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Yes first find out: how your surgeon wants to treat. Of course most of these wounds will heal with time as most of them are superficial . First control if you have metabolic problems like diabetes etc , keep the wound clean by irrigating with saline , clean dressing , wear braw not let wound separate, Eat good balanced diet and will heal ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: This hopefully should have been discussed with you by your surgeon. A seton drain is used to drain an abscess. Depending on the type of abscess and the type of drain procedure used, the time from insertion to healing can be as long as 2 months, or more. You should have scheduled follow-up with your surgeon for wound evaluation and further care. ...Read more
Are surgical incisions to drain a staph infection and intravenous vancomycin considered proper treatment?
Yes: It depends on the size and other symptoms, but this treatment is often standard and necessary. ...Read more
Why after hemorrhage and unplanned c hyst would attending let resident close incision with suture?
They are learning: Residents are learning their craft from the attending physician. Your attending is involved in every part of the operation, even if the resident is doing the sewing. ...Read more
Not So Bad: The pain from an "i and d" is dependent on the location & severity of the abscess and the method of anesthesia. A simple one just under the skin can usually be done with local anesthesia. Deeper abscesses usually require a trip to the or and the help of an anesthesiologist. Most importantly, the pain caused by the abscess will soon be gone. ...Read more
3 1/2 weeks post op hysterectomy (Davinci robotic) surgical wound infection, extreme pain surgeon called in antibiotic, nauseos and weak go to ER?
No: Liposuction is performed through very small incisions. It is not necessary to places stitches in the incisions. I used to place stitches, but now i leave them open so that all the fluid drains out. Every surgeon has a different approach to stitches, but ultimately it doesn't make a difference. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Not necessarily. : A postoperative or post anesthesia unit specializes in care of patients who have recently emerged from anesthesia (and veryrecent surgery). An intensive care unit specializes in high level (intensive) physiologic monitoring, ventilators, and powerful vasoactive medications and sedatives that need to be closely titrated. There can be overlap in some places, but they are separate in others. ...Read more
Scrotal hematoma postop, now 8 wks; if to be evacuated, can I request:
1. minimal incision
2. reposition displaced testicle
3. close w/sutures ?
Don't see why not: BUT you need to consult UROLOGIST for opinion surgery! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Abbess on neck due to ingrown hair, emergency room lanced, drained. Drain placed, given antibiotics. Safe to leave in longer than 48 hour doctor out?
Yes: But would get drain out with in a few days, as usually after a few days they stop draining and have no benefit. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends on what the wound looks like the following 24 hours with respect to the quality and quantity of the drainage. Also the physician takes into account the type of material that is packed in the incision. Certain packing can remain in the wound up to seven days while others need to be removed within the first 24 to 48 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, generally not: An urgent care center is not intended to be a place where skin biopsies are done. Dermatologists, and some primary care doctors, do skin biopsies... and the patient returns to the doctor later to discuss the results of biopsies. Urgent care centers are for treating new illnesses such as a stomach flu, colds and coughs, rashes such as poison oak or hives, etc... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Access for all: Unfortunately, our focus in the us is on treatment rather than prevention. However, accountable care organizations are designed to care for populations of patients rather than just hospital care. Therefore, it will be in everyone's best interest to keep people well and out of the hospital. Probably the most important part of the affordable care act is the provision for healthcare for all. ...Read more
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