FAQ on Piles

Some of the symptoms that suggest that someone might have piles are: 1. The patient experiences rectal bleeding while passing stools. 2. There is constant discomfort in the rectum, even when empty. 3. A persistent itching sensation is felt in the anal area along with mucus discharge. The mucus discharge is a reaction seen from the body because of the haemorrhoid (much like phlegm during a cold). 4. There is a constant sharp pain felt in the anus and as the haemorrhoid grows, it can prolapse out of the anus.
There are multiple treatment options for piles and they include, rubber band ligation, injection, coagulation, haemorrhoid removal and haemorrhoid stapling. Kindly consult your doctor to know which treatment suits you best.
Yes, they will if your haemorrhoids are small and are in the early stages then they may go away without treatment within a few days.
Some of the main reasons for piles are: 1. Age 2. The increased pressure in the rectum (for eg. spending a long time in a western-style bathroom contributes to pressure build-up) causes the veins to swell and form a haemorrhoid. 3. Straining while passing stools. 4. Medical conditions such as chronic constipation or chronic diarrhoea.
Although many people are not aware of this, piles can kill you. Since the people are not aware of this it might turn out to be dangerous.
While piles are not a sign of cancer, if your bowel motions look like tar which is due to blood from higher up in the bowel then it can be a sign of cancer higher up the bowel or maybe this also can be a sign that your stomach is bleeding.

FAQ on PCL Reconsctruction

PCL injury may occur while playing sports or during an accident. The only treatment option for PCL Injury is Surgical Reconstruction of PCL. In this surgical reconstruction, the surgeon removes the injured PCL, then he/she uses a portion of the ligament from Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) to reconstruct the PCL.
You will recover from PCL Reconstruction in stages. After 3 days, you will be able to walk with crutches. After rehabilitation and physiotherapy, you can go back to your regular life. This can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months. The doctor may allow you to return to sports after 6 Months.
The patient can start walking 3 to 4 days after PCL Reconstruction. In some cases, when the surgeon is confident, he/she may allow the patient to walk on the same day of surgery but with the help of crutches and knee braces.
Your PCL may get torn or injured due to high pressure on them. This may be caused due to sudden movements or in vehicular accidents. If the injury is small then the injury may heal naturally else you PCL Reconstruction is necessary.
The patient will be under anaesthesia during the surgery, Hence the patient will not experience any pain. After the surgery, the patient may have pain for which the doctor may prescribe medicines (which will have painkillers).
When you have a torn PCL, you can observe swelling and pain in the back of the knee. In some cases of PCL tear, patients will have difficulty in walking. This means you will able to walk after PCL tear but in a rare situation, you might have difficulty in walking.
In the case of small PCL tear or minor damage, you won't need surgery. If the PCL Injury or tear is major then the only treatment option is surgery.

FAQ on General Surgeries

General surgeons are highly trained to treat a wide range of illnesses. They are educated and trained in the diagnosis, preoperative, operative and postoperative management of patient care.

FAQ on

To book an appointment you can either call us and our team will help you book an appointment based on your location. Alternatively, you can view our doctors across the city, choose a date and time of your convenience and book an appointment. 

At Medfin, we offer you an exclusive pricing of Rs. 299. This also includes registration. We do not charge extra for registration of a new patient.

You will be assigned a Medfin assistant who will complete the required registration and paperwork before you arrive. Once you are at the consultation center, your Medfin assistant will guide you to the doctor. Once you are done, and you may need a diagnostic procedure to be performed, your Medfin assistant will help you find the closest and most affordable center to get it done.

Ensure to carry all your past records such as blood tests, medical prescriptions, scans etc. If you are coming to see the doctor to finalise your surgery, do remember to carry your photo ID and insurance card (if available). 

In the unlikely scenario where you may feel that the doctor has not spent enough time with you or are not satisfied with the consultation for other reasons, we will offer you a free consultation with one of our other doctors.

