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Will Surgery For Ulcerative Cloutis Solve The Problem
Possibly: There are many treatments available for ulcerative colitis (uc). The most aggressive is a partial or total colectomy (removal of part or the whole colon.) this may solve the problem if it is true colitis that one is dealing with. If, however, one actually has crohn's disease that involves the colon, then surgery may not be the answer. ...Read more
Well : I have found that gynecomastia, if persistent, is very effetcively treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necesary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wat are the pros and cons on surgery for acid reflux. Does it cure GERD or its a temporary fix and how invasive is the surgery.
How is an anal fissure surgery done? Is it successful? Will the pain go after surgery? Will the fissure recur? Want to be pain free asap.
Hydrosalpinx: The only treatment for a long standing hydrosalpinx is surgical resection. The longer the condition has exsisted the more likely that the tubal mucosa are damaged and the fallopian tube even if opened surgically will not transport an egg! ...Read more
What is best long-term, least side effect surgery for gerd? Will be fixing other problems, so will not be laproscopic
Nissen : A procedure that wraps the stomach around the esophagus is used to treat gerd. This creates a new pressure barrier so that acid can not enter the esophagus. This is the best method surgically to fix gerd for a long term fix. There are some surgeons or gastroenterologist that can do this during endoscopy but the long term success if unproven. ...Read more
Can a dentist tell me the benefits of rpe (regenerative periodontal endoscopy) and if it applies in any way to dental abscess intervention.
New & Limited: The benefit of rpe is to avoid performing conventional periodontal flap surgery. Whether or not it is effective enough to replace mainstream treatment methods, in my opinion, still remains to be seen. Even the dentists who use this method report some limitations to its use. An abscess is an infection, which based upon the cause requires different methods to treat it accordingly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the ballpark cost for a splint to help w/TMJ issues? Does insurance usually cover? What does the dentist do to prep the patient for a splint?
TMJ splint: The range of treatment for TMJ treatment, including splints is vast. Depending upon the severity of the issues & the experience and training of the the dentist, a splint might range from $250 for a simple office made splint to $5000 by a "TMJ Specialist" for extensive testing and fabrication of a splint. Insurance coverage may be limited or non-existent although it might be covered under medical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends : A lot depends upon the technique. Some surgeons will do colostomy followed by a pull through at a later date. A pull through removes the diseased colon and allows the enervated intestine to function normally. If a trans anal pull through is done, normal bowel function ocurrs in several days with advancing to normal diet and discharge home. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk with your: Surgeon, GI doctor, or et nurse. As you are not specific about the health problems, it is difficult to say more. But most patients actually feel a whole lot better after removal of the disease, rather than worse. Talk openly with your doctor and go to the local crohn's and colitis foundation meetings to see others who may have had the same problems and learn how they solved them. Good luck. ...Read more
If i ask 4 discectomy to treat l5s1 disc protusion over pysio/injection for quick fix.Will a doc listen/overule me.Long treatment will loose my job?
No quick fix: I would caution your thought process in terms of "fixing" this issue. Surgery may be an acceptable option for you, but i would consider the advice you are being given by the surgeon. Surgery has long term consequences as well that have to be considered. There should not have to be a long delay to include pt and/or injections before heading to the or. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation of testicles post diverticulitis surgery. What can be done for relief? Is it life threatening ? How long will it take to return to normal
See your doctor: There are a few things that can cause this, most are absolutely benign and it will go away. However, without seeing it and knowing the full story, my recommendation to you is see your doctor immediately to be safe. There are a few things that can become bigger problems if left untreated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does taking anti-inflammatory steroid medication affect the outcome of vision correction surgery? My rheumatoid arthritis requires me to take steroid medication to keep it under control. I would like to have vision correction surgery for advanced myop
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, rheumatoid arthritis is an absolute contraindication for laser vision correction. In fact, anyone with an autoimmune condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis is not considered a candidate for laser vision correction at this time. If you are considering vision corrective surgery, your best option would be a refractive lens exchange given your condition, but you would need to be evaluated by an eye surgeon to establish your candidacy for this procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With Botox injections for OAB, will these need to repeated forever? or will it eventually cure the OAB?
For a prostate cancer patient, can he start lhrh treatment first to see the effect, then go for orchirectomy? Any drawback to do this?
If there is no problem for thyroglossal cyst & Doctor suggest to operation -will it better for me to operation?
Thyroglossal Cyst: Most surgeons recommend removal because there is a small (1 percent) chance of conversion to malignancy. However, its would not be unreasonable to observe either. Other factors that direct surgical intervention include the size of the cyst and presence of symptoms such as difficulty swallowing, recurrent infections, shortness of breath, lump in the neck, and also if there is a concern for a tumor. ...Read more
If pancreatic duct continues to become blocked after the stent comes out, what is the surgical procedure needed to correct situation? For cont. pain.
When going for a pouch surgery with ulcerative colitis what's the percentage of the pouch not failing and for it to work at the end of al surgeries?
Depends on team: A pouch also called ileorectal "J" pouch. Goal is to have your rectum working, no UC issues, and to connect the ileum to the rectum. This is usually staged; have ileostomy for a time, get UC under control after subtotal colon removal and then when in good health go for the pouch. Benefit of pouch, NO BAG and able to use restroom close to normal. Seek colorectal surgeon at big center/University. ...Read more
Need doctor help! is prolapse of uterus, a major problem? Is there any successful treatment in therapy?
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