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I have various symptoms to do with my head and neck.

I have various symptoms to do with my head and neck.

More details: Please more specific details like what these symptoms are, severity, duration, anything that you think will help the docs help you. Feel free to repost. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Ent And Head And Neck Surgery (Definition)

Also known as otolaryngology, this medical specialty deals with the diagnosis and (medical & surgical) management of diseases of the ears, nose, mouth, throat, neck, sinuses, voice box and face. Some areas of expertise in otolaryngology include voice and swallowing problems, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, allergy, hearing and balance disorders, nasal and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: ENT and head and neck surgery?

What is the definition or description of: ENT and head and neck surgery?

ENT & Head and Neck: Also known as otolaryngology, this medical specialty deals with the diagnosis and (medical & surgical) management of diseases of the ears, nose, mouth, throat, neck, sinuses, voice box and face. Some areas of expertise in otolaryngology include voice and swallowing problems, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, allergy, hearing and balance disorders, nasal and sinus disorders, sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Besides surgery, how else are head and neck cancers treated?

Besides surgery, how else are head and neck cancers treated?

Chemo, Radiation: Besides surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are typically used. Radiation is used in both early as well advanced cancers while chemotherapy is used in advanced cancers and those cases where the cancer has recurred. ...Read more

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Since surgery is a frequently used in treating head and neck cancers, is there a risk of disfigurement?

Since surgery is a frequently used in treating head and neck cancers, is there a risk of disfigurement?

Yes: Yes, significant risk, depending on the area of the cancer. The best way to treat these cancers would be at a major medical center, where cancer resection and reconstruction can often be done during the same procedure. In your area - Stanford Medical Center. ...Read more

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I have FD of left femur (head and neck) approx 1 X 3 inches. 2 pins and bone graft w/ surgery in 2002. Should I have restrictions on lifting?

I have FD of left femur (head and neck) approx 1 X 3 inches. 2 pins and bone graft w/ surgery in 2002. Should I have restrictions on lifting?

Probably not: Your exact repair is not entirely clear from your message however in general only months after repair the bones is as strong or stronger than it was prior, unless you had abnormal healing. You should double check with your orthopedist to find out if they had any such concerns, usually you should also have physical therapy that would have stipulated weight bearing. Be well ...Read more

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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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What to do if I have acdf neck surgery?

What to do if I have acdf neck surgery?

Enjoy: In a properly selected patient, an acdf can be a remarkably successful procedure. Hopefully you will enjoy tremendous pain relief and will follow your surgeons postoperative protocol. ...Read more

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What is spinal stenosis & what is prognosis after neck surgery for it?

What is spinal stenosis & what is prognosis after neck surgery for it?

A narrow spine canal: Spinal stenosis is when the spine's canal is too narrow for nerve tissue, in the neck that is the spinal cord &/or nerves. Symptoms can be none to a pinched nerve to cord compression known as myleopathy. Surgical prognosis depends on severity of the stenosis, number of levels involved as well as type of neurologic issues present & if there are any cord changes by MRI as well as the surgical type. ...Read more

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Why are my forearms, elbows and wrists hurt so much after having neck surgery?

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes and if it does not get better, you should be checked. Some simple causes can include complaints related.To how you were positioned for your surgery , fluid retention with your surgery, medication reactions or even related to neurologic complaint from swelling around your cervical spine cord postoperatively. An exam can usually determine the cause. Thank you. ...Read more

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If my mom is about to have serious neck surgery on spinal discs 7, 8 & 9, are there chances her dying?

If my mom is about to have serious neck surgery on spinal discs 7, 8 & 9, are there chances her dying?

7: To answer your question you need to go back and discuss with your mother the exact level of her cervical problems. There are only '7' cervical vertebrae. There is no # 8 & 9. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Neck Surgery (Definition)

Neck surgery entails an operation on any of the tissues of the neck including skin, muscles, blood vessels, esophagus, larynx, trachea, ...Read more