Yes, you can pay your consultation fee at the consultation center.

Medfin has 10+ consultation centers. These consultation centers may be stand alone Medfin centers or partner centers. Medfin’s doctors consult at multiple locations so that you do not have to travel far to meet a doctor. You can click on the doctor tab and find doctors who consult at a location near you. Alternatively, you can also call us on 7026200200 and our representative will help you find a center close to you.

We can organise a second appointment with another Medfin specialist free of cost.

Yes, the doctor that you have consulted will be the one performing your surgery.

Medfin has partnered with top hospitals in medical facilities in your city. Based on the payment mode, we will give you a list of medical facilities where your surgery can be performed. If you are paying directly, then you may choose from our entire network of hospitals. However, if you are going through insurance, then we will help you with the list of our partner hospitals that accept your insurance. 

Yes, we will offer you free transportation that will pick you up from your home on the day of admission and drop you back once you get discharged.

All Medfin’s doctors are trained in the latest, international standards of medical care. We work with doctors with a minimum of 9 years of surgical experience. All doctors are Medfin verified and are the best of the bunch with stellar reputation. We do not work with doctors who are just starting their careers. These doctors do not work exclusively with Medfin, but provide slots exclusively for Medfin patients. Costs of consultation and that of surgery/treatment are however, exclusive to Medfin and can be availed through Medfin only.

You may notice that the costs for certain surgeries are 50% - 60% lower on direct payment through Medfin when compared to the cost of the same surgery outside. This is because of Medfin’s asset light business model which helps bring down the cost without compromising on quality. Our asset light model means that we partner with top surgeons and hospitals, but we do not have to pay for these assets full time, but only when you require surgery. 

You are assured of top doctors practicing at top hospitals who will perform your surgery at our partner hospitals which are also some of the most technologically advanced medical facilities. 

We understand that this may be a difficult time and we will do everything we can to ensure that it is as hassle free as possible. If you decide to continue with Medfin, here is how we can help:

    • Cross verify the suggested procedure: Based on your reports and medical condition, Medfin can tell you if there are alternative, advanced day-care procedures. We can also set up an appointment with our specialist doctor to check your eligibility for the same.

    • Work out the lowest fixed price package: If you opt for direct payment, then may be able to choose from our list of partner hospitals based on your budget. We will find you the right hospital based on your budget. Irrespective of the hospital, the surgeon you consulted will be the one performing your surgery.

    • Find you the right hospital: If you opt to use your insurance for the procedure, then our team will help you process the same and give you a list of partner hospitals where your surgery can be performed. Please note that irrespective of the hospital, the surgeon you consulted will be the one performing your surgery.

    • Personal Medfin assistant: At the hospital during the time of you surgery, you will have access to a Medfin assistant who will help your family with required paperwork and other surgery related work.

At Medfin we accept all insurances. You can even check your insurance coverage here. Alternatively you may speak to one of our representatives who will help you. 

Medfin will offer you assistance with processing of your insurance. We will collect the required documents and liaison with the hospital and insurance company to get it processed.

If you wish to exercise the reimbursement option of your insurance policy, then our team will help you by filing the reimbursement on your behalf.

FAQ on ACL Reconsctruction

Yes, ACL Reconstruction is major surgery. The duration of surgery is 2 to 3 hours and you may take up to six months to recover from it.
You will recover from ACL Reconstruction in stages. After 3 days, you will be able to walk with crutches. After rehabilitation and physiotherapy, you can go back to your regular life. This can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months. The doctor may allow you to return to sports after 6 Months.
Your ACL may get torn or injured due to high pressure on them. This may be caused due to sudden movements or in vehicular accidents. If the injury is small then the injury may heal naturally else you ACL Reconstruction is necessary.
The patient will be under anaesthesia during the surgery, Hence the patient will not experience any pain. After the surgery, the patient may have pain for which the doctor may prescribe medicines (which will have painkillers).
Between 1 and 2 weeks unless otherwise instructed by your doctor. When you gain muscle control of your leg and feel secure, you can discontinue the crutches.
One to two weeks for a desk-type job; up to three months for moderately physical work; up to six months for strenuous physical work.

