Different term. Laparoscopic is usually a term used for abdominal surgery. Minimally invasive surgery is a more general term and yes it can be done in the heart.
Not. Laparoscopic surgery is usually done in the abdomen, so the answer is no.
I had a laparoscopic surgery for enometriosis. Doctors suggest goin on the pill to avoid it recurring, I feel its unhealthy, what should I do now?
Listen to doctor. Physicians do not prescribe medications that may be harmful in a frivolous manner. Your gynecologist is trying to treat you effectively. You may feel this is 'unhealthy' and refuse it, but until you study the subject and their recommendations scientifically would avoid judgments based on 'feelings'. Why bother going to doctor if you do not plan to listen or go get a second opinion.
Listen to the doctor. It is well known that the majority of women with endometriosis wil eventually experience recurring symptoms - even after surgical treatment. It is also well known that the pill will slow or prevent that recurrence. Your doctor is not likely to recommend a treatment that is unsafe or unhealthy. However, if you are not comfortable with your doctor's advice, get a second opinion.
I had a laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis. Doctors suggest goin on the pill to avoid it recurring, I feel its unhealthy, what should I do now?
Yes and no. Going on the pill can decrease recurrence and is relatively side effect free. Hormone blockade (lupron) is more effective but has more side effects.
Listen to doctor. It is widely known that the pill will slow down the progress and recurrence of endometriosis. The pill is not "unhealthy" - discuss your concerns with your doctor.
I have a spigi. Hernia and also a hernia in a old scar. How would the doctors remove? With a cut or laparoscopic surgery. How long hospital stay?
Sameway. Spegalian hernia develops inside the layers abdominal wall muscles, lateral to rectus abdominal muscle (semilunrar line) it could be repaired by open incision, or by laparoscopic method as shown in picture the defect as seen through the scope usually a mesh graft used to fill the weakness, most of the time home by next day, speak to your surgeon.
Both options. Hernias from previous incisions are frequently (about 85%) associated with multiple hernia defects undetected on physical exam. Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair is more difficult than open, and only used about 25% of cases in the us. It is however associated with a lower wound complication rate, which prompted the va system to stop a comparative study. Need a proper eval by a hernia surgeon.
Interested in reducing scar from heart surgery performed 30 years ago as a child. Any suggestions on doctors in Northern California? Thanks
See Plastic surgeon. Seek referral UCSF / UC DAVIS or Stanford.
Scrotum. Heart surgery is not performed through the scrotum.
Who knows... This isn't jeopardy!
Probably. A very nice lady, rosalyn p. Scott md many early cardiologists were female and now a lot of cardiothoracic surgeons are women. It is about training and skill, not other features.
Due to heart ejection frac 40%, doctors say can't perform surgery for gall stone removal...What other options do we have?
Uhh. Ejection fraction of 40% is a little low, around 60% being normal, but it and in itself should not prevent surgery for gallstones for the right indication.
Go elsewhere. You have medical conditions that increase your risk of a complication but you're not inoperable. Go to a large medical center and have your gall bladder removed safely.
Gall bladder. You have a more complicated situation than just ef 40% which isn't alone the limiting factor. You should get your doctors together to consider the options available in your multisystem disease situation.
Medical treatment. Of gallstones is not too successful. Medicine called actigal is available. You need to have a functioning gallbladder (visualization of gb on oral cholecystogram, a test rarely done), it takes up to 2 years, and it can be toxic to liver. If you develop a bad infection, a tube can be placed into your gallbladder under local anesthesia to drain infection to the outside.
Teamwork. Discuss with the surgeon, anesthesiologist and cardiologist together. There are things we can do to decrease your chance of an adverse event (open gallbladder instead of laparoscopic, varying the anesthesia drugs, fluid management, etc.) still, you should only the surgery if the benefits outweigh the risks. Seek second opinions from a respected surgeon and/or cardiologist.