Robot-assisted single-site surgery enables the surgeon to remove the gallbladder through the patient’s bellybutton. Because the operation is performed through just one small incision in the navel, scarring is minimal—nearly undetectable. Single-site robot-assisted surgery typically results in fewer complications and a shorter recovery time.
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What follow-up care is needed after hand transplant surgery?
Brigham and Women's Hospital answeredFollowing their discharge, hand transplant patients will need to return to Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) for routine visits. These visits will include monitoring transplant drug levels (immunosuppressants) through regular blood tests, rehabilitative therapy, imaging tests, assessing quality of life, and checking for the return of sensation and movement to the hand. Rehabilitation visits will take place daily for several months, whereas the other visits will typically take place on a weekly basis for the first three months and then at least once a month for the first year following surgery. In a case where the patient lives far away from BWH, we are anticipating that video conferences with collaborating medical centers will replace lengthy commutes.
After the first year, it is expected that hand transplant patients will need to visit the hospital less frequently. However, patients must be prepared to make a lifetime commitment to immunosuppressants to help prevent the rejection of the transplanted hand.
What happens during shoulder replacement surgery?
In shoulder replacement surgery, your doctor removes the damaged ends of bone and cartilage in your joint and replaces them with artificial parts. The round end of your arm bone is replaced with an artificial stem and rounded metal head, while the socket part of your shoulder blade is replaced with a smooth plastic shell that is held in place with a special cement.
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