FAQ on Fistula

Causes of Anal Fistula are: 1. When an anal gland had developed a pus-filled infection (abscess) 2. Some may happen with certain conditions such as Crohn's disease 3. Some people may get fistula after radiation therapy of cancer 4. Untreated anal fissures might lead to anal fistula
If you ignore fistula then it may lead to further complications such as faecal incontinence, sepsis, perforation and peritonitis.
No, anal fistula needs medical attention since it does not heal on its own. If you ignore anal fistula then it can lead to further complications.
If you ignore fistula then it may lead to further complications such as faecal incontinence, sepsis, perforation and peritonitis.
There is a range of treatment options for fistula. These are 1. Fistulotomy 2. Advancement rectal flap 3. seton placement. 4. fibrin glue and collagen plug. and LIFT.

FAQ on Piles, Fistula, Fissure

There are 4 grades used to describe the seriousness of piles. These grades are:

  • GRADE 1: Grade 1 piles, forms a small swelling which does not cause any pain to the patient and the hemorrhoid stays in the anus
  • GRADE 2: The inflamed tissue is pushed outside of the anal canal during bowel movements. There are also abrasions (small cuts) seen on the hemorrhoid.
  • GRADE 3: As the hemorrhoid grows larger, a small portion prolapses out of the anus.
  • GRADE 4: This is the last and final stage of the hemorrhoid and by this stage, it completely prolapses out of the anus.
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    FAQ on Adhesive Capsulitis

    The bones, ligaments and tendons that make up your shoulder joint get encased in a capsule of connective tissue. When this capsule thickens and tightens your shoulder joint and restricts your movement you will get Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder).
    Usually, the frozen shoulder will take 6 to 12 months to improve on their own. But sometimes it can take up to 18 months to recover. If you don't take any treatment, you will gradually recover from the frozen shoulder. But full range motion of your shoulder may not return.
    Frozen shoulder can be usually cured depending on the duration and severity of it. Full recovery is usually anticipated. In rare cases, the patient will lose motion of the shoulder.
    Frozen shoulder is referred to as a self-limiting condition. It means that the frozen shoulder might eventually go away on its own. But the patients may not fully regain their full range of motion. It is always advisable to consult a doctor.
    Depends on what position you sleep in. If you sleep on your back, place a pillow under your involved arm and allow your hand to rest on the stomach. For the people who sleep on the side, try to sleep on the side which does not have pain and hug a pillow to your chest. Try to sit with good posture and always avoid sumping and slouching.
    When you are in pain, You can use heat packs or cold packs. This will give you temporary pain relief. But you should consider the damage to your skin if you use these packs at extreme temperatures. Use a towel or something to prevent damage to your skin.
    While doctors are not exactly sure as to why shoulder pain worsens at night? There are some reasons which might have effected, these might be your mattress, unrelieved tension and stress from the day or maybe your sleeping posture. You being still at night or more weight on the effected shoulder might also affect your frozen shoulder.

    FAQ on Proctology

    Proctologists are surgeons who diagnose and treat disorders of the rectum, anus, and entire gastrointestinal tract.

    You may go ahead and meet a proctologist if you experience any of the following symptoms:

