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I need to know what is vitrectomy surgery and how is it performed?

I need to know what is vitrectomy surgery and how is it performed?

See below: Pars plana vitrectomy (ppv) is performed using small instruments that pass through the white of the eye (scleral). The vitrector cuts up and aspirates the vitreous jelly. This allows access by the surgeon to the underlying retina for therapeutic surgical maneuvers like membrane peeling, laser application, and/or gas/oil tamponade depending on the diagnosis needing surgery. ...Read more

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What do they do for a partial meniscus ? What is done in surgery?

What do they do for a partial meniscus ? What is done in surgery?

Tear?: Most meniscal surgeries are performed arthroscopically. The torn edges are usually shaved away and made smooth. If the tear is large they may repair it but this is not common since the meniscus does not heal well. ...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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Why do doctors want to do a blood transfusion before a surgery is performed? In regards to a hysteretomy

Why do doctors want to do a blood transfusion before a surgery is performed? In regards to a hysteretomy

Blood loss: If your hemoglobin levels are low before surgery we know that they will fall even lower from blood loss during surgery. Thus, blood products are often given in advance for low hemoglobin levels. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a procedure performed for glaucoma (trabeculectomy) in?

What to do if I had a procedure performed for glaucoma (trabeculectomy) in?

Continue follow-up: A trabeculectomy is used to improve your control of glaucoma. However, just because you've had the procedure does not mean that the pressure is truly controlled, or that your glaucoma is stable over time. You will need to continue to see your glaucoma doctor for regular pressure checks and glaucoma testing (visual fields, nerve fiber analyzer, etc)\ to ensure that your glaucoma is controlled. ...Read more

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What is the best time to have sex after a myectomy operation when ttc?

What is the best time to have sex after a myectomy operation when ttc?

Myomectomy & sex: After myomectomy you can have sex when you've healed from surgery - usually 3-4 weeks. Depends on whether done laparoscopically or by laparotomy. We like for patients to avoid trying to conceive for 3 months. That's how long it generally takes for the scar on the uterus to have healed sufficiently to withstand expansion and stretching of the uterus associated with pregnancy. ...Read more

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How serious is removal of pituitary tumor using transphenoidal procedure and what is recovery time? When can one go home after procedure?

How serious is removal of pituitary tumor using transphenoidal procedure and what is recovery time? When can one go home after procedure?

Well tolerated: The more modern method for pituitary tumor resection is via a transnasal endoscopic approach that is a modification of the transphenoidal approach. Although there are always risks, in experienced hands these risks are very low. Depending on the size/ tenacity of the tumor, patients generally go home in 1-3 days. They should be awake and alert within an hour or two after the surgery. Pain is low. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I need to know what is the procedure for a tonsilectomy?

I need to know what is the procedure for a tonsilectomy?

You tube might help: Too short here, but , under general anesthesia, a mouthgag is used to open your mouth and push your tongue out of the way. A cautery device is often used to incise the mucosa of the muscle in front of and behind the tonsil, the tonsil pillars. The tonsil kind of sits in them like the meat of a taco. The tonsil is dissected away from the muscles, stopping bleeding with cautery along the way. ...Read more

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I need to know what is thoracoscopic sympathectomy, and where can this operation be done in the us?

I need to know what is thoracoscopic sympathectomy, and where can this operation be done in the us?

Sympathectomy: An endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy is most commonly done for excessive sweating. The procedure is done by a thoracic surgeon. I would contact your local medical society or medical university and see if you can get a recommendation for a local surgeon ...Read more

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Is it safe to have medical abortion after experiencing 1 year c-section? If i will do this procedure, whats the risk and percentage to be successful?

Is it safe to have medical abortion after experiencing 1 year c-section? If i will do this procedure, whats the risk and percentage to be successful?

Yes: It is safe. Success rate depends on how far along in pregnancy. Risks would be same for any other medical termination. Surgical termination relatively soon after csection may increase risk of uterine perforation but 1 year is not super close ...Read more

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How much time does it take for a molar pregnancy surgery to get done and what are the procedures?

15 Minutes: A molar pregnancy is usually treated by surgically removing the pregnancy from the uterus while you are asleep. It is usually a short 15-20 minute procedure. The cervix is dilated and the contents are removed with suction. You wake up and go home the same day with some cramping and bleeding that resolves over the next few days. If you are in the second trimester, it can be more involved. ...Read more

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When a person undergoes kidney dialysis what is happening and why is the procedure preformed?

When a person undergoes kidney dialysis what is happening and why is the procedure preformed?

Filter: Dialysis does the work of kidneys, acts like kidney filter. Removes the extra fluid and wastes, toxins that accumulate in the body. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove a stint after kidney stone surgery?

What is the best way to remove a stint after kidney stone surgery?

Under local ...: If no thread is attached to the end of stent, the stent can be easily removed through a flexible cystoscopy under local anesthesia. Generally, it's not worthwhile to do so under sleep. Most patients tolerate very well. best wish... ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with hpv, what is the best way to remove the warts ? Who performs the procedure? Will i be able to drive etc after procedure?

I was diagnosed with hpv, what is the best way to remove the warts ? Who performs the procedure? Will i be able to drive etc after procedure?

Where?: If these are cervical lesions the management may be different than if you have these on your external genitalia. See a gynecologist or dermatologist depending upon what is going on and they will explain the management. ...Read more

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How is a d&c performed and what to expect?

How is a d&c performed and what to expect?

D&C: D&c normally refers to a procedure involving a curette, also called sharp curettage. However, some sources use the term D&C to refer more generally to any procedure that involves the processes of dilation and removal of uterine contents, which includes the more common suction curettage procedures of manual and electric vacuum aspiration. ...Read more