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Thyroid Surgery Healing Incision
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
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
Upcoming op for recurrent sport hernia. Prev. op was open suture without mesh. New surgeon will use open anterior w/mesh. Risk of testicular damage?
Caution: Not a simple problem. If you have had a previous open repair, and you're still having pain, I would strongly recommend a laparoscopic repair IF you need one. Only about 20% of inguinal repairs are done this way, so you'll have to find a surgeon w/ enough training/experience. Try the Americas Hernia Society website to find one near you. Hope this helps! ...Read more
4 weeks after an Open Reduction Internal Fixation (2 screws) knee procedure on an OCD lesion ... clicking/popping and numbness. Is this normal?
depends: The type of incision can be the same in both c-section and ovary resection, the surgeon opens the skin along the bikini line and then opens the fascia from the umbilicus to the pubic bone. The same suture, usually absorbable can be used in both. The ovarian cyst surgery also can be done with a laprascopic approach, minimally invasive. Okay to ask your surgeon about these choices. Be well. ...Read more
Traditional suture repair of inguinal hernia back in 2012. Hernia has recurred. Should I opt for open mesh repair or robotic laparoscopic?
Either: Both are equal and should remedy the problem ...Read more
Popliteal aneurysms: Bilateral popliteal aneurysm repairs can be done at the same sitting but I prefer staged procedures as it is easier on the patient and the surgeon. Get one leg fixed, make sure it's ok then get the other fixed. Alternatively placement of popliteal stents is a viable option that I prefer to popliteal bypass and aneurysm exclusion. Bypass option is still available if it becomes necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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