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What Is A Back Surgeon Called
Where do you live wh: What do you need done maybe I can help a suggestion. ...Read more
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
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
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
Does Tramadol show up in pre-employment drug screen? Also, how long does 5 mg percocet show? Both are prescribed from back surgeon. Just curious.
My back surgeon says I need neck surgery it on level C5 but the MRI reports says that my c4, C6 our starting to be involved would you fix all of them?
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
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?
Pain after fracture: Unfortunately, even after bones have healed, some people continue to have pain at the site of injury. There are many reasons for this, but there are things that can definitely help. Physical therapy is a must. Chronic back pain after injury is often due to continual aggravation of site from daily activities. A physiatrist (MD trained in musculoskeletal care) can also help with pain management. ...Read more
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
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
Kinda wierd: Are you loosing a lot of teeth from tooth decay? Still, too personal, unprofessional, and strange for an oral surgeon to call you that. ...Read more
My surgeon told me almost a month ago that I need a fusion. It hasn't been scheduled yet, they were supposed to call. Should I be worried about this?
Not to worry.: Please give the office a call to check up on things. They may be working on it or the scheduling may have fallen through the cracks. There are many details to deal w/in a busy office but your case is also important. Stay calm and ask simply and directly. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Surgeon: Mostly it is general surgeons who repair hernias. ...Read more
General surgeon: The majority of surgeons specializing in hernia repair are general surgeons. There are some plastic surgeons doing hernia repair, but typically those are more complex abdominal wall reconstructions. You could always check out the Americas Hernia Society website to find surgeons interested on hernia repair. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Tonight at work I busted open a four week old laparoscopic site when I hit the coner of a table with a box. Should I call family dr or surgeon or none?
YOUR SURGEON: Call the person who knows the most about what you had done. ...Read more
Should I change surgeons? Had MRI 4/6. Today is 4/22. I have not heard from the ordering surgeon. Should I be worried? Should I find a new surgeon? I have called the MRI giver to find out if they sent it to the right place and when - no response. I hav
Thanks for your question.
Communication issues with your provider's office can be a very frustrating problem. Usually there is a breakdown in the system the provider has set up to answer patient phone calls promptly - it's possible that the surgeon may not have received your message (although there could be a number of other factors.)
i would recommend going to the office and asking to speak to the office manager. If the office values customer service, they will appreciate your feedback and provide you with the information you need. If that fails, i'd recommend you contact your primary care provider's office - they will likely be able to get the results and refer you to another surgeon if needed.
I hope this helps! ...Read more
What does a plastic surgeon call a mini-lift? Or, is it rare that they perform it at all. What areas of the face does it work on to try to improve?
Pick a good surgeon: Discuss with your surgeon what you want to accomplish with surgery and what your concerns are. If you find a surgeon who is board certified in plastic surgery, has good experience with facelift, and you trust them after meeting them, then your facelift can accomplish the natural results you are looking for. Don't rely on the name of the surgery to pick how you get rejuvenation. ...Read more
Been a week and a half since surgery a part of the incision site that has. Not closed yet is oozing on a bandage should I call the surgeons office?
Yes: Yes, you should call the surgeon's office and describe everything you just did. Good luck. ...Read more
I have never used an oral & maxillofacial dental surgeon. They are very well educated. When do I call one since my general dds says he can do it all?
Your choice: If a surgical procedure is planned, and your General Dentist feels competent to do the procedure, there's probably no problem. Do understand that a Specialist, an Oral Surgeon, has 3-5 years more training than your General Dentist, and does nothing other than surgery. Your choice. ...Read more
Went to ER for chest pains turns out my gallbladder was inflamed they said call a surgeon & get it removed does it have to be removed?
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What are your symptoms? What did the tests show?
Usually once the gallbladder becomes symptomatic it acts up more frequently and more severely. Talk to a surgeon to get your questions answered properly. ...Read more
10 weeks post op from patella femoral replacement. I'm experiencing burning medial of the patella and crutching at the top of patella. Call surgeon?
Yes: Crunching or crepitus is common after reconstructive surgery and not to worry unless it is painful or there is an associated catch or clunk. The burning pain is not unusual but you may need more PT to improve your muscle balance and function. Of course, if you have redness, increased swelling, fever, drainage or any wound problem. Seek immediate attention. ...Read more
What constitutes a "large" labral tear? Surgeon called 1:00-3:00 lrg but I didn't think it sounded that big. Having arthroscopy along with PAO to fix
Uncertain, but ortho: Use this in their lingo, could be serious tear arthoscopy will confirm and hope clear it up. ...Read more
I have what you would call spock ear. Where there isn't a fold in the helix part of the ear. Please give me advice. Surgeons I've been 2cant fix it?
