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Incisions For Appendectomy
An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. A perforated appendix can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life-threatening. An appendectomy is done under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and do not feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon makes a small cut in the lower right side of your belly area ...Read more
LAVH usually better: Depends on what the reason is, what your body type is and why they are doing it and how good your doctor is at doing lavh. But usually there is less pain and an easier recovery time after lavh. But doing it robotically often has less pain that lavh. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Traditional suture repair of inguinal hernia back in 2012. Hernia has recurred. Should I opt for open mesh repair or robotic laparoscopic?
Either: Both are equal and should remedy the problem ...Read more
5-7days: These are usually uncomplicated and done in an outpatient surgical center. Typically you can have pain for 5-7 days, and then it usually is significantly resolved, or at least very tolerable. Do remember however that you have had abdominal surgery, and avoid heavy activity/lifting for 4-6 weeks. No contact sports either for that time, you need to heal internally still, even if the bandaids are off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes a hernia in a female after abdominal surgery (lap band removal)? Incision is four steri strips long
Many factors: There are many factors that contribute to hernia formation after an operation, including a genetic predisposition, suturing technique, obesity, post-op activity level, immune system suppression, and infection to name a few. Hope you don't get a hernia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery 4 months ago (4 incisions). Now i'm having intense pain in the bellybutton incision site. Normal?
No: Pain this far out from your surgery could indicate that something is wrong. I would advise been reevaluated by your primary care doctor and/or surgeon. ...Read more
I had surgery for an incisional hernia after bladder surgery. Open surgery with large mesh. Will I ever be able to lift weights again?
Varies: Most commonly 2 to 3 http://www.Google.Com/imgres?Imgurl=http://www.Emedx.Com/emedx/diagnosis_information/diagnosis_information_image_files/knee_images/knee_arthroscopy_setup-2.Jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.Emedx.Com/emedx/clinician_education/clinician_education_modules/knee_modules/knee_text/knee_arthroscopy.Htm&h=274&w=202&sz=23&tbnid=fagoixun6qsvdm:&tbnh=90&tbnw=66&prev=/search%3fq%3dknee%2barthrosc.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Is open or lapriscopic surgery better for umbilical hernia? Soreness/recovery? Is bloating bad from lapriscopic?
The surgery offered: will depend upon the size of the defect. There is usually some "bloating" after laprascopic surgery due to air which is inserted during the procedure, HOWEVER this is minimal and temporary! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
What sutures and instruments are used in a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (lavh)?
That varies: The specific instruments used will depend on the training and experience of the surgeon as well as the particular requirements based on the patient's anatomy and body habitus. I usually use laparoscopic staples for the internal portion of the surgery and absorbable sutures for the vaginal portion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Great Question: Understand why you are having the hysterectomy. Most of my patients do not have cancer and are having a robotic assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy because of pain, pelvic pressure or bleeding problems. You need to be comfortable with the idea of a hysterectomy, of not having periods any more. Focus on the positive. Make sure you have taken care of details, like food in the house post op. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers