Commonly performed surgeries in America

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Originally posted by Zantra
50 percent is better than the zero percent chance of reversing a vasectomy.
Adrenaline just said it was 40-50%?
 
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Originally posted by Zantra
50 percent is better than the zero percent chance of reversing a vasectomy.

Besides, these types of surguries are usually declined to anyone under 25, unles there are extrenuating circumstances (ie a lot of kidss already).


Tsunami, I spy a medical professional. Nurse is it?:wink:

Elementary!
Diagnostic Imaging. X-ray, CT, MRI, mammography. I'm checking into expanding into PET. Imaging is also used quite extensively in the surgical suites.
 
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Originally posted by Tsunami
Diagnostic Imaging. X-ray, CT, MRI, mammography. I'm checking into expanding into PET. Imaging is also used quite extensively in the surgical suites.
oops.. radiology? that's cool=) I'm very interested in radiology

Oh, and I meant elementary, as in elementary my dear watson- deducing your profession:wink:
 
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Originally posted by Monique
Adrenaline just said it was 40-50%?
Ya.. 40-50 percent sucess rate on tubal ligation reversals, versus 0 possibility to reverse the vasectomy.
 
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Originally posted by Zantra
Ya.. 40-50 percent sucess rate on tubal ligation reversals, versus 0 possibility to reverse the vasectomy.
In that case we just get a needle and extract the swimmers that way.. :wink:
 
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Originally posted by Zantra
oops.. radiology? that's cool=) I'm very interested in radiology
Imaging includes Radiology. Ultrasound and MRI do not utilize radiation, so technically they don't fall in the category of radiology. That's why you'll see more 'Radiology' departments being called 'Imaging'. It's truly a fascinating field. We have our fingers in almost every medical specialty 'pie' that's out there. I also enjoyed a bit of Interventional Radiology in it's early stages. I almost specialized in angiography but the advent of CT diverted my attentions. The technological advancements in that field have been incredible to observe! We went from doing head scans (two contiguous 5mm axial slices - considered VERY high resolution at that time) in 5 minutes, to total body scans (sixteen 3mm helical [overlapping] slices)in LESS THAN A SECOND!!! There are also .5 - 1mm slice capabilities on most scanners. Computer reconstruction of these images used to take up to 5 minutes. Now they are nearly instantaneous, with sagittal and coronal reconstructions almost as fast. Different algorithms can be applied to the images to enhance things like boney trebeculae and lung parenchyma. And those 3D 'Fly By' virtual bronchoscopies and colonoscopies - WOW! CT has taken over a lot of the angio exams and almost all pulmonary embolism evaluations. Interventional medicine is a big part of most CT suites, as well. It's a wonderful blend of medicine and computer technology.

Oh, and I meant elementary, as in elementary my dear watson- deducing your profession:wink:
I understood.:wink:
 
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Originally posted by Tsunami
Imaging includes Radiology. Ultrasound and MRI do not utilize radiation, so technically they don't fall in the category of radiology. That's why you'll see more 'Radiology' departments being called 'Imaging'. It's truly a fascinating field. We have our fingers in almost every medical specialty 'pie' that's out there. I also enjoyed a bit of Interventional Radiology in it's early stages. I almost specialized in angiography but the advent of CT diverted my attentions. The technological advancements in that field have been incredible to observe! We went from doing head scans (two contiguous 5mm axial slices - considered VERY high resolution at that time) in 5 minutes, to total body scans (sixteen 3mm helical [overlapping] slices)in LESS THAN A SECOND!!! There are also .5 - 1mm slice capabilities on most scanners. Computer reconstruction of these images used to take up to 5 minutes. Now they are nearly instantaneous, with sagittal and coronal reconstructions almost as fast. Different algorithms can be applied to the images to enhance things like boney trebeculae and lung parenchyma. And those 3D 'Fly By' virtual bronchoscopies and colonoscopies - WOW! CT has taken over a lot of the angio exams and almost all pulmonary embolism evaluations. Interventional medicine is a big part of most CT suites, as well. It's a wonderful blend of medicine and computer technology.


Thanks for that info. Very helpful. I don't know if you are also familiar with Southern California, but if so, Do you have any recommendations of where I could go to do some shadowing? I have to do that as part of my application process, and I'd like to shadow a radiologist. I'm in OC, but I can commute as far as LA or Sand Diego if necessary.

PS. You guys must have a firewall, because you two never show up as "online":wink:
 
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Originally posted by Zantra
Thanks for that info. Very helpful. I don't know if you are also familiar with Southern California, but if so, Do you have any recommendations of where I could go to do some shadowing? I have to do that as part of my application process, and I'd like to shadow a radiologist. I'm in OC, but I can commute as far as LA or Sand Diego if necessary.

