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Dr. Thomas Person
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Cardiac Surgery (Definition)

Cardiac surgery is any surgery on the structures of the heart, including the main chambers, ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: cardiac surgery?

What is the definition or description of: cardiac surgery?

Heart surgery: Cardiac surgery is any surgery on the structures of the heart, including the main chambers, valves, and blood supply. ...Read more

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Why do patients often develop tracheomalacia after cardiac surgery?

Why do patients often develop tracheomalacia after cardiac surgery?

Very rare: Patients do not often develop tracheomalacia after heart surgery. It is very rare for that to happen. When it does occur it is related to prolonged need for a ventilator and a breathing tube that is inverted prior to surgery. Usualy that tube is removed immediately after surgery of 4-6 hours later. If it is needed for more than 10-14 days then a tracheostomy is done to prevent such problems. ...Read more

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Where do you check to verify if cardiologistor vascular sergon has large or extensive experience in robotic cardiac surgery.?

Where do you check to verify if cardiologistor vascular sergon has  large or extensive  experience in robotic cardiac surgery.?

Robotic surgery: Ask the surgeon how many robotic cases he/she has done and how his robotic complication rates compare to his/her non-robotic complication rates. ...Read more

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My father who is of 75 years old have Hydrocele and he won't able to do a surgery as he had two cardiac surgery in past. Is there any way to cure it?

My father who is of 75 years old have Hydrocele and he won't able to do a surgery as he had two cardiac surgery in past. Is there any way to cure it?

Here are some...: Glad to see you father reaching high age. Unfortunately, aging comes along many unwanted illnesses which are not curable but manageable, Clinically, most of scrotal swelling from hydrocele requires no Rx as long as being okay mentally and physically. If needed to be treated but not suitable to be done under anesthesia, most of hydrocelectomy could be done under local anesthesia... More? Ask Doc.. ...Read more

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My mom on warfarin, and admitted to do a cardiac surgery.. They stop warfarin and replace it by heparin .. What is the reason for that?

My mom on warfarin, and admitted to do a cardiac surgery.. They stop warfarin and replace it by heparin .. What is the reason for that?

Heparin acts: in a different way on intrinsic pathway , can manipulate better during surgery and post surgery , then the doctors will switch back to warfarin by discharge time . ...Read more

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My dad is suffering from a rash all over his body since December 2016 with occasional angioedema, he has diabetes and a history of cardiac surgery. So?

My dad is suffering from a rash all over his body since December 2016 with occasional angioedema, he has diabetes and a history of cardiac surgery. So?

Rule out...: Every unexplained rash calls for a re-examination of all the meds he may be taken. Ditto for unexplained edema, "angio" or not. If this was me, I'd ask about a biopsy, as I'd not want to miss cutaneous lymphoma that might be manageable. ...Read more

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What are the risks of surgery complications caused smoking?

What are the risks of surgery complications caused smoking?

Everything: From infection, poor / non healing, incision / repair breakdown to higher risk of cardiopulmonary complications are all reported with tobacco use. However, good outcomes are also noted with patients who quit tobacco use before surgery and do not resume smoking till their healing is complete. If you can't or don't want to quit for good - at least take a break around the time of your surgery. ...Read more

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What are cataract surgery complications?

What are cataract surgery complications?

CS Complications: post Cataract Surgery Issues/Complications: need for glasses still, need YAG laser: PCO, dry eye sx/worsening, eyelid droop, recurrent uveitis, eye bleeding, needing another surgery/laser (for multiple reasons: refractive surprise, swelling of macula CME, IOL dislocation, failing cornea), rare: infection,retinal hole, detachment, loss of vision, loss of eye, loss of life; eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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Is it true that cataract surgery complications will only happen 1 in 1000 times?

Is it true that cataract surgery complications will only happen 1 in 1000 times?

It depends: Depending on the surgeon, type of cataract operation, and condition of the eye at the time of surgery, complications that can result in decreased vision typically occur in less than 1 in 1000 procedures. Although some non-vision threatening conditions may occur more commonly, they will not affect the results. Surgeon experience and technique is key, though. ...Read more

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What are some knee surgery complications?

What are some knee surgery complications?

Complications: Infection, bleed, react to anesthesia, blood clots, death, decreased function, increased pain, possible further surgery, re-tearing (if meniscus or ligament), loosening or wear (if joint replacement). ...Read more

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What are common hernia surgery complications?

What are common hernia surgery complications?

Uncommon: Fortunately, complications are uncommon after hernia repair, but they can be serious when they happen. Specific to hernia repair, chronic pain and hernia recurrence occur about 5% of the time or less for small, uncomplicated hernia repairs that are typically performed as an outpatient. Not all hernias are equal however, and a general surgeon may be able to give you specifics for your case. ...Read more

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Cant get back abs-- surgery complications?

Cant get back abs-- surgery complications?

Abs: I presume you mean abdominal strength and definition. You dont say what type of sirgery you had but if it was andominal you will lose considerable abdominal strength. This may take 6 months to yr to regain. Make sure its ok with your dr before doing any vigorous core muscle exercises. ...Read more

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Hydrocele surgery complications, what to do?

Hydrocele surgery complications, what to do?

Few: Generally well tolerated, but some swelling, tenderness, bruising are common and resolve in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post whipple surgery complications?

Can you tell me about post whipple surgery complications?

Many: A pancreatoduodenectomy has many sites of reconstruction that can cause problems. The CD is implanted into the jejunum. If there is a leak, bile accumulates in a cavity. Using a T tube and drains minimizes this problem as well as picks up ascending cholangitis from ERCP. The pancreas duct on the transected body should be implanted into the jejunum to assure pancreas function, but can also leak. ...Read more

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What are gallbladder surgery complications?

What are gallbladder surgery complications?

Many but rare: Pain, bleeding, infections, bile duct injury, bile leak, retained stones in the abdomen or in the bile ducts, injury to the intestine, injury to the liver, post cholecystectomy syndrome. ...Read more

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What are common meniscus surgery complications?

What are common meniscus surgery complications?

Swelling: Swelling or fluid in the knee is most common minor complication after meniscus surgery. Its easily drained by your surgeon. Other complications are recurrent tearing of the meniscus, persistent pain, infection, bleeding, joint stiffness or loss or range of motion, and damage to neurovascular structures are remotely possible. Some of these complications may require addition surgery. Overall, meniscus surgery has a very high success rate. ...Read more

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What are the most common back surgery complications?

What are the most common back surgery complications?

See list : There are many potential complications associated with spine surgery. The most common are as follows: infection, dural tear, epidural hematoma's, damage to the spinal cords and/or spinal nerves, thrombophlebitis, anesthetic complications, hardware breakage, persistent pain. This is not an all inclusive list. You should talk to your spinal surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more