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Are there new brain tumor surgery options, like robotic surgery or radiation surgery, etc..?

Are there new brain tumor surgery options, like robotic surgery or radiation surgery, etc..?

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

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Gall stone surgery, is open or laser surgery better?

Gall stone surgery, is open or laser surgery better?

Most surgeons: would agree that laparoscopic cholecystectomy, when technically feasible, is better than open cholecystectomy in the vast majority of cases. Ask your surgeon for specific recommendation in your case. ...Read more

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Is da vinci robotic surgery a reliable option for hysterectomy?

Is da vinci robotic surgery a reliable option for hysterectomy?

Can be: This is a procedure that requires a highly trained specialist who has plenty of experience in this procedure. In the right hands of a well trained surgeon, it can be highly successful. ...Read more

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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 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 more

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What benefits does the spls procedure offer over standard laparoscopic procedures?

What benefits does the spls procedure offer over standard laparoscopic procedures?

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

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Which is better for prostate removal: laser or laparoscopic surgery?

Which is better for prostate removal: laser or laparoscopic surgery?

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

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Which is better for prostate removal: laser or laparoscopic surgery?

Which is better for prostate removal: laser or laparoscopic surgery?

Robotic: Robotic surgery for prostate surgery has increase in the recent years, because of better optics and great outcomes compared to open surgery and simple laparoscopic surgery. ...Read more

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How much cost in operation excision carotid body tumor?

How much cost in operation excision carotid body tumor?

Local Question: This international health website has no ability to answer your question about surgery in your home country. This question must be directed to your local surgeon. ...Read more

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Interventional radiologists/oncologists: The FDA has approved Nanoknife IRE for use in surgical ablation of soft tissue tumors. An option. Beneficial?

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 more

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Are the holes made for robotic surgery painful after surgery?

Minor discomfort: The benefit of any minimally invasive surgery is the small incisions necessary to gain access to the abdominal cavity. Likely the largest incision necessary for a robotic prostatectomy is the incision needed to remove the specimen, no more than an inch or two. ...Read more

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How is the thymus gland removed with minimally invasive surgery?

How is the thymus gland  removed with minimally invasive surgery?

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 more

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Does traditional kidney stone surgery leave a scar?

Does traditional kidney stone surgery leave a scar?

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

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Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?

Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?

Not yet: Not yet but that's the goal. The advantages of minimally invasive surgery is incredible, but there is a high learning curve to master which makes it a little more challenging to make this into the gold standard. We are making great strides however. ...Read more

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27 yrs old unmarried.Recently, laparoscopic surgery done (removing large 8cm uterus fibroid).After surgery, how many days bleeding goes on?

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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

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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?

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

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What is the cost of uro-oncology - nephroureterectomy and bladder cuff excision surgery?

What is the cost of uro-oncology - nephroureterectomy and bladder cuff excision surgery?

Call.: The hospital should be able to give you an estimate of cost. Then, call your insurance company to determine what your out-of-pocket cost will be. ...Read more

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How effective is a robotic assisted cornary artery bypass sugery?

How effective is a robotic assisted cornary artery bypass sugery?

Depends: Both on the disease and on the surgeon -- trained surgeons have excellent result with bypass to the lad. ...Read more

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Is a laparoscopic removal of adrenals safe?

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Is a laparoscopic removal of adrenals safe?

Agree with Dr Young: Surgeon experience is critical for best outcome in any surgery. Find a surgeon who does this surgery regularly- likely an endocrine surgeon does this more often than a general surgeon. ...Read more

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