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Whats More Difficult Cardiac Surgery Or Neurosurgery
RSD is worse: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is a pain syndrome that causes severe pain and usually also skin changes because of impaired sympathetic flow to nerves. Rsd is very difficult to treat. On the other hand spine surgery pain is generally limited to the recovery from surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meatal stenosis urologic surgery : Is in-patient surgery (stitches) to be preferred over out-patient surgery? How do we qualify a urologic surgeon?
Meatal stenosis: The surgery to correct mental stenosis, a meatotomy, is usually an outpatient procedure. It is a fairly minor procedure. I assume the surgeon you or your lived one has been evaluated by was recommended by another physician. If you trust that physicians judgement that no further prequalification is warranted. If not, go online, check reviews and malpractice history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neurologist said I have spinal stenosis. Referred to neurosurgeon.
Is there a route to treatment other than surgery? At 70 surgery not inviting.
A surgical correction [CTR] is possible fix for airway obstruction necess. trach, how soon do you rec doing this major surgery with high risk of complications?
When it's safe: Your question is a little confusing. Not sure what ctr is. Anytime the benefits outweigh the risks, that's the time to do the intervention, whether it be surgery or medications. The airway is the most important of all body functions. Without a patent airway, nothing else works. If there is an obstructed airway, then the sooner a procedure to correct this is done, then the better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How much more difficult is it for doctors to perform a heart transplant if the patient has sinus inversus?
SITUS Inversus?: Situs inversus is a condition where the body's organs are backwards (heart on right, liver on left, etc). I'm not a cardiothoracic surgeon but i'm sure that this condition will make a heart transplant substantially more difficult. I did a quick search, and i can tell you that it has been performed, but it would be best to seek out a top notch transplant program. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a small brain aneurysm in the anterior communicating artery, i'm scared of coiling, or anything more invasive, i'm hoping for some opinions ?
Be informed: Whether or not to treat the aneurysm depends on several factors including the size of the aneurysm and whether or not you have other health problems. The two best options for the aneurysm are coiling or open surgery. The aneurysm may be more amenable to one or the other depending on size and geometry. In experienced hands, both procedures are pretty safe, although not completely risk free. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How risky is an afib cardiac ablation on a 33 yr old with no heart disease or other significant problems other than a cspine herniation. ?
Small Risks.: In general it is very low risk; however, atrial fibrillation ablation tends to carry some of the highest risk of any the catheter ablations. The worldwide data shows that af ablations have a risk of death of 0.15%, tamponade 1.3%, pseudoaneursym 0.9%, stroke 0.2%, TIA 0.7%, pv stenosis 0.3, and ae-fistula 0.04%. There is a small risk of pacemaker in some types as well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I need an easy explanation of right ventricular muscle bundle. And, does this condition require surgery to repair?
RV muscle bundles: These are usually benign structures that exist often in the r side of the heart. Sometimes they are increased thickness muscle that may be due to obstruction to outflow of blood from the r heart (increased pressure in the r heart) . Sometimes they can actually cause obstruction to outflow from the r heart. These usually require surgery(this in turn may cause r bundle branch block as elsewhere). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Another doctor on here said the post surgical mortality rate is 2%. That can't possibly be correct, even with cleft palate surgery right?
Procedure dependent: The risk of dying (mortality) and developing complications (morbidity) is dependent on the diagnosis, the procedure, the condition of the patient and the situation (emergent vs elective). Most elective procedures have very low mortality rates, clearly cleft palate surgery in a child without other risk factors (e.g. Cardiac defects) will be low, very low, on the order of 0.1% or less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age and severity: Coronary artery disease is now often treated with stents placed during a cardiac cath, instead of open heart surgery. What is unclear is whether stents last as long as bypass, or if they are as good for multiple vessle disease. Younger patients, mand patients with more severe multiple vessel disease may do better with an open heart bypass. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: In this procedure, they cut a small slit in your leg to gain access to your femoral artery and vein so there is some pain involved, however, conscious sedation is used so that you're "knocked out" but still awake enough to cooperate if they need to you move in some way so you typically won't be aware of any pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a scapholunate ligament tear distance of 5mm according to an MRI. This injury is chronic, is there any other options other than surgery. ?
Yes, but 5 mm is big: Splinting the wrist, & anti-inflammatory drugs (like naproxen or ibuprofen) can be tried for nonsurgical care of scapholunate dislocation. But you may still have pain when gripping objects. Also, 5 mm is a rather large gap, & so may not heal. For *very* large gaps, there's no option other than suturing (surgery) the bones together. For smaller gaps, an arthroscopic pin or other implant can be used ...Read more
What are reasons to get heart bypass surgery rather than angioplasty with a stent to open the arteries?
What type of orthopedic surgeon can perform spinal surgery for a C7 foramenal stenosis radiculopathy?
Where do you check to verify if cardiologistor vascular sergon has large or extensive experience in robotic cardiac surgery.?
I am 55, had a catheterization requiring two stents - one to repair a tear caused by the surgeon, the other to open a blockage. Is cardiac rehab nec?
What serious complications does a facial reconstruction procedure present to the patient? Regarding facial reconstruction surgery for my jaw to correct a severe overbite, I am very wary of complications that may occur due to the invasive nature of orthogn
See: See both a qualified Orthodontic Specialist and an Oral Surgeon for answers. Surgery alone is almost never indicated because teeth have adapted to your malocclusion and will not fit/function if only the jaws are corrected. Complications are the same as for any surgical procedure. As there are many types of jaw surgery, you need to discuss your needs with Surgeon directly. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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