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Wat kind of clip ws used in the 1960's for brain aneurism surgery?

Wat kind of clip ws used in the 1960's for brain aneurism surgery?

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

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is snare polypectomy used for hemmroid surgery?

Is snare polypectomy used for hemmroid surgery?

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

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Are lasers used in spine surgery?

Are lasers used in spine surgery?

Yes. There are: Several indications for there use such as in certain disc surgeries or with treating certain tumors as well as in other limited indications. ...Read 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. ...Read 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. ...Read more

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Which medications and procedures are used to treat a child in need of facial surgery?

Which medications and procedures are used to treat a child in need of facial surgery?

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

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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 ...Read 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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is a tonsillectomy surgery used for?

What is a tonsillectomy surgery used for?

Sleep apnea.: New understanding of sleep, teeth, tongue position and throat has made tonsillectomy relevant in children and adults with sleep apnea...Especially those with large tonsils. ...Read more

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What dressings are used for orthopedic surgery?

What dressings are used for orthopedic surgery?

Depends: There a various dressings and materials used. Would depend on the type of surgery, surgeon preference, and allergies of patient. ...Read more

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How popular in the u.S. Is labiaplasty and vaginoplasty surgery?

How popular in the u.S. Is labiaplasty and vaginoplasty surgery?

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

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Does having scoliosis surgery disqualify you for the u.S. Military?

Does having scoliosis surgery disqualify you for the u.S. Military?

See:: Http://usmilitary. About. Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/spine. Htm ** "Any surgical fusion of spinal vertebrae (P81.0) is disqualifying."** disqualifying ...Read more

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What is arthroscopic surgery used for?

What is arthroscopic surgery used for?

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

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When is surgery used for acne scarring?

When is surgery used for acne scarring?

Varies: Depends more if you are bothered by the scarring. Redness after acne is not scarring. Scarring on the face are depressions, and rarely elevated areas. Once the acne is under control, laser can be an effective method for improving the scars. ...Read more

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