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Bleeding, swelling: It is a relatively safe procedure. I use a microscope to protect the reproductive organs and fertility. About 1-5% chance of bleeding, infection. Biggest issue for young, reproductive age men is scar-induced blockage of the sperm ducts leading out of testicle and loss or lowering of sperm counts afterwards. Choose your surgeon wisely. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/18357964. ...Read more
Here are some...: This procedure is an open surgery to remove sperm-containing cyst(s) originating in the head part of epididymis through a scrotal incision under appropriate anesthesia. Postoperative course is usually well tolerated with minimal need for pain medication as long as being counseled with realistic expectation realizing no painless postoperative course. More? Contact me at www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin. ...Read more
Any reason for concern if 3 and a half weeks after spermatocelectomy there is still swelling and pain on the side from which the cyst was removed?
No: As long as the swelling and pain are trending down, you should be fine. It can take 6-8 weeks to feel "normal" after this procedure. ...Read more
What is the most effective treatment for post vasectomy pain? Spermatocelectomy and epididymectomy.
Vasectomy in 1996.
Depends on severity: Usually, we recommend simple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory therapies like Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) to be taken on an as-needed basis. If the pain is constant, make an appointment with the urologist or physician who performed the procedure. They may order an ultrasound to evaluate the anatomy. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not interchangeable: A SNF is for people who require skilled nursing care while a residential care facility is for someone who may need some support in order to preserve a measure of independence but who does not need regular skilled nursing care. Both are expensive but usually a SNF is more. ...Read more
Call for quote : I do not work for lifestyle lift but patients I have seen typicallynstatenthatbtgusruns just over 4000 usd. However I am also told that they will encourage you, using various sales techniques by a non-physician to encourage other supplementary procedures such as laser or eyelid procedures which may raise the price to well over 8000 according to my patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thousands up to 20x: Angiogram means blood picture; pictures show a 2d image, still or motion, of dye added into the blood, so that the dye/blood column shows on x-ray. The equipment required to perform is expensive (100k to 4m) & experience required to perform then reasonably safely is high (translate that more money). I have seen client bills: only hospital charges, out-pt <1 day, procedures i did in past, over $30k. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Body Lift Costs: Our average body lift procedures range in price from 18,000 to 20,000 (surgeon's fee, operating room fee, anesthesia fee, garments, and all post op visits), depending on the type of lift. If you are price shopping this procedure, be sure to understand what the price quote includes, specifically. http://www.cosmeticsurg.net/procedures/body-lift/ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Looking younger: Botox has many uses. Esthetic and medical. It can stop pain from spasms; prevent migraines; eliminate dynamic wrinkles, and a bunch of other ailments. You can find what Botox is used for by searching the web. There is not enough space here. The cost vary by doc and by the amount used. It is sold by the until and by the procedure- depending upon your treating physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
400 words or less?: Enemy is us. Inexorable pursuit of health perfection over "good." physician lack of confidence and fear in making diagnoses on history / physical. Burgeoning administration "supervising" medical care. Substandard docs and medical societies who fail to police them. Legal system awards compensation beyond reason. Pharmaceutical, lab, imaging industries and media who market sickness to the public. ...Read more
It varies between do: It depends on whether you need to do upper or lower endoscopy or both. For stomach problems upper endoscopy is done and the costs are lower(may range from $1000 to $1500, varies by the gastroenterologist). Lower endoscopy can range from $1, 00 to $2, 000. But you can ask for financial assitance as some doctors will give you a discount if you are financially tight. ...Read more
Lots!: Do you want this answer alphabetically, chronologically or just as it comes to mind? -too many expensive and unnecessary procedures -rvu system penalizes docs for spending time and rewards proceduralists -pharmaceutical companies push expensive drugs on naive patients through the media -large amounts of money spent on often useless and unwanted end-of-life procedures -for profit insurance company. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Depends: If you have a deviated nasal septum and associated symptoms, snoring, apnea related to septum, you might have medical reason to correct the septum. If it is cosmetic only, then check the websites of your local plastic and ENT surgeons, and ask the price. Many times the initial consult is free. Take a friend or family with you to the consult. Ask lots of questions, look at the photos. ...Read more