    • anal itching or burning

    • bleeding or other discharge from the anus

    • anal or rectal pain

    • anal warts, bumps, or the sensation of a foreign body

    • fecal incontinence

    FAQ on Total Knee Replacement

    You will be under anaesthesia during the Total knee replacement procedure, so you won't feel any pain. After the surgery, your doctor will prescribe you medications to help you manage the pain.
    You will recover from Total Knee Replacement surgery in stages. Initially, you will be able to walk with the help of crutches. After physiotherapy and rehabilitation, you can return to your normal activities within 6 weeks to 12 weeks.
    Yes, Total Knee Replacement is major surgery. You will take 6 to 12 weeks to recover from total knee replacement surgery.
    There is no standard way of determining when you should have a knee replacement. But if you’re having trouble going about basic daily activities such as walking, getting up from a chair etc, you may be a candidate. A thorough examination by an orthopaedic surgeon should yield a recommendation.
    This will depend on the doctor, if your doctor decides to give you general anaesthesia then you will sleep. Else if he gives you spinal or epidural anaesthesia then you will be awake. Most of the patients are given general anaesthesia.
    Patients will be able to walk with a walker during the time period of 1 to 3 weeks. Then, they will start to use a cane. Around 4 to 8 weeks patients will be able to walk on their own.
    Lifestyle modifications, physiotherapy, medical line of treatment, or PRP could help manage the problem. However, you should consult your surgeon to find out for how long you could continue with these activities until you may need surgery.

    FAQ on Fissure

    Most of the short term fissures may heal with minimal treatment within 4 weeks to 6 weeks. Consult your doctor to know about the best treatment option for you?
    Some of the causes are: 1. Straining during bowel movements causes a tear in the lining of the skin. 2. Diseases such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) or Crohn’s disease causes the stools to harden. 3. An overly tight anal sphincter muscle restricts the passing of stools.
    There are various treatment options to heal Fissures, they are: 1. Stool softeners 2. Increasing fluid intake 3. Increasing fibre intake 4. Laser Surgery
    Yes, Anal Fissure can be cured permanently with various treatment options. There are various treatments like laser treatments which have high success rate.
    If the anal fissure heals with medical treatment, then it may not require surgery. If none of the treatment options cures anal fissure it may need surgery.

    FAQ on Foraminal Stenosis

    The foraminal narrowing is considered a problem when the restricted spaces lead to compression of nerves. This might result in symptoms like numbness, weakness, tingling or pain. It is a serious condition since it may lead to paralysis and death.
    If it is untreated it might lead to significant and permanent nerve damage. This is a serious problem because it might lead to paralysis and death.
    The treatment for Foraminal Stenosis involves exercise, Injections and surgery. The surgical options include Interspinous distraction device and foraminotomy. Consult your doctor to know whether you need surgery.
    There are multiple options for Foraminal stenosis and they include Interspinous distraction device and foraminotomy.
    The treatment options for Foraminal Stenosis depends on the condition and includes exercise, injections and surgery. Kindly consult your doctor to know which treatment suits your condition best.
    It is a common condition and it is highly treatable. It can be treated without any form of medical treatment.
    Foraminal stenosis is not a disability, it is a serious medical condition which if left untreated, may turn out to be fatal.

    FAQ on Deep Vein Thrombosis

  • Unhealthy binge habits such as regular consumption of processed foods or chain smoking.
  • Sitting or standing in the same position for long periods of time.
  • Patient has a medical condition which causes the blood to clot easier than others.
  • Swelling, usually in one leg
  • Leg pain or tenderness
  • Reddish or bluish skin discoloration
  • Leg warm to touch
  • MOVEMENT: As mentioned before, one of the causes of DVT, is sitting in the same position for a very long time.
  • STAYING HYDRATED AND INTAKE OF MEDICATION (IF ANY): Fluids help a lot in preventing DVT. The lack of water in the body reduces the flow of blood and can lead to a clot formation. Individuals with medical conditions that frequently cause the blood to clot are prescribed blood thinners.
  • COMPRESSION STOCKINGS: They are worn on the legs and work by applying pressure on the legs to help the blood to move up, against gravity, in the veins. This prevents the blood from pooling.
  • The amount and type of exercise that is safe is a decision to make with your doctor, and depends on your physical condition. Walking or swimming are usually considered good choices as exercise.
    Since DVT is usually formed in the legs, sitting for too long causes the red blood cells to clump together and form a clot. An individual is advised to get up and walk or even stretch for a a few minutes every hour.
    A blood thinner is not a prevention technique and is rather a medical treatment. DVT is formed by the blood clotting in the leg. Blood thinners help with easier blood flow, by thinning out the blood and thus preventing DVT.

