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Type Of Surgery For Thickened Gallbladder
Gastrectomy); surgical removal of the gall bladder (cholecystectomy); or surgical removal of the pancreas (pancreatectomy), what's the difference?
The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more
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Possibly: If there are no stones and the symptoms are manageable then surgery is not required. ...Read more
What is the average duration of a laparotomy with removal of adhesions and endo lesions including a presacral neurectomy in a stage 3 endo patient?
Varies: Endometriosis is a chronic condition. Most manage the syndrome medically. If surgery is required, most prefer laparoscopy over an open laparotomy. Lysis of adhesions may be brief or extensive. Pre sacral neurectomy is a complicated procedure which should be done as a last resort, by common opinion. Talk with your provider. Ask about recurrence, complications and success rates. Hang in there. ...Read more
What's the standard treatment of post op adhesions which causes obstruction in the small intestines after a sigmoid colon cancer surgery?
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Maalox: It is not unusual for patients post-gallbladder surgery to have an issue with bile. Sometimes, bile refluxes into the stomach, causing a significant inflammation called gastritis. The stomach is designed to handle acidity. Bile is a base. The ingredient in maalox and Gaviscon counter-acts bile and usually will improve indigestion. Also, Questran and Colestid (colestipol) are helpful in pts. W/ diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Per CT scan my gallbladder (GB) is filled with gallstones , gallstones within the neck of GB. no ductal dilatation. can I avoid surgery?
What risks are there to keeping instead of surgically removing a somewhat functional gall bladder (e.g. 25% GBEF) with thickened walls and no stones?
Pain: As long as there is no stone to pass and block the liver and the pancreas there is no real danger. GB with a thick walk and 25%?EF is a badGB. And need to come out. It really depend on your symptoms how much pain you are having pain.You are not placing yourself to any immediate danger by keeping the GB but a stone will eventually form and might pass to CBD . Then you are in trouble ...Read more
Laparoscopy v. Open: The appendix may be removed via traditional "open" surgery performed thru a 2-3" incision or via minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. Both are safe procedures with the choice of procedure usually dependent on the preference of the surgeon. Like most surgeons under age 50, i perform almost all of mine laparoscopically, with an average length of hospitalization less than 24 hrs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the pancreas classified under endocrine surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, or another type of surgery?
Pancreaticobiliary : most bigger centers have a dedicated team for PBS (pancreaticobiliary surgey). In some cases, a general, gi or onc surgeon can be the one specializing in it as well. ...Read more
I have SCC of the tongue. Given options of surgery or radiation/chemo. Does the patient usually choose the treatment. Which is better?
It depends: It depends on the severity and duration of the disease. Lasers, intravitreal injections of medications, and vitrectomy surgery are used by retina specialists every day to save vision, but some cases of severe disease go on to blindness. See a retina specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Days-to-Weeks: Most people are able to go home the same day as the surgery; will require narcotic pain medication for 1-2 days; may return to light duties in 5-7 days, exercise in 1-2 weeks, and full recovery in 2-3 weeks. Of course, every one is different--"results may vary"--like they say on tv. ...Read more
Diabetes ; bypass: Absolutely. The roux-en-y gastric bypass is the best treatment for type 2 diabetes. Medication doesn't cure you. It just controls diabetes. Gastric bypass has a high (80%+) cure rate for type 2 diabetes and can allow you to stop taking medication. I have many patients that had horrible diabetes that are no longer on meds and have no evidence of diabetes. It's amazing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is chin liposuction different for a patient who recently underwent thyroid surgery? I had thyroid surgery which consisted of removal of two benign nodules. How does this affect my eligibility for chin liposuction taking in consideration the proximity
No different: Liposuction is performed above the neck muscles, thyroid surgery is performed underneath (deep to) the neck muscles. There are no problems with performing liposuction after thyroidectomy, but do select a surgeon expericenced in facial plastic surgery. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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