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Is appendix surgery dangerous?

Is appendix surgery dangerous?

No.: An appendectomy is one of the most common and straightforward operations performed by general surgeons. The risk of surgery is primarily related to the overall health of the patient. With acute appendicitis, the appendix, by definition, is "infected". Therefore, most complications are related to one's response to infection. Most people are home in a day-or-two and back to normal in a few wks. ...Read more

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Appendix (Definition)

The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more


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How dangerous is fibroid surgery?

How dangerous is fibroid surgery?

Danger of Surgery: The complications and risks with uterine fibroid surgery depend on several things. Risks are associated with location and number of fibroids, prior surgeries, and type of myomectomy planned. The most common risks are bleeding and need for cesarean section if planning pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is lumpectomy surgery dangerous?

Is lumpectomy surgery dangerous?

No : Although, no surgery should be considered trivial - lumpectomy typically takes only 30 - 45 minutes, and may be done under local anesthesia with sedation if the patient's condition warrants it or the patient desires it. Complications are unusual - things like wound infection or bleeding into the lumpectomy site. ...Read more

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Is the whipple procedure dangerous?

Is the whipple procedure dangerous?

Any: Operation has risks, but also benefits. This operation is a radical pancreatico-duodenectomy, done usually for malignant tumors of the head of pancreas, distal bile duct, or duodenum. It is a big operation, but in experienced hands can be performed with minimal morbidity and mortality. The underlying condition for which it is being performed, on the other hand, is usually fatal if not resected. ...Read more

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Is a ruptured appendix always fatal?

Is a ruptured appendix always fatal?

No, though it can be: When the appendix ruptures, bacteria from the intestinal tract can enter the abdominal cavity, causing severe inflammation and the spread of bacteria into the bloodstream. Sometimes, the hole in the appendix is "band-aided" closed by an adjacent organ, limiting the spread of infection. In rare cases, the body can heal this without medical intervention. Since we cannot predict this, we rx all. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a leaking appendix?

How dangerous is a leaking appendix?

Depends: A ruptured appendix is often a surgical problem. When a patient presents and the appendix has already ruptured and formed an abscess, we will drain the abscess and remove the appendix at a later date once the acute inflammation has died down. A persistent leak from the appendix can cause a fistula and several factors impact the ability of this to close without surgery. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a laparoscopic nephrectomy surgery ?

How dangerous is a  laparoscopic nephrectomy surgery ?

Depends: As long as your operation is done by an expert, it should be safe. Ask your sugeon how many he/she has done and about past results. It can be a very safe operation in the right hands. ...Read more

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Hiatal hernia surgery.. Is it a out-patient surgery? Is it laparoscopic?

Hiatal hernia surgery.. Is it a out-patient surgery?  Is it laparoscopic?

See below: Yes, hiatal hernia surgery is commonly performed laparoscopic. It is generally a few nights stay in the hospital after surgery, depending on your medical conditions and your surgeon's recommendation. ...Read more

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How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

How serious is belly button hernia after laparoscopic surgery of colectomy in adults?

Depends: The size and what is protruding through hernia and if the contents get stuck. All these things determine how serious. If it hurts or bothers you or is stuck go see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is plastic surgery dangerous?

Is plastic surgery dangerous?

Depends: All surgery has its risks. If I understand your question when you ask if "plastic surgery" is dangerous, am I correct to assume that you mean cosmetic surgery? In the hands of a competent surgeon, the risks should be low in a healthy individual. ...Read more

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How dangerous is gall bladder removal?

How dangerous is gall bladder removal?

Very safe: With advanced skill and instruments, laparoscopic gallbladder surgery is an outpatient same day surgery with recovery from days to a week or two. ...Read more

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How bad is appendix surgery?

How bad is appendix surgery?

Depends: If your appendix is not ruptured, you should be able to go home the next day. If ruptured, you will likely require multiple days of IV antibiotics and days in the hospital. Some patients, if done laparoscopically and their appendix is not ruptured, can go home the same day. ...Read more

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How dangerous is the surgery for stlyloihyoid surgery?

How dangerous is the surgery for stlyloihyoid surgery?

Stylohyoid Surgery: If you are contemplating stylohyoid surgery, i presume this means you are having neck pain, maybe trouble swallowing, and earache -- i also presume you have an x-ray (plain or ct scan) that shows an elongated and calcified stylohyoid ligament. There is no way to assure the pain is coming from the elongated ligament -- so give it a while first. Consult an experienced ENT surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more

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Is it true that bariatric surgery is dangerous?

Is it true that bariatric surgery is dangerous?

It's surgery.: Any operation has risks, which is why more conservative efforts at weight loss must be failed before weight loss surgery is entertained. That being said, in the hands of an experienced surgeon weight loss surgery is minimally risky. ...Read more

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What is the recup time for splenic anerusym surgery and is it a dangerous procedure? Mine is 15mm calcified would it need surgery? V

What is the recup time for splenic anerusym surgery and is it a dangerous procedure? Mine is 15mm calcified would it need surgery? 
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Splenic a. aneurysm: Many splenic artery aneurysms or found incidentally, when they are asymptomatic. They tend to grow slowly and may never cause problems. However, when they rupture, they are often fatal. Some groups advocate repairing them when they are asymptomatic, and yours is a borderline size for that. There are multiple options for repair, with some nonsurgical options possible. See your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Appendectomy if the surgeon discovers that an appendix is burst, should the procedure be done laparoscopically or traditionally?

Appendectomy if the surgeon discovers that an appendix is burst, should the procedure be done laparoscopically or traditionally?

In general: A perforation of the appendix in an acute ill patient will call for an urgent laparotomy. In some cases, a perforation of the appendix can result in self-containment and non-operative management is the treatment if choice. All the best! ...Read more

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Is the operation for ovarian cysts is safe?

Is the operation for ovarian cysts is safe?

Ovarian cysts: All operations have risks, but an ovarian cystic tommy is a very commonly performed surgery. ...Read more

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How dangerous is open heart surgery?

How dangerous is open heart surgery?

It depends: Factors like your age, general health, other health problems you might have, prior heart surgeries, pumping function of your heart, and, of course, what particular operation is being considered, all affect the risk of a particular surgery. ...Read more

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How dangerous is the surgery for removing a renal tumor?

How dangerous is the surgery for removing a renal tumor?

Risk &: Surgery go hand in hand, including anesthesia. However, this is not the most risky surgery, there are more than one approach, and different technologies. Broach the subject and your concern about risk with your surgeon, and seek a second opinion to determine who do you trust more. ...Read more

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Appendectomy (Definition)

An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. It can either be done through an open incision ...Read more