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How risky is a pacemaker and cables replacement procedure when the cables are 13 years old?

How risky is a pacemaker and cables replacement procedure when the cables are 13 years old?

It depends: If they are only replacing the pacemaker and leaving the old wires alone, not very risky. If they are going to remove the old wires there is additional risk, although many centers are quite good at that. Not every place that puts in pacemakers is set up to remove old wires. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Which hair replacement procedure works best for men?

Which hair replacement procedure works best for men?

Single follicular: The most natural results are obtained withings single follicular unit transplants. This means that hairs are placed one by one to fill the area of hair loss. This can be done with a strip or follicular unit extraction. No one will know you had a hair transplant. ...Read more

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How successful is a hintegra ankle replacement procedure?

How successful is a hintegra ankle replacement procedure?

Successful: This prosthesis has a very good success record in europe. Unfortunately, it is not fda approved for use in the U.S. There is a comparable (three component) prosthesis called the star that is fda approved for use in this country. It also has a very good record. www.orthodoc.aaos.org/footankle. ...Read more

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Is the heart valve replacement procedure particularly dangerous?

Is the heart valve replacement procedure particularly dangerous?

No, some risks exist: Like any invasive surgical procedure there are risks: infection<2%, stroke < 1%, death<.5%; these numbers can vary depending on degree of co-existing illness in patient. Many of these procedures have been performed, you can obtain success data on a given physician. In every case, a risk/benefit calculation must be analyzed. ...Read more

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What is the partial hip replacement procedure that replaces just the acetabellum not the femur head?

What is the partial hip replacement procedure that replaces just the acetabellum not the femur head?

Acetabular osteotomy: There are acetabular osteotomies that reorient the acetabulum but do not actually replace the surface. ...Read more

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What is vaginal replacement in a cancer patient?

What is vaginal replacement in a cancer patient?

Reconstruction: There are various ways to reconstruct a vagina after a cancer patient has undergone extensive surgeries to remove cancer. If the scarring and disfigurement was substantial, vaginal reconstruction is an option for patient satisfaction and normal appearance. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for pacemaker replacement?

What is the procedure for pacemaker replacement?

Generator change: Typically an outpatient procedure involving a small incision to access the old device, unplugging the leads and placing a new pacemaker generator into the pocket once the leads are attached and closing the incision. Less involved typically than the original placement. ...Read more

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What is success.On a spinal fusion rather then replacement is the procedure same amount risky? I'm scared by I do need one

What is success.On a spinal fusion rather then replacement is the procedure same amount risky? I'm scared by I do need one

Depends : Depends on the reason for fusion, the age of the patient , their medic issues . It really just depends on a lot of things. I would ask the bone doctor your question. ...Read more

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Is total hip replacement a very common procedure?

YES: Total hip replacements are one of the most common procedures performed. Over 285,000 are performed yearly in the USA. ...Read more

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Any thoughts on bhrt using the biote pellet procedure for my hormone replacement after my hysterectomy?

Any thoughts on bhrt using the biote pellet  procedure for my hormone replacement after my  hysterectomy?

Balance is Key: If the surgical procedure included the removal of both ovaries, then one will experiece a sudden decrease of progesterone, testosterone and estrogen. Compounded pellet implants for women come in the forms of Estradiol and testosterone. Progesterone is rx as a topical, inj or oral. The advantage of the pellet implant tx is the steady-state delivery over 3-6 months. ...Read more

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Minimally invasive hip replacement surgery is this a proven method for hi replacemnent. Just wondering due to this being a rather new procedure.?

Minimally invasive hip replacement surgery is this a proven method for hi replacemnent. Just wondering due to this  being a rather new procedure.?

Not new: This is not a new procedure, there are a few different types of minimally invasive techniques. If it were me, i would not care about scar length if it compromised my surgeons ability to place a well-aligned prosthesis. ...Read more

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Man 86 severe angina nds valve replacement cd it b done enestetic free. What materials would the valve be made of. How long is this procedure. Thanks.

Abbreviations: Sorry - not sure what nds or cd stand for - here's information on transcatheter aortic valve replacement which is the least invasive method of replacement. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/percutaneous/percutaneousvalve.aspx. ...Read more

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What is the procedure like for a total knee replacement?

What is the procedure like for a total knee replacement?

Knee replacement: Although we call it a "total" knee replacement, this surgery is actually a "resurfacing" of the end of the femur, the top of the tibia and the undersurface of the patella (knee cap) with metal and plastic components. Although the acl and PCL ligaments are "replaced" in a total knee with a plastic post, the muscles (quads & collateral ligaments (mcl and lcl) are preserved intact with this procedure. ...Read more

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How long of a procedure is a mitral valve replacement?

How long of a procedure is a mitral valve replacement?

4 hours: The surgery might take approximately 4 hours. You would expect to spend, on average, 5 days in the hospital. Complete recovery takes approximately 2 months. If the repair is done in a minimally invasive fashion, the hospital stay might be 3-4 days and full recovery might take only one month. ...Read more

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Hello! I had a crowned replacement on my fore tooth, 6 of them. After the procedure I got depressed and start feel regret and sad why I did it.?

Hello!  I had a crowned replacement on my  fore tooth, 6 of them. After the procedure I got depressed and start feel regret and sad why I did it.?

Give it some time: The mouth is a very sensitive place. Small changes can affect you greatly. I suggest giving your body time to get use to the new crowns. If the teeth are now healthy and pain and disease free, you have just done something good for your body. If there are problems with the crowns or if there is pain you should seek care to check how the crowns are doing. ...Read more

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Can knee replacement be done more cheaply overseas? Is knee replacement a procedure that can be done inexpensively in other countries through medical tourism? .

Can knee replacement be done more cheaply overseas? Is knee replacement a procedure that can be done inexpensively in other countries through medical tourism?

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Knee replacement: Yes, it probably can be done less expensively overseas. You have to consider, however, whether the surgeon doing the procedure overseas will fly to the us to operate on you in case of a complication. When things go wrong you may not want to get on a place overseas to see him/her. ...Read more

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