    FAQ on Transforaminal Interbody Lumbar Fusion (TILF)

    After the TILF, the patients improve 60% to 70%. Nearly 80% of patients who undergo TILF are satisfied with the result after the surgery.
    The duration of surgery may vary from 2 hours 30 minutes to 6 to 7 hours.
    Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion is a spinal fusion surgical procedure. In this surgery, the surgeon removes an intervertebral disc and joins two or more spinal bones (vertebrae) together using a cage and screws.
    Yes, some patients will have leg pain after lumbar fusion surgery. Kindly consult your doctor for more information.
    If you are experiencing pain even after the fusion then the level above or below a segment that has successfully fused can break down. This will become a new source of pain and is called adjacent segment disease.
    The worst pain of the surgery will be generally over within four weeks after the surgery. After that, the pain will decrease gradually. In rare cases, the patients might have pain even up to 3 months to 6 months after surgery.
    In Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion the surgeon or the doctor access your spine from the side of your body and it is unilateral access. And in Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion the surgeon or doctor access your spine from the posterior side (from your backside).
    If you decided to sleep on your side after the surgery then you should bend your knees and tuck a pillow between your legs. It is important that your legs while bent should rest right on top of each other. Else if you sleep on your back, you should bend your knee and hips bent and you will have to tuck a pillow under your knees.

    FAQ on Varicose Veins

    In most scenarios doctors will avoid surgery for women who are pregnant

    The treatment involved destroying or removing the affected veins. Therefore these veins do not exist in your body anymore. However, the condition can develop on new veins. Post treatment, the doctor will suggest lifestyle changes to reduce chances of new varicose veins from developing.

    These stockings prevent varicose veins by building up pressure in the legs by, basically, squeezing it. Due to this pressure, it restricts the blood from pooling in the veins and increasing the blood circulation. Stockings must be used only if prescribed by a doctor.

    Best way to prevent is by adjusting the mother's sleeping position. Sleeping on your left side may help prevent varicose veins from forming and ease the symptoms of existing varicose veins. This sleeping position helps reduce the pressure that your expanding uterus puts on the big vein in your pelvic area, which is located on the middle-right side of your body.
    A surgical treatment, which closes the affected vein by heating the inside walls of the affected veins with a laser. This treatment is by far one of the safest compared to traditional surgeries such as sclerotherapy. The patients are almost immediately relieved of their symptoms. EVLT-Endovenous Laser Therapy.

    No. Closing dysfunctional veins will actually improve blood flow. The body will adapt and the blood that was previously pumped up through the dysfunctional vein will now be redirected through other veins. The body will even develop new veins.

    No, they are not. There are 3 main venous systems in our body - deep, superficial and perforators. Varicose veins can occur on any of these. The treatment is decided based on which area it has affected. 

    FAQ on Interventional Radiology

    This depends on a variety of factors. However, if you are a candidate for an open surgery, do get a second opinion with an interventional radiologist as there may be a minimally invasive procedure that you may not be aware of. 

    Unlike traditional surgery, patient undergoing IR procedures will not be administered general anaesthesia. Instead you will be given local anaesthesia or numbing agents. The lack of general anaesthesia helps reduce recovery time and chances of complications.

    FAQ on Vascular Surgery

    Vascular surgeons are highly trained to treat diseases of the vascular system. A vascular surgeon not only performs surgeries but will also prescribe medications and exercises to patients who do not need surgery.

    Vascular diseases are those medical conditions that affect the blood vessel of the body which consist of veins and arteries. When arteries carrying oxygen-rich blood and veins carrying blood back to the heart malfunction, it can affect various other parts of the body. Conditions such as hardening or blockage of the arteries can obstruct the flow of blood to any part of the body. Other vascular problems may be congenital or develop after pregnancy or a health issue.

