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The treatment of injuries or disorders of the body by incision or manipulation, esp. with instruments.

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Why is the cost estimate for the first head transplant 100 million USD? [closed]

I read on https://web.archive.org/web/20171118202503/https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/11/17/italian-doctor-says-worlds-first-human-head-transplant-imminent/847288001/: An Italian ...
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How many times in a lifetime a man can do laser vision/eyesight correction/surgery?

Is it true that laser vision/eyesight correction/surgery is strictly recommended to do only once in a lifetime and if after first laser correction someone's eyesight returned to bad condition the only ...
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How bone of broken toe can be straightened without surgery?

I am reading this article about broken toe: If your toe is crooked after the injury, the bone may be out of place and need to be straightened in order to heal properly. This may be done either ...
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Are there any side effects of general anesthesia over local anesthesia? [closed]

I finally decided to have a surgery for my ACL since I tore it completely, and after taking so much time to think about it and gather opinions from doctors, friends, etc. I think is the best move I ...
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What's The Minimum Staffing/Logistics For Running A Hospital?

Specifically, a hospital serving a local population of 200-400 people, and assuming departments include ER, ICU, dentistry, maternity, outpatient, pharmaceutical, radiology, and general surgery. What ...
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Name of septoplasty technique without nose tubes?

I have a small blog and want to motivate its readers to go and see a doctor if they have constant trouble in the nose. In April 2017 i had a septoplasty and am very happy with the results :D I have ...
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CRPS without constant pain

Hy everyone! My mom broke her right arm almost 2 months ago (I believe this is called distal radius fracture), and she had to undergo a surgery. 3 weeks after the surgery she started with ...
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why is it not allowed to take aspirin based medicines before a day and after a week of cataract surgery?

my mom had a cataract surgery she used to take daily dosage of UNISTAR 75 which contains aspirin in it but doctor said not to take it for a week. what is the reason behind it ?
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What is the difference between a percutaneous endoscopic procedure and a laparoscopic procedure?

Laparoscopic procedures and percutaneous endoscopic procedures both seem very similar, but are somehow distinct. I can find plenty of studies comparing the outcomes of the different methods (e.g. ...
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Why are healthcare costs so inflated in the USA? [closed]

I have seen much more inexpensive non-socialized medicine in places such as Puerto Rico, with equal or greater standards of care and outcomes. I would like to understand why the USA is not like that.
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How does gallbladder removal affects fat digestion?

If I understand correctly, the sole purpose of the gallbladder is to store extra bile that is opportunely released in order to properly digest fat. When the gallbladder is removed, what happens when ...
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Brain shunt draining

A shunt inserted into the brain to relieve the pressure from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus drains into the peritoneal cavity. Why could it not simple drain into an external container?
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What is the least a human needs to survive and remain concious?

This question is rather morbid, but I have been asking it myself for quite some time. My thought process was this: If someone removed my limbs, I'd still be able to survive. Other non-vital organs, ...
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Average Number of Sutures per E.R. visit

I'm trying to gather data for a bioengineering project, but I'm finding difficulty locating the statistic of the average number of sutures per visit, for E.R.'s. Does anyone know how to find this data?...
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Where are good places to find reference?

I'm a special effects makeup artist (these are the guys who do the wounds or injuries for the movies). I need good reference (images or video) of how all kinds of Injuries look like, to make the stuff ...
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Recommended foods for before surgery?

For an appendisectomy, what foods would be best to eat pre-op? What foods should be avoided or could make the surgery more difficult? Although there is no appetite and the only thing eaten in the past ...
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Safe and state-of-the art method of laser vision/eyesight correction/surgery?

I have defective vision, particularly shortsightedness. Obviously, it is quite widespread phenomenon. I tried several times to get accustomed to contact lenses, but without success. It irritates my ...
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Is opening the chest cavity still considered dangerous to the spread\growth of disease? [closed]

Talking to relatives, it sounds like it was once believed that opening the chest cavity generally caused the spread and growth of diseases such as cancer because of the introduced oxygen into the area....
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Which medical specialist should be consulted for anus polyp?

Who is the appropriate Dr who can understand issue better and help accordingly?
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Is hair transplantation really efficient [closed]

Men hair loss is a real issue, and having been suffered from it trying to apply various inefficient ways, the only final way to resolve the issue, I believe, is hair transplantation. However, I'm not ...
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Indications for surgery for Haglund's heel?

Haglund's heel is a well known condition. When, and why can surgery be recommended? Is there any literature or studies on this?
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Are there a maximum number of times for surgical ablations on patients with Atrial Fibrillation?

Are there any links to research which would suggest an optimum or maximum number of times for ablation on the same heart? Do chances of stopping AF symptoms change with each surgery?
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Are Lupus patients typically good candidates for total ankle replacements?

I was very recently diagnosed with Lupus. But ive always had arthritis problems because i was born with congenital bone fusions so throughout my life I've had a series of surgeries, including a triple ...
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Vicryl suture not dissolving

I had surgery recently, the doctor said he used vicryl suture to close the wound. I understand that vicryl dissolves in 70 days, but it's been 80 days since my surgery and the suture is still there. ...
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How does a late term abortion work?

