Alternative Names Lumbar decompression; Decompressive laminectomy; Spine surgery - laminectomy Risks Risks for any surgery are: Blood clots in the legs that may travel to the lungs Breathing problems Infection, including in the lungs ( pneumonia ), bladder, or kidney Blood loss Heart attack or stroke during surgery Reactions to medications Risks for spine surgery are: Infection in wound or vertebral bones Damage to a spinal nerve, causing weakness, pain, or loss of feeling Partial or no relief of pain after surgery A return of back pain in the future If you have spinal fusion, your spinal column above and below the fusion is more likely to give you problems in the future.
What is StomaphyX Revision Surgery?
StomaphyX is an incisionless revision surgery for gastric bypass weight loss surgery patients whom have failed to lose all of their excess weight, or whom have experienced some weight regain in the years following their surgery.
How Does StomaphyX Work?
StomaphyX is a surgical procedure in which the bariatric surgeon fastens the tissue of the stoma together, with a series of plications (like pleats in a skirt), thereby making smaller the opening to the gastrointestinal tract. After several weeks, the tissues of the plications fuse, making it strong and stable.
This effectively restores the size of the stoma created during the original gastric bypass surgery, which may become stretched as years go by. This smaller stoma, in turn, holds food in the pouch longer so the patient remains satiated with small amounts of food for longer periods of time.
The result is that the patient eats less and can achieve a weight loss of 20-40lbs , o...
hanks to advances in pain control, shoulder surgery can be done on an out-patient basis. Interscalene nerve blocks, a form of regional anesthesia has made the postoperative period much easier. Pain is blocked after surgery from the upper neck to the elbow. There is less nausea, and the patient is more alert and able to move. These two factors allow for earlier discharge. But there are some disadvantages to the nerve block. Sometimes the patient loses motor control and function until the block wears off. Nerve damage can occur but remains unknown in the recovery room. In this study, researchers compared the nerve block to a patient-controlled pain device and report the results. All patients in both groups had shoulder surgery under general anesthesia by the same surgeon. The operations were done on an outpatient basis. Several different types of surgical procedures were done including rotator cuff or labral repairs, subacromial decompression, and joint manipulations. Regional anesthesia l...
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