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Can physical therapists perform surgery?

Can physical therapists perform surgery?

No: No, physical therapy cannot, and should not, perform surgery. Surgery is way beyond the scope of their practice. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Epstein
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Physical Therapists (Definition)

Physical therapists are healthcare professionals who diagnose and treat individuals with heath-related problems and injuries that limit their abilities to move and perform daily functional activities. Physical therapists create plans with techniques that help individuals restore their ability to move, reduce ...Read more


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Physical therapists: had surgery month ago, left me with left outer thigh burning pain, tingling&numbness.

Physical therapists: had surgery month ago, left me with left outer thigh burning pain, tingling&numbness.

Meralgia Paresthetic: I am a physical medicine & rehabilitation doctor. This could very well be meralgia paresthetica, which is irritation of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve of the lateral thigh. A local nerve block with an anesthetic could help greatly. ...Read more

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I had an emergency appendectomy 4 days ago, via laparoscopic surgery. When can I resume physical activity including gym workouts?

I had an emergency appendectomy 4 days ago, via laparoscopic surgery.  When can I resume physical activity including gym workouts?

Ask your surgeon: Best to ask your surgeon. Usually wait at least 2 weeks before heavy activities, but each surgeon has their own recommendations. Usually a person is given instructions from the hospital at discharge too. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about laparoscopic surgery?

Less invasive: Back in the day, before imaging, and before scopes the ability for a doc to access the abdominal cavity, a joint or the chest was limited to physical exam and open surgery. Now we have imaging, ;mri, ct scan to help more precisely diagnose and we have scopes to see inside with less disruption to the patient, easier recovery and usually equal outcome. Talk to your surgeon. Be well. ...Read more

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What is the single port laparoscopic surgery (spls) procedure?

What is the single port laparoscopic surgery (spls) procedure?

One incision: Single port surgery uses a special port that multiple instruments go through, unlike traditional laparoscopy where each port canfield only one instrument. Advantages of single port surgery are mostly cosmetic. ...Read more

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Can I fly after laparoscopic surgery?

Can I fly after laparoscopic surgery?

How long ago: was your surgery? Was it yesterday or 6 weeks ago? Were there any complications? The easiest thing to do would be to call your surgeon and ask when you could fly. ...Read more

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Approximately how much does inpatient laparoscopic surgery cost?

Approximately how much does inpatient laparoscopic surgery cost?

"Thousands": It is impossible to be more specific without knowing what specific operation is planned. I suggest you speak with the surgeon and a member of the business office of the hospital. Good luck. ...Read more

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Anyone done a nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

Anyone done a nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

Yes!: This is the most common anti-reflux procedure, involving closure of the hiatal hernia and re-creating a new valve by wrapping a portion of the stomach around the esophagus. While very effective, this procedure is reserved for the rare patient who cannot manage their symptoms with lifestyle and dietary modifications supplemented by anti-acid medication. An incisionless option, tiff, is available 2. ...Read more

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How do I know if i need nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

How do I know if i need nissen fundoplication laparoscopic surgery?

See a Surgeon: Basically, if you have documented reflux disease either by history or testing such as egd or ph probe test, then fundoplication can be considered. Medications can help with reflux, however if you are young or the risk of surgery is minimal, the fundoplication can keep you from needing to take medications for your lifetime. If medications don't work, then surgery can be considered. ...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