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What is the scope of practice for a surgical oncologist?

What is the scope of practice for a surgical oncologist?

Complete management: When the original program was developed at Sloan Ketteting at the end of World War 2, it was a comprehensive 3 1/2 yr program after general surgery with orthopedic oncology, urologic oncology, Gyn oncology, hepatic surgery, breast, pancreatic and colorectal Ca. It also included sarcomqa and exenterative surgery. Few programs are comprehensive anymore. ...Read more

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Is their any alternative of ACL reconstruction surgery?

Is their any  alternative of ACL reconstruction surgery?

No: Strengthen the hamstrings and exercise only on the treadmill. That's about all the high impact activities you could do after an acl tear. ...Read more

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What are the risks of undergoing a surgical operation at the age of 88?

What are the risks of undergoing a surgical operation at the age of 88?

Depends: So much depends on things other than your age! it is important to know what type of surgery you will be having. A heart surgery will carry more risk than a minor skin surgery. Also, your overall health plays a major role in contributing to the risk of surgery. Talk about your individual risk with your surgeon and ask to speak with an anesthesiologist as well. ...Read more

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What are the risks of surgery for dupuytren's contracture?

What are the risks of surgery for dupuytren's contracture?

Several: Surgery to excise the pathologic tissue from dupuytren's diease carries many of the same risks as other surgery - infection, scarring, stiffness, nerve or artery injury. Because of the way the dupuytren's cords can wrap around the nerve and artery the risk to them is 1-5% (higher if it is a re-do surgery) other main risks are recurrent disease, recurrent contracture, and flare reaction. ...Read more

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Is there any risks after doing any type of cataract surgery in common?

Is there any risks after doing any type of cataract surgery in common?

Yes: Cataract surgery is a surgery and thus has risks associated with it, although they are generally small compared to the potential benefit. ...Read more

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What are the chances of success of laser surgery for vision correction?

What are the chances of success of laser surgery for vision correction?

Excellent: Candidates for laser vision correction have an excellent (90% or better) chance of success. It is one of the most successful surgeries invented by mankind. ...Read more

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What are expert opinions on the increase of laser eye surgery in recent years?

What are expert opinions on the increase of laser eye surgery in recent years?

More specific: We use lasers to perform lots of different surgeries in ophthalmology, everything from glaucoma to cataract, diabetes, and perhaps most well known to treat refractive error (glasses) which i assume is what you are referring to. My observation is that the rate of laser lasik eye surgery is not significantly increasing in recent years. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a rhinoplasty operation?

What are the risks of a rhinoplasty operation?

Low risks: Significant complications are uncommon from rhinoplasty. The most common is nausea from anesthesia and swallowed blood at surgery. Infection, redeviation, recurrence of a bump, asymmetry, nasal obstruction, loss of smell, and other complications are less common but can happen. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the risks of the adenoid removal surgery?

Doctors, what are the risks of the adenoid removal surgery?

See below: The risks of adenoidectomy include pain, infection, bleeding, velopharyngeal insufficiency (which means inability to close the nose from the mouth when speaking or swallowing), regrowth of the adenoids. ...Read more

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Does anyone at this location have plenty of experience performing hysterscopic myomectomies the traditional way versus the robotic way?

Does anyone at this location have plenty of experience 
performing hysterscopic myomectomies the traditional way versus the robotic way?

Yes: A hysteroscopic myomectomy is the best approach for submucosal fibroids < 3.5 cm located inside the cavity of the uterus. The robotic myomectomy is best for subserosal fibroids that are coming from the outer surface of the uterus. For fibroids deeply embedded in the wall of the uterus, robotic myomectomies are possible but more difficult so consider a hysterectomy if childbearing is complete. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of grommet insertion surgery?

What are the health risks of grommet insertion surgery?

Tubes are safe: Overall risks are minimal. Most common is drainage from the tubes which is usually treatable with antibiotic ear drops but rarely they need to be removed to stop it. There are very small risks of the tubes lasting less than 6 months or longer than 2 years. There could be a persistent hole in the eardrum (~1% of the time). Up to 1/5 people may need a 2nd set of tubes. ...Read more

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Right before dental implant surgery I had to sign 3 full pages not guaranteeing any part of the procedure. Is this typical in most offices?

Right before dental implant surgery I had to sign 3 full pages not guaranteeing any part of the procedure. Is this typical in most offices?

Life = no guarantees: As the saying goes, the only things guaranteed in life, are "death and taxes". Using common sense, one realizes that there is no surgical procedure that is guaranteed to come out just right 100% of the time... because we are humans and humans are never perfect. The need to sign three pages of papers is merely due to a combination of too many lawyers and too many government regulations. ...Read more

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After-effects of internal medical operations?

After-effects of internal medical operations?

As with all surgery.: The complications (I think this is what you mean by after effects) are universal. Pain, bleeding, infection, wound dehiscence (opening) bowel dysfunction, blood clot formation, unintentional damage to other organs and possible need for return to the OR. Most surgeries have a specific set of post op signs to watch for. If in doubt ask your surgeon. Also the surgery can fail to relieve the problem. ...Read more

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Which types of total hysterectomy surgery do not require trendenlenberg positioning?

Which types of total hysterectomy surgery do not require trendenlenberg positioning?

Open: Most open abdominal hysterectomies require only minimal trendelenberg ...Read more