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Risks of hsg?

Risks of hsg?

Minor and safe: Significant risks are very uncommon: infection, allergic reactions, and uterine perforation estimated at much less than 1% and i personally have never seen in 20 years. Small bleeding afterwards and cramping are fairly common, taking Ibuprofen an hour before the procedure is effective for most women. X-ray exposure is negligible and safe within established limits. ...Read more

Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Laparoscopy (Definition)

Laparoscopy involves placement of a small camera-scope into the abdominal cavity, most often at the belly button. This allows us to see and surgically rx many abdominal and pelvic diseases. This is combined with distinction of the abd cavity with co2 gas to create more space to work. This usually requires a general anesthetic, yet most people can go ...Read more


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What are risks of a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy?

What are risks of a laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy?

Same as any surgery: The risks include bleeding, infection, damage to bowel bladder and adjacent organs, pain , postoperative bleeding, failure to cure pain, scar formation, need for additional surgery. In the case of the lavh - there would be the risk of needing open abdominal surgery as well. ...Read more

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Is there any risk of scarring after the appendix operation?

Is there any risk of scarring after the appendix operation?

Yes: With any operation or injury to the body there is the risk of scarring. There is the risk of a scar on the skin where the surgeon entered the body, as well as, risks of scarring with everything that was touched inside the body. Scarring is how the body heals tissue. We can try to do things to minimize the scar and the tension in the scar, but there will be a scar. ...Read more

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What are the risks of oophorec/salpingectomy surgery?

What are the risks of oophorec/salpingectomy surgery?

More information: To answer this question, one would need to know the age of the woman, what surgical approach is planned (open vs. laparoscopic/robotic), whether the patient had pelvic surgery before, and whether there are co-morbidities (e.g., high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, history of blood clots, etc). ...Read more

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What are the risks of laser vs resectoscopic endometrial ablation?

What are the risks of laser vs resectoscopic endometrial ablation?

Perforation: Both can cause perforation of the uterus and both require considerable time to perform since it requires piece-meal & tedious treatment of the endometrium. It requires an experienced surgeon with a good track record. Make sure you request information on the more modern methods of ablation which have safer profiles using hot water, thermal balloon, mesh, or freezing. ...Read more

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What are the benefits and risks of having an open presacral neurectomy done for stage 3-4 endometriosis with 4 previous laps. Removing endo&adh.?

What are the benefits and risks of having an open presacral neurectomy done for stage 3-4 endometriosis with 4 previous laps. Removing endo&adh.?

Pain reduction: A pre-sacral neurectomy will not cure your endometriosis. However, by cutting some of the sensory nerves to the pelvis, it will decrease the amount of pain you expirience, particularly during your menstrual period. ...Read more

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Risks of removal of ruptured breast implants?

Risks of removal of ruptured breast implants?

Several.: Risks include standard risks such as infection, bleeding, abnormal scarring etc. Risks unique to removal of breast implants include unsatisfactory skin retreating, inversion/depression of a nipple/areola complexes, patient dissatisfaction with breast size/shape and the potential need for further surgery ( such as breast lifting and/or breast re-augmentation) in the future. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Risks of esophagram?

Minimal: Risks are minimal as basically you swallow a substance while having x-rays. You could have a reaction to the material. ...Read more

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Risks of spinal surgery?

Risks of spinal surgery?

It varies: It varies tremendously based upon the nature of the surgery performed. Infection, spinal fluid leak, and nerve injuries are among the more common complications. If you are contemplating survey, you would sure want to have this conversation with your surgeon. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What risks and complications are associated with a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

What risks and complications are associated with a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?

Long list, rare occ: The list of risks I give my patients usually makes them concerned, but they feel better after I explain to them that the risk of any of these things happening is only about 5%, and that is usually infection. But all of these risks have happened to someone in the past. 1. Infection 2. Bleeding 3. Pancreatitis 4. Retained stone 5. Bile duct injury 6. Bowel injury 7. Need for another procedure. ...Read more

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What're the benefits of undergoing laproscopy for infertility?

What're the benefits of undergoing laproscopy for infertility?

Many: Laparoscopy will determine whether if there is endometriosis or pelvic adhesions. Laparoscopy will show abnormalities where traditional ultrasound, mri, or cat scan cannot. Correcting abnormalities with laparoscopy will improve fertilization and implantation then subsequently a successful pregnancy can ensue. ...Read more

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What're the risks of having a cataract operation done?

What're the risks of having a cataract operation done?

Risks!: The success is greater than 98-99++% and usually all goes well. But the risks are bleeding, swelling of the retina, retinal detachment, corneal swelling / scarring, slippage of the lens, wrong lens power, infection, blindness, the need for a second surgery, etc. ...Read more

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What are the complications of salpingo oophorectomy?

What are the complications of salpingo oophorectomy?

Several: If the ovaries are both removed from a woman who has not yet gone through menopause, the procedure will make her immediately menopausal and infertile. Complications of the surgical procedure include pain, infection, hemorrhage, injury to internal organs, blood clots in the veins of the legs, and injury to nerves. ...Read more

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What are risks and benefits of gastric plication ?

What are risks and benefits of  gastric plication ?

Risk/benefit: Non operative risk of obesity includes diabetes, joint problems, hypertension, vascular disease, failed medical therapy to loss weight. Operative risks include, leak at the suture line, pneumonia, blood clot, electolyte and nutritional deficits. Take a friend to your appointments. Most bariatric programs require a long attempt at medical therapy, before surgeries are offered. ...Read more

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What are the risks benefits of parathyroid removal?

Limited risk: Benefits are return of an elevated calcium to normal, if the problems is a parathyroid adenoma. The only risks are problems w/surgery like bleeding, infection, etc. Which are generally small. Best surgery is endoscopic if it's available in your area. Occ calcium can drop suddenly after removal, but usually normalizes easily w/calcium and vitamin d. ...Read more

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Compare postoperative outcomes of a total abdominal hysterectomy, a laproscopic assisted lavh?

Compare postoperative outcomes of a total abdominal hysterectomy, a laproscopic assisted lavh?

LAVH usually better: Depends on what the reason is, what your body type is and why they are doing it and how good your doctor is at doing lavh. But usually there is less pain and an easier recovery time after lavh. But doing it robotically often has less pain that lavh. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Laparoscopic Surgery (Definition)

Laparoscopy is a form of less invasive abdominal or pelvic surgery that uses instruments placed inside ...Read more