    We provide surgery, endovascular surgery and non-surgical procedures for an array of vascular conditions. To learn more about the treatments we offer, please see our Vascular Conditions page.

    At Medfin, we are partnered with diagnostic centers that have state-of-the-art non-invasive vascular laboratories which are available for comprehensive diagnostic testing of all arteries and veins in the body (with the exception of the brain and heart). Our partner technologists are all highly trained, very experienced, and experts in the testing they perform.

    FAQ on Hip Replacement

    You will start recovering from hip replacement surgery in stages. Initially, you will need to take bed rest for few days. Then you will have to undergo physiotherapy for 3 weeks to 3 months. After physiotherapy, you will have to do exercises to strengthen muscles in order to decrease the load on your hip joints. With proper recovery, you can go back to your normal life.
    During the surgery, you will be under anaesthesia, so you won’t experience any pain. After the surgery, the surgeon will prescribe medicine to manage the pain.
    Yes, just like any other joint replacement surgery, Hip replacement surgery is major surgery.
    If you have the following signs, then you may need to consult a doctor. If necessary, the doctor will suggest for a hip replacement. 1. Pain during activity. 2. Delayed hip pain. 3. Pain which will interrupt sleep. 4. Bone on Bone arthritis. 5. You might find your hip joint stiff. 6. When you see your hip, you might notice some changes with your naked eye. 7. lifestyle limitations.
    If you recover properly then you will be able to walk and climb normally after the surgery.
    After hip replacement surgery, you will have to take rest in bed for a couple of days. Then you will have to go physiotherapy for 3 weeks to 3 months. Then you should do exercises that will strengthen your muscles around the hips. After proper recovery, you will be able to get back to your regular life.

    FAQ on Chemoembolization

    The side effects may last for five to seven days or more depending on the severity of the patients. These side effects are :
  • Patient will have a temperature lesser than 102 F (a low grade temperature) for one week.
  • Nausea and or vomiting, lethargy, and decreased appetite for several days.
  • Bruising at the groin puncture site. 4. patients might see some hair loss.
  • The side effects of TACE Can last for 3 to 4 weeks.

    TACE is a non surgical and image guided procedure which is used to treat malilgnant lesions in the liver. In this procedure, a catheter is used to deliver both chemotherapy medication and embolization materials to blood vessels. This will in turn block the blood and treat the tumor.
    Liver mapping is a mapping angiogram of the liver. It is a test where the s-ray dye is injected into the liver of the patient. This is done to see how the blood flows through the liver.
    Embolization is a treatment where the blood supply to the tissues or an organ is blocked. TACE can be used to block the blood supply to the cancer cells which will die without blood supply. Chemoembolization is a way to provide relief to symptoms but it is not a cure.
    The side effects may last for five to seven days or more depending on the severity of the patients. These side effects are : 1. The patient will have a temperature lesser than 38.8 C (a low-grade temperature) for one week. 2. Nausea and or vomiting, lethargy, and decreased appetite for several days. 3. Bruising at the groin puncture site. 4. patients might see some hair loss.
    Chemoembolization is a procedure where the surgeon places a small catheter from a blood vessel in your groin to block the blood supply to the liver.
    Chemoembolization for liver cancer is a procedure where the blood supply to the liver is selectively stopped in order to get relief from symptoms of liver cancer.
    TACE is not recommended in cases of severe liver or kidney dysfunction, abnormal blood clotting, prior surgery or stenting of the bile duct, or a blockage of the bile ducts. In some cases—despite liver dysfunction—TACE may be done in small amounts and in several procedures to try and minimize the effect on the normal liver.

