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Where do I go to get a laceration repair done?

Where do I go to get a laceration repair done?

ER or urgent care: Lacerations can be repaired in an emergency room and in most urgent care centers. Certain physician offices also have the necessary tools for laceration repair. ...Read more

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Laceration Repair (Definition)

Lacerations are a injury to a organ and imply trauma. Any organ can get lacerated or cut. When lacerations are fixed we say that ...Read more


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After i get my ACL repair surgery will i be able to leave or do I have to stay in the hospital?

After i get my ACL repair surgery will i be able to leave or do I have to stay in the hospital?

ACL surgery: Most acl surgery is done on an outpatient basis meaning that you will likely not spend the night in the surgical facility. If you have other medical conditions that need monitoring after surgery, your surgeon may decide to keep you overnight. Prolonged admission following acl surgery is not common. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a gastrectomy done?

Where do I go to get a gastrectomy done?

General Surgeon: Usually a general surgeon can performs this surgery. I would ask your primary care physician who they recommend. Sometimes this procedure can be done laparoscopically (the surgeon will make a few small incisions and use a camera for the surgery). However, laparoscopic surgery eligibility is determined case by case, depending on the surgeon's clinical judgement and experience, and even insurance. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a prostatectomy done?

Where do I go to get a prostatectomy done?

What kind needed: Radical prostatectomy for cancer may or may not be optimal procedure for you depending upon age, grade and extent of tumor. Consider 2nd opinion and ask multiple nurses or doctors whom they recommend as surgeon. Select urologist whose name recurs + performs at least 50/year. BPH is ideally treated by transurethral resection unless prostate is huge, in which case open surgery might be optimal. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a myelogram done?

Hospital: It is normally performed in a hospital as an out patient procedure. Check out spine-health.Com. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get an amniocentesis done?

Where do I go to get an amniocentesis done?

Depends on reason: Amniocentesis is the procedure by which fluid is removed from the amniotic sac. It is done to study chromosomes, perform genetic tests, check lung maturity, etc. In general, it is performed by an obgyn specialist or a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist in the office or clinic. It might also be performed on labor and delivery or the antepartum ward. Ask the OB provider what is best in your case. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a transfusion done?

Where do I go to get a transfusion done?

Hospital or center: Transfusions need to be done in a hospital or transfusion/chemotherapy centers because they require testing of your blood beforehand to determine a match for your blood. Also, you should be monitored during transfusion for any reactions. ...Read more

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I have a laceration just below the wrist. How long can I wait to get a surgery?

I have a laceration just below the wrist. How long can I wait to get a surgery?

Depends: The laceration should be evaluated in the er or by your doctor. Often the skin is closed initially even if there is deeper injuries. A hand surgeon will usually operate on the hand or wrist in the next several days to repair the deeper structures. This allows you to have surgery on an empty stomach and with a well rested surgeon, both very important. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a laparoscopic cholecystectomy done?

Where do I go to get a laparoscopic cholecystectomy done?

General Surgeon: Most general surgeons are trained in laparoscopic techniques. Not all cholecystectomy patients are candidates, but the vast majority are. I am assuming you have already had workup determining the need for the procedure. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get an ureteroscopy done?

Where do I go to get an ureteroscopy done?

Urology: A urologist will do this. Often in an operating room suite. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a triangular fibrocartilage complex repair done?

Where do I go to get a triangular fibrocartilage complex repair done?

Hand Surgeon: Typically a hand surgeon does these types of repairs. You should seek out an orthopedic surgeon or plastic surgeon who has done a hand fellowship and can explain the treatment options to you. The repair is usually done arthroscopically. ...Read more

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I think i have a dislocated jaw & i want to get it check and fixed.Do i have to see a dentist or just go to a regular clinic will do or the hospital?

I think i have a dislocated jaw & i want to get it check and fixed.Do i have to see a dentist or just go to a regular clinic will do or the hospital?

Neither: Regular dentists often don't know much about the jaw joint. "Regular clinics" and ERs ditto. See an oral surgeon or TMJ-orofacial pain expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ-oro-facial pain expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation. ...Read more

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If I have a possible broken hand, do I go to the ER to get checked?

If I have a possible broken hand, do I go to the ER to get checked?

Yes: Only definitive way to determine the extent and location of a fracture would be an x-ray which you would have done at the er. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get an esophagogastroduodenoscopy done?

Where do I go to get an esophagogastroduodenoscopy done?

GI specialist: Gastroenterologists perform this procedure on a regular basis and will be the best specialists to see. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get an abg done?

Where do I go to get an abg done?

Follow equipment: An abg (arterial blood gas) is a specialized type of blood draw from an artery, so you need an experienced medical professional with training/experience. This lab is usually run immediately for accuracy, so it needs to be done on site where there is a blood gas machine. Places that might have this would be doctor's offices or clinics, pulmonary labs, labs, hospitals, ers, instant care facilities. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get an endoscopy done?

Where do I go to get an endoscopy done?

Gastroenterologist: The majority of people go to gastroenterologists to have endoscopies done. If you live in a rural area, sometimes you can find a primary care doctor who performs these procedures. The most important thing is to make sure whoever does it is well-trained and does many of these procedures every day. ...Read more

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Need surgery to fix broken, dislocated rib. Would like to know if I have to stay in hospital and if so for how long don't see doctor until Tuesday?

Need surgery to fix broken, dislocated rib. Would like to know if I have to stay in hospital and if so for how long don't see doctor until Tuesday?

Unusual: Unless a rib has punctured a lung, surgery is rarely indicated. If the lung is not injured, I have a difficult time understanding the need for surgery. If your leg was punctured a day - overbite , i the hospital should be adequate w/o complications. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a joint replacement surgery done?

Where do I go to get a joint replacement surgery done?

Orthopaedic surgeon: I would see an orthopaedic surgeon who is board certified, specializes in joint replacment and operates at a hospital that does a large volume of joint replacments. A good place to look is www.Aahks.Org. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a stye surgically removed?

Where do I go to get a stye surgically removed?

Eye doctor: Most styes do not need surgery. Antibiotic ointment and warm compress. However, if you have a stye that is no resolving your best choice is to see an optometrist or ophthamologist. ...Read more