PS. You guys must have a firewall, because you two never show up as "online":wink:
I know So. Cal. very well. I did mobile CT all over the place, from OC to the SF Valley, but that was many years ago, so all of my contacts have moved away or just plain fell of the earth. Both Ivan and I were born and raised down thatta way and still have much family there. Shadowing? Probably the best place to START would be a free-standing Imaging Clinic. Choose one that looks like there is a lot of money behind it. That's probably where you'll find the best equipment and most progressive Rads. If they have a contract with a local hospital to read their films, all the better. Then you have a choice of clinic or hospital procedures. (I can't remember if you are IN med. school yet. Isn't there a 'shadowing' program in your med. school curriculum where they set all this up for you?) If you are on friendly terms with any MD's, they can probably help you get your foot in the door. Any of the larger Medical Centers will be the place for the most interesting studies and diverse pathologies. USC, UCLA, Cedars, even (or especially) MLK (for trauma medicine)... If you have a chance to shadow any of those, GRAB IT! Even VA hospitals can be very good. I've scanned them all! Remind me to tell you about the guy at MLK (on PCP) and the I-beam sometime. Not right now! I need to go eat!!:smile:

GOOD LUCK!!!! Let me know how it's going!!
 
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Actually, I meant vasectomy reversals have a 40 -50 % success rate of fertility afterwards. 95 % depending on specialty centers, but on average, 40-50%
http://www.healthandage.com/Home/gc=28 [Broken]!gid6=3709

Just an overview

Tubal ligation reversal's success rate depends on the matter the tubes were ligated...electrocauterization or mechanical occlussion. The latter can have up to 70% success rate in healthy women under 35, but it is an extensive surgery and women have to stay three days (unpaid by insurance) in the hospital. Another reason to snip those vas deferens!
 
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Umm,

I have a question about Breast enlargement surgery... are the surgeons female????
 
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Originally posted by PrudensOptimus
Umm,

I have a question about Breast enlargement surgery... are the surgeons female????
Most plastic surgeons are men but there are more female plastic surgeons.
 
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Originally posted by adrenaline
Most plastic surgeons are men but there are more female plastic surgeons.
..something is not right with that sentence
 
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Originally posted by Monique
..something is not right with that sentence
sorry, post call lackof sleep delerium. There are increasing numbers of plastic surgeons that are women...(historically it was not a popular surgical field for women). Next to neurosurgery, one of the longest surgical residency programs in the medical field. But that is changing of course.
 
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And while we're on that topic, isn't Caesarian surgery one of the most frequent and fast growing?
 
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Originally posted by adrenaline
sorry, post call lackof sleep delerium. There are increasing numbers of plastic surgeons that are women...(historically it was not a popular surgical field for women). Next to neurosurgery, one of the longest surgical residency programs in the medical field. But that is changing of course.
mostly men huh

does the procedure require touching of the woman's tits?


who would want to let their breasts shown to a bunch of guys in the surgery room while she is under anathesia???
 
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Originally posted by Tsunami
I know So. Cal. very well. I did mobile CT all over the place, from OC to the SF Valley, but that was many years ago, so all of my contacts have moved away or just plain fell of the earth. Both Ivan and I were born and raised down thatta way and still have much family there. Shadowing? Probably the best place to START would be a free-standing Imaging Clinic. Choose one that looks like there is a lot of money behind it. That's probably where you'll find the best equipment and most progressive Rads. If they have a contract with a local hospital to read their films, all the better. Then you have a choice of clinic or hospital procedures. (I can't remember if you are IN med. school yet. Isn't there a 'shadowing' program in your med. school curriculum where they set all this up for you?) If you are on friendly terms with any MD's, they can probably help you get your foot in the door. Any of the larger Medical Centers will be the place for the most interesting studies and diverse pathologies. USC, UCLA, Cedars, even (or especially) MLK (for trauma medicine)... If you have a chance to shadow any of those, GRAB IT! Even VA hospitals can be very good. I've scanned them all! Remind me to tell you about the guy at MLK (on PCP) and the I-beam sometime. Not right now! I need to go eat!!:smile:

GOOD LUCK!!!! Let me know how it's going!!
thanks for the advice. I'm still premed at this point, so this is all pretty much on my own time in order to GET into med school. Once I'm in, I won't have to shadow, because I will do a rads rotation, plus I can do an optional radss rotation 3rd or 4th year. Just thought I'd try and see if this is the specialty for me.
 
