Dr. David Carlson is a general surgeon practicing in Evansville, IN. Dr. Carlson specializes in abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas and often thyroid glands. General surgeons are able to deal with almost any surgical or critical care emergency, also involving the skin or soft tissue trauma. Dr. Carlson provides quality surgical service for gravely ill or injured patients and is able to respond quickly due to knowledge of various surgical procedures.
Education and Training
Washington Univ Sch Of Med- St Louis Mo 1973
SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgeryABS
Dr. David J Carlson M.D.'s Expert Contributions
30-60 minutes depending on technique, size of hernia, your size READ MORE
A laparoscopic appendectomy is clearly the best technique in most circumstances. Unless there are extenuating circumstances such as ruptured appendix with peritonitis, most people can be discharged within 24 hours or less. And open appendectomy usually offers no real advantage and the recovery is longer. READ MORE
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If the lipoma is bothersome or unsightly, it could be removed with local anesthesia very easily. READ MORE
If you were having a laparoscopic hernia repair the pain should be minimal. Even with an open repair after several days the discomfort is quite manageable. READ MORE
It is not too unusual not to have any bowel activity for a day or two or even three after laparoscopic surgery but your bowel movement should receive them in time. And mild laxative might help. It also could be due to any narcotic pain medication you were taking. READ MORE
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This sounds like a patient choice. If it is bothersome or unsightly you can be removed under local anesthesia. If it is asymptomatic and small there is no medical need to remove it. READ MORE
The short answer is yes. If she has an incision it’s just going to take a time for that to heal and for the discomfort to resolve. It depends on the type of surgery, the link to the incision, the size of the patient, and other cool morbidities. READ MORE
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- Recovery from an Appendectomy
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