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Where is an amniocentesis usually done? At a hospital?

Where is an amniocentesis usually done? At a hospital?

Usually office: 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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Dr. Monica Popov
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Amniocentesis (Definition)

Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or ...Read more


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Where is an abg usually done? At a hospital?

Where is an abg usually done? At a hospital?

Yes: A specialized piece of lab equipment called a co-oximeter is required to analyze the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide in arterial blood. Also the blood must be drawn from an artery, not a vein, and not everyone is trained to obtain this kind of sample. ...Read more

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Where is an anoscopy usually done? At a hospital?

Where is an anoscopy usually done? At a hospital?

Usually office..: Basically this involves a small transparent scope to see you anorectal area...No anesthesia required and is typically done in office setting.... ...Read more

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Where is a liposuction usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a liposuction usually done? At a hospital?

Outpatient procedure: Currently liposuction usually involves tumescent anesthesia, which is a specialized locoregional anesthesia that also decreases risk of bleeding. There can also be IV sedation, oral sedation or general anesthesia with liposuction. You need to be monitored for all of these anesthetics. The procedure is performed in both outpatient surgical facilities & hospitals. ...Read more

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Where is a tympanometry usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a tympanometry usually done? At a hospital?

Typanometry: This test is performed in your physician's office -- this is routinely performed by a primary care or ear, nose and throat doctor. ...Read more

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Where is an ureteroscopy usually done? At a hospital?

Where is an ureteroscopy usually done? At a hospital?

Hospital or Clinic: A ureteroscopy is usually performed by a urologist. A urologist can perform the procedure in the operating room of a hospital. A urology clinic/center may be equipped to perform ureteroscopies on site as well because it is usually an outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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Where is an arthrography usually done? At a hospital?

Where is an arthrography usually done? At a hospital?

Or an imaging center: Arthrography can be done at a hospital or at a place that does specifically radiology procedures like MRI or other imaging tests. ...Read more

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Where is a greenlight pvp usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a greenlight pvp usually done? At a hospital?

Hospital or ASC: The greenlight laser procedure is usually an outpatient procedure that is typically done in a hospital operating room or an ambulatory surgery center. ...Read more

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Where is an electronystagmogram usually done? At a hospital?

Where is an electronystagmogram usually done? At a hospital?

Office: This equipment is mostly found in the office of a neuro-otologist and some ENT specialists. It is designed to measure eye movements in response to vestibular stimulation (or dysfunction) in disorders of the inner ear. ...Read more

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Where is a colostomy usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a colostomy usually done? At a hospital?

Always.: Creation of a colostomy requires general anesthesia and, depending on the indications for surgery and what else is being done, an in-patient stay in the hospital. ...Read more

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