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What Is Reconstructive Surgery
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I would be sitting on a hard metal chair for hours on end for the past 6 years. I think i need reconstructive surgery on my anus because it feels lose?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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