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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Neck Surgery (Overview)

Neck surgery entails an operation on any of the tissues of the neck including skin, muscles, blood vessels, esophagus, larynx, trachea, thyroid, parathyroid, and bone/vertebrae.


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Type of titanium-used in neck surgery?

Type of titanium-used in neck surgery?

varies: Titanium is used in many spinal implants used in neck surgery. It is quite inert and unusual to have a reaction to and is also very MRI compatable. In the neck titanium is used to produce many of the plates, screws, and even cages used to fix the cervical spine. Titanium can be used in a relatively pure form or can be used in conjunction with other materials as well, thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Neck Surgery (Overview)

Neck surgery entails an operation on any of the tissues of the neck including skin, muscles, blood vessels, esophagus, larynx, trachea, thyroid, parathyroid, and bone/vertebrae.


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Is it possible to die from neck surgery?

Is it possible to die from neck surgery?

Unlikely: Depends on what the operation is in determining risk. If you are referring to an operation for disc disease you are unlikely to have a complication that would result in death. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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I want to know can you die from neck surgery?

I want to know can you die from neck surgery?

What kind of surgery: There are many kinds of neck surgery. Death from "major" cervical spine surgery is rare, <<<1% in young to 1% in the elderly. Death from complication of the actual surgery is rare & more likely to be from a cardiac complication, stroke, blood clot, pneumonia, anesthesia, & allergic reaction. Your surgeon works with a good eri-operative team to keep risk of serious complications close to nil. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from neck surgery?

How long does it take to recover from neck surgery?

Depends what surgery: Most of the common neck surgery require very brief time to recover , will go home same day or next day some like radical neck resection, laryngectomy ( removal of voice box ) will take wks even months as they require extensive post op rehabilitation, like voice training stomal care etc ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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What is the definition or description of: neck surgery?

Neck structures: Neck surgery entails an operation on any of the tissues of the neck including skin, muscles, blood vessels, esophagus, larynx, trachea, thyroid, parathyroid, and bone/vertebrae. ...Read more

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Would you do neck surgery, if you have a venous anginoma that they don't know what is causing it?

Would you do neck surgery, if you have a venous anginoma that they don't know what is causing it?

Ask neurosurgeon: For such a detailed diagnosis, it's probably best to consult with a neurosurgeon, to specifically answer whether surgery is indicated for your angioma or not. It may depend on the size, location, and how it's impacting your health. Often times, they can be congenital, and can grow. So this has to be documented, and imaged. Then, you'll have a good idea what to do. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more