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Doctor insights on: Surgical Catheters

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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

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

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

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