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What is the m.I.L.D. Procedure, minimally invasive lumbar diskectomy?

What is the m.I.L.D. Procedure, minimally invasive lumbar diskectomy?

A few variations: Minimally invasive lumbar diskectomies are when spine surgeons utilize a small retractor or tube through which they gain access to the spine. They can then perform surgery in a minimally invasive way to remove a herniated disk in your back. ...Read more

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What do patients experience during recovery after a botox procedure?

What do patients experience during recovery after a botox procedure?

Very little: Botox treatments are a great way to reduce lines and wrinkles. After treatment, there may be some mild redness for a few hours, and occasionally patients notice a hedache. Within the first 48 hours, the lines begin to fade as the Botox gets to work, but the full affect may take 7-10 days to appear. ...Read more

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What would cause severe starbursts after YAG procedure following cataract surgery?

What would cause severe starbursts after YAG procedure following cataract surgery?

See your eyedoc: Seeing better out of an eye with a multifocal lens following YAG might do it. Other causes might be a new PVD, severe pitting of lens, corneal edema from intraocular pressure spike, and other causes. You need to consult your ophthalmologist to ease your mind! Best wishes. ...Read more

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Next week am undergoing endovenous radio frequency ablation closure procedure. Drs say its minimal pain. How minimal? Is it worse than an IV poke?

Next week am undergoing endovenous radio frequency ablation closure procedure. Drs say its minimal pain. How minimal? Is it worse than an IV poke?

Pain should be minor: The pain from the procedure itself should be less than an IV placement. You will feel a slight sting and burn with the local anesthetic in several places, but otherwise it is usually very well tolerated. Pain after the procedure should also be minimal, and is usually along the lines of a pulled muscle sensation. ...Read more

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Is a leep procedure painful?

Is a leep procedure painful?

Depends on several: parameters - is this being done in office or surgery center/OR with anesthesia, is there local anesthesia (paracervical block or otherwise), will the patient be premedicated (with something like ibuprofen/Motrin/advil or Aleve/naprosyn/naproxen), the patient's pain threshold. In general, it may be crampy during and after the procedure but should not be overly so ...Read more

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Mild chemical peel typically is indicated for?

Mild chemical peel typically is indicated for?

Mild chemical peel: Mild chemical peels are great for first time patients and those who wish mild exfoliation to brighten the skin and enhance skin's luminosity. Mild peels can also improve mild pigmentary irregularities. ...Read more

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Is mild disiccation and mild bulg at l4 l5 painful and mild bilateral l3 l4 and l4 l5 neural formaminal stenosis painful and what is treatment ?

Is mild disiccation and mild bulg at l4 l5 painful and mild bilateral l3 l4 and l4 l5 neural formaminal stenosis painful and what is treatment ?

No. yes maybe: The dessication and mild bulge are quite common and rarely cause symptoms. The foraminal stenosis is of more concern. This will cause pain if the stenosis is tight enough. ...Read more

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I've got mild microphthalmia. Is cosmetic surgery possible?

I've got mild microphthalmia. Is cosmetic surgery possible?

Yes: As a geneticist, i routinely see individuals with microopthalmia as part of a genetic syndrome. Cosmetic surgery can improve the appearance but it depends on the microopthalmia and the anatomy around the eye. If musculature is absent or bony abnormalities exist then surgery is not recommended. Talk to a plastic surgeon experienced with facial reconstruction. ...Read more

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Is a deviated septum surgery usually done under local anesthetic or general anesthesia?

Is a deviated septum surgery usually done under local anesthetic or general anesthesia?

General usually: Surgery for a deviated septum can be relatively simple or complicated and is often combined with other procedures such as treatment of the turbinates or the sinuses for breathing improvement. Also the other nasal cartilages/bone may be shaped to alter the appearance of the nose. Typically general anesthesia is used for comfort, control, and to protect your airway from bleeding. ...Read more

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Is IV versed helpful during minor surgery for pain relief?

Is IV versed helpful during minor surgery for pain relief?

No : Versed is a benzodiazepine that's main function is to reduce anxiety and has amnesic properties (you wont remember the procedure). However, usually it is given in combination with fentanyl which is a narcotic used for pain control. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Had 3 hour surgery. What are some post anesthesia problems?

Had 3 hour surgery. What are some post anesthesia problems?

Anesthesia problems: Side effects depend on the type of anesthesia, the length and type of surgery, the age and gender of the patient, and other medical conditions that patients have at the time of surgery. With general anesthesia, people sometimes have nausea, sore throat, hoarse voice and muscle aches. Spinal blocks have a low risk of headache. Nerve blocks have a rare risk of nerve injury or infection. ...Read more

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Is Urethral Diverticulum surgery usually an outpatient procedure?

Is Urethral Diverticulum surgery usually an outpatient procedure?

Yes, it is outpatien: This surgery is considered ambulatory and patients go home the same day. Most of the time the catheter is left in place to drain the bladder and promote healing. This is removed in 3 to 5 days. The outcome is extremely good. ...Read more

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F age 60 right side paralyzed. Done echo mild senule calcific artic scleros with mild ar. Mild lv systolic dysfunction. Mild generalized hypokiensia ?

F age 60
right side paralyzed.
Done echo
mild senule calcific artic scleros with mild ar.
Mild lv systolic dysfunction.
Mild generalized hypokiensia

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ECHO report....: Echo report consistant with possible embolic stroke. Ekg would be helpful. Mom may need coumadin, (warfarin) but in the early stages of the stroke, heparin. There is a large risk of bleeding, so that is why they need to monitor her carefully. No veggitation on the valves, so no sbe. She might have thrown a clot. No evidence of paradoxical emboli either. ...Read more

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What is a bilateral lumbar mbb L4 and L5 procedure?

What is a bilateral lumbar mbb L4 and L5 procedure?

Medial branch block: Mbb stands for medial branch block. The medial branch is a small branch of the spinal nerves that supplies sensation to the facet joints, which are the joints in the back of the spine. L4 and L5 refer to the specific spinal nerves in the lower back (lumbar spine). Likely this procedure would be performed for somebody with pain due to facet joint arthritis at l5-s1 on both sides (bilateral). ...Read more

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Is gastroscopy a painful procedure?

Is gastroscopy a painful procedure?

EGD: If you are referring to an EGD where the use a scope to look into your esophagus and stomach, then it should be painless since they will sedate you first. ...Read more

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Nasal polyp removal surgery - is it an easy or painful procedure?

Nasal polyp removal surgery - is it an easy or painful procedure?

Not usually painful: Nasal polyp surgery today is either performed with an endoscope or a microscope. Depending on the surgeon's experience and training, almost all the nasal and sinus inflammation can be removed. However, you should know that this is a genetic disease and recurrences are common. The nose is frequently packed for a few days. Pain is moderate but pressure in the face may be significant. ...Read more

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I had an echocardiogram show severe mitral regurgitation, moderate /severe tricuspid regurgitation &mild to moder pulmonic regurge. Is surgery option?

I had an echocardiogram show severe mitral regurgitation, moderate /severe tricuspid regurgitation &mild to moder pulmonic regurge. Is surgery option?

Mitral regurgitation: You should have this discussion with a cardiologist who can evaluate you and your status and review your data. Surgery is an option for many patients with severe mitral regurgitation but more is involved in the evaluation than what you have above, any recommendation from here has to be to see a cardiologist personally. ...Read more

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