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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Ivf (Definition)

In vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology. Ivf is a procedure used to treat fertility problems and assist with the conception of a child. During ivf mature eggs are retrieved from the ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab. A few days later, the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are implanted into the uterus. One cycle of in vitro fertilization ...Read more


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Looking for best laparoscopic surgery for torn ligaments in both shoulders?

Looking for best laparoscopic surgery for torn ligaments in both shoulders?

First, it is : Arthroscopic and you need to find an orthopaedic surgeon to see if surgery is even indicated as most can be treated with appropriate rehabilitation. If surgery is indicated, then you need to find out what type of surgery and if it can be done that way. ...Read more

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Can I have fibroids removed through laparoscopic surgery?

Can I have fibroids removed through laparoscopic  surgery?

Absolutely: Fibroids can be removed via laparoscopically, with robotic-assist, or through an open incision. However, this is a skill that only the top gyne laparoscopists possess. Do your research before signing up for this procedure. ...Read more

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When should the swelling in the abdomen go down after laparoscopic surgery?

When should the swelling in the abdomen go down after laparoscopic surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery: Swelling after laparoscopic surgery is caused by the gas used inside the abdomen. Usually carbon dioxide is used, and this absorbs in about 1 day. Other gases may have swelling that lasts longer. The gas left in the abdomen can cause pain in the shoulder until it absorbs. If you are still swollen, and feel ill, you should contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Which stimulation therapy is good for ventral laparoscopic surgery recovery?

Which stimulation therapy is good for ventral laparoscopic surgery recovery?

Not routinely used: Ask your surgeon or use at your own risk. Drop us a note and let us know how your experiment works out. I would not recommend it. ...Read more

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Does laparoscopic surgery to remove scar tissue really work? Or does it just cause more scar tissue?

Does laparoscopic surgery to remove scar tissue really work? Or does it just cause more scar tissue?

Catch-22.: Yes, it works, but yes it does create more scar tissue. Lysis of adhesions in the intra-abdominal cavity does work to relieve symptoms or obstruction in the short term, but the additional intra-abdominal operation can lead to new adhesions. It's a gamble, with management dictated by urgency of symptoms. Sometimes it just has to be done and we accept the risk of more adhesion creation. ...Read more

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I noticed hard lumps under my skin where I had laparoscopic surgery for total hysterectomy 6 months ago is this normal?

I noticed hard lumps under my skin where I had laparoscopic surgery for total hysterectomy 6 months ago is this normal?

Scars: Hello! Thanks for your question! If these lumps are exactly where the instruments went through, these likely represent scar tissue, which is quite normal after these surgeries. ...Read more

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Why am I still having sharp stabbing pain were I had laparoscopic surgery five months ago were one of my incisions is at?

Why am I still having sharp stabbing pain were I had laparoscopic surgery five months ago were one of my incisions is at?

See below: That much discomfort five months after surgery is not normal. Things that come to mind would include a hernia at the trocar site or adhesions. In any event, please consult with your surgeon and have the site examined. ...Read more

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I had laparoscopic surgery to remove endometrioma 2 mos ago. When should I have ultrasound again to check the progress ?

Check: with your surgeon who will be familiar with your particular case,especially that you are still in the post-op time frame.Be well. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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Ivf Pregnancy (Definition)

In-vitro fertilization is a process where the egg and sperm are united outside of the woman's body, in a laboratory setting. Some of the resulting embryos are then implanted ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

Laparoscopy is a form of less invasive abdominal or pelvic surgery that uses instruments placed inside ...Read more