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Dr. Mark Aranson
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Adhesions (Definition)

Adhesions are scar tissue which can form after any abdominal surgery. The severity depends on whether infection/inflammation was present at the time of surgery. Adhesions are like bands or spider webs that form around the abdominal organs/intestines. Sometimes adhesions are light and cause no problems, sometimes tremendous problems, like crazy glue in the abdomen. Can ...Read more


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Could temporal lobectomy result in residual depression?

Could temporal lobectomy result in residual depression?

It is appears that: There is a higher incidence of depression in people with temporal lobe seizures who have had temporal lobectomy vs those who did not have surgery. http://neuro.psychiatryonline.org/article.aspx?articleid=100459. ...Read more

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Is temporal lobectomy surgery the only cure for petit mal.

Is temporal lobectomy surgery the only cure for petit mal.

No: Please see a neurologist prior to any surgery. This is an extreme step. Meds can many times control seizures. HOWEVER seizures can sometimes be very complicated and requires sometimes two meds. YOu might even want to be seen at any epilepsy center prior to any brain surgery Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am scheduled for a thyroid lobectomy surgery. I need to know how to prepare?

I am scheduled for a thyroid lobectomy surgery. I need to know how to prepare?

Not much: Follow the directions from your surgeon. You would likely need to have recent blood tests before surgery. Usually the only "preparation" is having nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night before the surgery. Some surgeons recommend an antiseptic bath or shower the night before surgery too, but that depends on your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have just received results of the biopsy of four lymph nodes after a lobectomy. One has cancer, how serious is this?

I have just received results of the biopsy of four lymph nodes after a lobectomy.  One has cancer, how serious is this?

Lung CA? Not good: I assume you are talking lung cancer, no? It is usually bad news to have lung cancer to begin with, and having a positive node makes things worse. Still, if you had surgery, I assume there was no definite evidence of spread so you have a fighting chance. It is possible your doctor will offer you post operative chemo. Have a good talk with him/her. Good luck and God bless. ...Read more

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Severe post lobectomy pain ?

Severe post lobectomy pain
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What kind?: There are several different kinds of lobectomy: liver, thyroid, or lung. If you can be a little more specific we would be happy to answer your question. ...Read more

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Can someone become very sick from a lobectomy?

Can someone become very sick from a lobectomy?

Which lobe?: Are you referring to brain, lung, liver, or thyroid? All surgeries involve certain risks. This is where a little homework goes a long ways. Find a surgeon and facility of good reputation and your risk should be reasonable. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lobectomy?

What is the definition or description of: lobectomy?

Partial lung removal: The right lung is made up of the right upper, middle, and lower lobes. The left lung is made up the the upper and lower lobes and a portion that is called the lingula. A lobectomy is the removal of one of these lobes. ...Read more

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What kind of complications can occur awhile after lobectomy?

What kind of complications can occur awhile after lobectomy?

Variety: Actually the vast majority of patients do not suffer any complications. Most patients will have some degree of post op pain and some will be on oxygen temporarily. More serious complications are rare. ...Read more

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I am having a left upper lobectomy for stage 1. What can I expect ?

I am having a left upper lobectomy for stage 1. What can I expect ?

Hopefully VATS: Vats or video-assisted thoracic surgery should be offered to nearly all patients with stage i lung cancer, as it leads to less pain faster recovery. Ask your surgeon for a minimally invasive lobectomy! ...Read more

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Anyone survive right hepatic lobectomy?

Anyone survive right hepatic lobectomy?

Most do: Most liver resections are done at high volume centers in the us by surgical oncologists or transplant surgeons. The centers are required to track their results to have consistent patient referrals from smaller hospitals. Modern techniques have significantly decrease the operative mortality rate. Check around for your options. ...Read more

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What happens after a thyroid lobectomy?

What happens after a thyroid lobectomy?

Generally normal: Gnerally if only one lobe of the thyroid is removed the remaining lobe is able to make an adequate amount of thyroid hormone to meet the body's needs. ...Read more

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What is the process of thyroid lobectomy?

What is the process of thyroid lobectomy?

Remove lobe: If one lobe of the thyroid is abnormal on thyroid scan and on ultrasound, and your doctoris worried about thyroid cancer, biopsy of the abnormal lobe is indicated. If your risk is low, some physicians just remove the diseased lobe and put you on full replacement thyroid hormone for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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Which type of risk am i taking by not having a thyroid lobectomy to diagnose a nodule?

Which type of risk am i taking by not having a thyroid lobectomy to diagnose a nodule?

Talk to doctor: Most thyroid nodules are benign. There are some features on an ultrasound that are more, or less, consistent with cancer. A needle biopsy may detect cancer cells. Balancing these, one has to make a decision to remove the nodule or watch it. This is best done with your endocrinologist and a good thyroid surgeon. ...Read more

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If someone has thyroid symptoms, and thyroid drugs don't work, is a partial lobectomy advised?

What symptoms?: Hyperthyroid symptoms that do not respond to enough antithyroid medicines can be treated with radioiodine or surgery - though usually more than just apartial lobectomy. ...Read more

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Is it possible, that stage 3lung cancer , squamous cell can live longer than 5 yrs? After having lobectomy.

Is it possible, that stage 3lung cancer , squamous cell  can live longer than 5 yrs?  After having lobectomy.

Yes: Be positive. While survival rates are population based, actual survival is individual. It is either 100% or 0% for the individual. Key to cancer survival is comprehensive multidisciplinary approach. Surgical resection, if indicated should be performed by a thoracic surgeon. I hope this link assists you: http://goo.Gl/2cdq9. ...Read more

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Dr. Ghulam Abbas
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Lobectomy (Definition)

The right lung is made up of the right upper, middle, and lower lobes. The left lung is made up the the upper and lower lobes and a portion that is called the lingula. A lobectomy is the removal of ...Read more


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Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more