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Will You Be Better After Receiving Surgery For Chiari Malformation
How soon following a lumbar fusion do guidelines tell you that you may begin interventional pain therapy. My last surgery was a salvage procedure.?
Depends: I usually advise my patients with this issue to check with their surgeon. In cases where there has been persistent pain, I have done spinal procedures as early as one month after a spine fusion. I don't believe there are any hard and fast rules to this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
May need chiari decompression surgery. Have a top ns for procedure if necessary. Have codeine allergy. How can pain b controlled post operatively?
Following a mastectomy, how long do you have to wait before reconstructive surgery can take place?
Depends: The diagnosis itself does not mean surgery is automatically needed. Surgery is required when there is a secondary effect of the cataract causing or leading to harm or damage to other structures in the eye. The most common types of cataracts cause a decrease in vision, perhaps glare and halos. A good time to consider it is when daily activities are hampered by the cataract (driving, tv, reading, etc). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will my vision improve immediately after having cataract surgery? I need cataract surgery, but i'm worried that i won't be able to see after the surgery. I'll need to return to work as soon as possible after the procedure. How long will it take for my vis
Vision improves fast: Cataract surgery is a quick and easy procedure from which you can recover. Most people begin to see better within a day of the procedure, but this depends on the degree of cataract as well as the type of cataract surgery you have. Depending on your work, you may be able to resume normal activities almost immediately. Speak with your eye surgeon about your particular situation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If I first receive a type of treatment other than surgery, can surgery be done later, if necessary?
Is cataract surgery an in-patient or out-patient procedure? How long does cataract surgery take? For surgery on both eyes, will most likely stay at the hospital for a few days? How long will i need a caregiver once i return home?
No rule for flight: although there is no specific rule for when you can fly after most hernia surgeries, It makes sense to wait 1-2 weeks if having substantial pain after surgery or you are high risk for complications. If you had laparoscopic surgery it is often recommended you wait about 24 hours to let the Air introduced in to your abdomen completely otherwise it could cause increased pain due to pressure changes ...Read more
Why can I not have calcaneal fracture surgery two weeks after the ortho surgeon suggested date (insurance will not go live until then)? Thank you!
I have a symptomatic psuedomeningocele (11x8cm), 9 months post op;spinal fusion.Im not functional, it has shrunk slightly. Surgery to extract? Or wait
Can a patient receive sinus surgery if they have been crying, and are congested as a result, prior to surgery?
Sinus surgery/crying: Crying can cause temporary swelling in the sinus passages but should not be a contraindication to the procedure as your surgeon can prescribe a nasal spray to reverse the swelling for surgery. Also, be sure if you are crying that you are emotionally ready for the surgery as you need to be in a positive frame of mind to be able to recover optimally from the surgery. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hours/days not more: Esophageal atresia prevents a kid from receiving fluids & maintaining normal metabolic balance. While awaiting surgery, mouth secretions can build up in the remnant and transfer into the lungs causing pneumonia.Stabalization with IV fluids, suction & close monitoring is reasonable until the kid can be moved to a center where surgery can procede. Further delays deminish the chances for good outcome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can thoracic outlet syndrome be treated if the nerve compression has been for 8 month, or surgery is necessary? and how much time does physicalT take
Yes: 20y seeks non-operative therapy of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Neurovascular bundle impingement occurs in costo-clavicular dimension, the true Thoracic Outlet. Impingement is due to irregular clavicle motion w. abduction; caused by abnormal superior trapezius, ST, function; via ST overdeveloped or underdeveloped relative to muscles of inferior scapular draw, i.e., "crossed muscles". See a wise P.T. ...Read more
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No.: A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside your eye. As long as you are able to see to perform your daily activities, the cataract can just be observed. When you started having visual difficulties, then it is reasonable to discuss cataract surgery with your ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Whether there could be damage depends on where the mengioma was, how large it was in the context of putting pressure on the brain. And there can always be potential consequences from any surgery. Meningiomas can be benign and still cause damage related to how big they are before they are removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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