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Is the refractive surgery a risky thing to do?

Is the refractive surgery a risky thing to do?

No: Unless you are a poor candidate (various reasons). If you have a stable low amount of a simple, regular refractive error with a normal thick cornea and a healthy eye plus informed reasonable expectations, then the risk is small. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Refractive Error (Definition)

refractive error means that you need glasses to see well. This can mean that you are near sighted, farsighted or have astigmatism. It also may be a sign that you need readers as you past the age ...Read more


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Is the robotic surgery a risky thing to do?

Is the robotic surgery a risky thing to do?

Shouldn't be: It's a good way to provide finesse and precise surgery in the right hands. Pick a well-trained, experienced surgeon and you'll be fine. You don't want to be a resident's first case... ...Read more

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Is the liposuction a risky thing to do?

Is the liposuction a risky thing to do?

Any surg has risks: The benefits of the surgery must be evaluated by you and your physician(s). Every surgery has risks. But a qualified surgeon, qualiied anesthesiologist-nurse anesthetist, nursing staff must be in place before you consider an elective surgery. Most of the time, liposuction surgery goes very well and patients are pleased. The contours of our body may be more to your body shape. Please research. ...Read more

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Is the pancreaticoduodenectomy a risky thing to do?

Is the pancreaticoduodenectomy a risky thing to do?

Major surgery: "whipple procedure" is major reworking of the plumbing, generally done to treat tumors of head of pancreas, neighboring ampulla of vater (entryway of panc and bile duct into small bowel). This shold be done by a surgeon who does "a lot" of these, in a place where they do "a lot" of these- often a cancer referral center. Can be a lot of perioperative, postoperative complications, longterm problems. ...Read more

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Is the adenoidectomy a risky thing to do?

Is the adenoidectomy a risky thing to do?

No: Surgery is always risky.In expert hands adenoidectomy is relatively simple outpatient surgery. ...Read more

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Is the pneumonectomy a risky thing to do?

Is the pneumonectomy a risky thing to do?

Benefit vs risk: A pneumonectomy is a major surgery in which an entire lung is removed. Like any major surgery, there can be complications - some serious. Risks include bleeding, infection, irregular heartbeat, blood clots after surgery, & even a heart attack. However, if you have a serious illness like lung cancer, the benefit to surgery may outweigh the risks. I urge you to discuss concerns w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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Is the splenectomy a risky thing to do?

Is the splenectomy a risky thing to do?

No: There are open and laparoscopic options for some people who need splenectomy. There are a variety of reasons of blood disorder, some cancers, and sometime traumatic injury that may need splenectomy surgery. Your surgeon would discuss and review specific surgical risks for your own specific situation. ...Read more

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Is the tonsilectomy a risky thing to do?

Is the tonsilectomy a risky thing to do?

Not usually: Scariest surgical risk is postoperative bleeding. For anesthesia, usually goes fine, though airway surgery always carries risk of obstruction. Anesthesiologists tend to be more nervous with obese people getting tonsillectomy for sleep apnea than with treating chronic tonsillitis. Vomiting very common, though meds have really improved this. ...Read more

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Is the mastectomy a risky thing to do?

Is the mastectomy a risky thing to do?

Yes: Every surgical procedure comes with inherent risks. A patient and a physician must weigh the risks and benefits. Please talk with your physician about the and benefits specific to your case. ...Read more

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Is the tracheostomy a risky thing to do?

Is the tracheostomy a risky thing to do?

Depends on airway: If securing the airway is difficult, due to mass or severe airway alteration, then it can be quite dangerous and need to be done emergently or without general anesthesia. If already intubated or with straightforward anatomy, shouldn't be a problem. Surgical risks include bleeding, infection, damage to neck structures. ...Read more

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Is the chemotherapy a risky thing to do?

Is the chemotherapy a risky thing to do?

Yes: Chemotherapy has many potential risks. The potential adverse events and dose limiting toxicities should be discussed the your cancer physician and team. The important concept is understanding the "risk/benefit ratio". That is, what potential benefit is worth the risks? Also, what alternatives are available? ...Read more

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Is the immunotherapy a risky thing to do?

Is the immunotherapy a risky thing to do?

Benefit >risk: Immunotherapy can be risky in some settings. When done right by a board certified allergist in a controlled setting with a gradual build up risks are rare. Reactions can always occur as you are being injected with something to which you are allergic. That is why all shots are given in a doctors office with a doctor on site and all patients must wait 30 minutes after their injections. ...Read more

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Is the sigmoidoscopy a risky thing to do?

Is the sigmoidoscopy a risky thing to do?

Not generally: Flexible sig: getting cleaned out by enemas, having a flexible, lit up tube inserted into the rectum, and advanced (steered), under direct vision (video chip inside the scope) from rectum to sigmoid, and descending colon; looks at last 1.5 feet (approx) of intestine.Stops at the turn under the left ribs. No sedation usually, can do biopsy; slight risk of bleed, perforation (1 in several thousand. ...Read more

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Is the amniocentesis a risky thing to do?

Is the amniocentesis a risky thing to do?

Depends,but low risk: Amniocentesis done by an expert is low risk. The main risk is rupture of membranes that often is related to the ultra-structure of the membrane in a given pregnancy. The small risk should be matched with desired benefits; expert counseling can put the risk/benefit in perspective. Seek advice from geneticist and maternal fetal medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to see what is going on during a lasik surgery operation?

Is it possible for you to see what is going on during a lasik surgery operation?

A little: During your procedure, you will be able to see a littleof what is going on. If you are interested, you should look on youtube or ask to observe another procedure prior to yours. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a radiofrequency treatment after a facelift surgery? Is it going to damage or ruin the surgery?

Is it safe to get a radiofrequency treatment after a facelift surgery?  Is it going to damage or ruin the surgery?

Radiofrequency: You should be able to get radiofrequency treatments after a facelift. Make sure you wait 3 months to let the acute inflammation and post-operative recovery subside. ...Read more

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Is the knee arthroplasty a risky thing to do?

Is the knee arthroplasty a risky thing to do?

It Depends: Any surgery has associated risks. Knee arthroplasty is a big procedure. It is very helpful when indicated, however. Risks vary depending upon your overall health, medical conditions, level of fitness. Medical issues such as diabetes and heart disease increase the risk of any surgery. It is best to talk these risks over with your primary care physician as well as your orthopedist. ...Read more

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What surgery is the best way to correct a cataract?

What surgery is the best way to correct a cataract?

Surgery: If the cataracts are visually significant, and glasses have been checked, then surgery is the best way to correct for cataracts. Using ultrasound or laser to remove the cloudy lens (cataract) and replace it with an artificial lens implant. ...Read more

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What is a way to reverse myopia/nearsightedness (besides surgery)?

What is a way to reverse myopia/nearsightedness (besides surgery)?

Changing myopia: Briefly, there is not way to permanently correct myopia without surgery. Myopia is due to the combination of the eye length, the corneal steepness (refractive power) and the lens. To change myopia, one or more of these would have to be changed. Optometrist with variable success use contact lenses sometimes to temporarily change the eye surface and myopia. Corneal or lens surgery are needed. ...Read more

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Is the carpal tunnel surgery a risky thing to do?

Is the carpal tunnel surgery a risky thing to do?

Here is video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4hty1vyrxg. Any operation has common and uncommon risks and benefits. ...Read more

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Dr. David Kira
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Refractive Surgery (Definition)

LASIK is eye surgery that permanently changes the shape of the cornea (the clear covering on the front of the eye) in order to improve vision and reduce a person's dependency on ...Read more