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09/11/12 colostomy reversal & hysterectomy. 27th staples removed & antibiotics given, incision infected. Pain worse, fever & nausea. Help what's wrong?

09/11/12 colostomy reversal & hysterectomy. 27th staples removed & antibiotics given, incision infected. Pain worse, fever & nausea. Help what's wrong?

Call your doc: You have something wrong that needs a doc to examine you. The fever is concerning for a worsening infection. You need to rule out the infection spreading to your bloodstream, among other things. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more


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How common are hysterectomies done among women?

Hysterectomy: The number of hysterectomies has declined steadily over the years. There are many more less invasive treatments now available for uterine pathologies, such as embolization for large uterine fibroids, ablation and Mirena for excessive uterine bleeding, hysteroscopic treatment for intrauterine growth, etc.. New therapies in the pipeline will further reduce the need for hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What are the reasons most hysterectomies are performed?

What are the reasons most hysterectomies are performed?

Bleeding & pain: Most hysterectomies are done when other methods fail to alleviate symptoms like abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain. Enlarged uterus, fibroids, endometriosis, and adenomyosis are some common causes of those symptoms. Hysterectomis are also done for cancerous conditions and sometimes in conjunction with pelvic relaxation corrective surgery. ...Read more

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How common are hysterectomies now?

How common are hysterectomies now?

Second most common : Hysterectomy is the second most common surgery, ( c-section is #1), with approximately 600, 000 annually in the usa. Recent data suggest thevrate of hysterectomy maybe declining. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of a robotic hysterectomy?

What are the advantages of a robotic hysterectomy?

Minimally invasive: In terms of invasiveness: using the natural orifice approach is least invasive- this is a vaginal hysterectomy (vh). Next would be laparoscopic hyst, then robotic assisted hysterectomy (rah) &the most invasive is an open abdominal incision (laparotomy). Unfortunately, many surgeons do not have the skills or experience to perform vh or l'scopic hyst. ...Read more

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How much more does the davinci robot hysterectomy cost compared to the regular one?

How much more does the davinci robot hysterectomy cost compared to the regular one?

Costs you the same: Insurance companies reimburse the most for an open hysterectomy, from which you will need about six weeks to return to work. The reimbursement to the surgeon is the same for laparoscopic and robotic, both of which can often get you back to work in 2 weeks (still no sex for 8 weeks.) those of us who have put in the time to learn robotic surgery do it because it is the best thing for our patients. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a hysterectomy?

Anyone know what is a hysterectomy?

Removal of uterus: This a surgical procedure under general anesthesia to remove the uterus. It can be done open, vaginally, laparoscopically, or with robotic assistance. It's usually done for bleeding abnormalities due to tumors or cancer, for prolapse, pain, or other abnormalities. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery from a robotic hysterectomy?

2 weeks: A total laparoscopic hysterectomy done with the da vinci robot makes for a much easier recovery than a traditional hysterectomy. Usually patients can go home the same day or after an overnight hospital stay. Most can go back to work in 2 weeks unless they have a physically demanding job. No intercourse for 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time for a complete robotic hysterectomy?

Hysterctomy recovery: Please do a full visit where your doctor will explain all the risks and details. Everyone varies with recovery. I tell people to really feel well between three and six weeks. ...Read more

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