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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Thru a vein: Then it is directed to higher up in the venous circulation. ...Read more
31yo, suprapubic catheter placed after nerves to bladder stopped functioning. Body bruises, nausea 24/7, poor balance. Doctor has no answers...
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