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Doctor insights on: Morcellator

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Does divinci hysterectomy total invoke mesh implant?

Does divinci hysterectomy total invoke mesh implant?

No: Hysterectomy and mesh implant are 2 different procedures. Sometimes can be combined, but as a rule does not involve the mesh application.Both procedures can be done with da vinci. ...Read more

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Can insurance cover lap band surgery?

Can insurance cover lap band surgery?

Depends: It depends on the insurance company and the physician and hospital it would be performed at. ...Read more

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Has anybody done a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy?

Has anybody done a laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy?

Yes: The most common reason for leaving the cervix is patient request. Current medical evidence doesn't suggest any advantages to leaving the cervix, though sexual function or bladder function were concerns in the past. If the cervix is left, the uterus must be removed by morcellation which can be a tedious and time-consuming endeavor, especially with a large uterus. ...Read more

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Had a leep cone biopsy doctor billed for vaginal wall repair, is that right?

Need more info: A cone biopsy isn't a vaginal wall repair, but perhaps your physician did both. Ask, or get a copy of the operative note and see what is described. Billing for a procedure not done would be fraud and most physicians are honest, so it may have been done or could be a coding error. ...Read more

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Are there minimally invasive procedures for hysterectomies that do not use morcellation devices?

Are there minimally invasive procedures for hysterectomies that do not use morcellation devices?

Yes, depends on doc!: Morcellation is only needed if a uterus is larger than a certain size. Usually the uterus can be removed INTACT using laparoscopic or vaginal techniques through a temporary opening in the vagina. If your surgeon is sufficiently skilled, this can be done WITHOUT a hospital stay! A subtotal hysterectomy (where the cervix is left in) DOES require morcellation. There is no advantage to this. ...Read more

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Is PK bipolar dissector a morcellator?

Is PK bipolar dissector a morcellator?

No: A bi-polar dissector is not a morcellator. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What sutures and instruments are used in a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (lavh)?

What sutures and instruments are used in a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (lavh)?

That varies: The specific instruments used will depend on the training and experience of the surgeon as well as the particular requirements based on the patient's anatomy and body habitus. I usually use laparoscopic staples for the internal portion of the surgery and absorbable sutures for the vaginal portion. ...Read more

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Is ovarian cyst removal surgery an inpatient or outpatient procedure now?

Is ovarian cyst removal surgery an inpatient or outpatient procedure now?

Ovarian cysts: Most ovarian cysts can be removed laparoscopically which is an outpatient procedure. It is nowadays unusual to have to be inpatient for this. This obviously depends on the expertise of your surgeon. Advanced gynecological laparoscopists rarely have to perform a laparotomy (open surgery) for ovarian cyst removal. Davinci robot-assistance may facilitate a minimally invasive approach. ...Read more

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Can I play laser tag with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator?

Can I play laser tag with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator?

Yes: There would be no interference with your device from a laser. Also it's good exercise! talk to your doctor to be sure it's ok to get your heart rate up and to help you avoid inappropriate shocks by confirming your device programming. ...Read more

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Can surgical mesh come undone?

Can surgical mesh come undone?

Yes: Mesh can come undone under stress. If you gain weight or strain significantly, the mesh can come undone. ...Read more

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Trachelectomy recover time, this is a noncancerous situation. Previously had supracervical partial hysterectomy leaving left ovary and cervix.

Trachelectomy recover time, this is a noncancerous situation. Previously had supracervical  partial hysterectomy leaving left ovary and cervix.

Varies: That depends on the technique your surgeon plans to use. You will need to direct this to the surgeon as there are a variety of approaches. ...Read more

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Does insurance covers lapascopic surgery?

Does insurance covers lapascopic surgery?

Yes: Insurance covers appropriate laparoscopic procedures. These have well established clinical indications ...Read more

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Can hysterectomies safely remove fibroids?

Can hysterectomies safely remove fibroids?

Yes: Most of the time fibroids are managed by hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) for two main reasons. First, fibroids are often too numerous to remove individually without irreparable damage to the uterus. Secondly, most fibroids tend to grow back and removal of only the fibroids can be futile. The most definitive treatment is hysterectomy. Speak with your obgyn about the risks of surgery. ...Read more

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What is laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (lavh)?

Common: For an lavh, the laparoscope is used to allow the surgeon to free up the uterus from inside before completing the hysterectomy vaginally. Many surgeons are now using the da vinci robot to complete the surgery completely laparoscopically. ...Read more

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Is laser surgery expensive to removal moles with insurance?

Is laser surgery expensive to removal moles with insurance?

It depends...: If your doctor is a contracted member of your insurance plan, and your deductible and co-insurance level is reasonable, the cost should be nominal. Ask your doctor's office staff the check your benefits and provide you with an out-of-pocket estimate. This should be pretty close to your exact cost. ...Read more

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