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Can surgery for gsstric bypass, peg tube placement or central line damage the phrenic nerve?

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In brief: Yes

Placement of a central line, in the neck, may damage the phrenic nerve, although this is highly unlikely.

In brief: Yes

Placement of a central line, in the neck, may damage the phrenic nerve, although this is highly unlikely.
Dr. Matthew Lublin
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Dr. Seth Akst
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

I have never heard of phrenic nerve damage from any of those procedures.
The gastric bypass and peg tube take place below the diaphragm - away from the phrenic nerves. Endotracheal intubation with those procedures is in the throat, but interior and away from the phrenic nerves. Central line placement (in the internal jugular vein) could potentially injure a phrenic nerve, but i've not heard of it.

In brief: Not really

I have never heard of phrenic nerve damage from any of those procedures.
The gastric bypass and peg tube take place below the diaphragm - away from the phrenic nerves. Endotracheal intubation with those procedures is in the throat, but interior and away from the phrenic nerves. Central line placement (in the internal jugular vein) could potentially injure a phrenic nerve, but i've not heard of it.
Dr. Seth Akst
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine

In brief: HIGHLY UNlikely

The phrenic nerve is from above the diaphragm and the procedures your mentioned are all below this level.
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In brief: HIGHLY UNlikely

The phrenic nerve is from above the diaphragm and the procedures your mentioned are all below this level.
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
check with your surgeon/family doc to see what might have caused it..since you had a difficult course to recovery..
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