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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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GP recommended general surgeon for colonoscopy. gastroenterologist have always done before. Since 1998. This is 1yr checkup. Cancer history family. ?

GP recommended general surgeon for colonoscopy. gastroenterologist have always done before. Since 1998. This is 1yr checkup. Cancer history family. ?

GI: General surgeons do colonoscopies as well. Nothing against them, but if you have been going to see GI all this time, I would stay with them. ...Read more

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Where do I apply for copy personal medical records for bellvue ny hospital ?

Where do I apply for copy personal medical records for bellvue ny hospital ?

Go there: The best thing is to go there and complete their records release form and show id. You can also send in proof of identity and a signed request for records - if they will accept that. Regardless, they are permitted to charge you a per page photocopying/printing fee. ...Read more

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Does medical school do character check before admitting medical student? Integrity of docs is tarnished due to greed & deception in recent yrs.

Yes: Medical schools take the decisions of whom to accept very seriously. The vast majority of physicians are dedicated, hard working, ethical and professional. Their integrity is not in doubt. Like society in general, a few choose not to make the right choices. ...Read more

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Alaska. Breast cancer. Now bills and big ins. Exclusions. What to make of e.G., cpt 36561 port insrt billed $4115 and ins company excludes $3521?

Alaska. Breast cancer. Now bills and big ins. Exclusions. What to make of e.G., cpt 36561 port insrt billed $4115 and ins company excludes $3521?

Costs: Insurance companies decide what they pay or cover based on cpt codes. Each area of the us has different pay schedules for these cpt codes. Also each insurance company may pay differently. Also hmo insurances, medicare or medicaid insurances may pay some of the lowest rates. I do not know what insurance type you have. If you have concerns, call your insurance company to see what is covered or paid. ...Read more

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Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?

Why do so many medical offices ask for unnecessary & intrusive personal information (ssn, drivers licenses) unrelated to medical records?

Required by law: It is required by law & insurance contracts that they have with companies & that you signed with those same companies. They need to make sure you are who you say you are & that they have proof. Also, if there is any legal question in the future, they can prove that they verified your identity. Finally, insurance companies use this info to track your health & put it into a central database. ...Read more

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Colon 20cm resection 10days ago(75 y old).Today, discovered all colon dead(arteriosclerosis).So, had total colectomy(1.5 meter).Was that medical error?

Colon 20cm resection 10days ago(75 y old).Today, discovered all colon dead(arteriosclerosis).So, had total colectomy(1.5 meter).Was that medical error?

Medical error: Arteriosclerosis can cause colonic ischemia and infarction. Whether the extent of the problem was not recognized at your surgery or if there was no appearance of threatened bowel thus not resected at the initial surgery can't be judged or speculated from out here. ...Read more

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Per my medical records for an Ileostomy Reversal surgery I underwent, it states the surgeon did a Renal Autotransplant involving retroperitoneal fibrosis. Normal procedure? Explain, please.

Per my medical records for an Ileostomy Reversal surgery I underwent, it states the surgeon did a Renal Autotransplant involving retroperitoneal fibrosis. Normal procedure? Explain, please.

My take is ...: This question should be directed to the then surgical team. No one should make a "smart" comment or suggestion now after years from the surgery because how, when, and what should be done in individual procedures for medical calamities have changed and evolved over time. That is life. Let life and medicine evolve and move; it's unfair / un-smart to be a hind-sighted smart one. ...Read more

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What is the icd-9 code for metastasis colon cancer and the cpt code to?

What is the icd-9 code for metastasis colon cancer and the cpt code to?

Need more info: The code for colon cancers is 153._. 153.9 is for colon cancer of unspecified site. There is a separate group of codes for metastasis and the site. The number after 153 is for the site of the primary tumor. I can't answer the cpt code question, because there is not enough information. ...Read more

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Medicolegal opinion of employer required drug testing?

Medicolegal opinion of employer required drug testing?

Medico legal: An employer may require a urine drug test in order for you to get the job. This is quite appropriate. You can refuse- and it will then be very unlikely that you will land the job. ...Read more

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Signed up for phlebotomy classes. Would patient care technician or dialysis be better?

Signed up for phlebotomy classes. Would patient care technician or dialysis be better?

Up to you: It all depends on where your interests lie and what you like to do best. The only person who can really answer your question for you is you. ...Read more

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Have Crohns. GI wants to do check-up colonscopy. Unilateral leg swelling w/ vein stick out; MRI, vein ultrasound, ABI, norm. Proceed with colonoscopy?

Have Crohns. GI wants to do check-up colonscopy. Unilateral leg swelling w/ vein stick out; MRI, vein ultrasound, ABI, norm. Proceed with colonoscopy?

Yes: Sometimes there is a microperforation with Crohns and a locatlized inflammatory process is set up where DVT occurs within the femoral or external iliac vein on the left side. This could produce the unilateral leg swelling which I assume would be on the left. If this proved to be such as on pelvic CT then anticoag and even a cava umbrella might be necessary and of course the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Do you recommend daily baby aspirin for colon and/or preventive for skin cancer issues if I'm 66, no heart issues, recent benign colon polyp? Thanks!

Do you recommend daily baby aspirin for colon and/or preventive for skin cancer issues if I'm 66, no heart issues, recent benign colon polyp?  Thanks!

No need : This is unlikely to help, but probably won't hurt. Use your judgment, and dis is with your primary care provider that you have a relationship with. There could be other reasons to do this as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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If I had clean colonoscooy 10 years ago,no family history of colon cancer, no issues, iscologuard ok?

If I had clean colonoscooy 10 years ago,no family history of colon cancer, no issues, iscologuard ok?

Maybe one day: There are large studies underway right now to answer that question. The US Preventative Services Task Force has not yet decided on whether the fecal DNA test is enough on its own to screen for colon cancer. ...Read more

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Family history colon cancer, last colo, 3 yrs ago, nothing, today, large polyp, lab test, maybe echo, french doctor, anything else, probabilities?

Family history colon cancer, last colo, 3 yrs ago, nothing, today, large polyp, lab test, maybe echo, french doctor, anything else, probabilities?

Size and type: The risk of there being cancer in a polyp is correlated with the size and type of polyp. Polyps resected by colonoscopies have a risk of leaving tissue behind that remains suspect. A lot depends on what the pathologist sees. ...Read more

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Medical Oncology: Is having an lgG4 blood test ever of any value in monitoring pancreatic cancer?

Medical Oncology: Is having an lgG4 blood test ever of any value in monitoring pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatitis...: or an inflamed pancreas, can occur on rare occasions related to increased IgG4 antibody. This is called autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP). High IgG4 levels in the blood may help to distinguish AIP from pancreatic cancer (PCa). However, a few cases of high IgG4 were reported in patients with PCa, so it is not a perfect indicator. It is not used to monitor PCa, but high levels may drop if AIP resolves. ...Read more