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Off Pump Vs On Pump Surgery
Yes for a reason: Baclfen or opioid pump delivers medications into intrathecal space of spinal cord , small amount of medication is directly delivered , ideal to have a small catheter from pump to the space to have less of catheter problems , than longer catheters if it is not in the back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: If symptoms continually recur, see your doctor and have him/her refer you to a GI specialist to evaluate you for underlying causes. ...Read more
Insulin pump: It is worn on the outside of your body. Patients can clip it on a belt, put it in their pocket, put it in their bra, and there are even underwear or clothes with pump pockets built in. It is attached to an infusion set on your ABD skin by tubing. Go check out one of the pump websites. One of the best pumps is still the Medtronic pump. Check out this website: www.medtronicdiabetes.com/compare ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery on bi-cep tendon tear 1-2-15 takes nexium, (esomeprazole) diovan, Crestor, metformin and ibuprofen- when and what should he stop before surgery?
After CABG a patient is on pressors & usually an inotrope; after a day or 2 how does the body change/adapt to titrate these dips off during recovery?
Easily explained: The heart muscle recovers its pumping strength. ...Read more
How often robotic assisted coronary artery bypass surgery used and advantage co or pro over the regular bypass.
40yr. Old male 3 months out from hybrid maze ablation surgery for afib with pvc's 13% of the time , is it safe to lift heavy & resume road bicycling ?
Should be fine: Since you went through a significant procedure, you should ask your cardiologist. The pvcs likely do dot represent a big risk. Perhaps they will get better. If not, they can be left alone, treated with mess or ablated. In the end you went through this so you could have a normal life. I'd say you should do what you can to get back to it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What alternative surgeries exist for non diabetic ulcer on sole of the foot vs skin graft. I'm offloading in cam Walker daily for 5 years. need help?
Depend: it is really depend on the size of the ulcer, and the depth and the staging of the ulcer, and last if the ulcer is necrotic,or infected. Debridment of the necrotic and infected tissues is essential for the ulcer to heal. Skin coverage could varies to many options including skin graft. You can discuss the different options with your surgeon,general,vascular,foot,or orthopedist ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: If they are only replacing the pacemaker and leaving the old wires alone, not very risky. If they are going to remove the old wires there is additional risk, although many centers are quite good at that. Not every place that puts in pacemakers is set up to remove old wires. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually yes: If there are 2 functioning av accesses on the same side, there is higher risk of access steal (not enough blood flow to the hand, producing hand pain and sometimes gangrene of the fingers). If the mature access is having problems (pseudo aneurysms, stenosis), most times we can repair it rather than sacrifice it to place another access. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Marijuana: After any surgical procedure you should refrain from drug use that is not followed closely by a physician as you need to cognitively be able to report any problems with the surgery. Rest and physical therapy as well as pain management is the key to recovery post operatively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broke my radial head on the 16, surgery is set for a 5 millimeter displacement on January 5. Is that too long to wait?
NO: Please follow your othop[edic surgeon's advice. This is an acceptable time frame. ...Read more
Probably long-term: Most people with heart surgery require some degree of medication for life following the surgery. I'm not too familiar with the particular medications you are listing, but people with heart surgery for blocked arteries ("bypass" surgery) typically require blood pressure, heart, and cholesterol medications indefinitely, along with an aspirin. ...Read more
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