    FAQ on Slip disc or Herniated disc

    Your spine is made up of several bones which are cushioned by discs. When the outer layer of these discs becomes weak or thins, then the inner portion may protrude or slip out leading to herniated or slipped disc.
    You can go through surgical or non-surgical treatment. Non-surgical treatments involve, taking rest for a few days, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and epidural steroid injection. And surgical treatment involves microdiscectomy and rehabilitation.
    Herniated discs, usually tend to heal itself. If the symptoms persist over time, consult your doctor for surgical treatment option.
    One of the symptoms of the slip discs are pain and if your disc is pressing on sciatic nervy then you might feel pain in your legs, buttocks and hips. Sometimes you will feel numbness or tingling in your limps and shoulders if you have a slipped disc.
    If you don't get treatment for disc slip, then it might become severe and lead to permanent nerve damage. And in some very rare cases, a slipped disc might end up cutting nerve impulses to the cauda equina nerves in your lower back and legs.
    For people who have back pain due to herniated disk or slipped disc, the symptoms often go away within six to eight weeks.

    FAQ on Gallbladder stone surgery

    After gallstone surgery, you may take anywhere from 2 weeks to 8 weeks to return to your normal life depending on the type of gallstone surgery.
    Yes, Gallstones can be removed without removing Gallbladder. But International Guidelines suggest that the best way to treat the Gallstones is to remove Gallbladder and Gallstones together. Any treatment which involves removal of Gallstones without removing Gallbladder usually causes derangement in the movement of bile thus increasing the risk of recurrence of Gallstones. There is also a possibility that the anatomy might change after the surgery. Therefore, when the Gallstones recur, it will be risky and difficult for the surgeons to repeat the same surgery.
    In the laparoscopic gallstone removal, Two small incisions are made into the abdomen. One is to insert the camera so that the surgeon has visual inside the body and the other is to insert small surgical instruments. The surgeon makes 4 small cuts and then removes the gallbladder.
    The cost of gallstone surgery depends on the city and the hospital. It may vary from 65,000 Rupees to 1,35,000 Rupees. Kindly consult your doctor to know more about the cost of your surgery.
    Gallstone surgery can take anywhere from one hour to two hours.
    Gallbladder stores bile juice so once your gallbladder is removed you won't be able to store bile. Bile helps you digest fatty foods. Therefore after the gallbladder removal, you need to decrease the food with fat and increase fibre content in the food.

    FAQ on Hernia

    If you ignore hernia then it can become trapped in the abdominal wall. This can obstruct the bowel, nausea, vomiting, and the hernia can get strangulated. A strangulated hernia can be life-threatening and requires immediate surgery.
    A hernia is usually caused when abdominal content protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall. This may happen when your abdomen comes under high pressure, for ex: exercising, weight lifting, straining in the toilet etc
    Hernias in the abdominal do not go away or get better on their own. In some rare cases, hernias may lead to life-threatening complications.
    You will notice a lump or bulge in your belly or groin region. Kindly consult a doctor when you notice a bulge.
    The only treatment option for hernia is surgery. It is advisable to consult a doctor if you have a hernia.
    Yes, all hernia need surgery. Hernias need surgical treatment and do not heal on their own.

    FAQ on Prostatic Artery Embolization

    Prostatic artery embolization is a procedure where the surgeon selectively blocks the arteries that supply blood to the enlarged prostate. As a result, the prostate starts to shrink over time relieving of symptoms.
    Prostatic artery embolization costs vary depending on the city and the hospital. In India, it may cost anywhere from 1 lakh rupees to 2 lakh rupees. It is advisable to consult your surgeon to know about the price of the surgery.
    It is a surgical procedure where the surgeon selectively embolisms artery to treat conditions like Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate), Varicocele and liver cancer among others.
    The procedure involves placing a small, spaghetti-like catheter via an artery in the right groin into the arteries that supply the prostate. Very small particles are injected into the prostate arteries to decrease the blood supply to prostate thus reducing its size and symptoms.
    An interventional radiologist performs PAE. Interventional Radiologist (IR) is a doctor and he/she uses x-rays along with other advanced imaging procedure to see inside the body. and then treat the conditions without surgery.
    Prostatic artery embolization is a minimally invasive treatment that helps improve lower urinary tract symptoms which are caused by Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).

