many people have recurrence of the cancer that influences their survival. ...Read more

8

8
How long will I need to be treated for my prostate enlargement?

How long will I need to be treated for my prostate enlargement?

See below: Prostate enlargement (aka BPH) begins at ~age 40 and size and symptoms increase with age. The vast majority of men with prostate enlargement will never require treatment. For those men who are either symptomatic and bothered by their voiding symptoms or experience BPH-related complications (urinary retention, recurrent UTIs or bleeding), there a a variety of available medical and surgical options. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
If you're up to stage 2 of cirrhosis of the liver, how long can you expect to live?

If you're up to stage 2 of cirrhosis of the liver, how long can you expect to live?

Liver disease: The progression of liver disease is difficult to predict and depends on the source of injury. The majority of people with stage 2 fibrosis live many more years with the disease. ...Read more

10

10
How long would it take for my gall bladder surgery scars to disappear?

Gradually: These small scars usually slowly become lighter in color and softer over 3-6 months. Can also try some of the drug store medications for scars like "mederma" or "neosporin scar" for example. ...Read more

11

11
Need expert advice. After the surgery to reduce the prostate, will the prostate continue to grow or will it stop after the surgery?

Need expert advice. After the surgery to reduce the prostate, will the prostate continue to grow or will it stop after the surgery?

Yes,...: Yes, the residual tissue will continue its growth but with a widely variable pace. The amount of residual tissue can high vary depending on how much tissue is needed and/or can be removed as decided at / during the surgery by urologist. So, yes, residual tissue will continue to grow; for detail, ask your urologist. ...Read more

12

12
I want to do the surgery that removes the old acnes and i like to know how long it takes to heal, how long the surgery is, and how much it costs.

I want to do the surgery that removes the old acnes and i like to know how long it takes to heal, how long the surgery is, and how much it costs.

Multiple treatments: Acne scars are difficult a deep chemical peel can cost from 600 to 1000 depending on location. Resurfacing lasers can cost a few hundred to a few thousand dollars and require about a week of downtime and several weeks of red appearing cheeks. I would suggest a good board certified dermatologist who performs these type of procedures above a non medical " medi spa" ...Read more

13

13
How does an oncolgist know if chemo and/or radiation is really benefitting the patient? How long can the process take in making a decision?

How does an oncolgist know if chemo and/or radiation is really benefitting the patient? How long can the process take in making a decision?

It depends on stage: There are several different scenarios when chemotherapy and or radiotherapy are used for the treatment of breast Cancer.When the breast tumor is still intact/visible, it is easy to see the benefit of treatment because the tumor will shrink in size if the treatment is working well. This takes about 6-8 weeks to determine. When the gross tumor has been removed, then chemo/Radio use is preventive onl ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
14

14
How much time for a liver to repair?

How much time for a liver to repair?

It depends: Running a marathon can kill off liver cells from the blood being diverted. They'll grow back in a few days -- even faster than your hair. Even if you've damaged your liver with drink to the point of cirrhosis, abstinence will allow for a fair amount of healing in many cases in a few months. New treatments that remove chronic viruses have cleared cirrhosis totally. Your liver's incredibly durable. ...Read more

16

16
How long does it take for breast cancer to mestesise to the retina?

How long does it take for breast cancer to mestesise to the retina?

Breast cancer: That is a very unusual place for breast cancer to spread to. In general if breast cancer spreads, the most common organs it spreads to are the lungs, liver, bones, and brain. This can occur at any time around the diagnosis of the breast cancer, but is mostly likely within the first 2 years. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
How long can it take for an oncologist to decide if chemo sessions are helpful or not?

How long can it take for an oncologist to decide if chemo sessions are helpful or not?

Varies: If there is a visible tumor we can tell in 63 to 8 weeks. If the tumor is suspected but not obvious, then it may take a very long time. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Nir Hus Dr. Hus
2 doctors agreed:
19

19
How long after pediatric gtube surgery can one expect any atelectesis to clear up? And is there anything I can do to help it heal? Things to avoid?

Dr. Nir Hus Dr. Hus
2 doctors agreed:
How long after pediatric gtube surgery  can one expect any atelectesis to clear up? And is there anything I can do to help it heal? Things to avoid?

Lung atelectasis : under the usual condutions atelectasis will improve with 24 hours or less. But it highly depends on the individual's circumstances ...Read more

20

20
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