Imagine this situation: A woman is pregnant with a baby in the 8th month and the doctors notice the pregnancy is affecting the health of the woman - so there has to be an abortion, for it is sure that ...
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How to find out how advanced a hospital is for a specific speciality

I need to have cataract surgery and I have some options (indirectly) of where the surgery will be performed. Based on my medical coverage, I actually have a choice of a few doctors, and each doctor ...
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Is surgery recommended for a first time dislocated shoulder?

Is surgery recommended for a first time dislocated shoulder after the shoulder has been put back in place? How is it best to heal this?
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How many lives an organ donor with brain death who is otherwise healthy can save on average?

Considering all of the probabilities including the probability of the rejection of the transplants, how many lives could this donor save on average if we transplant his organs to other people who need ...
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Why do doctors use tendon instead of ligament in key-hole surgery?

For knee surgery, the most common method is to use a tendon from elsewhere in patient's body to replace the torn anterior cruciate ligament. But why tendon not ligament? Tendon have different ...
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My front tooth fell out after a fall, dentist put it back in…?

Has anyone had this happen where the dentist put it back in? He told me he would see whether my body rejects it or not and than he would do a root canal and put a crown. What are the chances my body ...
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What constitutes an emergency doctor's appointment

I tried booking an appointment at short notice today and I was asked if it was an emergency. I said yes, but they disagreed and made an appointment for the following week. I'm wanting to know what ...
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How often can cancer just be cut out?

I understand that if it is caught early enough, cancer can be fully removed never to see it come back again. Usually though, it has already spread too far and diffuse or it might be in a spot that ...
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Has anyone tried to do “telepresence” prenatal surgery yet?

I am wondering if anyone is exploring doing prenatal/fetal surgery using micro-robotic devices controlled "by wire", a sort of local-remote surgery? There are a number of medical conditions that are ...
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Is there no drawback on removing varicose veins?

If we remove our varicose veins because they are useless, would we get any drawbacks by removing them? For example, we might need to remove rest of them next time. Wouldn't it be a problem for us if ...
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How does getting up and moving help me recover from surgery?

I've just had a laparoscopic gallbladder removal, done as day surgery. I was released about 3 hours after the surgery started. The sheet of paper they sent me home with stresses the importance of ...
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In what cases is a tendon injury considered not amenable to surgery?

Wang, Allan W., et al. "Autologous tenocyte implantation, a novel treatment for partial-thickness rotator cuff tear and tendinopathy in an elite athlete." BMJ case reports 2013 (2013): bcr2012007899. ...
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Are there other surgeries with comparable restrictions to the real-life test for transsexual genital surgery?

Transsexuals seeking sex reassignment surgery require at least one, and usually two, referrals from medical professionals. Ordinarily, in order to get these referrals the patient must have completed ...
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Safely removing a foreign object from the human body without bleeding to death?

In movies you often see people advising others not to remove a foreign object (let's say a long stud) because its removal can cause a too high loss of blood. I can totally understand that and would ...
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Techniques to avoid fainting when observing a surgery

I wonder what techniques can efficiently help avoid fainting when observing a surgery, either directly from the operating room, or video.
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How often is it safe to get general anaesthetic?

There's an eye surgeon in my running club and I told him I had general anaesthetic three times. He told me that's a lot. I've heard of people thinking general anaesthetic is bad, is there any ...
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Anaesthesia and sleep

Having had two surgeries under general anaesthesia recently, I have been wondering... Being under general anaesthesia is physiologically not the same as sleeping. Sleep is needed in humans for ...
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Which is a good size of leg stent?

A stent is a small mesh tube that's used to treat narrow or weak arteries. Some stents are coated with medicine that is slowly and continuously released into the artery. These stents are called drug-...
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What is the right medical procedure to correct Meniscus problems?

After an MRI scan, I have got the results dictating that I have a crack in the longitudinal of posterior Meniscus... I still did not meet the doctor to actually tell me what to do about it, but I was ...
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Can stem cell (msc) injections regrow damaged (articular / hyaline) cartilage if injected to joint?

I have read that fixated stem cells (mixed with glue, growth factor and fixated in the cartilage defect under low oxygen conditions) will regrow into articular and hyaline cartilage with type II ...
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Heart transplant for people over the age of 65

On the NHS website for heart transplants, it says: You will usually be considered unsuitable for a heart transplant if you: Are over the age of 65 – though exceptions can be made I have been unable ...
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How can doctors remove a stye without damaging the eyeball?

I had a stye, and a doctor used a needle to remove it. The procedure was simple and didn't even cause any bleeding. How is this possible?
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Is there a data source indicating how long most major surgeries take, and what are the associated risks/outcomes? [closed]

I'm looking to play around with statistics around major surgery types; is there a publicly available data source I can work with which lists information such as: types of major surgeries, together ...
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How long does it take for Medicaid/Medicare/Private Insurance to reimburse a Health Care Facility? [closed]

How long does it normally takes Government Health Care and Private Insurance to reimburse a Health Care Facility/Hospital for a surgery? I've heard estimates from (Incredibly Fast) 3 Months to More ...
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Reducing trauma from surgery prohibiting sedation

I've noticed something a bit worrying about the way certain surgeries are performed, and I was wondering if there is a better way: During surgery, medications are administered to induce ...
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Strapping a reduced hernia

On the embarrassing bodies TV show I have noticed that hernias seem to be very simple to fix if deal with early on. Would it be safe to reduce it by gently easing it back in behind the mussel, then ...