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What is selective surgery?

What is selective surgery?

Elective perhaps?: Elective surgery is a surgery you want to be done without a medical indication. Plastic surgery falls into this category. ...Read more

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Pouch surgery in ulcerative coitis y doesn't it work on everybody?

Pouch surgery in ulcerative coitis y doesn't it work on everybody?

Indication 4 surgery: Pouch creation and successful performance in ulcerative colitis patients truly shows the "art" of medical/surgical care. If you have been told by your surgical team that you are not ready, or not a candidate for a pouch, then okay to ask more questions of that team. It is better to stay with an ileostomy than proceed too fast to a pouch. Many factors can derail your ultimate success. ...Read more

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Is eye surgery for a 93 y.O.?

Is eye surgery for a 93 y.O.?

Too old to see?: Age does not determine the necessity for eye surgery but does impact the outcome. Always balance potential benefit of proposed surgery and risks with age being only one of those factors. Frank discussion with doctor and family should help find common ground. ...Read more

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Does surgery hurt?

Does surgery hurt?

Not during surgery: Local or general anesthesia makes surgery painless. Once anesthesia wears off you will have pain that your surgeon will control with anti-pain medications and anti-inflammatories. Talk this over with your Surgeon. ...Read more

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What is sling surgery?

What is sling surgery?

Procedure: It is a simply outpatient procedure for stress urinary incontinence. Consist in placing a plastic mesh material under the urethra to provide support. Well tolerated procedure with high success rate. ...Read more

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Can surgery correct ed?

Can surgery correct ed?

No, but...: Everything we do in life / medicine is just to modify something for working better, but always comes with a price. Any surgical care is considered as the last resort of care after failing to respond to drug, physical therapy, lifestyle change, injection, etc. So, ed-related surgery may be penile implant, penile straightening for peyronie's disease, just like hip/knee replacement for djd... ...Read more

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Already by pass surgery?

Already by pass surgery?

Ok: Did you have it and a question or want it or need a revision? ...Read more

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What is elective surgery?

What is elective surgery?

Not urgent: Surgery that is not urgent. For example a gun shot wound needs to be operated on right away. A knee replacement, though, important can be scheduled ahead of time, electively. ...Read more

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When is surgery necessary?

When is surgery necessary?

Severe symptoms: Surgery is necessary when there is significant weakness, bowel or bladder difficulties or severe coordination problems. If pain is severe and cannot be adequately controlled through non surgical means, surgery may be considered as well. ...Read more

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What happens after surgery?

What happens after surgery?

Recovery: You go to the recovery room while the anesthesia wears off and your vitals are monitored and they make sure you are fully awake and breathing on your own. ...Read more

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How do I prepare for surgery?

How do I prepare for surgery?

Stop smoking: Eat lightly but w nutritious choices. Stop smoking. Do not over drink. Go through all meds you take w surgeon including vitamins. ...Read more

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Gyno surgery. What to expect?

Depends: This is a very large area of surgery and the outcomes and surgery are vary different depending on what it is for. This could include small outpatient surgeries that can be performed in the office in 15 minutes to large complex surgeries requiring general anesthesia (going to sleep) and several hours of complex operating. Best is to get specific info from your surgeon. ...Read more

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Will my age affect my surgery?

Will my age affect my surgery?

Effect of age on Sur: Yes, in many cases age plays an important part in the need or desirability of surgery as well as the outcome of any surgery. For instance, a positive diagnosis of prostate cancer requires serious consideration of surgery in a man of 40 years, but such surgery is not required if the same diagnosis is made in a man of 85 years. Advanced age also significantly increases the risk of surgery. ...Read more

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How manat surgery can you have

How manat surgery can you have

Depends: Depends on where and what kind of surgery. There is no number each individual is case by case at the surgeons discretion. The thing that you have to be careful of is fibrosis and build up of tissue after each surgery. Each time is also risk of infection and death is always possible as well. Discuss risks and benefits with your physician. ...Read more

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When should I consider surgery?

When should I consider surgery?

Risk vs. Benefit: If the benefits to you of having a surgical procedure are so significant that they outweigh the risks of the proposed procedure then have the surgery. ...Read more

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Is there a risk to the surgery?

Is there a risk to the surgery?

Which surgery?: In general all surgery has some risks. The risk from the anesthesia (severe allergy, hypotension, respiratory or cardiac arrest) the risk during surgery of bleeding, perforarion of viscera, leaving instruments, gauze or towels inside, the risk after the surgery with infections, the risk of clots, the risk of not achieving the desired goal, the risk of scars internally (adhesions) or externally. ...Read more

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When can I drive after surgery?

What operation: Generally when the surgeon says so after the first office visit.
No pain
no pain meds
comfort behind the wheel and pushing pedals! ...Read more

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What happens after the surgery?

What happens after the surgery?

Review with family: After most procedures, except those done under local anesthesia, patients may feel perfectly alert but in fact later have poor recall due to the sedative or anesthesia administered. The stall will review all the post-operative instructions with not only the patient but also the family or care-taker. After anesthesia for 24 hours and while on narcotic pain medicines your should not drive. ...Read more

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