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Original pain from before lap chole is back upper rt abd, & upper rt back, surgeon ordered labs, but wants me to go back to regular doctor? Lap 3 wks

Original pain from before lap chole is back  upper rt abd, & upper rt back, surgeon ordered labs, but wants me to go back to regular doctor? Lap 3 wks

2nd opinion: You might try seeing another surgeon or GI specialist.. But before that, you need to know what the labs show. ? elevated white count, bilirubin, alk phos. If these are up, there may be a retained stone. Also possible is a slow bile leak, resulting in bile collection in the GB bed. A HIDA scan may be useful. Ask your surgeon how for an explanation of the persistent pain. He has a responsibility. ...Read more

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My son is 14 and he has had back issue for 10 months. He diagnosed with a L5 Stress fracture , its healed but stillin pain. Back surgeon has no answer?

Time is great healer: Stress fractures can be a nuisance as the healing is generally slow, specially in the weight bearing bones like the spine and lower extremities. After the fracture has healed, it may take several additional weeks before your son is likely to be symptom free. In the meantime use rest and pain medicine as advised and avoid activities that put additional risk for repeat fractures. ...Read more

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2 herniated discs, l4-s1, annular tears, osteoarthritis, leg pain& numbness, sharp shooting pain down leg into foot. Questions for back surgeon?

2 herniated discs, l4-s1, annular tears, osteoarthritis, leg pain& numbness, sharp shooting pain down leg into foot. Questions for back surgeon?

Answer: If the pain, weakness and or numbness cannot be controlled with pain medication, stretching exercises, and other nonoperative management, i recommend you see a spine specialist for further recommendations. Severe pain, bowel/bladder incontinence, sudden change in sensation/motor function may require emergent evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the ?Steps?To become an orthopedic spine surgeon?

What are the ?Steps?To become an orthopedic spine surgeon?

Years of work: College, medical school, internship, ortho residency, spine fellowship. About 14 years later, you will be ready to be the new spine surgeon, pay your dues and earn a reputation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a neurospine surgeon and an orthopedic spine surgeon? They both give injections. I have a cyst on my t-6. Whom should I see?

What is the difference between a neurospine surgeon and an orthopedic spine surgeon? They both give injections. I have a cyst on my t-6. Whom should I see?

Both are ok: Both neurosurgeons and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons treat spinal disorders. It is worth your time to learn about your surgeon before considering surgery. Hopefully, your primary care doctor can help to point you in the right direction. The most important thing to do is to make sure that the surgeon you choose has expertise in treating your problem. Check out healthgrades.Com. ...Read more

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Is a neurosurgeon vs orthopedic spine surgeon better for performing cerv artificial disc replacement or vice versa?

Is a neurosurgeon vs orthopedic spine surgeon better for performing cerv artificial disc replacement or vice versa?

Most experienced: Both orthopaedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons can be trained to perform arthroplasty. I have trained hundreds of both and those with the most commitment to excellence, experience, surgical skill, thoughtful decision making and ultimately commitment to their patients, whether neuro or ortho are best. I encourge you to find a surgeon who has committed experience. ...Read more

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What does a call to go back to the surgeon mean? I had a lumpectomy?

What does a call to go back to the surgeon mean? I had a lumpectomy?

Routine: Following any operation, it is important to see your surgeon within 1-2 weeks to be certain there were no postoperative complications. Furthermore, it is important to discuss what was found at surgery and what the next steps might be. ...Read more

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What could a call to go back to the surgeon mean after a lumpectomy?

What could a call to go back to the surgeon mean after a lumpectomy?

Need more surgery: This could mean that the surgical area has positive margins-i.e. There is still part of the mass/tumor left. You want negative margins which means all of the tumor is gone. I highly recommend you contact your surgeon to speak about this in detail. An in-person visit will allow you to get all of your questions answered. Take a friend or family member as an extra pair of ears. ...Read more