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What's More Difficult Cardiac Surgery Or Neurosurgery
Heart surgery: Not sure we know who really did that. The heart lung machine was first used by Dr. John Gibbon starting modern cardiac surgery. ...Read more
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Where do you check to verify if cardiologistor vascular sergon has large or extensive experience in robotic cardiac surgery.?
Robotic surgery: Ask the surgeon how many robotic cases he/she has done and how his robotic complication rates compare to his/her non-robotic complication rates. ...Read more
Heart surgery: Cardiac surgery is any surgery on the structures of the heart, including the main chambers, valves, and blood supply. ...Read more
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Very rare: Patients do not often develop tracheomalacia after heart surgery. It is very rare for that to happen. When it does occur it is related to prolonged need for a ventilator and a breathing tube that is inverted prior to surgery. Usualy that tube is removed immediately after surgery of 4-6 hours later. If it is needed for more than 10-14 days then a tracheostomy is done to prevent such problems. ...Read more
My father who is of 75 years old have Hydrocele and he won't able to do a surgery as he had two cardiac surgery in past. Is there any way to cure it?
Here are some...: Glad to see you father reaching high age. Unfortunately, aging comes along many unwanted illnesses which are not curable but manageable, Clinically, most of scrotal swelling from hydrocele requires no Rx as long as being okay mentally and physically. If needed to be treated but not suitable to be done under anesthesia, most of hydrocelectomy could be done under local anesthesia... More? Ask Doc.. ...Read more
My mom on warfarin, and admitted to do a cardiac surgery. They stop warfarin and replace it by heparin. What is the reason for that?
My dad is suffering from a rash all over his body since December 2016 with occasional angioedema, he has diabetes and a history of cardiac surgery. So?
What's difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?
DifferentSpecialties: Each of the doctors mentioned underwent separate residencies focused on their areas of interest. While there may be overlap in particular diseases treated, they would work together to provide optimal care. For example, a pediatric surgeon may be responsible for the surgical removal of a tumor and the oncologist would be responsible for coordinating chemotherapy. ...Read more
I am 2 months post surgery from posterior neurosurgery for stenosis of t1. Now having debilitating headaches pounding to my eyes from back head?
Headache Spine Surg: Symptoms are consistent with a spinal fluid leak. Bed rest, fluids, caffeine, and a compressive dressing are conservative treatment options. Headaches will usually resolve as scar tissue forms around the spinal cover (dura mater). Surgery to close the leak for persistent symptoms is sometimes necessary. A follow up consult with your surgeon is indicated. ...Read more
Does propofol given for surgery predispose susceptible individuals to dangerous possible lethal cardiac arrhythmias?
Propofol safety: Propofol is generally a safe medication when used appropriately. If a patient is given too much, given the medication too rapidly, or if the patient is hypovolemic or already has cardiac issues, Propofol can potentially cause hypotension which may lead to cardiac arrhythmias. There is no direct cardiac dysrhythmic effect but arrhythmias can occur if Propofol is not given with care. ...Read more
Yes, but: Only with an attending cardiothoracic surgeon at an academic institution. .. ...Read more
Carotid receptors: Patients may develop cardia arrest from any kind of surgery. Regarding to solar surgery (tonsillectomy) since anatomically are located close to carotids, it may cause mechanical pressure on carotid receptors and cause bradycardia and possibly arrest. It's not very common anyway... ...Read more
Cardiac arrest: Cardiac arrest related to tonsil surgery is the same as cardiac arrest from any anesthetic procedure. There are multiple possible causes but usually hypoxia or a toxic effect of the anesthetic are involved and often an underlying known or unsuspected cardiac problem. It is a complex problem and fortunately uncommon. ...Read more
Pretty normal: Most patients feel different during the first 48 hours but quickly adapt. By two weeks a lot feel back to normal and certainly by 8 weeks the vast majority are back to work and resuming normal activity. ...Read more
Small incisions: Cardiac surgery can be done through very small incisions robotically and/or thorascopically. Http://www. Ucdmc. Ucdavis. Edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/robotic_surgery. Html. ...Read more
Although many patients experience some effects on the brain as the result of cardiac bypass, personality changes are not particularly common. The most common changes require sophisticated neuropsychological testing to detect. Drugs and unanticipated adverse outcomes can also affect personality following surgery.
Off pump surgery has been touted as a solution, however this has not been born out. ...Read more
4hrs: 4 to 6 hrs on the ventilator machines after bypass. ...Read more
How long after cardiac bypass surgery should a patient expect to feel as well as prior to the surgery?
It varies: If the bypass was done after a heart attack it may take a lot longer to recover, whereas if it was an elective procedure then recovery may be possible in 4-6 weeks, especially if followed by good cardiac rehab program. ...Read more
I would like to ask if "cardiac like" chest pains after Nissen lFundiplication is normal? The surgery has not resolved this GERD symptom.
Chest pain: If you have had recent cardiac care I recommend that you immediately see your doctor or go the Emergency Room now. You may turn out to have nothing major but you cannot take chances ...Read more
If I have significant occlusive atheromatous disease of all my major cardiac vessels, should I have an imeediate bypass surgery?
Depends: Most pts have there asthma controlled and have infrequent episodes. These pts do well post op. The more brittle asthmatics may require more agressive pulmonary toilet post op. They may require IV steroids and breathing treatments. They may not tolerate the beta blockers that are used. Despite this even difficult asthmatic pts do well they may need a little longer recovery time ...Read more
After cardiac resuscitation during surgery, is it viable/possible to resume anesthetics? (Propofol/Remifentanil)
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