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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Re: macular hole - are there any alternative surgical procedures vs. the usual gas bubble surgical repair?
Not sure: I would certainly talk to the ophthalmologist. They do many procedures with lasers these days. ...Read more
Depends : Both have different indications for different body types. ...Read more
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 9 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take to heal after bladder surgery? From remove a complication Foley catheter in male.
If I am able to walk the same day, or day after prostatectomy surgery why do they need to put in a 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
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