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Brain aneurysm: The advent of the surgical microscope in the 1960s led to the development of clips to repair brain aneurysms. The clips were primarily spring loaded and made of stainless steel and they are not MRI compatible.Aneurysm clips manufactured in the 1980s through today are phynox and titanium and are MRI compatible. See: mcfadden jt, j neurosurg 117:1-11, 2012. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I am 4 weeks out from surgery and am expereincing pain. ..it feels like spasm s is their anything you recommend?
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What sort of operation you had?
Any other symptoms with the pain ...Read more
No, but banding is.: Appropriately sized internal hemorrhoids can be treated by rubber band ligation, often in the office without anesthesia. This is a tried and true treatment for bothersome internal hemorrhoids. Snare polypectomy is a technique used during colonoscopy to remove larger polypoid growths in the colon. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Question too vague: You need to be more specific with your questions. Provide background DX, age and type of procedure. Start over, questions are not linked on the site. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
Labiaplasty: Labiaplasty, or cosmetic gynecology, is the fastest growing segment of cosmetic surgery in the U.S. The vast majority of women presenting for consideration of labiaplasty have normal genitalia. However, most women complain of discomfort with activities such as sports, bike riding, or during intercourse. Also, many do not like the appearance in certain clothes such as swimsuits, etc. ...Read more
Joint procedures: Are the typical reason we use arthroscopy. It is basically the use of a small pencil sized camera and tools through two or more poke holes in the joint being addressed. Water is infused into the joint and the camera is inserted. Arthroscopy can be performed most commonly on shoulders and knees, but also, wrists, ankles, hips, elbows, even big toe joints and parts of the soft tissue in your leg. ...Read more