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Whipple Surgery and Pain: If one choses a PCEA for postop pain, the person would really need to sleep on one's side vs. a PCA approach. Mostly right?

Whipple Surgery and Pain: If one choses a PCEA for postop pain, the person would really need to sleep on one's side vs. a PCA approach. Mostly right?

Actually no...: Patient Controlled Epidural Anesthesia (PCEA) is an excellent method to deliver local and narcotic anesthesia at the spinal cord levels involved in the procedure. Laying on one side or the other will tend to accumulate the anesthetic over time to the side you are laying on so you will want to lay flat. Because it is localized, PCEA can have fewer side effects of the IV narcotics in the PCA. ...Read more

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My father who is 64 had the whipple surgery 15 years ago and now the pancreas is not doing it's job on the enzymes side how long can he live this way?

My father who is 64 had the whipple surgery 15 years ago and now the pancreas is not doing it's job on the enzymes side how long can he live this way?

It depends...: Usually when the pancreas is not working properly there are meds that can be used as supplements for the enzymes lacking. This needs to be discussed with a gastroenterologist so they can decide what is the best treatment at this time. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Side effects of gauldbladder surgery?

Side effects of gauldbladder surgery?

Avoid complications: The main benefit of removing a diseased gallbladder is avoiding the life threatening complications of pancreatitis and liver obstruction. The potential side effects is increased frequency of bowel movements and very occasionally a patient will develop bile diarrhea. A bile binder, like cholestyramine/questran, can be used to treat. Laprascopic gallbladder removal is a safe, effective procedure. ...Read more

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Is there any side effects or risks of knockknees surgery?

Is there any side effects or risks of knockknees surgery?

Let me explain: There is risk with each operation. 1-general risks (anesthesia, infection post operation complications). 2- risk from that particular procedure, in this procedure if it is done right i see no big problems. ...Read more

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Dr. I will do a hydrocelle surgery It is easy and safe ? It has any side effects ? Im worry about it

Dr. I will do a hydrocelle surgery 
It is easy and safe ? 
It has any side effects ?
Im worry about it

Yes: hydrocele surgery is a simple and takes care of the issue. It is usually an outpatient procedure like a vasectomy. Discuss side effects with your surgeon. These would usually be reactions to medication and possible complication with bleeding. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of surgery?

Need more info: You will need to put much more information down before this can be answered. What operation? What diagnosis? Any other medical problems? Etc. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the side effects of surgery for spondylolisthesis?

I was wondering what are the side effects of surgery for spondylolisthesis?

2 broad a? : So many variations as to where, how : front, back or both. Who is performing it, , how many levels, what grade is the slip ; more.....B more specific. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of having surgery for spondylolisthesis?

Several things: Many folks will do well, but surgery does not always get rid of all symptoms that motivate people to consider surgery. You may have persistent pain, continued or new weakness, numbness, tingling; difficulty emptying or controlling bladder or bowels, numbness in the private area, spinal fluid leakage, failure of fusion, problems relating to any implants used. Some of these may improve, but may not. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of having surgery for spondylolisthesis?

What are the side effects of having surgery for spondylolisthesis?

Back pain /stiffness: Best done to relieve leg pain srgeries ability to relieve axial back pain is controversial and unpredictable great for leg pain. ...Read more