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What Is Removed During An Illiostomy
Possibly nothing: Ileostomy is a surgical procedure where the ileum of the small intestine is attached to a hole made in the abdominal wall. Things removed depends on the need for surgery. It can be done with a colectomy, where colon is removed as in treating ulcerative colitis. After a time the ileum may be reconnected to rectum in a procedure called a takedown or reanastamosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Patient Safety: When people are asleep they cannot feel & help protect themselves from injury, sometimes severe. Given that angioplasty does not involve open wounds & once in the artery, discomfort is typically minor, it is much safer for people to be awake, aware of what is going on, in a position to help protect themselves & speak up. For this reason, i long have used very minimal to no sedation - safer for pt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things ...: but basic IV fluids are usually saline water, sometimes with added electrolytes or sugar. There are many different medications that are also administered via your IV, to help put you to sleep, to treat pain, to control your blood pressure or heart rate, etc. If you are worried talk to your surgeon or anesthesiologist before your surgery. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, temporarily: The use of a foley catheter to drain the bladder during abdominal surgery is not uncommon. These are generally placed after anesthesia is given and removed within 24 hours after surgery. Occasionally the foley catheter is not used, but if the patient cannot urinate after surgery, catheterization may be required once or twice until the patient can urinate on their own. ...Read more
Imaging: A cholecystostomy is not a routine part of the laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedure. In some cases, this may be done to place a catheter for cholangiogram (visualize bile ducts with contrast). It may also be done to extract a particularly large stone or otherwise assist the surgeon in removal of the gallbladder itself. ...Read more
Please help! what is the purpose of performing a cholecystostomy during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy?
To drain the GB: Sometimes the gallbladder is very swollen and tense. This makes it hard to grasp, hold, and retract. Sometimes we have to drain the bile out of the gallbladder so we can grasp hold of it with the instruments. A long needle is inserted through on of the trocars and the bile is aspirated into a syringe. ...Read more
Is it safe to have a enterocutanous fistula stapled during a colonoscopy? what are the disadvantages
Depends on outcome,: as usual. Big advantage: this could potentially result in the fistula closing & healing from the colon wall outward (optimal) versus surgery. The downside: bleeding or inadequate closure & healing of the colon wall because less precise than with open exposure, surgical division & careful suturing with more direct control of potential bleeding. Surgery: requires more injury&possible complications. ...Read more
What causes an anastomotic leak? Is an Exploratory Laparotomy the procedure needed to correct? What are Exploratory Laparotomy usually needed for?
Variety of causes: Anastomotic leak is a term used to describe the breakdown between two surgically connected sites and is often used to describe GI anatomy. This may be where two pieces of bowel are brought together, or the outflow of an organ such as the liver or kidney is connected. When organs leak, infection in the abdomen can ensue. An exploratory laparotomy is the right choice to find and fix the leak. ...Read more
What is recovery like for the utereroscopy procedure? Is it painful considering there is a stent in place? How effective is it in removing the stones?
Pain can last: The pain from irritation clotted blood and spasm can be just as painful as the stone itself. Drink plenty of fluid. Some patients need to return to the ER for Pain control. ...Read more
Simple: If you are referring to local anesthetic then the doctor would numb up area with a local anesthetic. After you are numb would use instruments to loosen the tooth then another to grip it and remove it. Depending on size of opening he may place some stitches or just give you post extraction direction, you will leave office biting on gauze. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If subtotal colectomy with creation of Brooke Ileostomy placement has been performed, would the rectal stump still be present or is it removed?
It is often: preserved if a REHOOK-UP is the plan! Speak with your surgeon..this should not be an unanswered question!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
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