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Where do I go to get a peritoneal dialysis done?

Where do I go to get a peritoneal dialysis done?

Often at home: This procedure is typically done by the patient having kidney diseases who are appropriate for this type of dialysis. Once determined appropriate by the kidney doc and the patient, he/she is trained in performing this daily procedure at home.... Check with your doc..Especially the kidney doc.. ...Read more

Dr. Jared Fialkow
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Peritoneal Dialysis (Definition)

One of the options for treatment of end stage kidney disease, the other options are hemodialysis and kidney transplantation. In peritoneal dialysis a tube is placed surgically in the belly. One end is in the peritoneal cavity and the other end is outside. Dialysis fluid is placed in the peritoneal cavity through the tube. The peritoneum acts as a filter, and drained ...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 a plasmapheresis done?

Hospital: Your doctor will arrange that for you. Usually it is arranged/performed in a hospital setting. ...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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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 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 sweat test done?

Regional centers: These tests are done by many hospital labs as an outpatient. They require some proficiency and expertise and may not be available in some smaller facilities. Your primary care doc can locate a testing facility for you. ...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 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 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 a transabdominal ultrasound done?

Where do I go to get a transabdominal ultrasound done?

Abdominal ultrasound: Transabdominal ultrasounds ordered by your physician could be done at most hospital radiology departments or at large medical groups. They require that you have a full bladder. Normally the ordering physician would make recommendations at to choices of facilities to perform the ultrasound. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a spinal fluid analysis done?

Where do I go to get a spinal fluid analysis done?

Neurologist: Spinal fluid is analyzed after removal from the spinal column using a sterile needle tap to the fluid space around the nerve. Neurologists have special training to get this sample and can send it to the proper laboratory for analysis for you. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a gastric bypass done?

Where do I go to get a gastric bypass done?

Center of Excellence: Hi, please research the facility you wish to consult for bariatric surgery.One of the cedentials is "the center of excellence" although that is not absolute credential ask friends who have had the procedure donethe more the procedures reflects a level of experience.True that doing many procedures might produce more complications-but it can also mean that they are capable of handling complications. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a cochlear implants done?

Where do I go to get a cochlear implants done?

To those experienced: A cochlear implant is a very fine, microscopic procedure that should by done by a well-trained surgeon (usually ENT specialist), who has done many before, can answer all your questions about the procedure (effectiveness, complications..), tell you about how many (s)he's done. Generally, these are done at special centers, such as eye and ear institute in new york. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a stereotactic radiosurgery done?

Where do I go to get a stereotactic radiosurgery done?

Radiation Centers: Stereotactic radiosurgery refers to the procedure where a few (3-5) doses of high-dose very-precise radiation can be used to treat certain cancers in the brain, lungs, liver, etc. This option is not avaliable at all radiation centers and specailized machines like the cyberknife are often used. It is best to discuss with your treating doctors to check the results with the center in your area. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a cervical culture done?

Where do I go to get a cervical culture done?

Many options: An ob/gyn can definitely do a cervical culture, as can most doctors and health care providers. If cost is an issue for you, you can try your local health department or planned parenthood. If you think you have an infection, try to be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more