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What are the risks in having an operation done when you have copd?

What are the risks in having an operation done when you have copd?

Depends: It depends on how bad the COPD is and where the proposed surgery is. For example, COPD significantly raises the risk for surgery that will remove part of your lung or that involves the chest or upper abdomen but only mildly increases the risks for surgery away from the chest (i.e. Knee surgery). This is something that should be discussed with a doctor who knows your COPD severity and other risks. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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What are the surgeries that might have to be done after getting scfe surgery?

What are the surgeries that might have to be done after getting scfe surgery?

Femoral epiphysis: Post-op the joint will be examined frequently to make sure epiphysis has united with the rest of femur. If it doesn't & dies (from lack of blood supply), the femoral head may need to be replaced. Orthopedic surgeon can give you specifics & other possible options. ...Read more

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What are the risks involved in having a heart condition and being pregnant?

Talk with Dr : You will need to consult with your personal physician for this one. Some heart conditions may not cause any problems during pregnancy whereas pregnancy may be contraindicated with others. Specific info is required to answer that question. ...Read more

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How is safe and what are the risk in having a fistulotomy ? And what are the risk in not having an anal fistula removed?

How is safe and what are the risk in having a fistulotomy  ? And  what are the risk in not having an anal fistula removed?

Safer with experienc: Biggest risk is incontinence-very low incidence in experienced hands, many options available to lessen risk. Discuss with an experienced surgeon! risks are higher if you don't fix it, as multiple infections will surely damage sphincter more, making repair even harder, riskier the longer you wait. Most fistulae are easily fixed with minimal risk, so don't delay for fear of consequences. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about a laproscopy being performed on the knee? Might need one in the near future. Is general anesthesia common for procedure?

What can you tell me about a laproscopy being performed on the knee? Might need one in the near future. Is general anesthesia common for procedure?

Wrong terminology. -: -laparoscopy is an abdominal procedure, arthroscopic refers 2 a joint. You must mean knee arthroscopy. I always use general in no contraindications. But spinals,nerve blocks an local with sedation is used by some. Have 2 ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a minor hernia. What are the risks of not having surgery?

I have a minor hernia. What are the risks of not having surgery?

Probably minimal: Can get bigger over time (or not); can cause symptoms (fullness, pain)- or not; can have intestine get stuck and can't "reduce" the lump-surgical urgency; can have intestine get stuck and compromise blood flow-surgical emergency. Talk to your doc. May be able to leave it for some time, especially if no symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the risks with a tenodesis procedure? I will be going in for a bicep tenodesis soon. What are any risks that I should be aware of beforehand? .

What are the risks with a tenodesis procedure? I will be going in for a bicep tenodesis soon.  What are any risks that I should be aware of beforehand?

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In : In your shoulder? Biceps tenodesis is usually done because the tendon of the biceps muscle going into your shoulder is damage. The tendon has to be released from inside the shoulder joint and secured to the bone outside of the shoulder using small anchors. Complications can occur and are rare. The most common complication involves injury to nerves around the shoulder. Surgery is successful about 85-90%. ...Read more

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If you are doing an operation on the heart, would you have to break the patients sternum and/or ribs in order to preform the operation successfully?

If you are doing an operation on the heart, would you have to break the patients sternum and/or ribs in order to preform the operation successfully?

Depends: Depends on problem being operated on and the surgeon performing the operation. Many heart ailments can today be done via less invasive methods, either through smaller incisions between ribs or via robotic techniques. Special expertise in such approaches make it important to seek out those surgeons trained to perform these less orthodox methods. Some operations still require splitting breastbone ...Read more

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If a person was put in a medically induced coma what are the chances of them getting out after they had a double bypass surgery?

If a person was put in a medically induced coma what are the chances of them getting out after they had a double bypass surgery?

Not enough data: The information submitted is too limited to make an informed response.Double coronary bypass ? A common procedure that does not require a "medically induced coma". Why the coma? What was the pre-treatment status of the patient? The public site is not a chat room, so your submissions are not linked. You may want to try HT Prime and contact a bypass surgeon. ...Read more

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What would happen if you were in need of an emergency surgery and had no insurance?

What would happen if you were in need of an emergency surgery and had no insurance?

You would get care: Despite any statements used to justify passage and political selling of obamacare, if you need emergency surgery you will get it in this country. Of course, not having health insurance means you will get a larger bill, just like any other service in the country. ...Read more

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What procedures are performed when you have an appointment to be on birth control?

What procedures are performed when you have an appointment to be on birth control?

Bcp: We do a good medical history. Cannot smoke if taking bcp (increases risk for blood clots) . Start pill on the week you start your period. Otherwise there is no procedure. We'll recommend pap every 1-3 years , monthly self breast exam and healthy life style. ...Read more

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If your tubes are burned, what are the chances of u having a baby. Was told after surgery would not be able to.

If your tubes are burned, what are the chances of u having a baby. Was told after surgery would not be able to.

Tubal ligation: Were they burned in a "tubal ligation" so that you wouldn't be able to have children any more? If so, the likelihood you can get pregnant is really small. If your tubes were burned for some other reason, you need to see a doctor and get some answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm scheduled for TURP procedure to remove part of my prostate. I have cirrhosis too. What are the risks of having this done in my condition?

I'm scheduled for TURP procedure to remove part of my prostate. I have cirrhosis too. What are the risks of having this done in my condition?

Nonw: A TURP isnot the most extensive procedure under anesthesia. It can also be done by DaVinci Robot with smaller incision. If there is no jaundice, ascites or signs of portal hypertenision associated with the cirrhosis then the surgery should not be a problem. ...Read more

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What are risks of having surgery to get a new kidney?

What are risks of having surgery to get a new kidney?

Risk in any surgery: All surgeries/procedures are inherently risky. As with any surgery, there is a risk of wound infection, bleeding, pain and even death. However, because transplant surgery requires immunosuppression, the risk of developing infection is higher than other procedures. Hence, potential kidney transplant recipients are extensively screened before being allowed to proceed with transplant surgery. ...Read more

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If I have frequent unsustained SVT's and Frequent PAC's uncured by medication. And i don't want the cardiac ablation. What are the consequences of not having this invasive procedure?

If I have frequent unsustained SVT's and Frequent  PAC's uncured by medication. And i don't want the cardiac ablation. What are the consequences  of not having this invasive procedure?

Cardiac failure: Catheter ablation does have some serious risks, but they are rare. But the risks may not be worth it for people who have few symptoms. Most PACs/SVT run a benign course however if you have frequent PACs/SVTs then the risk of continuing without ablation include developing AF and SVT. Fast uncontrolled SVTs could result in fainting spells, cardiac failure and sudden death. Speak with a Cardiologist ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more