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Is There A Surgery That Will Cure Motion Sickness
No: Although there is no surgical option that will "cure" copd, lung volume reduction surgery and lung transplantation have been shown to help improve symptoms and quality of life for people with copd. Along with optimizing the medical care of their condition, these surgical therapies may be a beneficial option for properly selected people suffering from copd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May help: Ambliopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. ...Read more
Yes and no: Motion sickness is common and can be disabling. It is thought to be due to sensory conflict in the vestibular system. Natural treatment, like habituation can be effective and has few adverse effects, but can be unpleasant and time consuming hyoscine is effective preventive medication for which oral preparations and transdermal patches work. Ginger & bracelets have not been proven in clinical trial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it necessary to undergo surgery when the discovery of a gallstone in the gallbladder. Or there is a cure and there is no need for surgery?
R u having symptoms?: The only definitive treatment of gallbladder disease is to remove the "gallstone factory". Thankfully, this can usually be removed via out-patient laparoscopic surgery. Like all operations, there are risks and it is up to you and your surgeon to decide if the benefits of this operation outweigh the risks. However, if you have stones that are "silent"--not causing symptoms--we don't recommend rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes sometimes: When a stroke occurs, there can be brain which has a relatively low blood supply but is still alive and salvageable along with already dead brain. We call this salvageable region the "penumbra" and we can rescue this with a thrombectomy technique. Some patients don't have a salvageable penumbra and aren't candidates for thrombectomy. There are special ct perfusion scans we use to determine this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Weird deformity: Maybe. It depends on the deformity and the person. ...Read more
Varies with duration: Ambliopia is the process where the brain ignores the "camera" picture from one eye because it is less clear or causes double vision. It can sometimes be improved if the weaker eye is strengthened (glasses), the stronger eye is patched or if the eye is lined up better with surgery. If the process has gone on too long, the brain ignores the fix & surgery is simply cosmetic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a possibility that the spine will curve again after treating or correcting it with braces?
Yes: The goal of conventional brace for scoliosis is to halt its progression. X-rays taken in the brace will show the curve is smaller. When the brace is discontinued, however, the curve will usually return to its initial size. It is uncommon for s brace to cause long term improvement in a scoliosis curvature. ...Read more
More details?: The location and severity of post op pain varies depending on the type of surgery (for example lumpectomy vs mastectomy, lymph node removal or not, reconstruction or not). The most comfortable sleeping position for each patient will vary depending on the type of surgery, so there is probably not a one-size-fits-all pillow/cushion. ...Read more
Only if: Only if the scoliosis is still flexible and due to another reason that is forcing the spine to bend, ie muscular spasm being generated by another issue like a kidney stone. If it is a type of scoliosis known as congenital or idiopathic, the answer is no. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is surgery the only treatment of inguinal hernia in a toddler? Is there any other option if it's not that bad?
Not that bad ???: It may not be hurting him now but would you really want to face the risk. This means there is a defect in the tissues that keep his intestines in place in the abdomen. If a loop of intestines slip out and get trapped, the blood supply can be cut off and lead to dead bowel. Emergency surgery in the middle of the night is never a good idea. Once identified this should be fixed within 2 weeks or less ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for plica to return, even after arthroscopic surgery? What is the percentage of growing back? Thanks.
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