Surgery is a type of treatment done by placing an incision on the body. Depending on the condition, the various surgical procedures performed are elective surgery, exploratory surgery, amputation, reconstructive surgery, transplant surgery, minimally-invasive surgery, and laser surgery.

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Is surgery necessary to treat fluid in brain?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister is suffering from head pain since one month. She usually have head pain when she wakes up from bed, which gradually gets alright after a while. She is taking Dynapar for pain. The reports of CT scan and MRI shows everything normal. She consulted a few doctors, some suggested...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We are here to help you. I have gone through your sister's reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity). I understand your pain for your sister. But, your doctors are guiding you in the right way. Your sister needs surgery for the same that too shu...  Read Full »

What is the appropriate treatment course for my aunt who has been diagnosed with stage 2A breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My aunt has been diagnosed with stage 2A breast cancer with T2, N0, M0. Could you please recommend the appropriate course of treatment, the estimated time for recovery, and her life expectancy? Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help. Stage 2A is an early stage of cancer that is treatable with surgery. However, chemotherapy and radiation therapy depend on the biopsy report. Also, hormonal and targeted therapy depend on ER (estrogen receptors) and...  Read Full »

Is it safe for my 78-year-old grandfather to undergo surgery for prostate cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My 78-year-old grandfather has been diagnosed with prostate growth, and his doctor has suggested he get his testicle removed. Also, he has prostate cancer. However, he does not have diabetes or hypertension. Is it safe for him to undergo surgery? Will he get back to normal? Kindly ad...  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. If he has prostate cancer, the prostate and surrounding tissues that are affected must be removed. Therefore, your doctor has suggested a testes removal. He will recover based on his general health condition. I hope this helps. Thank you.   Read Full »

I have a calcified granuloma in my lungs with no complications. Can I have a surgery?

Query: Hi,I have a calcified granuloma in my lungs with no complications. My doctor said it was fine. But my surgeon will not proceed with a scheduled surgery without a pulmonologist clearance. Every local clinic is booked for months. Can you please help?  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. May I know your symptoms? Do you have any cough, chest pain, or weight loss? Any history of tuberculosis? Please reply to my above-asked questions so I can better guide you. I wish you good health. Thanks.  Read Full »

Is immediate surgery mandatory for an inguinal hernia with varicocele?

Query: Hello doctor, The following is the report of USG of the scrotum. Please comment about it in detail. 'Right testis 3.82 by 2.08, left testis 3.66 by 2.04. Both the testes appear normal in size and echogenicity, shows normal vascularity. There are no obvious focal lesions. Both epididymides are normal...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are suffering from an inguinal hernia with varicocele. The varicocele is of grade 2, which is moderate. A varicocele is to be operated only for two reasons, one being chronic pain and the other is infertility. So, if there is no pain and you have finished family...  Read Full »

Is there a permanent cure for obstructive sleep apnea?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and secondary pulmonary hypertension two years back. I am using a CPAP but, not too regularly now. When sleeping, I often feel a blockage of my air passage, especially while exhaling, as if suddenly clogged by some tissues. This would repeat...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We need to find your apnea score. You must have done polysomnography before using the CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. Kindly share the reports so that we can know your apnea score. OSA (obstructive sleep apnea) can be treated by the surgical removal...  Read Full »

What could be done for sciatica-like pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My 49 year old mother has a severe (sciatica-like) leg pain. There is also pain below the knee and at the back of the leg. The pain is an extreme burning sensation kind of pain. It sometimes moves to the hips. The pain increases when she sits or tries to walk. She is taking a pain ki...  Read Full »

Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A sciatica-like pain can respond to physiotherapy and rehabilitative exercises. I suggest she try tablet Lyrica (Pregabalin) 75 mg at night. It is a little expensive one, but a good medicine. The other option is to take tablet Pregaba-M (a combination of Pregabalin and...  Read Full »

Can you look into my back MRI and tell me what I should do next?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a back and related pain for five weeks. I had a discotomy 17 years ago and have had ongoing pain since, but it never lasted this long. Please could you look at the results of my MRI scan and explain to me what it means and what I should do next? My current medications include...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query with keen interest and reviewed the attached MRI report. The attached MRI report indicates that there is a degenerative disc disease. A kind of cushion between the different vertebra has started degenerating. It is coming out to cause pressure ...  Read Full »

Is invasive intraductal breast carcinoma curable?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother has been recently diagnosed with invasive intraductal breast carcinoma. I am currently outside the city and have not seen the reports. But, she told me that it is malignant and has spread to two lymph nodes. There is no metastasis. Doctors have told me to start chemotherapy fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to see the reports. But, as per your history, if it has already spread to lymph nodes, it has locally advanced. In such cases, what is usually done is to give new adjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery and radiotherapy. Though I have limited in...  Read Full »

Would a 90 year old patient with diabetes be suitable for aortic dissection surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is an 89-year-old female. She is an insulin-dependent diabetic with a history of heart disease, found to have an aortic dissection. She became ill early in the morning and could not call for help. She was taken to the hospital eight hours after her first symptom. She has be...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is a complex situation, and more information would be required for further advice. Most important of how is the patient's condition now and comprehensive knowledge of her stress-bearing capacity and accurate imaging reports of the aortic dissection and other diseas...  Read Full »

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