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Doctor insights on: What's More Difficult Cardiac Surgery Or Neurosurgery

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Who was the first doctor to perform cardiac surgery?

Who was the first doctor to perform cardiac surgery?

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

Dr. Robert Replogle
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Neurosurgery (Definition)

Neurosurgery is the specialty of treating diseases of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves and their supporting structures. This includes trauma, tumors, degenerative disease, vascular disease and congenital conditions usually but not ...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.?

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

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What is the definition or description of: cardiac surgery?

What is the definition or description of: cardiac surgery?

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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Why do patients often develop tracheomalacia after cardiac surgery?

Why do patients often develop tracheomalacia after cardiac surgery?

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

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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?

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

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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 mom on warfarin, and admitted to do a cardiac surgery. They stop warfarin and replace it by heparin. What is the reason for that?

Heparin acts: In a different way on intrinsic pathway, can manipulate better during surgery and post surgery, then the doctors will switch back to warfarin by discharge time. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Rule out...: Every unexplained rash calls for a re-examination of all the meds he may be taken. Ditto for unexplained edema, "angio" or not. If this was me, I'd ask about a biopsy, as I'd not want to miss cutaneous lymphoma that might be manageable. ...Read more

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What's difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?

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

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I am 2 months post surgery from posterior neurosurgery for stenosis of t1. Now having debilitating headaches pounding to my eyes from back head?

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

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Please explain what are the risks involved in cardiac robotic surgery?

Please explain what are the risks involved in cardiac robotic surgery?

Same as open surgery: Bleeding, infection, stroke, early graft failure, early valve failure (depending on the indication for surgery), respiratory failure, kidney failure, need for re-operation, allergic reaction, medication side effects, death. ...Read more

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Does propofol given for surgery predispose susceptible individuals to dangerous possible lethal cardiac arrhythmias?

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

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Could the resident perform cardiac bypass surgery?

Could the resident perform cardiac bypass surgery?

Yes, but: Only with an attending cardiothoracic surgeon at an academic institution. .. ...Read more

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How to go into cardiac arrest from a tonsil surgery?

How to go into cardiac arrest from a tonsil surgery?

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

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How can someone have cardiac arrest from tonsil surgery?

How can someone have cardiac arrest from tonsil surgery?

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

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How does I feel after cardiac bypass surgery?

How does I feel after cardiac bypass surgery?

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

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How much does double cardiac bypass surgery cost?

How much does double cardiac bypass surgery cost?

$58, 000: $58, 000 in usa. $20, 000 in canada and england. $2000 in india. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to go into cardiac arrest from a tonsil surgery?

Can you tell me how to go into cardiac arrest from a tonsil surgery?

Cardiac arrest: It would not be expected to go into cardiac arrest during tonsil surgery, but there is always risk from anesthesia. ...Read more

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What are all the possible complications after cardiac bypass surgery?

What are all the possible complications after cardiac bypass surgery?

CABG complications: The major complications after bypass surgery include stroke, heart failure, sternal wound infection and graft failure. Depending on where you live, most states record these complications and report them, so you can find out the complication rate of your hospital. ...Read more

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Can cardiac bypass surgery be done laparoscopically?

Can cardiac bypass surgery be done laparoscopically?

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

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Any personality changes after cardiac bypass surgery?

Any personality changes after cardiac bypass surgery?

Sometimes: 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

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I had cardiac bypass surgery months ago and I am still in a lot of pain.?

I had cardiac bypass surgery months ago and I am still in a lot of pain.?

Not unusual: This is not that unusual but I would say less than 5% of my patients have significant post op pain beyond 2 weeks. Try som anti inflammatory medication. If you hear a clicking sound fom your incision it might not have healed properly and requires usually more rest. ...Read more

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How long after cardiac bypass surgery should a patient expect to feel as well as prior to the surgery?

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

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I would like to ask if "cardiac like" chest pains after Nissen lFundiplication is normal? The surgery has not resolved this GERD symptom.

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

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If I have significant occlusive atheromatous disease of all my major cardiac vessels, should I have an imeediate bypass surgery?

If I have significant occlusive atheromatous disease of all my major cardiac vessels, should I have an imeediate bypass surgery?

Depends: Depends on the location of the lesions and the overall spread in your coronaries. If diffuse disease less amenable to surgery. Best will be to see a cardiac surgeon with your cath pictures. ...Read more

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What are complications of an asthmatic after cardiac bypass surgery?

What are complications of an asthmatic after cardiac 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

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After cardiac resuscitation during surgery, is it viable/possible to resume anesthetics? (Propofol/Remifentanil)

After cardiac resuscitation during surgery, is it viable/possible to resume anesthetics? (Propofol/Remifentanil)

Yes: It is conceivable, in order to terminate the surgery, not necessarily to complete it, and to take control of certain functions of the body, like the respiratory system and the oxygenation of the brain and other vital organs. ...Read more

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Tired of paying for lifestyle choices. What is typical weight of a patient who requires triple cardiac bypass surgery?

Variable: But getting heavier the last few years.
We run out of table at about 500 pounds and that is a problem!
we do still some normal sizes with other cause than obesity
smokers
hyperlipidemia
diabetic
bad history. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Person
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Cardiac Surgery (Definition)

Cardiac surgery is any surgery on the structures of the heart, including the main chambers, ...Read more


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more