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Before I have cholecystectomy, do I have to ask my surgeon to do intra-operative cholangiography, or is this standard procedure during surgery?
Yes, ask: There is still substantial debate whether intraoperative cholangiography (ioc) should be routine or selective. There are clear indications for ioc, such as having elevated bilirubin and common bile duct stone on ultrasound - while having a history of gallstone pancreatitis is a relative indication. If a stone is seen on ioc, some surgeons are facile in removing them, otherwise endoscopic removal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do I need to know to expect after a Ganglion Cyst Removal Surgery ? Having surgery on Thursday
Lovely question!: First: just be there! it's very reassuring to know you're not alone. Second: they'll be weak and will need help for a few days. Meals, assistance getting to/from the bathroom. Next: find out their worries: bills need to be paid? Walk the dog? Feed the cat? Finally: distraction. When they're feeling better, bringing reading material, music, tv, shopping, cleaning the house. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow instructions: First, go to an experienced, reputable surgeon to be examined, educated and cleared for surgery, and then follow the instructions given to you. Preop, you'll be started on prescription drops one day before surgery, and instructed to perform eyelid scrubs to reduce the chance of infection. Postop, you will need to continue drops, rest, avoid getting water in the eyes, and do not rub your eyes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I found out that i can't have the lasik procedure but would i be able to have the prk procedure, what do you recommend?
Medical issues: Breast reconstruction is needed for trauma, disease or congenital absence of breast. The most obvious need for breast reconstruction is for breast reconstruction following mastectomy for breast cancer. Your insurance company will allow breast reconstruction for medical issues; you can check with them to see if you are a candidate. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have had laser surgery to my prostate and are experienced bladder leakage. What do I need to do.?
Depends: Depends on the operation and the techniques used. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more
Physical therapy: The post surgery rehabilitation is as important as the surgery itself. It is important to regain range of motion early to avoid the development of scar tissue which will impede further progress. Once this has been done, the knee can be strengthened. Post knee replacement rehab can be done in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Expect about a 3 month recovery period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on procedure: This is an important question to ask your doctor. Recover depends on the type of procedure. Some ways of fixing hallux valgus will allow you to walk on it right away and others may require 6 weeks or more of crutches. It also depends on your work. If you sit at a desk you might need 1-2 weeks off. If you do heavy labor then you might need 3 months. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if i'm considering having lasik surgery. I have not had children yet and plan to in the near future.?
LASIK and kids: We have had many of our lasik patients have kids, and there has not been a change in their results following child birth. This includes a number of employees in my practice who had lasik, and then later had kids. There visual results were not affected with child birth. I hope this helps. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have cataracts.Is there any successful treatment that doesn't involve surgery?
Cataract Prevention: N-acetylcarnosine (NAC) in small studies showed improve vision in cataract patients. However, it has not been studied in double blind, randomized, prospective way & studies were paid for by company who has vested interest. It is not FDA approved. Likely sun protection & eating a diet rich in antioxidants is just as good; so there is still not enough proof. More info at: [email protected] ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doctor: Talk with your surgeon. They can tell you the limitations and expectations, if you undergo a procedure. They should also inform you on where the procedure is done, since many of the "laser" procedures are done in various type of treatment facilities. If done in an outpatient setting, verify that the surgeon has admitting privileges at a nearby hospital in case overnight care is required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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