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Doctor insights on: Pre Op Surgical Diagnosis For Nephrectomy

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Dr. Richard Link
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Nephrectomy (Definition)

Surgical removal of kidney for ...Read more


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How dangerous is a laparoscopic nephrectomy surgery ?

Depends: As long as your operation is done by an expert, it should be safe. Ask your sugeon how many he/she has done and about past results. It can be a very safe operation in the right hands. ...Read more

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Foot drop after radical nephrectomy surgery?

Foot drop after radical nephrectomy surgery?

Peroneal nerve: Isolated foot drop after surgery is likely due to pressure on the lateral aspect of the leg just below the knee during surgery. As seen in the picture, the peroneal nerve is at risk of pressure injury where it crosses the fibula. This kind of "palsy" due to pressure may recover spontaneously over weeks to months. If not, orthotics or surgery to graft a nerve along the injured area may help. ...Read more

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Renal Cell Carcinoma - had radical nephrectomy left kidney, cancer has spread to the lungs - surgery not an option. Life expectancy w/o treatment?

Renal Cell Carcinoma - had radical nephrectomy left kidney, cancer has spread to the lungs - surgery not an option.  Life expectancy w/o treatment?

RCC: The American Cancer Society reports the following five-year survival rates: •stage 1: 81 percent •stage 2: 74 percent •stage 3: 53 percent •stage 4: 8 percent ...Read more

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What will happen in pre-op for sinus surgery?

What will happen in pre-op for sinus surgery?

Pre-op sinus: Routine blood tests will be ordered. a history and physical will be done. Depending on your history, you may need an ekg and chest xray. ...Read more

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What should I expect at my pre-op appt for kidney surgery?

What should I expect at my pre-op appt for kidney surgery?

Preop kidney surgery: Discussion regarding surgery (risks, benefits, alternatives), consent forms and other paperwork, preop labs and/or imaging if needed, history and physical exam. ...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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What happens during the pre-op for acl/lcl reconstruction surgery?

What happens during the pre-op for acl/lcl reconstruction surgery?

Routine testing: Assuming you've been examined and undergone an MRI to evaluate your knee problem you will be scheduled for surgery preposterous testing involves routine blood tests, urine test, chest x-ray and ekg some patients with certain medical problems may need to see their medical md for clearance. ...Read more