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What is the most painful surgical procedure?

What is the most painful surgical procedure?

No single answer: Any surgery is trauma to the body and will result in some amount of pain. There is no single operation that can be considered the most painful, as pain is subjective and people have differing tolerances to pain. ...Read more

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Is there a surgical procedure to remove painful heel spurs?

Is there a surgical procedure to remove painful heel spurs?

Yes: There are actually several procedures for heel spurs if all conservative care has failed.
Talk to your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Nasal packing removal in 2 hours after septoplasty surgery 4 days ago. How can I ease the painful procedure? Please suggestions? Thank you all.

Postoperative pain: Usually pain is relieved when packing is removed. There is some discomfort associated with the removal of packing, but it is typically not too bad. Some patients will take one of their pain pills prior to packing removal, though. ...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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Is the nuss procedure surgery for pectus excavatum painful?

Is the nuss procedure surgery for pectus excavatum painful?

Yes: All thoracic surgery is painful, but we have a lot of analgesic techniques and medications, and the painful period is transient. ...Read more

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Painful skin on touch below scar after hernia surgery. Hurts only when touched. 4 weeks now. How much longer. Large hernia. Open procedure?

Painful skin on touch below scar after hernia surgery. Hurts only when touched. 4 weeks now. How much longer. Large hernia. Open procedure?

Skin scar tender: 59 F Notes/asks: Painful skin on touch below scar after hernia surgery. Hurts only when touched. 4 weeks now. How much longer. Large hernia. Open procedure? ANS: normal. Time will tell. No way to predict ask the Drs who did surgery what has been their experience in pts like U. ...Read more

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I’ve heard that there’s a surgical procedure to improve raynaud’s. What is it?

I’ve heard that there’s a surgical procedure to improve raynaud’s. What is it?

Sympathectomy: Thoracic sympathectomy is the procedure to cut the "sympathetic nerve" fibers coming out of the spine at the level of t2-t3 (second and third thoracic vertebrae). The nerve fibers usually cross over the second, third, & fourth ribs near the spine. Some doctors are using an endoscope to do this procedure, which would leave almost no surgical scar. The same procedure stops excessive hand sweating. ...Read more

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What is procedure of bankart surgery?

What is procedure of bankart surgery?

Anterior shoulder: It is minimally invasive procedure for anterior dislocation of shoulder. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is an elective surgical procedure?

What is an elective surgical procedure?

Elective: Elective surgery is any operation that is not considered an emergency and thus can be done at the convenience of the patient, surgeon or hospital operating room availability. ...Read more

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How painful is surgery for spondylolithesis?

How painful is surgery for spondylolithesis?

Painfull Post Op: Most common surgery done for Spondylolithesis is Spinal Fusion and it is painful post op and have to take Pain Meds and there is a rehab period as well
You do not feel any pain during the surgery as you are under General Anasthesia but pain is post and uring rehab period and has to be controlled with strong pain killers ...Read more

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Are surgical procedures ever just not finished?

Are surgical procedures ever just not finished?

No: Although some surgeries may need to be stepped or staged to achieve a final result, a procedure would not be left incomplete in the operating room. ...Read more

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I have a disc tear, is there a surgical procedure for this?

I have a disc tear, is there a surgical procedure for this?

Yes....: There is a surgical procedure to fix just about anything that may be wrong with you. Find a reliable orthopedic surgeon who specializes in back surgery for details. ...Read more

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What is surgery for it or decided against the procedure like?

What is surgery for it or decided against the procedure like?

For what?: What surgical procedure is being considered? For what problem? Please ask again and clarify! There's a 150 character limit for your question, including spaces and punctuation, so keep it brief but complete. ...Read more

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What is the difference between surgical and diagnostic procedures?

What is the difference between surgical and diagnostic procedures?

Explanation : Diagnostic procedure is usually performing for diagnosis and investigation, often with biopsy. Surgical procedure is performing for treatment. Like removing something or reconstruction. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get prominent cheekbones without surgical procedures?

Is it possible to get prominent cheekbones without surgical procedures?

Probably not: Losing weight might help only if you are overweight. No one thinks starvation skinny is chic anymore. If it is your wish to have more prominent cheekbones I suggest you consult a board certified plastic surgeon for advice. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Please help! What is the surgical procedure indicated for pelvolithiasis?

Depends: Stones in the pelvis, pelvolithiasis, may be from a prior gallbladder removal surgery or some other cause. If the stones are causing symptoms, infection, abscess, pain, mass then surgical removal may have a benefit. Okay to discuss with your surgeon. Usually these stones are found incidentally during surgery for another reason, and easily removed. Be well. ...Read more

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Is it ok to continue my exercise regimen the day after a small surgical procedure?

Is it ok to continue my exercise regimen the day after a small surgical procedure?

It depends...: It depends on how small the surgical procedure was, where it was performed, how much stress will be at the surgical site, etc. You will have to ask the doctor who is going to be performing the surgery. ...Read more

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I have, nees surgery in 2007 now if I stand to long it swells and is very painful what can I do to ease the pain?

Arthritis worsening: Swelling is a sign of further damage in your knee. Likely due to worsening of your knee arthritis. Seek a thorough orthopaedic evaluation to see if you are a candidate for an exercise program, injections, arthroscopy or knee replacement. Weight bearing radiographs, and potentially an MRI will yield adequate information to help dictate the best option for your knee. ...Read more

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I'm looking into MTF procedure, since I'm 48 years young, is it a right time for this kind of surgery? Thank you. Yasser

Transgendered: First, congratulations on being at a place where you can reach out and ask for help. Gender reassignment surgery is not the first step in this process. One first should be in a good mental health therapy process to make sure this drastic change is valid for you. Then you must begin to live as a female, dress as a female, and then take the appropriate medications to begin to change. Then surgery. ...Read more

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If a dr. Has a fellow in surgery, is the fellow allowed to do the procedure instead of the dr. I paid for? Wouldn't they have to ask my permission?

Ask: Ask the surgeon the facility's policy. You are not paying for a specific surgeon, you are paying the facility to have a good and successful surgical procedure. You have to ask, but generally in a training or teaching facility, the surgery fellow may do part or all of an operation under the direction of the attending (chief) surgeon. ...Read more

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I have had shift disc for years, and it is so painful now. I take analgelsic regularly. Would I need surgery to sort it out and will surgey offer that?

Complex issue!: You must sort this out with the help of an appropriately trained physician. You may need the help of several doctors. Your pcp, your orthopedist or neurosurgeon, a rehabilitation specialist, physical therapist, neurologist, rheumatologist and others may need to weigh in. You need a specific examination, appropriate testing and treatment and then a decision on what to do next. Best to you! ...Read more

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How painful is surgical turbinectomy?

Turbinate surgery: It depends on what technique is used. There are minimally invasive procedures such as Coblation turbinate reduction,endoscopic microdebrider turbinate reduction or an actual surgical excision of a portion of the turbinate. The first two aren't very painful, while the last one is a little more painful. Overall, relatively minor pain. That should not stop you to help you breathe better! ...Read more

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Is there a surgical procedure for osteoporosis?

Is there a surgical procedure for osteoporosis?

There is no surgery : For osteoporosis, but there are surgery for its complication two surgical treatments, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty, may relieve pain from spinal compression fractures resulting from osteoporosis. In these procedures, a surgeon injects bone cement through a needle into the crushed spinal bones (vertebrae).
If you experience a hip fracture because of osteoporosis, you will need surgery to fix it. ...Read more