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Is A Cholecstomy Always Done By Laproscope
Imaging: A cholecystostomy is not a routine part of the laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedure. In some cases, this may be done to place a catheter for cholangiogram (visualize bile ducts with contrast). It may also be done to extract a particularly large stone or otherwise assist the surgeon in removal of the gallbladder itself. ...Read more
Laparoscopy involves placement of a small camera-scope into the abdominal cavity, most often at the belly button. This allows us to see and surgically rx many abdominal and pelvic diseases. This is combined with distinction of the abd cavity with co2 gas to create more space to work. This usually requires a general anesthetic, yet most people can go ...Read more
Appendectomy if the surgeon discovers that an appendix is burst, should the procedure be done laparoscopically or traditionally?
Is it negligence if a surgeon cuts the iliac artery during laparoscopic cholecystectomy? Surgeon ended up doing an open cholecystectomy. Patient is now having issues.
Inguinal hernia surgery done on a female? I had this procedure done at 2 months old.. Were my ovaries and tubes safe? How is the procedure done?
How is a laproscopic insicision made in the belly button? Having surgery for appendix but my navel is tiny, how will this proceudre be done?
What tests (if any) is a surgeon required to have a patient get done before performing an ileostomy reversal surgery?
Depends: Depending on your medical issues, medications and recent past testing you may not need any new testing. Often surgeons will at least ask for a blood count to make sure you aren't really anemic(low red blood cell count) and that your platelet numbers are fine(too low and the risks of bleeding go up) and coagulation studies(if they are abnormal the risk of bleeding can go up too). Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is otoplasty done in a hospital? A friend had a cosmetic procedure done in a clinic and ended up with a horrible infection. If i decide to go ahead with otoplasty, i'd be more comfortable having it done in a hospital. Is that possible?
There : There are multiple settings to do surgical procedures. Of all the choices, statistically, hospitals have a higher infection risk with more potent organisms. Us an accredited facility with a board certified plastic surgeon and you will have the best odds. Best wishes dr. Peterson. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Simple removal: The affected epiploic appendices is removed. It's just a twisted piece of fat that normally lies along the bowel. It can be misinterpreted as appendicitis or even cholecystitis. I do this laparoscopically as an outpatient , BUT if the pain is tolerable the piece of fat will resorb as it dies. More common than you might imagine; I see one every year or two. Good luck. ...Read more
Camera down mouth : Along camera is inserted through your mouth and into your stomach and the first portion of your small intestine this is performed while you are either completely asleep using anesthesia or in a twilight/ conscious state. As the camera is slowly withdrawn images of your small intestine stomach and esophagus are taken and closely examined. The doctor can take biopsies /remove tissue such as a polyp ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a small ovarian dermoid cyst that needs to be removed laprascopically. As a mother of 2 babies, what is the recovery time for this procedure?
A few days: If all goes well, you should be able to do your usual functions in 2-3 days. Do discuss the matter with your doctor so that s/he may advice about avoiding some activities that may be in your routine, for a few days more. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Can an Ileoproctostomy be performed after a subtotal colectomy with Ileostomy placement has already been done?
Yes: After removal of all colon to the peritoneal reflection or just below, there is a stump of distal bowel that remains. In many cases the surgeon can anastomosis proximal bowel to the anal stump at the levators . (the muscles of the rectal sphincter). If an exiting ileostomy is present, a pouch can be formed and anastomosed to the region just above rectum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've a hiatus hernia (very big), diagnosis was thru a endoscopy. The surgeon said i need to get a thorax CT before the surgery. Is it necessary?
Yes: If your surgeon feels this study is required before s/he operates on you,you need to do it. Best wishes for a good result with the surgery. ...Read more
I had a CT done after gb surgery and it said I have a surgical clip and fluid as well as gas in gb fossa. Is it something to be concerned about?
Is it true when repairing a inscional hernia unlike most surgeries laproscopic surgery is a bigger surgery then a open one?
CALL YOUR OB !!: Your doc should take the time to tell you what to expect , how long to recover, how long you will be in the hospital and what meds you will prob need, and what u can and cannot do so speak with him before you have the csection, i always explain this to all of my pts- that is just good medcine and common sense so the my pt knows what to expect and is not worried about something minor. ...Read more
Target fixed in time: The normal ( and abnormal) values of any test are established by making the collection standards the same. Your blood sugar or fat content will differ just after a meal with a milkshake than it would after an overnight fast, since the body takes time to process the meal. Some tests are not as affected by this factors, some are, so whether or not fasting is needed depends on the testing ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer