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Are urethral catheters used during ACL reconstruction surgery?

Are urethral catheters used during ACL reconstruction surgery?

No: Acl reconstructions typically take between 20 and 60 minutes to perform. Catheters are only necessary for surgeries that take longer than 2 hours. ...Read more

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Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more


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Where are the catheters inserted during a cardiac catheterization procedure?

Where are the catheters inserted during a cardiac catheterization procedure?

Tubes: Catheters are about 100 cms long plastic tubes with one or more holes and preformed flexible tips to make it easy to direct into the openings of the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?

Has minimally invasive surgery replaced open surgery in gynecology?

Not yet: Not yet but that's the goal. The advantages of minimally invasive surgery is incredible, but there is a high learning curve to master which makes it a little more challenging to make this into the gold standard. We are making great strides however. ...Read more

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Do tonsillectomies require urinary catheters?

Do tonsillectomies require urinary catheters?

No relation: Not at all, unless there are complication from the surgery. ...Read more

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Can neonatologist perform surgical procedures?

Can neonatologist perform surgical procedures?

Yes, some: Depends on how you define surgical. They generally will place chest tubes, umbilical lines ( tubes for giving fluids/nutrition/medication), insertion of breathing tubes, PICC lines, etc. a Pediatric surgeon does more complex procedures in addition to those above. ...Read more

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Surgical clip left after Diep surgery?

Surgical clip left after Diep surgery?

Surgical clip: in surgery we intentionally leave clips behind on bleeding vessels. Nothing abnormal in a clip left behind. ...Read more

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Who is minimally invasive heart surgery performed on?

Who is minimally invasive heart surgery performed on?

Depends : Test would be done to determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery. Some deciding factors may include medical history, age, type of heart disease and lifestyle. Generally, someone who has had heart surgery prior would not be a candidate. Some surgeries include ASD and PFO repairs, removal of tumors, valve, bypass and a-fib surgeries. ...Read more

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Non surgical liposculpture vrs universal contour wrap?

Non surgical liposculpture vrs universal contour wrap?

Depends : Both have different indications for different body types. ...Read more

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Where are incisions for arthroscopic surgery made?

Where are incisions for arthroscopic surgery made?

Varies: Most commonly 2 to 3 http://www.Google.Com/imgres?Imgurl=http://www.Emedx.Com/emedx/diagnosis_information/diagnosis_information_image_files/knee_images/knee_arthroscopy_setup-2.Jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.Emedx.Com/emedx/clinician_education/clinician_education_modules/knee_modules/knee_text/knee_arthroscopy.Htm&h=274&w=202&sz=23&tbnid=fagoixun6qsvdm:&tbnh=90&tbnw=66&prev=/search%3fq%3dknee%2barthrosc.

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Diagnostic assessment before fontan operation in patients with bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis: are noninvasive methods sufficient?

Diagnostic assessment before fontan operation in patients with bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis: are noninvasive methods sufficient?

Not traditionally: I don't believe so. There may be some programs that will experiment with noninvasive pre-fontan imaging, but i believe that this is risky. The pressures are obtainable only by catheterization and this data may change the operation (e.g., whether or not to fenestrate the fontan to allow a pop-off of blue blood to increase the cardiac output.) catheterization also allows presurgical interventions. ...Read more

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Will the incisions from tumescent liposuction require stitches?

Will the incisions from tumescent liposuction require stitches?

No: Liposuction is performed through very small incisions. It is not necessary to places stitches in the incisions. I used to place stitches, but now i leave them open so that all the fluid drains out. Every surgeon has a different approach to stitches, but ultimately it doesn't make a difference. http://www.dassmd.com/liposuction/index.html. ...Read more

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Is Urethral Diverticulum surgery usually an outpatient procedure?

Is Urethral Diverticulum surgery usually an outpatient procedure?

Yes, it is outpatien: This surgery is considered ambulatory and patients go home the same day. Most of the time the catheter is left in place to drain the bladder and promote healing. This is removed in 3 to 5 days. The outcome is extremely good. ...Read more

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Can surgical mesh come undone?

Can surgical mesh come undone?

Yes: Mesh can come undone under stress. If you gain weight or strain significantly, the mesh can come undone. ...Read more

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Is laproscopic tubectomy safer than surgical tubectomy?

Is laproscopic tubectomy safer than surgical tubectomy?

Depends. : This depends on many factors. The complications are not quite the same. For many patients laparoscopy is safer but this is not always the case. Laparoscopy generally has a quicker recovery. ...Read more

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Are there successful, non-surgical techniques for gallstone removal?

Are there successful, non-surgical techniques for gallstone removal?

Not really: Gallstones in the gallbladder under the liver cause nausea and pain. They can block the ducts or tubes that drain the liver or pancreas causing jaundice or pancreatitis if they pass from the gallbladder to these tubes. Some drugs have been used to dissolve small stones; but the treatment is long, and the stones return when the drug is stopped. Ercp can be used to remove stones in the bile ducts. ...Read more

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Meatal stenosis urologic surgery : Is in-patient surgery (stitches) to be preferred over out-patient surgery? How do we qualify a urologic surgeon?

Meatal stenosis urologic surgery : Is in-patient surgery (stitches) to be preferred over out-patient surgery?  How do we qualify a urologic surgeon?

Meatal stenosis: The surgery to correct mental stenosis, a meatotomy, is usually an outpatient procedure. It is a fairly minor procedure. I assume the surgeon you or your lived one has been evaluated by was recommended by another physician. If you trust that physicians judgement that no further prequalification is warranted. If not, go online, check reviews and malpractice history. ...Read more

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Do doctors insert a urethral catheter for ACL reconstruction surgery?

Do doctors insert a urethral catheter for ACL reconstruction surgery?

Acl: I do not use catheter for acl surgery nore do I know of one that does. Majority for isolated acl sugery do not use one however it can be enfluenced in type of anesthesia modality u choose for yourself. ...Read more

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Do you have to have a catheter with every kind of surgery or just some?

Do you have to have a catheter with every kind of surgery or just some?

Some: It depends on the type of surgery. Longer surgical procedures, more complicated procedures, emergency surgery, or those people that may have multiple medical illnesses may have a urinary catheter. They catheter is usually removed soon after surgery. ...Read more

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When is a catheter necessary (during surgery) and when not please?

Sometimes: Urinary catheters are needed for long procedures or ones that anticipate blood loss. Otherwise the bladder could become over distended. We also place them if we want to monitor urine output or watch for signs of blood in the urine when working close to the urinary tract. On average though we have cut way back on catheter use in the past 5 years as we know it reduces urinary infections. ...Read more

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Urine no sensation after a surgery. To recover this medical mistake I attempt 2,surgery. Still no sensation and still using catheter since last 2 yr?

It depends: It is really depend on what kind of surgery was done first time and why you end up with no sensation ant not what kind of surgery you had second time having a catheter for two years will make situation worst as far as feeling concern of course you need a temporary solution for your urine that coming I suggest something called Texas catheter or a condom catheter for now ...Read more

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Do I need a catheter for my neck surgery?

Do I need a catheter for my neck surgery?

Depends on surgery: It all depends on the length of the surgery and the condition that you have in your neck. Would leave this up to the surgeon. Discuss this with him. ...Read more

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Is a catheter needed for gallbladder surgery?

No: It depends on how big is the stones and if its obstructing the duct. ...Read more

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Do you need a Foley catheter for outpatient surgery?

Do you need a Foley catheter for outpatient surgery?

Depends: Often not, but it would depend on the type of surgery that you are having, and if the urinary bladder needed to be empty during surgery, or if the surgery may be a longer procedure. Ask your surgeon before the surgery. ...Read more

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Why would you need a catheter for 4 days after rectocele surgery?

Why would you need a catheter for 4 days after rectocele surgery?

Here are some...: After a major local surgery for rectocele, the overall function of all nearby tissues and organs may be affected by surgery and its postoperative reaction. Hence, it is a good practice to leave an indwelling catheter for few days as recommended by the surgeon's experience. This practice has been proved beneficial by long professional experience. More? Ask your doctor... ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have to use a catheter during appendix removal surgery?

Yes, temporarily: The use of a foley catheter to drain the bladder during abdominal surgery is not uncommon. These are generally placed after anesthesia is given and removed within 24 hours after surgery. Occasionally the foley catheter is not used, but if the patient cannot urinate after surgery, catheterization may be required once or twice until the patient can urinate on their own. ...Read more

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During the robotic prostatectomy surgery, do they put the Foley catheter in before or during the surgery?

During the robotic prostatectomy surgery, do they put the Foley catheter in before or during the surgery?

Here are some ....: Insert one before the procedure to assist visualizing and "feeling" the urethra for transecting the urethra during the procedure. After that, the first one is removed and replaced with another one to assist connecting urethra to bladder neck and for postoperative care, just like open prostatectomy. At times, the same one can be used as long as it is not cut or damaged. For detail, ask Doc. ...Read more

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I am having scoliosis surgery in the next week . Just been informed that i will need a catheter . Can i refuse one ?And does it hurt when they putitin

I am having scoliosis surgery in the next week . Just been informed that i will need a catheter . Can i refuse one ?And does it hurt when they putitin

See below: This is usually necessary to monitor the urine output during surgery especially spine surgery as this can take many hours. The catheter is placed usually after you were asleep so you will not feel it and is removed a day or two after surgery if uncomplicated. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Will i need a catheter for ACL surgery?

Will i need a catheter for ACL surgery?

Not usually: If you mean a catheter for your bladder the answer is not usually. Some surgeons have the anesthesia doctors (with the patient's permission) perform a nerve block on the operative lower extremity to help with postop pain control. Sometimes a small catheter is placed into the skin at the site of the nerve block to allow the numbing medicine to go in over a few days. ...Read more

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Can a woman use urinary catheters after a surgical abortion?

Please Clarify: I would think the answer is yes, of course. But, i feel some of the context is missing. Given the spina bifida history i assume that is why the catheter is necessary. ...Read more

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Do you need to wear a catheter during ACL reconstruction surgery?

Do you need to wear a catheter during ACL reconstruction surgery?

No: Routine acl reconstruction should take less than 90 minutes for an experienced surgeon. You should not need a catheter during surgery. Make sure you void before you go into the or. Many surgeons and hospitals use urinary catheters during surgery routinely. If it is a big concern for you talk about it with your doctor prior to surgery. ...Read more

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Is surgical ablation something they have to open your chest for (vs by catheter)?

Is surgical ablation something they have to open your chest for (vs by catheter)?

Usually.: Assuming you are asking about atrial fibrillation ablation - the surgical technique either requires a sternotomy (open chest) for the typical maze procedure, or through smaller incisions in the chest wall (minimally invasive maze). Both are more invasive than the catheter ablation technique, which only requires needle punctures. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after bladder surgery? From remove a complication Foley catheter in male.

How long does it take to heal after bladder surgery? From remove a complication Foley catheter in male.

2 weeks: The question is not very clear, however assuming you had transurethral surgery to help remove a catheter it may take you a couple of weeks to feel better. ...Read more

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If I am able to walk the same day, or day after prostatectomy surgery why do they need to put in a catheter?

If I am able to walk the same day, or day after prostatectomy surgery why do they need to put in a catheter?

Urethra must heal: During a prostatectomy, the urethra has been cut and then sewn back together. Wearing a catheter (usually for about a week) allows the sewed-together parts of the urethra to heal. ...Read more

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I had surgery and it feels like a plastic piece from the catheter was left in my arm. Is that possible orb problem.

Catchetet incomplete: Incomplete removal unlikely more often this pjs a thrombosed vein that feels hard usually this would absorb and disappears in a few weeks some get infected so watch out for this. ...Read more

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Im having a urethral diverticulum surgery and getting a hole in my urethra fix how long is the recovery time? And how long do I wear the catheter?

Im having a urethral diverticulum surgery and getting a hole in my urethra fix how long is the recovery time? And how long do I wear the catheter?

Dr's job 2 tell U: Surgeon's responsibility to explain everything about indications for surgery, alternative operations, post-operative care, complication risk ; likelihood of success. There is simple cut-back procedure for a small distal diverticulum (spence-duckett) ; no catheter. Transvaginal approach with excision of 'tic, urethral ; vaginal closure + interposition of pedicle flap needs catheter about 10 days. ...Read more