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Is An Open Splenectomy A Very Long Procedure
No.: The operative time for an open splenectomy is between 60-90 minutes. The recovery time includes a 4-5 day hospital stay and 3-4 weeks before returning to normal activities. In contrast, a laparoscopic splenectomy may take longer but the recovery times are cut in half. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncommon.: Spleens are not like the appendix; they serve many important functions not the least of which is protection against sudden overwhelming bacterial blood infections (sepsis or bacteremia). The spleen is only removed in pathological conditions like itp, in staging of some cancers like lymphoma, & after traumatic rupture where bleeding cannot be controlled. ...Read more
Is it true when repairing a inscional hernia unlike most surgeries laproscopic surgery is a bigger surgery then a open one?
Is Trigger finger surgery an outpatient procedure or is it done in Dr office? How long is the recovery period? Any info is appreciated. Thanks!
Yes: Trigger finger surgery is an outpatient procedure, meaning that you are not admitted to the hospital for it. It can be done in a hospital OR, or a surgery center, or a doctors office based primarily on the resources the individual physician has available to him. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not risky: Umbilical cord blood transfusion is used in children as infusion and also has alternative use in different diseases as malignancies and immune deficiency diseases as stem cell transplantation .No risk to patient, immediately available ,has low infection rate and it is successful procedure. It can be done to related or unrelated persons . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I ever needed a relatively straight forward surgery like an appendectomy, is remaining awake a possibility?
Cervix open: Depending how far along you were when the procedure was performed the cerix may remain open for up to several days but will close on its on. Generally nothing should be put inside the vagina for 1 week following a procedure like this. So the second part of your question - generally a week and you should be safe. ...Read more
Variable: Depends on the size & location of the scar & other factors such as degree of infection. May take 4-6 weeks before one can do all normal activities. ...Read more
Is it possible a local anaesthesia surgery for cholesteatoma? Compared to total anaesthesia. Which one is more secure?
See below: "safest" would be local anesthesia. That is to say you will not be exposed to many medications, and you will be in control of your body functions. However, the procedure is not really amenable to local anesthesia, or at least the procedure would be very uncomfortable for you. I would suggest a general anesthetic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Carefully!: Seriously though, the patient is placed on cardiopulmonary bypass, the donor heart is readied, the recipient heart is arrested and removed - usually the back walls of the atria are left behind, that is where the new heart is grafted. Immunosuppressant may be given and the patient is weaned off bypass and the donor heart takes over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The success rates of ablation procedures depend mostly on the rhythm that is being ablated. For some arrhythmias such as SVT or atrial flutter, long term success rates upwards of 95% are very common. Ablation for atrial fibrillation typically results in 1-2 year AF free rates around 70+%. Sometimes a combination of medication and ablation can improve freedom from arrhythmia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is recovery like for the utereroscopy procedure? Is it painful considering there is a stent in place? How effective is it in removing the stones?
Pain can last: The pain from irritation clotted blood and spasm can be just as painful as the stone itself. Drink plenty of fluid. Some patients need to return to the ER for Pain control. ...Read more
I have a spegelian hernia that has bowel incarceration. My doctor is doing an open procedure. How long is recovery?
In general is surgery for a low pole displaces patella in a child a out patient surgery or usually require hospital stay? How long is recovery?
Surgery: The only person who can answer these questions is the surgeon performing the procedure as surgeons have all different protocols ...Read more
What is the normal recovery time for a patient who is having a vsd repaired? With no complications.
Is it commonplace for a rhinoplasty to be done as a necessity during a septoplasty and turbinate reduction?
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