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Dr. Scott Edward Mimms, M.D.

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Dr. Scott E. Mimms M.D. is a top Surgeon in Indianapolis, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Scott E. Mimms M.D. is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Scott E. Mimms M.D. is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Scott E. Mimms M.D. is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In Indianapolis, Indiana, Dr. Scott E. Mimms M.D. is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
14 years Experience
Dr. Scott E. Mimms, M.D.
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Accepting new patients

What should I do to help my child recover from surgery?

Make sure he is drinking fluids and eating soft foods. Cold foods may be helpful but hot or Spicy foods may exacerbate pain or irritation. Most of all follow instructions given READ MORE
Make sure he is drinking fluids and eating soft foods. Cold foods may be helpful but hot or Spicy foods may exacerbate pain or irritation. Most of all follow instructions given by your doctor.

How can I make my child's recovery easier?

The throat can be quite sore and irritated after a tonsillectomy. Foods that can be rough in the throat should be avoided. Such foods may Include raw vegetables, bread mixed with READ MORE
The throat can be quite sore and irritated after a tonsillectomy. Foods that can be rough in the throat should be avoided. Such foods may Include raw vegetables, bread mixed with meat, fried foods, and spicy foods. It is best to eat soft foods like mashed potatoes and apple sauce and to eat foods they are not too hot. Cold foods may sooth the throat after surgery. It as important to get plenty of rest and drink plenty of fluids.

Is a pancreas transplant possible?

A kidney transplant is possible and there is always risk with any surgery, especially a transplant; however, if her doctors are suggesting a transplant, then that usually means READ MORE
A kidney transplant is possible and there is always risk with any surgery, especially a transplant; however, if her doctors are suggesting a transplant, then that usually means that current treatment modalities have not been effective and changes in medications is not likely to improve her condition. Knowledge is key. If it was suggested, then I also suggest to meet with the transplant team and they will provide ample knowledge. Then, you can make a decision from that point.

How do I know if I need my gallbladder removed?

Gallbladder pain is often located on the right side of the abdomen, but it can also be near the heart and in the back as well. It may be associated with nausea, vomiting, fevers READ MORE
Gallbladder pain is often located on the right side of the abdomen, but it can also be near the heart and in the back as well. It may be associated with nausea, vomiting, fevers that are worse after eating food, especially foods that are high in fat. The best test to rule out this disease is a right upper quadrant ultrasound to examen the gallbladder with images. Some may require further studies like a CT scan or a HIDA scan. If the results show gallbladder disease, then you may need to proceed with surgery.

Does appendicitis require immediate surgery?

The mainstay treatment for acute appendicitis is IV antibiotics. Some patients will have severe abdominal pain and will not have stable vitals and will require urgent surgery, READ MORE
The mainstay treatment for acute appendicitis is IV antibiotics. Some patients will have severe abdominal pain and will not have stable vitals and will require urgent surgery, but not all patients will require immediate surgery. Most patients, depending on how badly the infection has spread, will undergo surgery within 24 hours.

How long do surgical stitches take to heal?

Depends on the incision and the type of material used to the close the incision. Most incisions take 6 weeks to heal, but a year to completely return to normal skin.

Are colonic polyps surgically removed?

When polyps are found on colonoscopy, they are usually removed at that time. If they could not be removed, then they are marked with ink and removed during a subsequent colonoscopy READ MORE
When polyps are found on colonoscopy, they are usually removed at that time. If they could not be removed, then they are marked with ink and removed during a subsequent colonoscopy at a later date. If the polyp cannot be removed, then the final recommendation would be to remove the polyp with surgery. It is important to know if the pathology shows cancer or potential cancer before proceeding with surgery.

How can I prepare my body for a surgery with diabetes?

Be sure to take prescribed medications for diabetes. Check your HgbA1c. It is best that is it less than 8.0 in order to optimize healing and prevent infection. If you take injections, READ MORE
Be sure to take prescribed medications for diabetes. Check your HgbA1c. It is best that is it less than 8.0 in order to optimize healing and prevent infection. If you take injections, you should take half the amount in the morning before surgery. If you take oral medications, you should not take the medication the morning before surgery. It is best to stick to a low carb, high protein diet to maintain low blood sugars with a goal of getting the HbA1c less than 5.5.

What should be the ideal blood pressure before any surgery?

Ideal blood pressure before surgery is similar to daily ideal blood pressure with a systolic from 100 to 130 and a diastolic between 60 and 80. If your blood pressure is lower, READ MORE
Ideal blood pressure before surgery is similar to daily ideal blood pressure with a systolic from 100 to 130 and a diastolic between 60 and 80. If your blood pressure is lower, you may require fluids before surgery and if it is higher you may require preoperative tests and images to rule other associated complications with hypertension. It is best to take prescribed medication for several weeks before surgery. The morning of surgery, you should not take blood pressure meds; however, you should continue to take meds that control the heart rate to protect the heart from MI.

What are the risks involved in an open heart surgery?

The risks with open heart surgery include wound infection, the wound splitting open, cardiac tamponade or fluid building around the heart, arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, pneumonia, READ MORE
The risks with open heart surgery include wound infection, the wound splitting open, cardiac tamponade or fluid building around the heart, arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, pneumonia, pulmonary effusion or pneumothorax, and death.

