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Omentum Removal Surgery
There is a structure called omentum which is fatty mobile structure which hangs from upper stomach and which fills some hernias.
Loss of part or even all is not serious in itself. ...Read more
9 yr old with omental infarct 10/2012. No surgery. Chronic pain llq&rlq worsening ever since. Recent us, ct, xray all normal. Any thoughts?
Plica surgery: I have been scoping knees for 27 years and have probably done over 3000. I have yet to do one for a plica. I would not be overly optimistic that your knee is going to be better from only excision of a plica. ...Read more
Discuss with MD: I assume this is a Breast fibroadenoma. If removal is required, it is done as a day surgery procedure. Cost varies on your type of insurance, surgery location, and other factors. Talk with you're treating physician for best surgical options. Some fibroadenomas may be watched without surgery. If a more serious diagnosis is in question, removal is best option. ...Read more
Below 15 minutes: This is done by numbing the lid, turning it inside out on a special clamp, and opening and cleaning out the collected contents of the cyst. Except for the injection to numb the lid, the whole process is painless and healing is rapid. It takes less than 15 minutes as an office procedure in all cases except the occasional child that may require general anesthesia. ...Read more
SPERMATOCELE: A few days of soreness and swelling/bruising. This is an uncommon operation as many of them are assymptomatic. ...Read more
Post surgery care: Pain and pain management after surgery is challenging as there are many variables impacting pain. The amount of pain after organ removal has some dependance on the size of the organ and the surgical approach as well as many patient factors. Best to work with your surgical team as they dispense your pain regimen, go in for post op visits and call with concerns. Good luck. ...Read more
Not sure if it's benign. I. go back in a few weeks to check growth and set up surgery for removal?
Question not clear: All that can be said from what you shared is that you are being followed by your doc and that's a really good thing. He/she can measure the growth you mention and also see that it is removed if needed. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Hi Dr Fakir I was at your surgery a few months ago for an extraction-I haven't experienced and pain since the removal until now (today) and it feels exactly the same as last. Is there pain medication I can use please.?
Hello: You submitted this on the health education portion of HealthTap. If you work with Dr. Fakir - via HealthTap Concierge- that is a different part of healthtap. Otherwise, would contact Dr. Fakir at his office. ...Read more
Low, but occur: The risks should be discussed with your surgeon. They include, but are not limited to, blood loss, infection, recurrent herniation, dural tear, nerve scarring, nerve injury, epidural hematoma, arachnoiditis, possible need for additional laminectomy or fusion, spinal instability, as well as medical and anesthetic risks. ...Read more
Very safe: The advent of tumescent (meaning swollen or engorged) markedly increased the safety of traditional liposuction by diminshing the blood loss and increasing the amount of local anesthetic that could be delivered at one operative session. Although any surgical procedure carries risk, tumescent technique has improved the results when performed by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more
Make sure.: Callus removal surgery, if there is such a thing, is nothing more than simply trimming the calluses in the office using a scalpel blade. True callus removal surgery would involve much more. Tissues would have to be numbed, bones altered and sometimes soft tissue changed. This would involve several hundreds or even thousands of dollars. ...Read more
See below: After removal of one kidney, the other kidney manages to continue working at roughly half the total rate, and over time if it was healthy to begin with may take over extra 15-20% function. ...Read more
Depends: A simple gall bladder surgery done via laparoscopy does not take long - averages 30 minutes in my hospital. However, that only accounts for the surgeon's time. I'll caution you that the time spent in surgery does not correlate to quality and it's more important for you to know about your surgeon's complication rate rather than his/her speed. ...Read more
Your question: Is not clear. Either rephrase your query or express your concern with the surgeon who did the operation. He would be the best to address your concern. ...Read more
Depends on why: The reason to remove the gallbladder is most often biliary colic, due to gallstones, causing pain and nausea. Untreated, this will not resolve and is also associated with other risks, such as pancreatitis. On the down side, while many patients have no or resolved GI symptoms after cholecystectomy, some patients may note changes in bowel habits with more frequent stools and irritation. ...Read more
Talk to your...: Surgeon. Review your concerns. Generally a short outpatient surgical procedure with 1-4 small incisions. Usually mild discomfort for a few days. No heavy exercise for a few weeks after surgery. Can eat soon after surgery starting with small light foods. Generally a very safe surgery. ...Read more
6weeks: Give the muscle a a chance to heal before using themcheck with your surgeon. ...Read more