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Dr. Mark Loury
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Thyroid Surgery (Definition)

Surgical removal of the thyroid can be performed safely in experienced hands. Risks include general anesthesia, bleeding, infection, injury to nerve that moves vocal cord causing hoarseness and swallowing difficulties, injury to parathyroid glands causing low calcium and need for medications, need for thyroid medications, scar and ...Read more


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Fibrin glue in thyroid and parathyroid surgery: is under-flap suction still necessary?

Fibrin glue in thyroid and parathyroid surgery: is under-flap suction still necessary?

Separate problem: The glue is used to help seal the surgical sites. The suction drain is to collect any post surgical fluids and prevent accumulation. The drains usually are removed in a few days. Okay to ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Are stitches removed after varicocele surgery?

Are stitches  removed after varicocele surgery?

Sometimes: If all the stitches are plaed under the skin they will not be removed. If they can be seen they will be removed after an appropriate period of time, usually 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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How long after heart surgery are stitches removed?

How long after heart surgery are stitches removed?

Variable: Many of us use subcutiular absorbable, non removable sutures. Skin stitches and staples may be removed at 7-10 days depending on the tissue and its appearance, . ...Read more

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I'm having laproscopic surgery for gall bladder removal, will my wounds be glued or stitched?

I'm having laproscopic surgery for gall bladder removal, will my wounds be glued or stitched?

Ask your surgeon: After any surgery, wounds can be closed with suture or staples. Even with 'glue', there are typically sutures under the skin. ...Read more

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Alternatives to surgery for solid thyroid nodule?

Depends: It would depend on the nature of the nodule. You may opt for a fine needle aspiration for initial diagnostic work up. If it is benign there may be no need for surgery. Do discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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CTscan=Possible umbilical hernia.What's differential diagnosis?Have had 2 cesarean,1 EXTREME dehisence,wound vac,revision surgery b/c not healing,PAIN

CTscan=Possible umbilical hernia.What's differential diagnosis?Have had 2 cesarean,1 EXTREME dehisence,wound vac,revision surgery b/c not healing,PAIN

Hernia versus other: If I'm understanding correctly you had wound healing complications after you C-devotion. You still have pain and a non-healing wound wound? You could have a hernia, and the CT should show that. If not you mace have scar tissue or adhesions causing pain. Generally if a wound is chronic after surgery you would worry about infection or chronic irritation around a suture. ...Read more

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Can lower lid surgery be done after cataract removal?

Can lower lid surgery be done after cataract removal?

Yes: After you heal completely from your cataract surgery, you can have any other surgery. Be sure to get the clearance from your original cataract surgeon. ...Read more

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Graves disease, mixedema and exopthalmos , scheduled for compete thyroidectomy bc not responding to treatment. Will these 2 resolve after surgery?

Graves disease, mixedema and exopthalmos , scheduled for compete thyroidectomy bc not responding to treatment. Will these 2 resolve after surgery?

Exopthalmos maybe: Graves disease (hyperthyroidism) is much easier treated by radioactive ablation with i131 than surgery.Complications of surgery do not occur. The radioactive iodine destroys the gland making patient hypo or nothyroid. While exophthalmos generally improves with correction of hyperthyroidism, not always the case.Myxedema is not related to hyperthyroidism but is the same as severe hypothyroidism. ...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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Is facial plastic surgery considered dermatology or plastic surgery ?

Is facial plastic surgery considered dermatology or plastic surgery ?

Trained as surgeons: Facial plastic surgeons are trained differently from plastic surgeons. Starting w/ ent/head & neck surgery residency, then a one year fellowship in facial plastic & reconstructive surgery (rhinoplasty, facelift, browlifts, eyelid surgery, cheek/chin implants, otoplasty, facial reconstruction after trauma or cancer, cleft lip/palate.) after fellowship, oral & written boards for fps certification. ...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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Gall stone surgery, is open or laser surgery better?

Gall stone surgery, is open or laser surgery better?

Most surgeons: would agree that laparoscopic cholecystectomy, when technically feasible, is better than open cholecystectomy in the vast majority of cases. Ask your surgeon for specific recommendation in your case. ...Read more

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Scfe pin removal surgery and fai surgery, what to do now?

Scfe pin removal surgery and fai surgery, what to do now?

Your question: is not clear. Either rephrase your query or express your concern with the surgeon who did the operation. He would be the best to address your concern. ...Read more

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Rt hernia repair w/SUTURE ONLY in 2012. Recurred. Surgery tomorrow w/open mesh. Could have chosen LAP, but didn't. Mistake? Surgeon is specialist

Rt hernia repair w/SUTURE ONLY in 2012. Recurred. Surgery tomorrow w/open mesh. Could have chosen LAP, but didn't. Mistake? Surgeon is specialist

I don't think: you made a mistake. Hernia recurrence is not that uncommon. If your surgeon is experienced in this area, you should follow his recommendation re: lap v. open operation. Both operations have equivalent long term results. ...Read more

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I have atrial fibrillation, my knees require replacement surgery.. Is there any alternative procedure to surger?

I have atrial fibrillation, my knees require replacement surgery.. Is there any alternative procedure to surger?

Options: That would me a question for your orthopod. I am assuming the question you are having regarding the surgery has to do with anticoagulation? You can actually be bridged with heparin or lovenox (enoxaparin) if such is the case. If the question is purely based on addition procedures more info will be required to tell you about options ...Read more

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Ts4 thyroid is 19?

Ts4 thyroid is 19?

Need other lab: You need other lab such as a free T4 and tsp. 19 is probably high if you're not on estrogen or bcp;s.If you're on replacement, the dose is probably too high. Switch to brand name replacement and have your doctor monitor the levels. Generics are unreliable and have variable potency. ...Read more

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3 weeks out of partial thyroid removal. Pre-surg TSH 1.27 miu/l: ft4 .9 ng/dl: after surgery TSH 3.150 miu/l: ft4 .96. Do i need medication?

Not yet based on lab: Usually after partial or total thyroid removal it can take a while before medication may be needed. Every patient is different as to when they need medication. You are still making thyroid hormone from what's left, it appears your TSH has risen in just 3 weeks and may mean you might need medication soon. Normally we look for TSH to be above 4.5 before starting medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Thyroidectomy (Definition)

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