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Recovery Time After Stent Procedure
2-4 weeks: It depends on how bad the inflammation was, laparoscopic or not?, how long you waited prior to surgery . Whether there was perf or not? Still, in most cases you will go home in 1 -2 days, be in pain the first week, sore the second and then return to activities the 3rd or 4th week. I know a surgeon who had it out and was back at work the next day. Depends on how u deal with pain. ...Read more
PLEASE ask you doc: Who is going to do the surgery since your doc knows exactly what he or she is going to do and knows your body habitus, that is a standard ? U should be asking your doc and your doc should tell u that without u even having to ask it , when i propose or plan to do surg on my pts i always tell them how long recovery would normally be and what to expect during recovery. ...Read more
Depends: It's not totally simple. How many levels were operated on? Why was it done? A good answer for you is that walking immediately after surgery is your best exercise. You will need at least 2-3 months before you attempt any vigorous exercise. Remember that with spine surgery, this is a marathon, not a sprint. Go low and slow with your activity to get the best result. ...Read more
Short recovery: Most patients can have this done as outpatient surgery, and do not need an indwelling catheter afterwards. Pain and bleeding is generally resolved within two weeks, and most patients can be back to work within one to two weeks; and resume sexual activity after 6-8 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same: First off I am so sorry to hear about the stillbirth. Emotionally that can be very challenging to recover from. Physically the recovery will be the same as another c section. Most patients can leave the hospital in 48-72 hours, will be sore requiring pain medication for 1-2 weeks and then back to normal by week 5-6. ...Read more
2-6 weeks depending: There are many different types of breast reconstruction procedure (implants vs various techniques that use our own tissue), each with varied recovery times (2-6 weeks). The most complex procedures (eg microsurgical breast reconstruction) usually require 4-6 weeks of recovery time. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Gastric bypass : About 2-3 weeks.Get a more detailed answer ›
Soft palate surgery: This surgery is typically done to treat sleep apnea. It's purpose is to tighten the opening to the throat by lifting the uvula and the soft palate off the. Back of the throat while sleeping. Patients typically experience moderately intense pain especially during swallowing for 3-5 days. Thereafter the healing process extends for 14-21 days with swallowing and speech gradually returning to norma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aneurysm repair: Within 7-10 days staple will come out. Within 2 weeks you can regain regular activities. ...Read more
Usually one night: In the hospital & some activity restriction for about 1 month ...Read more
What is recovery like for the utereroscopy procedure? Is it painful considering there is a stent in place? How effective is it in removing the stones?
Pain can last: The pain from irritation clotted blood and spasm can be just as painful as the stone itself. Drink plenty of fluid. Some patients need to return to the ER for Pain control. ...Read more
Relatively quick: In general your renal arteries 'recover' right away, e.g. If you had renal hypertension due to stenosis it is resolved with the percutaneous revascularization. The recovery is for the groin access: most people stay overnight and restrict (some) activities for 1-2 weeks. A week is usually sufficient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None: You should feel fine right after the stent is placed. Especially if there is no dilation. ...Read more
Short: If the stent is placed in electively (and not for myocardial infarction), recovery is quite short. We tell our patients not to walk a long distance, lift anything heavy, or drive a car for 2 days. They are also instructed not to submerge the puncture site in the leg for one week. Showers are okay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had two renal angioplasty for fmd and now have to have a stent. What is expected recovery time?
Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually a week: In general your renal arteries 'recover' right away, e.g. If you had renal hypertension due to stenosis it is resolved with the percutaneous revascularization. The recovery is for the groin access: most people stay overnight and restrict (some) activities for 1-2 weeks. A week is usually sufficient. Everyone is different. Follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I understand what a stent does, but how safe is the procedure and what happens next if the stent doesn't work?
If pt had a drug-eluting stent put in, and needs to get it replaced several years later, is that more or less risky than 1st procedure, or the same?
Stents: Stents are not replaced as they are permanently implanted and are not removed. Restenosis or renarrowing in stents can occur but rarely. Patients can also get narrowing in other artery segments. Both may be handled with repeating stent implantation with similar risk as the first procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coronary stent: Success rate is pretty good, which depends upon the experience of the operator. Procedure is minimally invasive. Complication rate is. ...Read more
Depends: Most interventional cardiologists would stent lesions > 70%. However this depends also on patients symptoms and other evidence of significance of blockage. Visual estimation of severity of lesion is not the most reliable method. There are other ways to assess severity of lesions. Most however would not stent lesions less than 40 to 50%. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes but not standard: Yes, but it is not standard practice as it may be possible for one's blood pressure to either be too high or too low after carotid stenting. It is standard practice to monitor patients overnight. There is a baroreceptor at the location of the carotid stent which is thought to play a role in the occasional unpredictable blood pressure changes post-stenting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recently i had a blockage in artery and they tried to stent me, it was not a sucess. They want me to go back for a roto rooter procedure. Complicati?
Need more specifics: Where is the artery?Get a more detailed answer ›
Fibromuscular dysplasia hypertension im having stent procedure for narrowing arteries/disection.What is the prognoses please?
Good: Usually, that is. Need more info but in my experience in dealing w pts who have had HTN due to vascular dysplasia in renal artery do well. ...Read more
Potentially yes....: Carotid stenting is associated with a 4%-8% stroke risk (higher than endarterectomy), 1%-2% potential risk for a heart attack (lower than endarterectomy), and femoral artery access complications such as bleeding (unique to carotid stenting). In the properly selected patient (suitable anatomy) with active heart disease, previous surgery or neck radiation, carotid stenting is a great procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i had a kidney stone opperation and there was no stone in me, can they still do the procedure and put a stent in me?
Stone: If no stone is identified on ct scan and there was still suspicion of ureteral obstruction, it may be necessary to perform ureteroscopy to identify another source of obstruction such as stricture. If a stricture is encountered and dilated, it may then be necessary to place a stent temporarily. ...Read more
If pancreatic duct continues to become blocked after the stent comes out, what is the surgical procedure needed to correct situation? For cont. pain.
Can you tell me if there are any side affects to having a carotid artery stenting (cas) procedure done?
Stroke: Is the major side effect aside from bleeding, contrast reaction and damage to arteries. Please discuss your individual case with your physician. ...Read more
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