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What type of doctor can order a swan ganz catheter placement?

What type of doctor can order a swan ganz catheter placement?

Used much less: The swan-ganz (pulmonary artery) catheter is used to try getting data from the left side of the heart by measuring a "wedge" pressure from the pulmonary artery. Recent studies questioned its use, and technologies such as echocardiography, arterial-line instruments, and many less-invasive cardiac output tools are becoming more common. Eventually, it will not be ordered much at all. ...Read more

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Catheter (Definition)

A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more


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What type of doctor can order a picc line?

What type of doctor can order a picc line?

Working in hospital: Doctors who work in the hospital are typically the ones ordering/having this ordered/placed. The procedure is simple and often an IV nurse can do this. In more difficult cases, surgical docs or intervention radiologists may help placing this line. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a video fluoroscopy?

What type of doctor can order a video fluoroscopy?

A radiologist: Fluoroscopy is typically done by a trained radiologist. There are various exams that use this technique of doing real time x rays as the procedure is performed with storage of represented images. ...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?

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 type of doctor can order a bunionectomy?

What type of doctor can order a bunionectomy?

Podiatric or Ortho: A podiatric surgeon or a orthopedic foot & ankle surgeon perform bunionectomy surgery. In choosing a surgeon make sure they perform bunion surgery on a regular basis. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a thoracic spine MRI with dye?

What type of doctor can order a thoracic spine MRI with dye?

Any: Any type of doctor can order this type of mri, however if there is a back problem it would be best to be seen by a doctor with experience in this condition (neurologist, neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon, physiatrist, some internists or family medicine doctors, etc) to make sure that this is the correct test. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a bronchoscopy?

What type of doctor can order a bronchoscopy?

Pulm or Gen Surg: Pulmonologists do the bulk of bronchoscopy; however, most general surgeons have some training in bronchoscopy and should be able to perform one. Most sophisticated bronchoscopic procedures (ebus, transbronchial biopsy, etc) will be performed by a pulmonologist. Any physician can refer someone for an evaluation for bronchoscopy - but only the person doing it can "order" it. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a compartment pressure measurement? Orthopedic doctor can do it?

What type of doctor can order a compartment pressure measurement? Orthopedic doctor can do it?

Compartment syndrome: Measuring compartment pressure requires inserting a needle into a muscle compartment, and is usually performed by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a spinal fluid analysis?

What type of doctor can order a spinal fluid analysis?

MDs/DOs: Virtually all mds/dos can order this test, but not all can do it. Typically is done by a neurologist, surgeons/medical residents... ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a lower extremity joint mri?

What type of doctor can order a lower extremity joint mri?

Various: Evaluation of a joint is done to look for ligament and bony disruption in the case of unexplained pain, ongoing disease (like arthritis) or trauma. A joint MRI can be ordered by your family doctor, an er doctor, an orthopedic surgeon or a rheumatologist. It is performed by a radiologist who will evaluate the results. ...Read more

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What type of surgery is performed for someone with a hole in their lungs?

What type of surgery is performed for someone with a hole in their lungs?

Depends...: If the hole is from trauma, then probably a lobectomy. If it's really bad, then maybe a pneumonectomy. ...Read more

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How do you insert a central venous catheter? With local?

How do you insert a central venous catheter? With local?

Yes: Local anesthesia is frequently used to numb the skin overlying where the catheter will be inserted. ...Read more

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How can a cardiologist insert a catheter into a patients right femoral artery and then see the heart?

How can a cardiologist insert a catheter into a patients right femoral artery and then see the heart?

Cardiac cath: Cardiologists routinely access the arterial vessels at the top of either leg, the femoral artery, or from the arm, the radial artery. From here the catheter, or a guide wire is then fed through the arterial circulation into the heart. Just above the heart catheters are changed over a wire to access the left and right coronary arteries and the left ventricle. ...Read more

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How do the doctors insert a central venous catheter?

How do the doctors insert a central venous catheter?

Thru a vein: Then it is directed to higher up in the venous circulation. ...Read more