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What exactly is a thoracab procedure?

What exactly is a thoracab procedure?

Minimally invasive: This is another name for minimally invasive coronary bypass surgery, where the heart is access through the intercostal (between the ribs) space and the operation is down through there. For more information please see: http://www.Uchospitals.Edu/specialties/heart/services/coronary-artery-disease/bypass/thoracab.Html. ...Read more

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What exactly is a laparoscopy?

What exactly is a laparoscopy?

Surgery: Surgical procedure that uses small incisions to insert a lighted camera and small surgical instruments to perform surgical procedures in the abdominal or pelvic region. ...Read more

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What exactly is a rhinoplasty?

What exactly is a rhinoplasty?

Nasal reshaping: Rhinoplasty is the operation which is used to correct the shape of the nose. This can be done for cosmetic or functional reasons. There are a variety of different approaches and techniques which are used depending on what areas of the nose need to be changed. This is often done as an outpatient under general anesthesia. Recovery is usually relatively mild, with minimal pain. ...Read more

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What exactly is a laparotomy?

What exactly is a laparotomy?

Open surgery: Laparotomy is surgery that involves opening the abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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What kind of surgery is trochleoplasty? How is it performed? Please explain the procedure?

What kind of surgery is  trochleoplasty? How is it performed? Please explain the procedure?

The trochlea: is located at the end of the femur (long bone of the thigh) and is the groove where the patella (knee cap) moves when the knee is flexed. There may be alterations in this groove which contribute to recurrent patellar dislocation. A trochleoplasty reshapes/corrects this groove. It is difficult, done rarely, can fail, and should only be done by orthopedists with special expertise. ...Read more

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What exactly is a prominent spine?

What exactly is a prominent spine?

See below: This is not a medical term but in context this would be a description used on the physical exam . Protuberant , standing out , and fullness are similar words . As far as the back exam this would refer to the spine, ribs or scapula. There are several causes and having an orthopaedic spine eval by an orthopaedic surgeon , not saying you need surgery . Hope i was helpful . Thank you. ...Read more

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What exactly is a non-invasive ventilator?

What exactly is a non-invasive ventilator?

Without tube: We can help patients breath using a ventilator. Usually we place a tube in the trachea and attach the ventilator. We also can use a special mask ( CPAP or bipap) without a tube to attach to a ventilator. Generally we use this method in patients who are more stable or refuse invasive procedures. ...Read more

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What exactly is a bilateral subcostal incision for hepatectomy?

What exactly is a bilateral subcostal incision for hepatectomy?

Big incision: A bilateral subcostal incision is one placed horizontally about one inch below the ribs. It usually start far on the right side, comes up diagonally to the middle, and then over to the left, angling down again but not typically as far over as on the right. ...Read more

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What exactly is a hernia?

What exactly is a hernia?

A fascial tear: All hernias are caused by a disruption in the fascia of the abdominal wall. Fascia is a strong sheet of connective tissue that extends from the top of you abdomen (where it meets your chest) down past your groin. The fascia is the strength layer of your abdominal wall. It is responsible for keeping your abdominal contents in your abdomen. A hernia is a hole in your fascia. ...Read more

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What exactly is done in a surgery for epiploic appendagitis?

What exactly is done in a surgery for epiploic appendagitis?

Not surgical: Epiploic appendices are small, fat-filled sacs or finger-like projections along the surface of the upper and lower colon and rectum. They may become acutely inflamed as a result of torsion (twisting) or venous thrombosis. Epiploic appendagitis can cause severe pain and discomfort. Is self-limiting, and is generally treated with an anti-inflammatory and a moderate to severe pain medication. ...Read more

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What is a "laparoscopic surgery"?

What is a "laparoscopic surgery"?

Minimally-invasive: Surgery on the abdomen. With traditional open surgery, a relatively large incision is made, & the surgeon works with his hands inside the abdomen. With laparoscopic surgery, small incisions are made, & a scope & thin instruments are placed thru trocars thru the incisions. The surgeon then operates like playing video games on tv. Patients have less pain & bounce back faster than with open surgery. ...Read more

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What is a laparoscopy?

What is a laparoscopy?

Surgery with camera: Laparoscopic surgery uses a camera and long, thin instruments to do surgery through small incisions. You will need general anesthesia. Then the abdomen is puffed up with carbon dioxide to create working space. Once the surgery is done, the gas is deflated and the small holes closed. For most procedures, recovery tends to be quicker than for open procedures. ...Read more

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What is a subchondroplasty procedure and what is the out come?

What is a subchondroplasty procedure and what is the out come?

Smoothing of joint.: Usually done thru a scope & using various types of equipment, the articular cartilages of the knee r smoothed to remove any of the damaged surface. The outcomes do not give u a new joint surface but do make u better. U have a damaged joint surface already so 2 preserve what u have left u will need activity modification so that u preserve what's left. It's an aid 2 treat ur pain, not a new surface. ...Read more

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What is a c-section?

What is a c-section?

Abdominal delivery: A c-section is when an incision is made across the mother's skin and uterus in order to delivery the baby through the abdominal incision. ...Read more

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What is involved in a pericardium removal? What is the procedure?

What is involved in a pericardium removal? What is the procedure?

Pericardiectomy: read this: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/services/pericardiectomy

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What exactly is a mastectomy bra?

What exactly is a mastectomy bra?

Individualized item: A mastectomy bra is usually fitted by a lady who is a trained specialist and is able to measure each patient and determine their size and options. It can hold a breast prosthesis for cosmetic purposes and can help in recovery after mastectomy surgery. ...Read more

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What is a pelvic ultrasound like? What is the procedure?

What is a pelvic ultrasound like? What is the procedure?

Ultrasound : Ultrasound of the pelvic structure. This can be performed across the lower abdomen with the bladder full or using the vagina as a window to the uterus and ovaries. With the bladder full it may be uncomfortable but doesn't hurt ...Read more

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What is the general procedure for a lung biopsy?

What is the general procedure for a lung biopsy?

Several types: • Several approaches are used for lung bx to obtain enough tissue for histologic exam. The simplest is the Needle biopsy. With local anesthesia a needle is guided through the chest wall into a suspicious area CT or CAT scan or fluoroscopy. A transbronchial biopsy is performed through a fiberoptic bronchoscope and a Thoracoscopic biopsy is used with general anesthesia and also allows bx. ...Read more

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What is the procedure of a torticollis surgery?

What is the procedure of a torticollis surgery?

Torticollis: If you are considering surgery, i would assume that you are not responding or have had adverse reactions to the use of Botox injections. Surgical treatment is dictated by clearly defining the hyperactive neck muscles that are spasming. Selective denervation of the muscles requires meticulous dissection and avulsion of the motor nerves for the specific muscles. ...Read more