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Dr. Myron Arlen
Board Certified, Surgical Oncology
58 years in practice
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Can you tell me about post whipple surgery complications?

Can you tell me about post whipple surgery complications?

Many: A pancreatoduodenectomy has many sites of reconstruction that can cause problems. The CD is implanted into the jejunum. If there is a leak, bile accumulates in a cavity. Using a T tube and drains minimizes this problem as well as picks up ascending cholangitis from ERCP. The pancreas duct on the transected body should be implanted into the jejunum to assure pancreas function, but can also leak. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Shady Macaron
Board Certified, General Surgery
14 years in practice
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What are some whipple surgery complications?

What are some whipple surgery complications?

Pancreaticoduodenect: After a whipple procedure, the most common complication is delayed gastric emptying, a condition in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. The most serious potential complication is abdominal infection due to leakage where the pancreas is connected to the intestine. This occurs in approximately 10% of patients and is usually managed by a combination of draining and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
39 years in practice
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What are post whipple surgery complications?

What are post whipple surgery complications?

Whipple type: Pancreatectomy, or radical pancreatico-duodenectomy) is an extensive operation. Besides infection, hemorrhage, and possible injury to adjacent organs (there are many organs and vital structures adjacent to duodenum and pancreas), some complications include pancreatic fistula, intestinal obstruction, liver failure, diabetes, malabsorption, progression of malignancy, and even perioperative death. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Murray
Board Certified, General Surgery
27 years in practice
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Cant get back abs-- surgery complications?

Cant get back abs-- surgery complications?

Abs: I presume you mean abdominal strength and definition. You dont say what type of sirgery you had but if it was andominal you will lose considerable abdominal strength. This may take 6 months to yr to regain. Make sure its ok with your dr before doing any vigorous core muscle exercises. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Debora McClary
Board Certified, General Surgery
22 years in practice
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What are some baratric surgery complications?

What are some baratric surgery complications?

Bariatric Surgery: Bariatric surgery has short term and long term complications, too numerous to discuss here. These include bleeding, infection and healing issues right after surgery, and digestive problems, problems absorbing vitamins and minerals, hernias, and failure to maintain weight loss long term. Many bariatric surgeons work with counsellors and nutritionists to cover all this in detail to help decide. ...Read more

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Dr. Hrair-George Mesrobian
Board Certified, Pediatric Urology
37 years in practice
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What are hydrocele surgery complications?

What are hydrocele surgery complications?

See below: In an adult, the complications of hydrocele surgery consist of infection, bleeding with hematoma formation and recurrence of the problem. The reported risk of these complications collectively is under 3%. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
Board Certified, General Surgery
34 years in practice
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Can you tell me about reaction for the surgery complications about henia?

Can you tell me about reaction for the surgery complications about henia?

Unclear question: But, let me try. Hernia surgery , like all surgeries, has some risks. About 1% will recur. Chronic pain or bleeding are rare but possible. Graft infection rate is low but real, about 0.27-0.73 % based on ope vs laparoscopic technique . Post op pain keeps one off work 1-3 weeks. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Alexander Gorup
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
23 years in practice
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What are septoplasty surgery complications?

What are  septoplasty surgery complications?

Some Thoughts: Risks of surgery include bleeding, infection, septal perforation, scarring, loss of nasal support, continued symptoms. That said, usually beneficial. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
50 years in practice
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Hydrocele surgery complications, what to do?

Hydrocele surgery complications, what to do?

Few: Generally well tolerated, but some swelling, tenderness, bruising are common and resolve in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
28 years in practice
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What are some things to do to avoid post-surgery complications?

What are some things to do to avoid post-surgery complications?

Great Question!: A lot depends on the specific operation; however, in general, eat well, sleep well, avoid tobacco and alcohol, limit pain-medication, try to be active w/o overdoing it, and, most importantly, follow your surgeon's instructions. Remember: common sense goes a long way. ...Read more

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