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What is a iR 100 custom procedure exactly? I'm supposed to schedule on for my lumbar disc herniation L5-S1. Curious about actual details of procedure.
Back pain: Ask your surgeon to explain the procedure using your MRI studies, models of the spine, and brochures. Risks, benefits, and alternative treatments should be discussed as part of the informed consent. IR stands for interventional radiology. Apparently, a radiologist is perfoming your procedure. It is reasonable to ask how many of these procedures has her/she performed and the expected recovery. ...Read more
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Wheal: The tuberculin skin test is administered to the upper third of the forearm (palm up) ?2 inches from elbow, wrist, or other injection site. If neither arm can be used, it can be given in the back of the shoulder. Use a 1/4 to1/2 inch 27-gauge needle or finer tuberculin syringe. It should form a wheal 6-10 mm in diameter, and it is interpreted 48-72 hours later. ...Read more
Yes: The Essure stents are safe, non-hormonal , and provide excellent sterilization without the need for general anesthesia or surgical incisions. I would consider it healthy and a popular option for permanent sterilization. My patients love it and have no complaints. Most of the Hospital Nurses take advantage of this procedure since it's done easily in the office. ...Read more
Permanent filler: Artefill is a dermal filler, like Restylane (dermal fillers) or juvederm. Unlike the other two products, artefill is a permanent filler and cannot be reversed, so it be must used be an experienced injector. There is a small risk of allergic reaction as well, so a skin test is generally needed before the injection can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Natural Childbirth: A form of natural childbirth involving self-hypnosis, mediataion, deep breathing. Probably best to find local hypno-birthing classes, or check out www.Hypnobirthing.Com. Women report that it helps considerably to reduce pain, stress and anxiety of chidbirth. Good luck. ...Read more