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Sofie Robotic Surgical System
Gamma knife: One of the not so new options is the use of gamma knife. Multiple sources of radiation are focused on the lesion, thus minimizing the damage to surrounding normal tissues. ...Read more
Meatal stenosis urologic surgery : Is in-patient surgery (stitches) to be preferred over out-patient surgery? How do we qualify a urologic surgeon?
Meatal stenosis: The surgery to correct mental stenosis, a meatotomy, is usually an outpatient procedure. It is a fairly minor procedure. I assume the surgeon you or your lived one has been evaluated by was recommended by another physician. If you trust that physicians judgement that no further prequalification is warranted. If not, go online, check reviews and malpractice history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small scars.: Unlike general laparoscopic procedures that require four _-inch or smaller incisions and can leave visible scars at all sites of entry, the spls procedure is accomplished through a single 2 CM incision through the belly button - resulting in the potential for no visible scar. Moreover, a single incision minimizes the wound pain that may accompany additional sites of entry. ...Read more
Ask your urologist: what is diagnosis? As a young person, erectile function may be important to you. Get full explanation of risks, options,benefits of each technique. ...Read more
Interventional radiologists/oncologists: The FDA has approved Nanoknife IRE for use in surgical ablation of soft tissue tumors. An option. Beneficial?
Partial: AppliesHeat: Study the device at http://www.angiodynamics.com/products/rfa-in-service;. The device is basically a method of applying heat to kill tissue using RF energy via a catheter. The problem, as usual, is crude ill-defined targeting; the area affected will be diffuse, not selective/differential of healthy vs. diseased tissue. This only possible advantage is driving tissue damage through smaller incisions ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thymus lives: Behind the sternum or breast bone. Splitting it to access it or coronary arteries for bypass leaves a long scar. Big blood vessels live behind, the heart below. Accessing from above was done to acess nodes, or the left pleural space with thoracoscopic scopes is plausible, reserving conversion to open if bleeding ensues. There are many important vessels and nerves. I'd pick mediastinotomy still. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: If by "traditional", you mean the need to surgically cut out stones from the kidney, ureter, or bladder then yes. These operations are rare in the western world nowadays, but they can be done via minimally invasive methods to minimize scarring. However, nearly all stones can be managed with external lithotripsy (noninvasive), endoscopically (no scar) or percutaneously (small scar) these days. ...Read more
27 yrs old unmarried.Recently, laparoscopic surgery done (removing large 8cm uterus fibroid).After surgery, how many days bleeding goes on?
Bleeding(answer 1): First of all and probably most important is where exactly is the bleeding at? Next is for how long has the bleeding been taking place? Then, how much bleeding is there? If it is at the skin incisions, for just a day, and just spots of blood on your dressing, then I wouldn't worry too much. Just keep your routine follow up appointment. If it is from your vagina or skin incision, for just a day or ...Read more
Mum, 64, had successful lap surgery removed right ovary & cyst. Post op care? Also water boils near incision sites. Using lactofine lotion on them ok?
Follow up: After laparoscopic surgery, most patients can resume normal activities relatively quickly. Consult your surgeon in this regard. "water boils" near incision sites are frequently blisters related to the adhesive in the dressings used to cover the incisions. Keep these sites clean and dry, and see your surgeon in his office for a postop visit as directed by him. ...Read more
Re: macular hole - are there any alternative surgical procedures vs. the usual gas bubble surgical repair?
Not sure: I would certainly talk to the ophthalmologist. They do many procedures with lasers these days. ...Read more
Depends: Both on the disease and on the surgeon -- trained surgeons have excellent result with bypass to the lad. ...Read more