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Are there any activity restrictions following bariatric surgery?

Are there any activity restrictions following bariatric surgery?

Yes: Most surgeons will recommend avoiding heavy lifting (over15-20 pounds) for 4-6 weeks to minimize the risk of hernia formation. You should also avoid swimming or soaking incisions until they have healed. ...Read more

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Dr. Dawn Jaroszewski
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Pericardiocentesis (Definition)

Pericardiocentesis refers to placing a needle into the sac surrounding the heart (pericardium) and withdrawing fluid which can be for diagnosis or treatment. This is often done using ultrasound to ...Read more


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What are activity restrictions after ecce cataract surgery done with stitches?

What are activity restrictions after ecce cataract surgery done with stitches?

After Cataract Surg: After Small Incision Cataract Surgery, most eyeMD still recommend no bending, lifting heavy things, straining for at least 3-5 days with shield on at night time/when sleeping; no swimming with eyes open under water as well. If you had an ECCE, most extend this to 7-10days depending if there is no wound leak at the suture site. Your MD should be able to tell you when you can lift these restrictions ...Read more

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What are lifting restrictions after nissen fundoplication?

Ask your surgeon. : I tell my patients not to lift more than 20 lbs for 3 weeks. It is advisable to avoid very heavy lifting for six weeks. ...Read more

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After asd repair, are there any vaccination restrictions?

After asd repair, are there any vaccination restrictions?

None related to ASD: None of the routine vaccinations have restrictions related to an atrial septal defect (asd), regardless of whether it is repaired or not. That means all of the routine vaccinations should be given, unless there is another medical reason not to. ...Read more

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When is pericardiocentesis performed?

When is pericardiocentesis performed?

For excessive fluid: The surgeon or cardiologist may do this with local or additional anesthesia depending on the issue. Fluoroscopy, ultrasound, or ct can be used to help guide the needle and / or/ catheter introduction through the skin, soft tissue, pericardium to get to the fluid or blood identified on the original test-echo. The goal is to relieve tamponade and make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there any restrictions after a spinal tap procedure?

Is there any restrictions after a spinal tap procedure?

Yes: I would recommend decreased activity and try to lay flat for a few hours if possible. Hydration is key to helping prevent headaches from sitting up and having a slow leak of spinal fluid. Fortunately, the needle to do a spinal tap is very thin, so leak usually close on their own. Sometimes caffeine can help if you do develop a mild headache afterwards. ...Read more

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Is fluid restriction helpful for pt has pleural effusion?

Is fluid restriction helpful for pt has pleural effusion?

Not much: Need to identify cause and focus treatment on that. Heart failure, kidney failure, protein loss, pulmonary embolism, pneumonia, post surgical, malignancy, etc. ...Read more

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Would fluid restriction be good for pleural effusion?

Would fluid restriction be good for pleural effusion?

No: There are several reasons for a pleural effusion. Treatment is dictated by the cause of the effusion. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is blood transfusion required during bariatric surgery?

Is blood transfusion required during bariatric surgery?

Rarely: Though there may be circumstances where transfusion is indicated, the vast majority of patients who undergo laparoscopic bariatric surgery have very little blood loss and therefore do not need blood transfusion. ...Read more

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Should transesophageal echocardiography be performed in all patients before cardioversion?

Should transesophageal echocardiography be performed in all patients before cardioversion?

It depends.: If the patient has been on a blood thinner for at least 4 weeks then most of the time, it is not necessary. However if the patient is not on a blood thinner, then tee is recommended to detect clot(s) in the heart. ...Read more

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When is an interventional cardiac catheterization procedure needed?

When is an interventional cardiac catheterization procedure needed?

Different settings: There are different settings for this. The most appropriate is when a patient comes to the hospital with a heart attack in progress, under those circumstances, angioplasty (opening the occluded artery) saves lives. Cardiac catheterization is also indicated in patients with chest pain or shortness of breath with a positive stress test or high risk. Your doctor should decide. ...Read more

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Obgyn transcription: "elective appendectomy was performed. patient given preop intravenous ____ (monasid)?" What does this mean?

Obgyn transcription: "elective appendectomy was performed. patient given preop intravenous ____ (monasid)?" What does this mean?

Maybe antibiotic: We frequently give antibiotics prior to certain procedures. That is probably what the surgeon was describing. ...Read more

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What is the expected recovery time and lifting limitation following a PNL (percutaneous nephrolithotomy) assuming no complications?

What is the expected recovery time and lifting limitation following a PNL (percutaneous nephrolithotomy) assuming no complications?

Depends: Depends on the skill of the urologist and type of anesthesia used and other medical conditions you may have. Ask this question of your urologist who knows you best. ...Read more

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Any special care required after cornea replacement surgery?

Any special care required after cornea replacement surgery?

Eye drops&protection: use your eye drops according to directions, keep cornea protected and regular follow-ups with your eye md ...Read more

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What aftercare is prescribed after minimally invasive heart surgery?

What aftercare is prescribed after minimally invasive heart surgery?

Same as regular : Most patients will be advised to walk every day, do deep breathing exercises, no heavy lifting or driving. ...Read more

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Anesthesiology consultation required before C-section if heart disease?

Anesthesiology consultation required before C-section if heart disease?

Absolutely: If you have heart disease, it is essential that your anesthesiologist knows the details. Consultation allows us to get records and create a plan in advance. This could be difference between life and death, depending on nature of disease. Also may be necessary to go to another hospital with specialists if your disease is severe and the necessary resources are not available. ...Read more

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Are the protein shakes needed prior to bariatric surgery covered by insurance?

Are the protein shakes needed prior to bariatric surgery covered by insurance?

It depends. : Insurance coverage varies by insurer and employer, so it is best to contact your insurance company directly to find out what conditions must be met before bariatric coverage is covered. ...Read more