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Is triple heart bypass surgery a serious and complicated surgery?

Yes. Yes, any open heart surgery is serious and complicated to do, but thousands are done every day in th us with only a 1 to 2 percent mortality. Read more...
Yes. Heart surgery is definitely major surgery. It requires the coordinated effort of several doctors, nurses, and technicians. Often the patient is placed on the heart lung machine and the heart is stopped temporarily. The arteries on the heart are usually only 1-2 mm in size - the size of a wire in a paper clip. Fortunately the rate of complication is very small. Read more...

Why are you not able to have gastric bypass surgery if you have severe mental disorders?

Major surgery. Having gastric bypas surgery is a mjor undertaking and requires the person to have stable cardiac function, stable lung function, and yes, stable mental health. Mental health willplay a large role in the eventaul succes of gatric bypass, so it is importatn to be mentally sound to get this surgery, so a person will have the best possible outcomes. Read more...

What are the statistics of someone having severe copd, lung disease, and triple bypass surgery?

Stats are stats. Severe lung disease including COPD and interstitial changes can mean a number of things as can cabg. A lot of issues go into it including if you can be optimized first and if person is still smoking. Overall it depends on functional status. Riskier than without lung disease but mortality is quite low (< 5%). Read more...

Gum disease and surgery I am having bypass surgery and have severe gum disease in a part of my mouth have not gone to the dentist yet because I want to wait until after my surgery. Want to know will this affect my surgery in anyway? I know that dental pro

The . The best answers you can get to this issue will be from your cardiologist and your cardiac surgeon. They will have all the information regarding the condition of your heart and the heart valves, which can be particularly susceptible to infection from dental work. Gum surgery can cause bacteria to enter your bloodstream. The bacteria can then lodge on abnormal heart valves or in areas that have been recently operated on. Your dentist or oral surgeon can give you the best advice regarding the risk of bloodstream contamination from your gum surgery. All three of these health professionals should be involved in determining the best course. This may mean waiting for a time after bypass surgery to have your gum disease addressed, or your gum disease may need to be addressed first. It all depends on the specifics of your individual case. - how urgent yous bypass surgery is and how severe your gum disease is. Read more...
Gun . Gun and dental disease is more of a concern with valvular heart disease. This increases the risk of infection spreading to the valves of your heart and especially an artificial valve. That is why you need to take antibiotics before any dental procedure if you have valve disease or had a valve replacement. It is not as much of an issue if you are just undergoing bypass surgery. However, there have been studies that show that poor dental hygiene is associated with coronary artery disease as well. The timing of surgeries is often determined by the relative severity of your problems. This can only be determined by your physicians. Read more...
If . If you are only having bypass surgery and not any heart valve surgery at the same time, it should be ok to go ahead with the bypass surgery and see the dentist afterward. However, you are correct that dental disease cause heart problems and it will be very important that you do see the dentist shortly after the bypass surgery. If there is any heart valve surgery involved, you should see the dentist first. Read more...
Healthy gums first! Being part a teaching hospital's dental division for nearly 25 years, i would be shocked if you had your open heart surgery without a dental clearance first. Although the exact linkage isn't fully understood, there is a connection between gum and heart disease. Unless you need emergency heart surgery, you are going to need to get your gum disease treated first. It could be a life or death choice! Read more...
Backwards. If your heart surgeon knows about this infection you have in your mouth, many physicians want the gum infection treated first before doing heart surgery. Read more...

My mom got gastric bypass surgery 6 years ago and she is having severe pain below her breast bone in the middle of her chest. Relieved 10-30 mins?

See a doctor. Could be irritation or ulcer formation in the remaining gastric pouch. Could be gallstones if her gallbladder is still present. Could be scarring with partial intestinal blockage. Would need to have an examination with her doctor. Read more...
Reflux GERD. Sounds like she is having a problem with her esophagus which may be gerd (gastro esophageal reflux disease). She should try taking Prilosec (over the counter) twice a day for two weeks straight and see if there is any improvement. If there is, she should continue taking it. She may also want to see a gastroenterologist. Read more...
Get Evaluation. Considering history of hyperthyroid, you are going to want her heart to be checked out too. If it is her stomach, risk is not the same if it is her heart. Nothing lost to be sure. Read more...

What is bypass surgery?

Heart surgery. Bypass surgery is an operation in which surgeons create a bypass to allow blood to go around blockages in the arteries. To accomplish a bypass, surgeons use a graft - a blood vessel from the leg or chest. With the graft in place, blood can now flow freely to the heart muscle, bypassing the blocked or narrowed section of the artery. A week's stay in the hospital is usually necessary afterwards. Read more...
Blood detour. Bypass surgery is a procedure where a graft (an artery or vein from another part of your body, or else an artificial tube) is used to divert blood around a blockage in a blood vessel ... Coronary bypass surgery is such an operation for blockages in arteries that feed your heart ... But any blood vessel in your body can be bypassed if blocked. Read more...

O band or bypass surgery?

Depends. There are several facets of the puzzle that go into this decision. You and your physician need to sit down and decide which is in your best interest. Read more...

Where to get bypass surgery?

High volume. Choose a center with a high volume. You can ask around to find out the volume and outcomes in your area. Read more...