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What is life like after whipple procedure ?

What is life like after whipple procedure ?

Can be difficult: Not for everyone, but the whipple procedure has a 40% morbidity rate. That means 40% of people have a major complication such as pneumonia, abscess, wound infections and most notably delayed gastric emptying. However, unfortunately if you aor someone you know is in need of a whipple the alternative is not attractive either. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy after colon removal?

What is the life expectancy after colon removal?

Depends...: ...On why you had surgery (diverticulitis, ischemic changes, inflammatory bowel, cancer, etc.), what was found by the surgeon, your other co-morbidities, age, ; a lot more factors (many of which are out of both our control). ...Read more

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What is the normal life expectancy after gallbladder removal?

What is the normal life expectancy after gallbladder removal?

Normal: Life expectancy would be a full normal life after gallbladder surgery. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after laparoscopic surgery for exotic pregnancy tubal removal inside and out?

What is the recovery time after laparoscopic surgery for exotic pregnancy tubal removal inside and out?

Depends: Total recovery time for laparoscopic surgery varies but usually ranges from 1-2 weeks depending on the patient. Many women resume their daily activities within the first week of recovery. Factors such as your overall health, your support system at home, and your age will also be factors in your recovery. Follow up visits with your doctor are very important. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after a radical prostatectomy?

What is the recovery time after a radical prostatectomy?

Varies. : After surgery, patients are admitted with a catheter in place & often a pelvic drain. Hospital stay is 1-2 days, & the drain is removed usually at discharge. The urinary catheter is removed at 5-7 days. Almost all men at this point will experience urinary leakage & erectile dysfunction, which improves with time. At 6 weeks, the incision site should be healed and all activity restrictions lifted. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for a patient after heart bypass surgery?

What is the life expectancy for a patient after heart bypass surgery?

It depends.: Bypass surgery helps to enhance blood flow to the heart muscle. It doesn't cure the disease. Prognosis depends on the extent of heart damage which may have occurred. It is vital that risk factors for progression of plaque buildup be controlled. Cessation of smoking is essential. Control of hypertension and cholesterol are important. Diabetics must achieve good control. Exercise is important too. ...Read more

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What happens during a whipple procedure?

What happens during a whipple procedure?

Major surgery: Whipple surgery involves removal of a part of the pancreas, small intestine & bile duct with several new surgical connections performed. Best performed by a well experienced general surgeon who has done many of these procedures. Risks of bleeding, infection, poor healing, pancreas leak, diabetes, etc. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after? Laminectomy surgery?

What is the recovery time after? Laminectomy surgery?

Depends: It's not totally simple. How many levels were operated on? Why was it done? A good answer for you is that walking immediately after surgery is your best exercise. You will need at least 2-3 months before you attempt any vigorous exercise. Remember that with spine surgery, this is a marathon, not a sprint. Go low and slow with your activity to get the best result. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after bladder sling surgery?

What is the recovery time after bladder sling surgery?

Short recovery: Most patients can have this done as outpatient surgery, and do not need an indwelling catheter afterwards. Pain and bleeding is generally resolved within two weeks, and most patients can be back to work within one to two weeks; and resume sexual activity after 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after the hypospadias operation?

What is the recovery time after the hypospadias operation?

Depends on severity: Of hypospadias + complexity of repair. Most of my cases have a cast-like dressing plus urethral stent (tube) for 7 - 9 days. Very minor repairs may require minimal or no dressing or stent. Most cases are done on babies with above schedule. Older boys or men may take longer to recover. ...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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What is the recovery period after living donor liver translant surgery?

What is the recovery period after living donor liver translant surgery?

Lifelong commitment: Although you likely will be out of the hospital relatively quickly, your surgery is major and will require a prolonged recovery with close monitoring. Thereafter, your risk of rejection and/or adverse response to lifelong immunosuppression will require considerable restrictions. Of course, you have not shared why you need a new liver & your current MELD score--these factor into your "recovery." ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after surgery for diverticulitis?

What is the recovery time after surgery for diverticulitis?

Elective?Emergency?: Surgery for diverticulitis may be performed emergently (to treat an active episode) or electively (to prevent future episodes). In the former situation, one may be quite ill and the operation is usually "open" with a colostomy, all leading to a prolonged convalescence. When elective, this is usually laparoscopic and w/o a stoma; people are home in 2-3 days and back to work in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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How long after diagnosis of malrotation of the gut is an operation performed?

How long after diagnosis of malrotation of the gut is an operation performed?

Not always operation: Malrotation in itself is not always operated upon. Malrotation can occur by itself but can be part of a series of other defects like heterotaxy. The concern for malrotation is a band that prevents the gut from working normally. Correcting malrotation with a ladd's procedure can be offered. Talk with your surgeon. Discuss your concerns. It may be offered minimally invasive. ...Read more

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What ais the survival rate from pancreatic cancer after a whipple procedure?

What ais the survival rate from pancreatic cancer after a whipple procedure?

10%: If a patient is a candidate for a Whipple, meaning no nodes or spread of tumor at the 1-2yr interval the survival is 10%. This may change since new immunothrapeutics are being developed. It will require a vaccine which turns on humoral immunity to produce the necessary monoclonals to prevent recurrent. The vaccine has been developed for tumor specific protein and not GVAX ...Read more

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Whipple IRE Surgery: Is a feeding tube down the throat usually necessary postop? And, for how long?

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Whipple IRE Surgery: Is a feeding tube down the throat usually necessary postop? And, for how long?

NG tube / feeding : The short answere is yes. Usually you will wake up with a temporary Nasal Gastric tube. It is highly variable on what has transpired during your surgery. But the important thing to focus on is that it is temporary. ...Read more

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Is scalenectomy the reoperation after first rib resection? Is it successful?

Is scalenectomy the reoperation after first rib resection?  Is it successful?

TOS: TOS is complex and usually responds to physical therapy. Before surgery, multiple tests and physical therapy are done. If you continue with symptoms after a TOS operation, you may need more evaluation, possibly a second opinion before consenting to a second operation. Take a friend with you to consult. Be well. ...Read more