Should I stop taking my blood thinners before my anal fissure surgery?

Yes. You should definitely stop taking blood thinners before a surgery unless you just had a recent stent placed in the heart. Blood thinners could cause major bleeding, even for READ MORE
Yes. You should definitely stop taking blood thinners before a surgery unless you just had a recent stent placed in the heart. Blood thinners could cause major bleeding, even for a minor procedure.

Did I cause permanent damage by having sex 3 days after my hernia surgery?

It is possible that you may have pulled tissue through a suture, but the suture may have not broken. It is best to be examined by your surgeon to make sure you not have a recurrence READ MORE
It is possible that you may have pulled tissue through a suture, but the suture may have not broken. It is best to be examined by your surgeon to make sure you not have a recurrence of the hernias.

How should I prepare my body for the transplant?

The best way to prepare for a donor and any surgery is to eat healthy and get plenty of rest. Your diet should be balanced with proteins, vegetables, fruits and dairy. Do not take READ MORE
The best way to prepare for a donor and any surgery is to eat healthy and get plenty of rest. Your diet should be balanced with proteins, vegetables, fruits and dairy. Do not take illegal substances or drink much alcohol. This will help to improve your immune system and prepare it for the transplant.

What is robotic surgery and how does it work?

Currently, robotic surgery still requires that a surgeon is at the bedside. The robot is just a computer, but it does not have the capability to move on its own or to make decisions. READ MORE
Currently, robotic surgery still requires that a surgeon is at the bedside. The robot is just a computer, but it does not have the capability to move on its own or to make decisions. The robot is a computer that mimics the movements of the surgery. The surgery attaches the arms of the robot to the instruments that are used for the surgery, which are very similar to laparoscopic surgery. The surgeon sits at a console and has 3 D vision (binocular vision), which allows the surgeon to see much better than what can be seen laparoscopically or in person. The surgeon places his or her hands into the controllers; and the movements of the surgeon are mimicked by the robot. This allows the surgeon to do the surgeon but with interactive and intuitive technology providing better results with vision, precision, and decreased pain for many patients.

How long should it take to come out of anesthesia after a c-section?

The recovery after the type of anesthesia given for a C-section is very quick. The recovery is much better than that from general anesthesia where you are completely asleep. The READ MORE
The recovery after the type of anesthesia given for a C-section is very quick. The recovery is much better than that from general anesthesia where you are completely asleep. The injection around the spinal chord in the back makes it so that you can not feel anything when the procedure is done. You may also receive intravenous medications to help with relaxation and pain. However, the most important aspect is that you are awake and can follow instructions fo the safety of the baby.

What is the recovery period for laparoscopic surgery?

It depends on the surgery that is done. Some laparoscopic procedures are very simple and only require a week off form work with minimal lifting restrictions. Other more complex READ MORE
It depends on the surgery that is done. Some laparoscopic procedures are very simple and only require a week off form work with minimal lifting restrictions. Other more complex laparoscopic procedures may require 2 to 3 weeks off form work and a 10lbs lifting restriction for 6 weeks. Smoking increases the risk of poor wound healing, pneumonia, wound infections, and hernias. If you stop smoking, often the lungs are worse before they are better so although most things are better, the lungs may still be an issue. It is important to have a chest X-ray to rule out a pre-existing pneumonia. Any complication including bleeding, wound infections, poor wound healing, pneumonia, urinary tract infection, or prolonged pain can prolong the recovery period.

What is the procedure like for hair transplant surgery?

Depending on the type of hair transfer, you may require anesthesia, which may result in nausea, pain, some dizziness. It is just as important to follow the instructions from your READ MORE
Depending on the type of hair transfer, you may require anesthesia, which may result in nausea, pain, some dizziness. It is just as important to follow the instructions from your surgeon after surgery with respect to washing or not, compression, and follow up.

Sex and surgery

The time when you can have sex after surgery depends on the type of surgery that is done. The big picture is that you have to listen to your body. If you have lifting restrictions, READ MORE
The time when you can have sex after surgery depends on the type of surgery that is done. The big picture is that you have to listen to your body. If you have lifting restrictions, then you should follow the restriction along with sex.

What does a hernia surgery involve? What is the usual recovery period from the surgery?

It depends on the type of hernia. A hernia repair may be done with small incisions, laparoscopically or with an open incision. The surgery is usually done within 2 to 5 hours and READ MORE
It depends on the type of hernia. A hernia repair may be done with small incisions, laparoscopically or with an open incision. The surgery is usually done within 2 to 5 hours and you may have to stay at the hospital for a day or two. Some patients may be able to go home after surgery and some may require a week stay in the hospital depending on the complexity of the surgery. It usually takes 2 to 3 weeks of recovery before returning to work. If you lift more than 10lbs at work, then you may require FMLA and be off 6 weeks.

Gallbladder removal

It is not uncommon to have pain at the incisions when lying down. A combination of a narcotic and ibuprofen can help with the pain. You may also use a binder to help with comfort READ MORE
It is not uncommon to have pain at the incisions when lying down. A combination of a narcotic and ibuprofen can help with the pain. You may also use a binder to help with comfort while lying and moving.