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Doctor insights on: Whats More Difficult Cardiac Surgery Or Neurosurgery

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Dr. Robert Replogle
362 doctors shared insights

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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Whats difference in approach by pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric oncology, pediatric general surgery?

Whats 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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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. Walter Husar
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Cardiac (Definition)

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