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Unnecessary Surgery Addict
Plastic surgery: Plastic surgeons are both aesthetic and reconstructive surgeons so that is a difficult answer. Many people are born with deformities are obtain breast cancer or are in accidents who need the help of a plastic surgeon. Aesthetic surgery is elective and depends on how the patients feels and wants. ...Read more
3 surgeries in2 weeks: risks? I'm only allowed 2wks off work & need: impacted wisdom T removal &want to get LASIK (eyelaser) & labiaplasty. Is thtsafe
Not recommended: not recommended. you need time to heal for each before undergoing the next. choose the dental one first and then pick your favorite of the other two after that. hope that helps. ...Read more
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
Emotionally disturbed addict. I'm a recovering alcohol, crack, heroin and Valium addict, how to cope?
You need support: Few people, if anyone, can recover all on their own. There are self-help groups like aa/na and others, formal therapy groups that use cognitive behavioral therapy, individual psychotherapies and family/couples therapies. Work on improving health with diet and exercise, and develop other fulfilling activities and hobbies, religious and/or meditative practices. Treat underlying psychiatric problem. ...Read more
Talk about it: There were probably many reasons that you chose this direction. You sound like you are second guessing your choice at this point. Review the reasons for your decision. Your OB agreed, apparently. Who questioned your choice and why? These are the issues which you can talk about with a neutral person. In the meantime, put your energy into getting to know your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery for sinus mucocele & turbinate reduction done under general require urine cathetor? Any danger to this nature of surgery?
Most likely no: There is no reason that you should need a catheter for sinus surgery. The procedure is relatively short in time & often done out-patient. That said, your surgeon will do what s/he feels is proper for the safety of your health. You can always call & ask. Just like intubation for breathing though, they may do it once you are "out" & remove it before you wake so you may not even know it was done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endocarditis: Intravenous drug use is can introduce bacteria into the blood stream either from the needle or the skin. These bacteria can infect the heart valves. This is called endocarditis. This can sometimes be treated with antibiotics (and treatment for drug addiction), but sometimes also requires surgery. ...Read more
What type of lifestyle can I expect after meniscus transplant surgery w/ ACL revision? Return to sports? Activities to avoid?
Never give up: The goal of these surgeries is full functional recovery. The success is highly dependent on the post-op rehab. Work hard in rehab. And follow restrictions closely, and you may be surprised with your functional success. Not everyone gets back to high level athletics, but some do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Recovery planning is very important. There are recources or people who can help. Going to aa and getting a sponsor is a form of recovery planning, talking to your doctor is another. Some therapist are specialized in recovery planning. Have a plan that involves other people is the best way to stay sober. Ex would be, newly sober, what do you do if you come across a "friend" or dealer. Need a plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a 58 year old. Had open inguinal hernia mesh repair surgery. Job requires lifting 75-150 lbs. How long is recovery before going back to this job?
If you want after 4w: Healing will be near complete after collagen tissue i is formed i that will take place 3 Wks , most of the people will go back to work in 4 to 6 wks. obvious other factors , your motivation , general health , non healing etc will limit early return to work . When you go back obvious you will not going to lift 150 lbs on first day , has to be progressive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rx 4 fentanyl patch25 was on perc 10 read warnings scared to use it am in severe pain pending multiple surgeries don't want to die or become an addict?
Pain management: Guidelines for analgesic use published by the american pain society recommend that, as a general rule, any analgesic regimen should include a nonopioid drug even if the pain is severe enough to require the addition of an opioid. It is also suggested that analgesic medications, especially the opioids, be prescribed on a scheduled, around the clock. Rec.: talk to your surgeon about pain management. ...Read more
Sometimes: Endoscopic brain surgery has both risks and benefits. In the correct hands, this type of surgery can make the previously unthinkable possible but like anything, if this type of surgery is not applied properly, it can have significant (even deadly) risks. In short, open brain surgery can be just as safe as endoscopic surgery but it depends on the comfort level of your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Do you have insurance? If so, what is your copay for elective surgery. Is the surgery cosmetic in nature? If so, you will need to pay up front. If you don't have any insurance, the hospital will want to see what your resources are in order to help you develop a payment plan that is reasonable and fair. Good luck! ...Read more
EF: Ef or ejection fraction is the amount of blood ejected with each beat of the heart. An ejection fraction of 55 - 60 per cent is normal. A low ef, below 30 or 35 per cent has a higher risk for any surgery including cardiac surgery. The risks are of more complications with surgery such as heart failure, forming of a blood clot, or a stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Typically i recommend combination of general anesthesia with a regional block (inter scalene of supraclaviclar). Blocks do have risks, and these should be discussed with your anesthesiologist. However, there is very good evidence showing use of pre-op block lessens post-op pain. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Best Plastic Surgeon: Most important make sure you see a board certified plastic surgeon by the american board of plastic surgeon, ask to see his before and after photos and check reviews. For more information, I have written an article on how i would go about finding the best plastic surgeon. See the following link: <a href="http://drnichter.Com/find-best-plastic-surgeon-dr-right/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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