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What would be the recommended diet for post op bariatric surgery?

What would be the recommended diet for post op bariatric surgery?

Depends: Each surgeon has their own protocol for diet after surgery. And it often depends on which procedure you have done. Generally speaking, however, you will likely be on liquids for a short period of time, and then advance from there to soft diet, to regular food. Just less of it. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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Postop care plan at home after op tah-bso?

Postop care plan at home after op tah-bso?

Pot tah-bso: Most post op care has to do with wound care. Watch for reddness or swelling around the wound. If you feel chills or develop a fever temp 101.5 or above then consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Post colectomy instructions...Diet, sex, return to work?

Post colectomy instructions...Diet, sex, return to work?

They are: And should have been instructed to you by the surgeon. We all have our own preferences for these things. Depends on how extensive and what portion of colon for diet . But my patients are usually at regular before leaving hospital. ...Read more

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What is required for post op care after ankle arthroscopy?

What is required for post op care after ankle arthroscopy?

Ankle scope: Depending on how involved the procedure is but usually you are immobilized in a splint for two weeks non weight bearing with crutches followed 4 weeks in a walking boot. During which you start light physical therapy. Once you r cleared your surgeon will increase the physical therapy. Typical recovery is 6-8 weeks before u can go back to activity. ...Read more

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Should I follow a special diet after colostomy surgery?

No special diet requ: After a colostomy you can eat anything you want but i would emphasize a high fiber diet because it makes the output more manageable. ...Read more

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Exactly what will happen/take place at a pre op appointment for sinus surgery?

Exactly what will happen/take place at a pre op appointment for sinus surgery?

History: Your medical history will be reviewed to determine are there any additional tests or consults required to safely proceed with anesthesia. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are physiotherapy measures for pre and post operative abdominal surgeries?

I was wondering what are physiotherapy measures for pre and post operative abdominal surgeries?

Most of abdominal: Surgeries , body has remarkable recovery powers , need very little physiotherapy needed , unlike musculoskeletal surgery , need ambulation , cessation of smoking , reparatory exercises , progressive ambulation , brief period of pain medications , avoiding constipation assures rapid recovery ...Read more

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What follow ups are needed for colon cancer patients after treatment?

What follow ups are needed for colon cancer patients after treatment?

See your doctor: Have regular follow up with your family doctor and oncologist. Blood tests and yearly colonoscopy may be recommended. Sometimes ct scan is used if indicated. Please follow your doctor's recommendations, who will help direct you to the best tests for your specific condition. ...Read more

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One year post op for colon cancer what are chances for reoccurrence?

One year post op for colon cancer what are chances for reoccurrence?

Surveillance: Congratulations on this milestone, 1year survivor. Your long term health, recurrance risk, survival will be improved with surveillance. Go see your doc or your oncologist about lab work, colonoscopy as part of your surveillance. The stage, grade and details of adjuvant therapy also impact your survival and risk for recurrance. ...Read more

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How to use Suprep Bowel Prep Kit for patient. Colonoscopy.

How to use Suprep Bowel Prep Kit for patient. Colonoscopy.

Here's helpful link: ...and video: http://www.suprepkit.com/dose-instruction.htm (in English and Spanish versions) ...Read more

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What follow-up care is necessary during recovery after surgery for esophageal cancer?

What follow-up care is necessary during recovery after surgery for esophageal cancer?

Close followup: Both the surgeon, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist must be involved in your followup care. Depending on the stage, you may involve all 3 of these specialists who will mainly follow you by physical exams, ct scans and occasionally pet/ct scans. ...Read more

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What is the s.T.E.E.R protocol for CT service post op (day1) open heart surgery?

What is the s.T.E.E.R protocol for CT service post op (day1) open heart surgery?

Ventilator: Steer protocols deal with weaning patients from the ventilator. S-screen; t-test; e-exercise; e-evaluate; r-report. ...Read more

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Pre op for hernia surgery, ECG read " possible inferior infarct , age undetermined, what should my concerns be heading into surgery friday morning?

Pre op for hernia surgery, ECG read " possible inferior infarct , age undetermined, what should my concerns be heading into surgery friday morning?

Heart attack: This could be a sign if an old heart attack. If it was the computer reading, it may not be correct. Comparison with an old ECG is helpful. Depending on the type of hernia operation ( there are many), the surgeon and anesthesiologist will decide to proceed or postpone. They should discuss the risks with you as well. ...Read more

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How long after hammertoe surgery is post op appointment?

Hammer toe surgery: I see my patients in 6-9 days after surgery. If they have any concerns they come in earlier. Some doctors will see their patients at some point longer that a week. If you have concerns ask your doctor about them. ...Read more

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My doc wants to do egd for abdominal pain 3 years post op for removal of pancreas. Will egd help find reason for pain?

My doc wants to do egd for abdominal pain 3 years post op for removal of pancreas. Will egd help find reason for pain?

It might: The procedure of pancreas removal is complicated and problems can develop at a later date. Egd is a good way to eliminate some of them and is relatively well tolerated. ...Read more

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What is thenormal schedule for post op vicodin pain prescriptions?

What is thenormal schedule for post op vicodin pain prescriptions?

As prescribed: Vicodin comes in three strengths, 5mg, 7.5mg and 10mg. The most common strength prescribed is 5mg and the usual dose is 1-2 tablets every 6 hours. Most important is to beware that each tablet has Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) in it. You should not have more than 4 grams of tylenol (acetaminophen) in a 24 hour period as it can cause liver damage. Please speak with your doctor about how much you may take. ...Read more