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Do I need surgery to have a pacemaker put in?
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Dr. Ramin Rafie
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
I would not refer to it as surgery, more like a simple procedure.
Very small incision is made by somebody who has done this 100 if not thousands of times.

In brief: No
I would not refer to it as surgery, more like a simple procedure.
Very small incision is made by somebody who has done this 100 if not thousands of times.
Dr. Ramin Rafie
Dr. Ramin Rafie
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Pacemaker
Pacemaker implantation is a surgical procedure but it is minor surgery.
The surgical part is minimal, the electrophysiologic part of getting the device installed and adjusted is a bigger deal but an everyday procedure so well done.

In brief: Pacemaker
Pacemaker implantation is a surgical procedure but it is minor surgery.
The surgical part is minimal, the electrophysiologic part of getting the device installed and adjusted is a bigger deal but an everyday procedure so well done.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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