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What should a patient expect during a lithotripsy treatment?

What should a patient expect during a lithotripsy treatment?

Several things: You will usually be put to sleep and the treatment will happen. After treatment you will have some pain on the treated side. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Lithotripsy (Definition)

It is a medical procedure which uses shock waves to break up stones in kidney or ureter, sa these can pass ...Read more


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Does an oncologist discuss with a patient how long a person has to live during a the first consult post biopsy or does the patient usually has to ask?

Does an oncologist discuss with a patient how long a person has to live during a the first consult post biopsy or does the patient usually has to ask?

Not good judgement: When a patient sees an oncologist his job is to offer the best protocol for a response. He is unable to decide at that time what the result of treatment will be and may have to change direction during treatment. When the patient has failed everything and is admitted for end stage management one may suggest prognosis is poor but should not predict duration of survival. Often they are wrong. ...Read more

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What position should a patient be in for a paracentesis prcoedure?

What position should a patient be in for a paracentesis prcoedure?

Paracentesis: On the back, slightly on the side of the paracentesis or halfway towards that side to allow for accumulation of ascites fluid to that side. ...Read more

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What does a patient go through during a plica surgery?

What does a patient go through during a plica surgery?

Knee scope: A knee "plica" refers to a band of fibrous tissue in the knee joint. Plica are normally found in the knee and are usually asymptomatic. Occasionally, a plica may become thicken and therefore cause knee pain. If this occurs, the plica can be removed with a minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery. Talk to your orthopaedic surgeon to see if surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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How will I know what does a surgery to remove the thyroid consists of, recovery time, is it an outpatient procedure?

How will I know what does a surgery to remove the thyroid consists of, recovery time, is it an outpatient procedure?

Thyroidectomy: Thyroid surgery involves removing either the entire thyroid gland (total thyroidectomy) or just one lobe (lobectomy). The incision is 2- 3 inches long and is placed across the front of the neck in a natural skin crease. If you have a lobectomy, you may be able to go home the same day. If you have a total thyroidectomy, you will stay in the hospital overnight so your calcium levels can be watched. ...Read more

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When should a patient agree to surgery for a rectocele? How successful is this operation?

When should a patient agree to surgery for a rectocele? How successful is this operation?

Symptoms bothersome: Mild rectocele may not cause any symptoms and often unnoticed, but severe cases can cause much discomfort, trouble with bm, pressure, sensation of incomplete bm, and in some cases with severe. Rectocele is generally not a dangerous condition, so surgical treatment is only needed if symptoms are bothersome and conservative treatments not adequate. Talk to your doc/surgeon about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long following a myocardial perfusion scan should I wait before visiting a person with a pacemaker?

How long following a myocardial perfusion scan should I wait before visiting a person with a pacemaker?

Immediately: There are no contraindications to visiting a person with a pacemaker after you had a nuclear stress test. You can visit them anytime as the radiation does not effect the pacemaker. ...Read more

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How soon should a surgical intervention occur after receiving a diagnosis of a ovarian mass?

How soon should  a surgical intervention occur after receiving a diagnosis of a ovarian  mass?

Ovarian Mass Work Up: Ovarian mass presents a special diagnostic challenge, in part because benign etiologies greatly outnumber malignant ones. Determination of a degree of suspicion for malignancy is critical & is based largely on imaging appearance. Ultrasound is the most practical modality for initial assessment, while MRI is more accurate & can be performed when US is nondiagnostic or equivocal. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for a patient who is going to have a blood transfusion?

What is the procedure for a patient who is going to have a blood transfusion?

Be informed: For transfusion the main preparation is to have the right information from your doctor and sign a consent for any adverse reaction that may happen during or after the procedure. Usually transfusion is needed when the patient clinical symptoms and laboratory findings show a deficiency in a blood component that must be corrected urgently. Then the appropriate product and dose is transfused. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a urologist to perform a (DRE) without asking if patient agrees and explaning why to determine the cause of a hernia/testicular pain?

Is it normal for a urologist to perform a (DRE) without asking if patient agrees and explaning why  to determine the cause of a hernia/testicular pain?

Physical examination: includes rectal examination , and pelvic examination in female doctor informs , in your case is needed. Pelvic examination how ever more restrictions added like age , need availability of chaperon etc ...Read more

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I'm wondering what reasons would have the doctors keep a patient in overnight after a percutaneous nephrolithotomy surgery?

Nephrolithotomy: To keep you from bleeding to death would be one. to see if pee comes out of the entrance site would be another. Ask your team in your case. ...Read more

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What does a cardiologist look for before deciding to perform a valvulotomy?

What does a cardiologist look for before deciding to perform a valvulotomy?

Valvotomy: Usually the cardiologist will look for a good cardiac surgeon to perform the valvotomy if one is indicated. There are cardiologist performed valvotomies too, read this: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/disorders/valvetreatment/balloon_valve ...Read more

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Why does a patient need to be shaved before an operation?

Why does a patient need to be shaved before an operation?

See below: If the area that will be operated on contains hair, it needs to be shaved prior to surgery to reduce the risk of infection, skin irritation, ingrown hairs, and foreign body (hair) getting into the wound. All of these can cause complications. ...Read more

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What happens during a first visit to a vasuclar surgery specalist?

What happens during a first visit to a  vasuclar surgery specalist?

Histry, Physical +: The vascular surgeon will take a history and examine you and may run some tests to check on your vasculature. ...Read more

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What should I expect from a cystoscopy procedure?

What should I expect from a cystoscopy procedure?

A few things. : Cystoscopies are commonly office procedures. You will be asked to undress, put on a gown, then lie on table or chair. Your groin is prepped with antiseptic solution. A numbing gel may be placed in your urethra. A cystoscope will be placed into the bladder by the urologist; the initial entry is the most uncomfortable part. Irrigating fluid will enter your bladder. You may get an antibiotic. ...Read more