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Am outside the u.s so if I want to have surgery wat can I do?

Am outside the u.s so if I want to have surgery wat can I do?

Consult a surgeon!: The US does not have a monopoly on surgeons. There are qualified surgeons everywhere in the world. Just as I would advise in the US, do a bit of research to try to find the best hospital in the area and a surgeon with good credentials. You may also want to get a second opinion. One thing you will find is that surgery outside the US is probably much more affordable!

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In your 30's 40's and 50's, what are the chances of needing any kind of surgery?

In your 30's 40's and 50's, what are the chances of needing any kind of surgery?

Not rare: I can't give you a percentage, but if you consider all the variety of procedures possible, from oral extractions to skin lesions to orthopoedic repairs to simple hernias to the complex GI procedure to cardiothoracic procedures, there's a good chance something will be needed, and I'm not even including colonoscopy and other endoscopic procedures. Good luck.

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Should intraduct papilloma s always be removed by surgery even at age 84?

Some are a concern: Certain ones are considered premalignant, and need to be removed to biopsy. If you are not sure, go for another opinion.

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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I had rk surgery in the 80, s and now need catarac surgery how will that go?

I had rk surgery in the 80, s and now need catarac surgery how will that go?

ORA: You may want to ask your surgeon about the ora (intraoperative aberrometer) which allows for intraoperative measurements for the implant after the cataract is removed. This may help to confirm the iol power, especially beneficial in patients with previous refractive surgery.

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My granmother had a surgery 3 weeks ago her blood examinations are HB : 7.3 gm/dL HB : 46 % P.C.V : 25% E.S.R: 110 mm/hr. Is this bad?

My granmother had a surgery 3 weeks ago her blood examinations are HB : 7.3 gm/dL HB : 46 % P.C.V : 25% E.S.R: 110 mm/hr. Is this bad?

Seek attention: The ESR being high is normal after surgery to a certain degree. Your grandmother needs to see her doctor to determine if she is having effects from a low hb, what her normal is, and to evaluate to see if a transfusion is needed. If she has no other symptoms than it may be normal for her. Seek physician attention

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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How dangerous is it for someone who just had surgery within the last 24 hours to have their oxygen level staying down in the 70's and low 80's?

How dangerous is it for someone who just had surgery within the last 24 hours to have their oxygen level staying down in the 70's and low 80's?

Go to ER: It is NOT normal for anybody regardless of having surgery or not to have oxygen saturation in their blood that low. You need to go to the ER right away for proper evaluation and treatment. It could be dangerous life threatening condition so do not ignore it and GO

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Should I get surgery for tmj? The pain has gotten worse lately, but it’s still not usually too terrible. I’ve heard that sometimes surgery can cause worse problems than the tmj.

Should I get surgery for tmj? The pain has gotten worse lately, but it’s still not usually too terrible. I’ve heard that sometimes surgery can cause worse problems than the tmj.

It depends: There are many factors to consider. Surgery for TMJ is extremely aggressive and invasive. I would exhaust other treatment options like an oral appliance to adjust jaw position or Botox injections to relive discomfort. Be certain you are seeing a prosthodontists and/or oral surgeon to explain your specific treatment options.

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Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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Does surgery hurt?

Does surgery hurt?

Not during surgery: Local or general anesthesia makes surgery painless. Once anesthesia wears off you will have pain that your surgeon will control with anti-pain medications and anti-inflammatories. Talk this over with your Surgeon.

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What is sling surgery?

What is sling surgery?

Procedure: It is a simply outpatient procedure for stress urinary incontinence. Consist in placing a plastic mesh material under the urethra to provide support. Well tolerated procedure with high success rate.

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Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Surgery (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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Can surgery correct ed?

No, but...: Everything we do in life / medicine is just to modify something for working better, but always comes with a price. Any surgical care is considered as the last resort of care after failing to respond to drug, physical therapy, lifestyle change, injection, etc. So, ed-related surgery may be penile implant, penile straightening for peyronie's disease, just like hip/knee replacement for djd...

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Already by pass surgery?

Already by pass surgery?

Ok: Did you have it and a question or want it or need a revision?

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When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more

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What is elective surgery?

What is elective surgery?

Not urgent: Surgery that is not urgent. For example a gun shot wound needs to be operated on right away. A knee replacement, though, important can be scheduled ahead of time, electively.

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What is selective surgery?

What is selective surgery?

Elective perhaps?: Elective surgery is a surgery you want to be done without a medical indication. Plastic surgery falls into this category.