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Doctor insights on: Will I Have To Get Poked With A Needle When I Get A Decompression Laminectomy

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Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Laminectomy (Definition)

Surgical removal of the posterior roof of the vertebral bone of the spine which is labeled the lamina to access the pinal canal where the neural tissue is found and ...Read more


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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a cryosurgery?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get  a cryosurgery?

No: Typically cryosurgery of the cervix is done without any local anesthetic because the freezing of the cervix actually numbs the cervix and minimizes the discomfort. You usually will experience a little cramping like a menstrual cycle and premedication with Ibuprofen can help with this. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a fluoroscopy?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get  a fluoroscopy?

No unless: No needle, but some the doctor want certain area and this area could not be seen without injecting a dye to the vien. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a cystometrogram?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a cystometrogram?

No: Cmg is relatively painless. The biggest issue with the testing is that it is a little embarrassing because you do have to be undressed from the waist down to do the testing. The EMG or nerve conduction portion of the test can usually be done without using needles unless you have some complicating factors. I try to use patch EMG whenever i can to minimize the needle use. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a dermabrasion?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a dermabrasion?

Probably not: This procedure is basically a gentle scraping of your skin to smoothen it. It can be irritating...Thus your doc may use a topical anesthetic before the procedure is done...So needle is not really needed in this case.... ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a peritoneal dialysis?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a peritoneal dialysis?

Not for the dialysis: No needle sticks are needed to do the peritoneal dialysis procedure. But routine blood tests, which require a needle stick each time they are done, are performed at least once a month. These tests monitor the effectiveness of the treatment and monitor the associated problems (like anemia, hormone and electrolyte problems) related to the renal failure that has caused the need for dialysis. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a lip augmentation?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a lip augmentation?

Lip augmentation: Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers such as Restylane or juvederm are used to correct or enhance the natural contours of the lips. It is necessary inject the filler through a tiny 29g needle. Topical numbing agents can be applied and or a dental nerve block can be used to help ease discomfort. Non-needle options include lip plumpers which last a short while and are applied like lipstick. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get an anoscopy?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get an anoscopy?

No: If they look further with a colonoscopy then an IV is necessary, but for anoscopy no needle is needed. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a stool wbc's?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a stool wbc's?

No: Stool wbc's examines the stool under the microscope. That test does not involve taking blood or getting a needle injection. ...Read more

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I have to have a colposcopy done and I can't get past the needle. Help?????

I have to have a colposcopy done and I can't get past the needle. Help?????

No needles needed: colposcopy is important for the prevention of cancer. It is simply the use of a magnifying scope to take a closer look at the cervix. Your doctor will put a solution on the cervix which helps to see abnormal cells. Sometimes a biopsy will be needed using a clip, but it is quick and no needles or injections are needed. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopy check to see if I have endrometriosis. A 3 CM cyst was found in my ovaries. I don't want to get a general anesthetic when it's removed. Can i get a spinal instead?

I had a laparoscopy check to see if I have endrometriosis. A 3 CM cyst was found in my ovaries. I don't want to get a general anesthetic when it's removed.  Can i get a spinal instead?

Talk to surgeon: This procedure can be done under regional anesthesia, if they do not do it laproscopically. If they do use this technique then a regional anesthesia will not be sufficient. You need to make sure you have discussed your wishes and concerns with the surgeon and anesthesiologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a herniated disk in my back and I have to get a cortisone shot, how risky is it?

I have a herniated disk in my back and I have to get a cortisone shot, how risky is it?

Normally not very: However, i would wait a while until the issue of contaminated corticosteroid injections is completely solved... Actually, i don't know the status of that, check on the fda or cdc website for advice. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Decompression Laminectomy (Definition)

Lamina is the back side wall of bony tunnel where spinal cord and nerves travel. It can be removed to eliminate pressure (decompression), if you ...Read more


Decompression (Definition)

Decompression (surgery), a procedure used to treat spinal stenosis (in spinal decompression), carotid artery stenosis or any condition where a ...Read more