Spock Ear: A spock ear (or stahl's ear) has an extra fold going backwards to a point a little like the star trek character. A board certified plastic surgeon may be able to reshape the ear, but it will depend on the specifics of the deformity. For newborns, molding can help in the first few days after birth. After that, only cosmetic surgery can help. ...Read more
Had a partial knee replacement 9/28. Pain ok when sedentary but when standing pain almost unbearable. Normal? Don't wanna call surgeon quite yet.
Do not be shy!
Please let your surgeon know your problem! ...Read more
Should I call my surgeons office to let them know of swollen/ white uvula? Or is this just a common occurance? Had bilateral sinus surgery yesterday.
Pain?: You likely had intubation for anesthesia which often leads to irritation at the throat. You may even be a little hoarse as well. If there is no pain or bleeding, you can just wait and see if the problem resolves in the next few days. However there is no harm in calling the surgeon who may want to take a look at it. ...Read more
Had pilonidal cyst removal 10 days ago with closure (4 sutures), in last 7 days I had a liquid drainage (my surgeon called seroma).normal? When it stops?
Surgeon: Always start with the individual who last saw the problem. Use ice if within 24 hours and warm moist packs thereafter until you can see the surgeon. ...Read more
All things being so-called equal, whom may be best at doing an upper molar sinus lift--prosthodontist, periodontist or oral surgeon?
Experience: Whoever does the procedure most often. Experience counts. That could be any of the three. ...Read more
I got a referral from my dentist to see an oral surgeon to remove my wisdom teeth. What happens now? Do I call the surgeon and make an appointment?
Call and schedule: Schedule an appointment and ask the oral surgeon all the questions you have about the extractions and what to expect during healing. It is important that you understand what will be done during the procedure and afterwards during healing. ...Read more
Mom had MRI of 3.8 cm kidney tumor tues. Morning! Said results in 24-48hrs still haven't heard anything. If was bad would gp call or have surgeon tell
Contact ordering Dr.:
When patients don't get x ray results they should contact their ordering Doctor. A daughter of a patient needs to supply the approval, which is most required to be written, of the patient themselves due to privacy laws.
No inference can be made by the lack of a report. ...Read more
How does alloderm help with breast reconstruction? My surgeon mentioned using something called alloderm during my breast reconstruction. He said it's artificial skin. Why do I need that? .
Alloderm supports: Alloderm is actually skin from a cadaver, not artificial skin. It is a brand name for a type of acellular dermal matrix or adm. It is frequently used in breast reconstruction to support the skin allowing for greater expansion or direct to implant reconstruction after mastectomy. ...Read more
I am 2 wms post op. Hole near surgical site is red and pussy. Yesterday developed dizziness, nausea and fever. Should I call surgeon? He saw me Friday
Infection: Yes you need to see your surgeon ASAP. It's sounds like its infected ...Read more
Had a mri on my (L) Knee. Ortho dr called said it was ok and still wants me see surgeon cause it locks up and hurts when walking. What treatments work?
Knee pain: Hard to know without more specific details. If indeed it is locking up and hurts, then there is concern of intra-articular injury (meniscus, etc) I would see the surgeon to see if the knee needs to be scoped, injected, etc ...Read more
What is a hand doctor called? Is he still called an orthopedic surgeon, or do you have to go to a "hand surgeon"?
After prolonged bedrest and delivery, I could feel like snakes on my calves. Discovered they were varicose veins popping up. Surgeon was mad I called.?
Pregnancy a risk too: As dr. Bulger said, pregnancy increases a woman's risk for getting varicose veins. In addition to prolonged bedrest being a risk factor for developing a blood clot, so is pregnancy itself. If you have pain, swelling, redness, and/or warmth in any of the veins in your calves, don't wait to seek medical attention. Otherwise, it isn't a bad idea to wait until 6 weeks post partum to see an md. ...Read more
Called microdiscectomy surgeon about the increased shooting/cramping pain down lt leg & nurse said overdoing it Sun & was cause. Pain is 10 behind my knee & can't straighten it...in tears. Any ideas?
Hard sore red heated painful lump above and below belly button 1 month after an liproscopic appendectomy what could it be should I call my surgeon?
abdo abscess on CT taking keflex now it's leaking out of old port site it's very foul smelling should I go to ER now or wait to call surgeon tomorrow?
You can wait: If you are already on antibiotics, you can wait to speak to surgeon tomorrow for further instructions. ...Read more
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