James G. Allen, DO
Location and Office HoursAria Health ICU Dept
Philadelphia, PA 19114
What is hand transplantation surgery?
Brigham and Women's Hospital answeredHand transplantation surgery, the transfer of the hand(s) from a deceased human donor to a patient with amputation of one or both hands, is an experimental reconstructive procedure that has the potential to significantly improve the lives of hand amputees.
Can I exercise after deep brain stimulation surgery?
You can exercise after deep brain stimulation surgery. The whole reason why we do this surgery is to improve your quality of life and get you to do the things that you always wanted to do, like swim, exercise, and everything else. I have one patient who is treated for tremor who is regularly surfing, skateboarding, and doing all kinds of other things. So yes, we want you to do all those things.
Now, you need to keep it down a little bit for the first two weeks after the surgery while you’re healing, but other than that, we encourage that you do everything. The only things that might be limited are deep-sea diving, as well as jumping out of a plane, but most people don’t want to do that.
What is the goal of giving general anesthesia?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
There are 3 types of anesthesia: local, regional and general. While there may be some intentional awareness with regional or local anesthesia, the goal of general anesthesia is to not only keep patients still and pain-free, but also to keep them from being aware of what happens throughout the procedure and certainly from recalling it later on.
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