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What happens during a whipple procedure? Why is it done?

What happens during a whipple procedure? Why is it done?

For pancreas cancer: Whipples are majorly done for cancer of the head of the pancreas. It offers the only curative option for this. It removes the pancreatic head, duodenum and frequently part of the stomach too. ...Read more

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What happens during a whipple procedure?

What happens during a whipple procedure?

Major surgery: Whipple surgery involves removal of a part of the pancreas, small intestine & bile duct with several new surgical connections performed. Best performed by a well experienced general surgeon who has done many of these procedures. Risks of bleeding, infection, poor healing, pancreas leak, diabetes, etc. ...Read more

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When a person undergoes kidney dialysis what is happening and why is the procedure preformed?

When a person undergoes kidney dialysis what is happening and why is the procedure preformed?

Filter: Dialysis does the work of kidneys, acts like kidney filter. Removes the extra fluid and wastes, toxins that accumulate in the body. ...Read more

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What is done during a synovectomy?

What is done during a synovectomy?

Synovium : Synovium is a soft tissue structure, it is part of the anatomy of the knee. A synovectomy means the doctor plans on removing this lining or a piece of it likely because it is no longer functioing properly, and it is damaged. ...Read more

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What is a whipple procedure and is it related to pancreaticoduodenectomy?

What is a whipple procedure and is it related to pancreaticoduodenectomy?

Same thing: A whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy) removes the head of the pancreas, the lower bile duct, gallbladder, and usually part of the stomach (and associated lymph nodes). The GI tract is the reconstructed in a variety of ways. ...Read more

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What happens during a reptoplasty?

Rectoplasty?: This site provides information about rectoplasty: http://www.Browsemedic.Com/fistulae. ...Read more

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What is involved in a pericardium removal? What happens after?

What is involved in a pericardium removal? What happens after?

Depends; why removed: The pericardium is the lining sac that surrounds the heart. If the lining itself is diseased or the sac is filled with fluids with the net result being compromised cardiac function, then removing the pericardium or simply creating a "window", or a drainage outlet that allows fluid to be absorbed by the lung's pleural space, is needed. It then relieves the underlying problem, improving function. ...Read more

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What happens during a mammogram and is it painful?

What happens during a mammogram and is it painful?

Bearable: A screening mammogram is a process that takes <15 minutes. Your breast is compressed and flattened. 1 image is taken. Then your breast is repositioned and another image is taken. This whole process is repeated for the other breast. The compression is what makes the mammogram uncomfortable. However it is bearable. Try to have it done when your breasts are not sore. ...Read more

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Is hycosy test is painful for patient and what is a procedure to do hycosy?

Is hycosy test is painful for patient and what is a procedure to do hycosy?

May be mild: Hycosy , is hysterogram with sonogram non iodine contrast will given will give same tesults as regular hysterogram with out radiation and no iodine dye, to diagnose tubal patency and tubal pregnancy . It is simple an out patient procedure , will have little discomfort. ...Read more

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What is a 'wake up' test and when is it performed?

What is a 'wake up' test and when is it performed?

MWT: A maintenance of wakefulness test (mwt) is usually done after someone has been treated for a sleep disorder, like obstructive sleep apnea or narcolepsy. It tests your ability to stay awake. For certain occupations, state licensing agencies will require them to ensure proper treatment, for occupations such as truck drivers, railroaders and others involved in the transportation industry. ...Read more

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What is done during otoplasty?

What is done during  otoplasty?

Cosmetic Surgery: is the surgery or ear reshaping to correct abnormalities in the structure of the ears. ...Read more

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What is done after a caesarean?

What is done after a caesarean?

CALL YOUR OB !!: Your doc should take the time to tell you what to expect , how long to recover, how long you will be in the hospital and what meds you will prob need, and what u can and cannot do so speak with him before you have the csection, i always explain this to all of my pts- that is just good medcine and common sense so the my pt knows what to expect and is not worried about something minor. ...Read more

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What happens during a laminectomy procedure ?

What happens during a laminectomy procedure ?

Nerve decompression: A laminectomy describes any procedure where the back bony covering (lamina) of the spine is surgically removed. The purpose is to gain access to the spinal canal to remove a disk herniation, bone spur, cyst, or anything else that is putting pressure on the nerve roots or spinal cord. ...Read more

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What is done during a parathyroid biopsy?

