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Surgery is the medical specialty that treats diseases or injuries by operative manual and instrumental treatment. more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Endometriosis
1612
75%
Crohn's Disease & Ulcer...
459
94%
Breast Cancer
345
98%
Colon Cancer
272
97%
Kidney Stones
244
90%
Overall, 85% (3959 Members) find Surgery helpful
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Surgery Reviews

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Working / Worked
Worked for almost a year
Working / Worked
Thank God my EC was caught early enough that my surgeon feels no chemo or radiation is needed. I had 1/3rd of my esophagus removed along with 1/3rd of my stomach. All my nods were checked and all came back negative. after I was discharged the first night I developed a hole where they were attached and spent 2 more weeks in the hospital. I'm home now and am healing well. I have so many things you all have described dry cough,nausea (all the time) sick from tube feedings, runny nose. Lost 40lbs.
Working / Worked
So far the laparoscopy and removal of the endo they could has helped, as I've only had one severe episode since the surgery. However, its only been about two months, so I am not sure how well its working in long term yet.
Working / Worked
I had 4 major infections after my initial surgery. In a 12-month period, I had to be cut open 3 times. 1. remove the part of colon/cancer. 2. drain bags on two separate occasions. 2. Cut open and ended up with ileostomy, mucous fistula. 3. reverse ileostomy, remove gall bladder, and reconnect.
Working / Worked
Very difficult. Still struggling with eating and diarrhea
Working / Worked
Recently had a sigmoidectomy.
Working / Worked
I have had two 3 crushed and one removed with a basket procedure.
Working / Worked
did well...on Tamoxifen but I don't see that one here.
Working / Worked
I had surgery with one of only a handful of "endo specialists" in this country. My surgeon used a wide excision technique and a vaporization technique. I was diagnosed as stage 4 and my surgery was almost 4 hours. It was a long and difficult recovery but I am glad I did it.
Working / Worked
I guess it worked it was so new to me didn't pay attention to what was done, nor did I think it was a big deal
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  1. Discussion: Surgery
    has anyone on this site had successful surgery anywhere on their body ?????????? [More]
  2. Discussion: surgery
    I just had Bypass Surgery Dec 29, 2013. Welcome, [More]
  3. Discussion: The Surgery....
    I am going for surgery this Tuesday July 2nd! Wish me luck... [More]
  4. Discussion: Surgery.
    Good luck on your surgery. Sending warm thoughts and positive vibes! [More]
  5. Discussion: Surgery
    Glad your feeling better and on your way to surgery. Good luck [More]