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What To Expect After Colon Resection Surgery
Think garden hose: Your intestines are a complex hose like structure that forms outside of the body during fetal life & drops back in, settling in place. For some, odd placing& increased mobility allow it to twist on itself like a garden hose at some point. Repair requires surgeon untwist the bowel & examine it .Sometimes the twist cuts off the blood & a segment dies, requiring removal. The bowel is then secured. ...Read more
Great question: Uptodate has some information: http://www.Uptodate.Com/contents/radical-hysterectomy#patient_information you should have a conversation with your gynecologic oncologist. It depends if you mean right after surgery or long term. Many patients go on to have normal lives after radical hysterectomy without side effects, but it is a major surgery with a higher risk of complication. ...Read more
7yr survivor colon can. What is the procedure called to reconnect intestine/bowel for normal bm again? What to expect post surgery?
Pain and then relief: Pain initially then relief of symptoms.Get a more detailed answer ›
Healthy: Though many patients don't have much problem with their usual diet after gb surgery, many found themselves intolerant of certain foods (fried, rich food...), with varying symptoms (bloating, loose bm, flatulence...). Take the opportunity to adopt a more healthy dietary selection. ...Read more
Are you sure?: Partial resection of the colon on Crohn's disease can be tricky and also can lead to complications such as obstruction of the colon that is left over. Many are left with permanent ostomy bags. I wouldnmake absolutely certain that you have maxed out medical therapy and would even get a second opinion before embarking on this surgery ...Read more
Major surgery: Whipple surgery involves removal of a part of the pancreas, small intestine & bile duct with several new surgical connections performed. Best performed by a well experienced general surgeon who has done many of these procedures. Risks of bleeding, infection, poor healing, pancreas leak, diabetes, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After scheduled surgery to remove gallbladder laparoscopically will i know i was intubated? What will recovery be like?
Laparoscopic : Surgery usually requires general endotracheal anesthsia. You will not have any memory of the intubation itself, because the anesthesiologist will give you IV medicine that prevents recalling the event. Barring any complications or unusual findings at surgery, you should be able to go home same or next day and resume normal activity in one week. Ask your surgeon for specific details. ...Read more
Major surgery: Whipple surgery involves removal of a part of the pancreas, small intestine & bile duct with several new surgical connections performed. Best performed by a well experienced general surgeon who has done many of these procedures. Risks of bleeding, infection, poor healing, pancreas leak, diabetes, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elective?Emergency?: Surgery for diverticulitis may be performed emergently (to treat an active episode) or electively (to prevent future episodes). In the former situation, one may be quite ill and the operation is usually "open" with a colostomy, all leading to a prolonged convalescence. When elective, this is usually laparoscopic and w/o a stoma; people are home in 2-3 days and back to work in 2-3 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Laprascopic assisted low anterior resection of rectal cancer surgery scheduled in 4 days. What are the best things that I should do now to prep for it?
After hemorrhoid surgery approximately how long before bowel movements return to normal and what is the best diet for after surgery?
One of the major: determinants is whether you have general anesthesia or not (anesthetics paralyze bowel) and how many narcotic pain killers you take afterward. Many doctors advise starting stool softeners/fiber supplements before surgery. Stay super well-hydrated. Prune or apple juice may be helpful; raw veggies, while good for fiber, may be painful to pass. Two weeks, 3 at outside, and all should be good:) ...Read more
Need site of mucous: The intestinal system normally secretes mucous. It can be thought of as a self lubricating process. It usually is not connected to gall bladder removal. ...Read more
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