Glen L. Moore, MD
- Bariatric Medicine
Location and Office HoursTidewater Surgical Specialists PLLC
5838 Harbour View Blvd Ste 240
Suffolk, VA 23435
- monday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
- tuesday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
- wednesday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
- thursday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
- friday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
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- Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
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What type of nasal surgery can help reduce the turbinates?
Intermountain Healthcare answeredThe turbinates are small bones that extend deep in your nose. They are covered with a mucous lining that warms and moistens the air you breathe. If the turbinates are too large, you may have trouble breathing. Surgery to make them smaller is called reduction of the inferior turbinates.
What is a laparotomy?
Betty Long, RN, MHA, Nursing, answered
An exploratory laparotomy is, just as the name implies (OK, only if you've taken Latin in high school) a surgical procedure whereby the surgeon makes an incision to open up the patient's abdomen to 'explore' inside of it. It is often done in instances where there is no clear definitive solution to whatever is going on and surgeons want to go in to "take a look."
Often times, if you are being asked to sign for informed consent for the exploratory laparotomy there may often be another procedure listed, like 'exploratory laparotomy with possible appendectomy.'
Laparotomy is NOT to be confused with the other related procedure---laparoscopy, where cameras and other instruments are inserted into the abdomen via small holes placed in the skin of the abdomen. For example, the previously mentioned appendectomy can be done either by a laparotomy (open approach) or by a laparoscopic (closed) approach.
What should I expect after nasal surgery?
Intermountain Healthcare answeredHere's what you can expect after your nasal surgery:
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- The first 12 to 18 hours after your surgery will be the most uncomfortable.
- Your nose may be sore in the area of the surgery. You may also feel tenderness in your upper teeth and the roof of your mouth.
- Your nose may feel stuffy and uncomfortable until the swelling goes down, about a week or two after surgery.
- Your nose may be bleeding too much. It may be "packed" with mesh or gauze for the first day after surgery.
- If you have splints on the inside or outside of your nose, the doctor will remove them about a week after surgery.