What is done during a parathyroid biopsy?

Likely FNA: Fna stands for fine needle aspiration. The skin is numbed with an anesthetic shot and usually an ultrasound is used to guide a needle biopsy. Needle biopsy of parathyroid glands are relatively uncommon, so ask your doctor/surgeon to clarify. ...Read more

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What is a pap smear and why is it done ?

What is a pap smear and why is it done ?

Screening test: A pap is a sampling of the cells from the cervix, the lower part of the uterus. It is a screening test for the abnormal cells that can lead to cervical cancer. ...Read more

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Hi, I was wondering why is it necessary to fart after a c-section?

Hi, I was wondering why is it necessary to fart after a c-section?

Return of GI: function is manifested by passing gas. Any surgery involving opening the abdomen can cause slow down of GI tract motility. Passing gas is a sign that normal motility is returning. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What is the next procedure after having a colonoscopy?

What is the next procedure after having a colonoscopy?

Too vague: Depends on what was its purpose. If it was for screening and nothing was found, usually that's it. If it's to evaluate a particular problem like bleeding, your doctor will decide what other tests to do. Of course, if the colonoscopy finds something, there may be treatment offered. Always know the purpose and the results of any test you get. If unsure, ask the doc. ...Read more

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What point during surgery is a pelvic wash done?

What point during surgery is a pelvic wash done?

Clarify question : I am not clear on your question. If you are referring to washing out the abdominal cavity/pelvic cavity it would usually occur at the end of the surgery. If there was a lot of contamination then it would occur at the beginning. Please clarify your question and re-ask. ...Read more

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What happens during a whipple procedure? Why is it done?

For pancreas cancer: Whipples are majorly done for cancer of the head of the pancreas. It offers the only curative option for this. It removes the pancreatic head, duodenum and frequently part of the stomach too. ...Read more

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What happens during a whipple procedure?

Major surgery: Whipple surgery involves removal of a part of the pancreas, small intestine & bile duct with several new surgical connections performed. Best performed by a well experienced general surgeon who has done many of these procedures. Risks of bleeding, infection, poor healing, pancreas leak, diabetes, etc. ...Read more

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Why do the surgeons cut the bile duct as well during whipple procedure?

Why do the surgeons cut the bile duct as well during whipple procedure?

Anatomy: The bile duct actually runs thru the pancreas before entering into the duodenum. Therefore, in order to remove the head of the pancreas, a portion of the bile duct (plus the duodenum) must be removed, as well. ...Read more

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What should I know about the whipple procedure done for pancreatic or colon cancer?

What should I know about the whipple procedure done for pancreatic or colon cancer?

Major surgery: Whipple surgery involves removal of a part of the pancreas, small intestine & bile duct with several new surgical connections performed. Best performed by a well experienced general surgeon who has done many of these procedures. Risks of bleeding, infection, poor healing, pancreas leak, diabetes, etc. ...Read more

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Familiar with the whipple procedure pancreaticoduodenectomy?

Familiar with the whipple procedure pancreaticoduodenectomy?

Pancreas cancer surg: This procedure is most often used to treat cancer in the "head" of the pancreas. It involves removing about half of the pancreas then reattaching the liver (bile ducts) and remaining pancreas to the intestines. There are multiple ways to actually do the surgery in terms of how the various organs are re-attached. ...Read more

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What is a whipple procedure and is it related to pancreaticoduodenectomy?

Same thing: A whipple procedure (pancreaticoduodenectomy) removes the head of the pancreas, the lower bile duct, gallbladder, and usually part of the stomach (and associated lymph nodes). The GI tract is the reconstructed in a variety of ways. ...Read more

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Is it safe to exercise 3-4 times a week 3 months after having a whipple procedure?

Is it safe to exercise 3-4 times a week 3 months after having a whipple procedure?

Yes: Your incisions should be completely healed by now and you should be able to return to your exercise routine. Listen to your body and go slow at first. As always, you should consult your physician first though. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a whipple procedure that is always mentioned in hospital shows?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a whipple procedure that is always mentioned in hospital shows?

Complex surgery: Performed to treat malignant tumors on the head of the pancreas involving common bile duct, papilla, duodenum near the pancreas, and/or pancreatitis. Also called a pancreaticoduodenectomy. See http://www.Pancreaticcancerjourney.Com/whipple-procedure.Html for an in-depth description. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is the "whipple procedure"?

