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Dr. Osbert Fernandez
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Gynecologic Surgery (Definition)

Gynecological surgery relates to procedures involving the pelvis and women's reproductive organs. This usually includes surgery affecting the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the uterus, and the cervix. It can also involve the bladder and the surrounding, supportive structures and tissues of the pelvis. Common surgeries are d&c, tubal sterilization, hysterectomy, bladder ...Read more


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What drug to they use on you for pain during reconstructive surgery?

What drug to they use on you for pain during reconstructive surgery?

Pain medication: Over the counter medications like Advil and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help for minor pain. If you required more pain relief then narcotic pain medications will be prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is maxillofacial surgery is reconstructive surgery?

Is maxillofacial surgery is reconstructive surgery?

It can be.: Maxillofaciacial refers to the structure of the face, most often the bone structure. This type of surgery can be reconstructive, cosmetic, or trauma. ...Read more

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How are cosmetic and reconstructive surgery different?

How are cosmetic and reconstructive surgery different?

Cosmetic surgery...: ...Takes a normal structure and makes it nicer looking. Reconstructive surgery tries to repair and restore a structure that has been damaged by trauma, surgery or deformity - and make it look normal. Both are parts of plastic surgery as a specialty. ...Read more

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Why would someone have vaginal reconstructive surgery?

Why would someone have vaginal reconstructive surgery?

Many reasons : There are a variety of reasons for reconstructive surgery related to congenital or acquired deformities or alterations. However the vast majoritynaremduemto birth trauma and the resulting pelvic laxity or scarring it may produce. These range from minor to extensive complications such as epsiotomy revision to devastating recto-vaginal fistfuls or advanced prolapse. ...Read more

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How much does hair reconstructive surgery cost?

How much does hair reconstructive surgery cost?

Hair restoration: This depends on many factors, including the amount of hair to be restored, the method and who performs the treatment. Seek care from a a board certified facial plastic or plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Possible to have reconstructive surgery for flail chest?

Possible to have reconstructive surgery for flail chest?

Yes. : This is a surgery that is performed at select trauma centers around the world. The need for it must outweigh the risks and negatives, and you should seek someone who is experience at this surgery. You can look at youtube for an example of this procedure - search drbentaylor and flail chest or rib fracture. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have reconstructive surgery for flail chest?

Is it possible to have reconstructive surgery for flail chest?

Yes but usually heal: While flail chest can be treated with surgery to stabilize the unstable segment, in many instances it will heal on its own. ...Read more

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What type of metal do they use for bone reconstructive surgery?

What type of metal do they use for bone reconstructive surgery?

Various: There are many metal types used. Most are alloys and are not one metal. Some plates are stainless steel. Some are titanium. Most nails or rods are made of titanium. Joint replacements are made of many different alloys and there are too many to list here. Most common is cobalt chrome. ...Read more

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How effective is reconstructive surgery after a double mastectomy?

How effective is reconstructive surgery after a double mastectomy?

Compared to????: The most important measure of effectiveness of this operation is comparing the results to a woman who has had a double mastectomy without reconstruction, rather than comparing "before and after". Variables that effect outcome include the method of reconstruction, method of mastectomy (mod-rad, skin-sparing, nipple-areolar sparing), and health & body of the woman. Overall, it is very effective. ...Read more

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Who has done reconstructive surgery on the knees? What is it like?

Who has done reconstructive surgery on the knees? What is it like?

I do, complex: Knee reconstructions are very complex and should be done by an experienced surgeon familiar with the latest techniques. When done correctly and with a well-directed and compliant patient, the results can be very satisfactory. The patient should be well-prepared as it is a very difficult recovery. The pain, although significant at times, can be controlled with cutting edge techniques. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have reconstructive surgery on your soft palate?

Is it possible to have reconstructive surgery on your soft palate?

Yes: Please be evaluated by an oral maxillofacial surgeon. They have special training in teh treatment of these defects. ...Read more

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How noticeable is reconstructive surgery after a double mastectomy?

How noticeable is reconstructive surgery after a double mastectomy?

Variable: There are a lot of variables involved but in general a double mastectomy is a good situation for reconstruction. That is because it is easier to create two similar breasts than to have to match an existing breast. If possible learn about your reconstruction options before the mastectomy. ...Read more

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Could it be possible to have reconstructive surgery for flail chest?

Could it be possible to have reconstructive surgery for flail chest?

Yes, but: Surgery for flail chest, when done, is usually for difficulty with ventilation. If you are not hospitalized and acutely ill, surgery is probably unnecessary. If you have a severe deformity from the rib fractures, a thoracic surgeon can offer options to correct that. ...Read more

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Why do women have vaginal reconstructive surgery and what are the dangers?

Why do women have vaginal reconstructive surgery and what are the dangers?

Vaginal reconstruct: Vaginal reconstruction is usually preformed to rebuild areas that have been affected by cancer. There are many ways to rebuild a vagina - usually done with borrowing tissue from the surrounding areas. Flaps are common- usually a drop down rectus muscle flap, gracilis or anterolateral thigh flap can be utilized. Risks include flap failure (rare), bleeding, infection, and donor site problems. ...Read more

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For how long do you think a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery should take?

For how long do you think a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery should take?

Varies: Are you looking for a surgical time, or are you looking for a time from start to finish? There are multiple reconstructive alternatives which take anywhere from 1 hour additional to 10 hours additional in the operating room. Usually the entire procedure can take upwards of 1 year to fully heal and sometimes longer. ...Read more

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Can i get reconstructive surgery to have a rounder, fuller butt and wider hips?

Can i get reconstructive surgery to have a rounder, fuller butt and wider hips?

Not sure: This question is regarding plastic surgery. Okay to look up your local plastic surgeons and make an appointment. Typically the initial consult is no charge. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Transplant Surgery (Definition)

Transplant surgeons are fully trained in general surgery and have spent additional years training how to technically perform organ transplants. They also know the medicine and immunology of treating patients with immunosuppression. Remember that it is one thing to surgically remove an organ (if it is diseased), but very tough to remove it + keep it healthy enough to be ...Read more


Dr. John Michalski
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery (Definition)

This term usually means an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint surgery. More specifically a joint replacement surgeon that can reconstruct an injured, malformed or degenerated joint. We can fix the ligaments, bones, muscles and shock absorbers around the joints, and we can put new surfaces or ends back on the bones. We use biologic and manufactured parts during our ...Read more