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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Thoracoscopy (Overview)

Surgical technique allowing access to the chest cavity with video (camera) viewing allowing for surgery to.Be done with various small access or entry points


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How much pain would one have after thoracoscopy?

How much pain would one have after thoracoscopy?

Less than with open: Less pain than with thoracotomy. Most people who undergo thoracoscopy take pain medication for only 1-2 weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
544 doctors shared insights

Thoracoscopy (Overview)

Surgical technique allowing access to the chest cavity with video (camera) viewing allowing for surgery to.Be done with various small access or entry points


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What is the definition or description of: thoracoscopy?

A minimally invasive: Surgical technique allowing access to the chest cavity with video (camera) viewing allowing for surgery to.Be done with various small access or entry points ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: video assisted thoracoscopy?

VATS: Vats is video assisted thoracic surgery and is often used interchangeably with thoracoscopy. It refers to performing an operation in the chest using small incisions, long instruments, and a camera. It is the thoracic (i.e. Chest) equivalent of laparoscopy. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a patient arresting post broncoscopy thoracoscopy?

What could be the cause of a patient arresting post broncoscopy thoracoscopy?

Cardiac arrest: There are several potential causes that range from anesthetics, bleeding, over sedation from narcotic medication, heart disease, and recurrent blockage of the airways from mucous plugs. Discuss with the physician who performed the bronchoscopy to determine the most likely cause of the arrest. ...Read more

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Is bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery common?

Is bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery common?

No: But, it depends on the pain tolerance of the patient as well as the number of entry points and length of the incision for these ports of entry. ...Read more

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Bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery, what to do?

Bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery, what to do?

Talk to your surgeon: Usually less pain after vats c/w open surgery, but it still can hurt. Pain usually resolves over a few weeks. Nerve pain ( intercostal neuralgia) caused by trauma to the nerve between the ribs) can last longer. ...Read more

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What can cause bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery?

What can cause bad chest pain after thoracoscopy surgery?

Multiple: Thoracoscopy is still surgery. You can still have a broken rib, nerve compression, hematoma, inflammation, etc. Talk to your surgeon about your concerns. ...Read more

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How common is "pseudomonas aeruginosa" after thoracoscopy?

Rare: Getting any infection after thoracoscopy is rare, but if this occurred it could be due to underlying infection in the area scoped, or contamination at the time of the procedure. ...Read more

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Is it common to get pseudomonas aeruginosa after a thoracoscopy?

Is it common to get pseudomonas aeruginosa after a thoracoscopy?

Infection or coloniz: No, it is uncommon to have pseudomonas in the respiratory tract if you are a non-hospitalized, otherwise normal individual. If you have some immune deficiency, or if the thorascopy was not done with sterile instruments, it is possible, but still unlikely. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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