What is the "whipple procedure"?

Pancreas resection: The whipple procedure is an operation where the head of the pancreas is removed. In doing this the duodenum, gallbladder, distal bile duct and sometimes part of the stomach is removed. All theses structures are closely linked to the head of the pancreas. The gut then has to be reconstructed. The small intestine is attached to the stomach, remaining pancreas and bile duct. ...Read more

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Is the whipple procedure dangerous?

Is the whipple procedure dangerous?

Any: Operation has risks, but also benefits. This operation is a radical pancreatico-duodenectomy, done usually for malignant tumors of the head of pancreas, distal bile duct, or duodenum. It is a big operation, but in experienced hands can be performed with minimal morbidity and mortality. The underlying condition for which it is being performed, on the other hand, is usually fatal if not resected. ...Read more

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Can you explain a whipple procedure?

Can you explain a whipple procedure?

Pancreas removal: Surgery to remove head of pancreas along with associated small intestine, usually for a mass in pancreas blocking the bile duct. The bile duct and remaining pancreas are re-attached to small intestine or stomach. The small intestine ends before and after the removal are then either reconnected or otherwise reconstructed. Any variations possible. ...Read more

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What to expect from a whipple procedure?

What to expect from a whipple procedure?

Major surgery: Whipple surgery involves removal of a part of the pancreas, small intestine & bile duct with several new surgical connections performed. Best performed by a well experienced general surgeon who has done many of these procedures. Risks of bleeding, infection, poor healing, pancreas leak, diabetes, etc. ...Read more

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What is life like after whipple procedure ?

What is life like after whipple procedure ?

Can be difficult: Not for everyone, but the whipple procedure has a 40% morbidity rate. That means 40% of people have a major complication such as pneumonia, abscess, wound infections and most notably delayed gastric emptying. However, unfortunately if you aor someone you know is in need of a whipple the alternative is not attractive either. ...Read more

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What can I expect from a whipple procedure?

What can I expect from a whipple procedure?

A cure (we hope): A whipple operation involves removal of a part of the pancreas and duodenum and then re-routing the stomach, bile, and pancreatic enzymes back into the intestine. All this re-wiring has risks that favor doing this operation only at "centers of excellence" with surgeons very proficient (volume matters). Even in the best of hands, convalescence may take weeks or longer w/complications. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for the whipple procedure?

What is the medical term for the whipple procedure?

Whipple: The medical term for a whipple is a pancreaticoduodenectomy. In this operation, the head of the pancreas, the duodenum, and the bile duct are all removed, and the areas are reconnected. A whipple is usually done for a tumor involving the head of the pancreas, the bile duct, or the duodenum. ...Read more

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What are long term whipple procedure complications?

What are long term whipple procedure complications?

Depends: It depends somewhat on why the surgery was performed. If the pancreas surgery was for cancer, the long term risks are cancer recurrence. If the surgery was for pain from chronic pancreatitis, the long term risk is pain recurrence. Other risks are diabetes, fatty food intolerance, nutritional or dietary changes. ...Read more

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How long can one survive with the whipple procedure?

How long can one survive with the whipple procedure?

That depends: Whipple procedures can be curative for some people undergoing them. I would discuss your specific prognosis with the surgeon who did or is recommending your whipple. ...Read more

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How safe is pregnancy after getting a whipple procedure?

How safe is pregnancy after getting a whipple procedure?

Unusual question: Hopefully this is a real question and not computer generated. Whipples are uncommon in premenopausal women desiring pregnancy, as they are most typically done for pancreatic cancer or intractable pain from pancreatitiis. But if you are seriously considering it - look at the prognosis from the cancer (if applicable). What is your overall health and nutrition? If healthy and cancer free - go for it. ...Read more

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Why do patients get abdominal infections after the whipple procedure?

Why do patients get abdominal infections after the whipple procedure?

Leak from pancreas: Intra-abdominal infections after a whipple are most often due to a pancreatic leak. This operation involves creating 3 new connections to the bowel, and of these, the pancreatic connection is the most likely to leak. Studies show that leak rates can be as high as 30%. The fluid leaks out, forming an abscess, and causing fever and pain. Most patients can be treated with a drain and antibiotics. ...Read more