    FAQ on AV Fistula

    Before going into dialysis, your surgeon will connect artery with vein. The connection will help the blood to flow to and from dialysis machine. This blood vessel is called AV Fistula.
    Before going into dialysis, your surgeon will connect the artery with a vein. The connection will help the blood to flow to and from the dialysis machine. This blood vessel is called AV Fistula.
    Complications of AV FIstula are lymphedema, aneurysm, infection, stenosis, steal syndrome, congestive heart failure and thrombosis among others.
    An AV Fistula is usually an connection between artery and vein in the hand. This connection can rupture if there is high pressure on it.
    AV fistula surgery can take around 30 minutes

    FAQ on Varicocele

    Varicocele is similar to varicose vein. Varicose vein is a condition where the veins in your legs get swollen, whereas in varicocele the veins in your scrotum gets swollen. Varicocele may not be a serious issue, but it can lead to infertility.
    If Varicocele is left untreated, then the sperm mortality may increase which may lead to male infertility.
    Blood vessels have unidirectional valves which control the flow of blood. When the valves in the veins of the scrotum are defectives, the blood may start to pool leading to varicocele.
    There are multiple treatment options for Varicocele. They are laparoscopic surgery, embolization procedure and open surgery. Varicocele embolization is the latest surgical procedure where the surgeon selectively embolisms the swollen veins.
    Around 15% of the men who are 15 to 25 years old may get varicocele. So it is common condition among men.
    There are multiple treatment options for varicocele. They are laparoscopic surgery, embolization procedure and open surgery. Latest procedure like Varicocele embolization is daycare procedures with minimal recovery time.

    FAQ on Uterine Fibroid Embolization

    UFE has side effects and After you have had your UFE you can expect the following side effects: 1. Pain: The patient will experience pain which will be intense the first 24 to 48 hours. 2. Post-Embolization Syndrome- It invovles fever accompanied by nausea and/or vomiting. About 33% (1/3 of UFE patients are expected to develop) this. 3. Bruising: At the site of the small incisionk, there is chance that the patient might develop bruising. 4.Reaction to X-Ray Contrast: Patients might have a slight rist of reaction to the x-ray contrast. It is advisable for patients to inform their doctor if they previously had reaction to x-ray contrast.
    Pateints might take 7-10 days to recover
    The Success Rate of UFE is 85%.
    If left untreated they can grow in size and number. This might resutl in infertility and increase the pain. The bleeding will become heavier. It will have an indirect effect on the social life of the woman.
    Yes, Uterine fibroid emboliztion is usually covered by the insurance.

    FAQ on Percutaneous Drainage

    In some cases, the drains must stay in for weeks or months. Your surgeon will remove the drain when they consider it is safe to.
    The steps to flush are as follows 1. Turn the stopcock off to the drainage bag and then on to the catheter. 2. Now remove the cap from the stopcock. 3. Cleanse the port using an alcohol prep pad. 4. Now attach a 10 ml syringe of normal saline to the stop cock. 5. Flush the drainage tube and do not pull fluid back from the tube into the syringe. 6. Turn the stopcock off to the syringe port. 7. Now carefully disconnect the syringe and replace the cap on the stopcock.
    The abscess may take 2 days to drain completely. If the abscess is large then the duration may extend. Kindly consult your doctor to get more details.
    If you seek treatment as quickly as possible and depending on the cause of your infection, the treatment will improve your conditions. If left untreated it will cause serious health issues. This might even lead to death. Hence it is advised to seek treatment as soon as possible.
    The draining of the pus can be either done by using a needle inserted through the skin or with surgery. So it is not necessary to be a surgery. But if required your doctor may suggest surgery.
    Yes, you can shower once a day if you take proper precautions. You can secure the bulb so that it does not get pulled and become dislodged during the shower.
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