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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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Where is a sweat test usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a sweat test usually done? At a hospital?

Peds office: Sweat tests are mostly done to detect the presence (or not) of cystic fibrosis in a patient. This is an important distinction for treatment of a patient who has a positive test as well as having some implications for the genetic lineage in a given family. ...Read more

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Where is an arthroscopy usually done? At a hospital?

Where is an arthroscopy usually done? At a hospital?

Surgical center: This is most often done at an ambulatory/outpatient surgical center.... ...Read more

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Where is a tonsilectomy usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a tonsilectomy usually done? At a hospital?

Sometimes: Some ENT surgeons prefer to do tonsillectomy as an outpatient, meaning in a surgery center. In some cases it may be best to perform the surgery in the hospital. Your doctors should decide what is best for you. ...Read more

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Where is a brachytherapy usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a brachytherapy usually done? At a hospital?

Hospital: Brachytherapy is a form of radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer. It is a painful procedure and requires anesthesia. It also usually requires fluoroscopy (x-ray) which is available in the operating room. ...Read more

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Where is a fungal culture usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a fungal culture usually done? At a hospital?

Varies: Fungal culture can be taken in pcp's office or in clinic. Testing for fungus is usually done by a hospital lab or a place that provides lab services to docs' offices. Some dermatologists are equipped to do fungal cultures in their office. Results may take a few days to couple weeks depending on what fungus is being grown/tested. ...Read more

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Where is a sonogram usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a sonogram usually done? At a hospital?

It can be.: A sonogram, or ultrasound, can be performed at a hospital, doctor's office, or clinic. It depends on the reason for the sonogram, and your and your physician's preference. ...Read more

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Where is a neuroma excision usually done? At a hospital?

Where is a neuroma excision usually done? At a hospital?

Depends: While done as an outpatient procedure, whether your surgery is at a hospital or ambulatory surgery center depends on many factors: where your physician prefers to perform surgery, where he or she is credentialed, and the types of facilities available in your area. Additionally, many physicians operate at both types of facilities but may select the location on or availability or type of case. ...Read more

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