Surgery

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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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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Can conservative methods treat a thrombosed hemorrhoid?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a male, and from the past two days, I have pain and itching around the anus. The doctor checked and told that it is a thrombosed hemorrhoid. Can you please let me know the treatment for this? Can it be solved by using conservative methods or do I need any surgery? Thanks in adva...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be best if you can upload the pictures of the problem before I can comment and recommend anything definitive and specific to you. If I assume that your doctor rightly diagnosed the problem as a thrombosed hemorrhoid, then I suggest you try doing the following: ...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have a neck dissection just by suspicion of malignancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have 4 enlarged cervical lymph nodes in my neck. Two are cystic and have calcification inside. There are also 3 small nodules on my thyroid. Two are about 2 mm and one is 6 mm. All blood and thyroid tests came back normal. Full body PET-CT showed no abnormal activity in thyroid or lymp...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common type of thyroid cancer which if detected in early stage has good prognosis. It spreads locally mostly to adjacent structures including lymph nodes. ...  Read Full »

What causes burning sensation of legs in an arthritis patient?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 80 years old. She has been suffering from arthritis or spondylolysis for more than 30 years. She is receiving treatment from a local orthopedician. She has been taking NSAIDs and other general medicines for five years. Her ESR level suddenly rose. For the last few months,...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your mother has nerve compression at two levels. Grade I spondylolisthesis is mild and an osteoporotic compression fracture D12 vertebra. Burning pain is due to ischemia of th...  Read Full »

My husband has cancer in the lungs three years after the removal of rectal cancer. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My husband, three years ago, had rectal cancer removed with no treatment, and now two spots in the lungs are cancer. He is 52-year-old. I was wondering what type of surgery or treatment might be needed? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query, and I can understand your concern. Based on the history provided, your husband had rectal cancer three years ago. For which he had undergone surgery. He did not receive any additional treatment in the form of radiotherapy or chemotherapy...  Read Full »

Is surgery the only option for correcting shoulder injury?

Query: Hi doctor, I hurt my shoulder a few weeks ago. I feel like I have lost sustainability on my shoulder. It pops and cracks in different positions. I went for an MRI. I will attach my report, but my main question is would I need corrective surgery to fix the issue. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Wajid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report of the injured shoulder (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I want to suggest physiotherapy treatment, in which passive exercises are given for fixing rotator cuff tendinitis. Try using the ...  Read Full »

Does my mum require surgery for her benign brain tumor?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom was admitted to the hospital due to an extreme headache, clicking sound in the head and high blood pressure. CAT scan revealed that she had a benign brain tumor and no surgery will probably be needed. After making an MRI, another neurosurgeon said she would have to remove it as it...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The lesion in the MRI brain of your mom is a small one on the left side. It is very adjacent to dura mater and showing contrast enhancement. This size of the lesion is very less likely to produce a headache by pressure effect. But, it is very important to find the exac...  Read Full »

Will surgery help to treat epididymo-orchitis?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 32 year old male. Is surgery mandatory for epididymo-orchitis, with impression hydrocele and internal septations?  Read Full »


Dr. Raja Ramesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In cases of epididymo-orchitis with associated hydrocele, chances that it is a pyocele (pus-filled collection) is higher. The presence of internal septations is more suggestive of pus rather than simple hydrocele. If symptoms are severe and are not responding to antibiot...  Read Full »

What is the best way to eliminate wrist ganglion without surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got a ganglion on my wrist, evidently occurred after an excessive wrist bending during an exercise. It happened about six months back and was examined by a physician. For the last two months, it has increased in size. Though it does not cause any pain, it is a bit bothersome. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sharing the picture with us (attachment removed to protect patient identity). If it is causing pain on flexion and extension of the wrist, and cause limitation to activities then consider getting a surgical opinion for possible resection. I know you do no...  Read Full »

Is there any risk in doing surgery at stage 4 of breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,Today my mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 4. She is having a fracture in the hip bone for two days and was admitted in hospital for that. Later, it was diagnosed as cancer. They are planning to do surgery for fracture and after that chemotherapy. Now she is unable to...  Read Full »


Dr. Sivaprakash Rathinasamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. She needs PET-CT whole body scan to establish the sites of metastasis involved all over the body. Breast cancer only with bone metastasis has a good prognosis. She needs six cycles of chemotherapy first and then reassessment. Surgery is indicated for spine or bone for f...  Read Full »

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