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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?

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.

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I'm having stent procedure to open my renal arteries. How long is the recovery?

I'm having stent procedure to open my renal arteries. How long is the recovery?

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.

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What's the recovery time from stent insertion in the tear ducts?

What's the recovery time from stent insertion in the tear ducts?

None: You should feel fine right after the stent is placed. Especially if there is no dilation.

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What's heart stent recovery time?

What's heart stent recovery time?

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.

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I have had two renal angioplasty for fmd and now have to have a stent. What is expected recovery time?

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.

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Can you tell me the recovery time for a kidney stent operation?

Can you tell me the recovery time for a kidney stent operation?

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.

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Recovery time after having a heart stent?

Recovery time after having a heart stent?

2-4 days: It's not technically major surgery but it is a serious procedure. Some patients go home following day, some stay 2-3 days.

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I understand what a stent does, but how safe is the procedure and what happens next if the stent doesn't work?

I understand what a stent does, but how safe is the procedure and what happens next if the stent doesn't work?

Depends: It depends on the reason for the stent. There are stents for ureters, blood vessels, biliary tract, etc. All are designed to relieve obstruction. The rest of the question cannot be answered without knowing the reason and type of stent.

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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?

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.

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Hello docs, is atherectomy better than stent procedure?

Hello docs, is atherectomy better than stent procedure?

Atherectomy/Stent: Two different kinds of procedures done in different types of situations while treating blocks in heart arteries. Those are not substitute to each other.

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Please help! What is the success rate for coronary stent procedure?

Please help! What is the success rate for coronary stent procedure?

Coronary stent: Success rate is pretty good, which depends upon the experience of the operator. Procedure is minimally invasive. Complication rate is.

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At what percentage of blockage do cardiologists perform a stent procedure?

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%.

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Can a person have a stent procedure for his carotid and leave the hospital the same day?

Can a person have a stent procedure for his carotid and leave the hospital the same day?

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.

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Fibromuscular dysplasia hypertension im having stent procedure for narrowing arteries/disection. What is the prognoses please?

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.

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Can you tell me if there are any side effects of carotid stent procedure?

Can you tell me if there are any side effects of carotid stent procedure?

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.

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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?

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.

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Is it contraindicated to get more than one stent during a cardiac catheterization procedure?

Is it contraindicated to get more than one stent during a cardiac catheterization procedure?

No: No, we do it all the time. Although it is unusual, I have put in as many as 7 stents at one time. The average number of stents per patient is 1. 5.

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If pancreatic duct continues to become blocked after the stent comes out, what is the surgical procedure needed to correct situation? For cont. Pain.

If pancreatic duct continues to become blocked after the stent comes out, what is the surgical procedure needed to correct situation? For cont. Pain.

Several: If this is for chronic pancreatitis, there are a number if different procedures that can be done. The names are Peustow, Fry, Beger, and Whipple. Named after surgeons. You could look up the details. The decision making for this is quite complex. Hope this helps!

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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.