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How will my condition (hepatitis b) affect the the nose surgery(rhinoplasty) procedure?

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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: No effect

There will be no effect on your condition.
Make sure to get a medical clearance for anesthesia and surgery.

In brief: No effect

There will be no effect on your condition.
Make sure to get a medical clearance for anesthesia and surgery.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Donald Yoo
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: It won't affect it

Hep b will not affect your procedure.
As surgeons we take universal precautions with every patient (meaning we treat every patient as if they potentially have hep b) at baseline, so nothing would change with your surgery.

In brief: It won't affect it

Hep b will not affect your procedure.
As surgeons we take universal precautions with every patient (meaning we treat every patient as if they potentially have hep b) at baseline, so nothing would change with your surgery.
Dr. Donald Yoo
Dr. Donald Yoo
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

It will not.

In brief: No

It will not.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Check labwork

With regard to the surgical procedure, plastic surgeons routinely operate on healthy patients with hepatitis b/ c or hiv.
However, since hepatitis b affects the liver and many anesthesia drugs are metabolized by the liver, i would meet with your primary care doctor and have your liver function tested before seeking elective surgery. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D.

In brief: Check labwork

With regard to the surgical procedure, plastic surgeons routinely operate on healthy patients with hepatitis b/ c or hiv.
However, since hepatitis b affects the liver and many anesthesia drugs are metabolized by the liver, i would meet with your primary care doctor and have your liver function tested before seeking elective surgery. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D.
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