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Originally posted by PrudensOptimus
mostly men huh

does the procedure require touching of the woman's tits?


who would want to let their breasts shown to a bunch of guys in the surgery room while she is under anathesia???
Not to burst your bubble, but most of the doctors out there are bound by a hypocratic oath and many rules and regulations, the least of which are sexual harrassment laws. It is because of this feared attitude that there is a very low percentage of males in OB/GYN. Think of it this way. If you work at burger king all day you see tons of beef and fast food. When you get off work, go home after a long day, and sit down to get something to eat, do ya really wanna munch on a whopper? I don't think so. Point being, doctors are there to help you, and not to ogle and fondle you. If they do, just like any other workplace, you can go to jail.
 
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Originally posted by Zantra
Not to burst your bubble, but most of the doctors out there are bound by a hypocratic oath and many rules and regulations, the least of which are sexual harrassment laws. It is because of this feared attitude that there is a very low percentage of males in OB/GYN. Think of it this way. If you work at burger king all day you see tons of beef and fast food. When you get off work, go home after a long day, and sit down to get something to eat, do ya really wanna munch on a whopper? I don't think so. Point being, doctors are there to help you, and not to ogle and fondle you. If they do, just like any other workplace, you can go to jail.

But you still haven't answered my question, do Plastic Surgeons touch patients' breasts?

Or do they enlarge/condense breast by another method?
 
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Originally posted by Zantra
Not to burst your bubble, but most of the doctors out there are bound by a hypocratic oath and many rules and regulations, the least of which are sexual harrassment laws. It is because of this feared attitude that there is a very low percentage of males in OB/GYN. Think of it this way. If you work at burger king all day you see tons of beef and fast food. When you get off work, go home after a long day, and sit down to get something to eat, do ya really wanna munch on a whopper? I don't think so. Point being, doctors are there to help you, and not to ogle and fondle you. If they do, just like any other workplace, you can go to jail.
Zanrtra is right, and the Burger King analogy is spot on. Trust me, when you are sawing away and hacking away at breasts and stuffing silicone or saline implants, it's not appetizing or very sexual unless you are a pervert who likes blood smeared breast tissue with the skin flayed open!
 
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Originally posted by PrudensOptimus
But you still haven't answered my question, do Plastic Surgeons touch patients' breasts?

Or do they enlarge/condense breast by another method?
LOL Ya they do. But if that's your main reason for becoming a plastic surgeon, I'd stay away, or you will end up in jail

If you want to learn more, go here:

www.studentdoctor.net
 
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Originally posted by adrenaline
Zanrtra is right, and the Burger King analogy is spot on. Trust me, when you are sawing away and hacking away at breasts and stuffing silicone or saline implants, it's not appetizing or very sexual unless you are a pervert who likes blood smeared breast tissue with the skin flayed open!
Yes and having witnessed a birth, If I had to do that day in and day out, I think I'd either be celibate or end up gay, because it is NOT the least bit appetizing.
 
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Originally posted by Zantra
It is because of this feared attitude that there is a very low percentage of males in OB/GYN.
lol, just wait when he finds out what OB/GYN do :P or who delivers babies :O
 
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lol, just wait when he finds out what OB/GYN do :P or who delivers babies :O
Is that an arduous task?
 
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Originally posted by PrudensOptimus
mostly men huh

does the procedure require touching of the woman's tits?


who would want to let their breasts shown to a bunch of guys in the surgery room while she is under anathesia???
Probably the same woman who wants big 'tits' so bad she's willing to ignore all of the risks and undergo anesthesia and be sliced up to get them.
There are numerous men AND women in the room during any surgical prodecure. These days there are laws that require both sexes be in the room during procedures like this. Many surgical suites also videotape the room during their surgeries.
 
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Originally posted by Zantra
thanks for the advice. I'm still premed at this point, so this is all pretty much on my own time in order to GET into med school. Once I'm in, I won't have to shadow, because I will do a rads rotation, plus I can do an optional radss rotation 3rd or 4th year. Just thought I'd try and see if this is the specialty for me.
You're welcome. It's an excellent specialty in many ways. It's one of the few disciplines that actually allows you a decent nights sleep most of the time, thereby avoiding the well-known "post call lack of sleep delerium" as previously mentioned by our resident MD, adrenaline. You'll become well aquainted with this feeling during your internship and residency. Unless, you specialize in Interventional Radiology, you can pretty much take call from home. You keep your laptop next to your bed, get an occasional phone call, sit up and look at a series of images on your 'puter, call the ED physician with a prelim. report, and turn over and go back to sleep. Now, if you don't EVER want to be woke up in the middle of the night, I believe Dermatology would be the best area. I've never encountered a true 'dermatological emergency'.:wink:
But it's the rapid advancement of the technology that has kept me immersed in the field for so long. I'm a high-tech equipment junkie. When I was a kid, I wanted to be an elevator operator. All those buttons to push!!!! And typewriters! I couldn't WAIT to get my hands on one!!
 

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