- Right before surgery, your doctor may be able to remove some of your blood and replace it with other fluids ("hemodilution"). After surgery this blood may be returned to you.
- During surgery, the surgeon may be able to recycle your blood ("cell saver"). Blood that is normally lost and discarded may be collected, processed, and returned to you. (This may not be an option for patients with cancer, since cancer cells can be "reintroduced" in the blood.)
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How is my own blood used for a blood transfusion during cancer surgery?
Aurora Health Care answeredUsing your own blood for a blood transfusion (autologous blood donation) during surgery can be done in two ways. If you are interested in either of the following, make an appointment to speak to your anesthesiologist before your date of surgery.
What is the recovery process from minimally invasive surgery?
The recovery process from minimally invasive surgery can vary from person to person and depend on the particular operation.
In general, people who undergo minimally invasive surgery tend to experience less pain and discomfort and recover more quickly than people who undergo traditional surgery.The primary reason for the difference is that in minimally invasive surgery, doctors make a few small incisions rather than the one large incision used in traditional "open" surgery. The small incisions usually cause less bleeding and pain and heal faster than the larger incision.
What is image-guided stereotactic surgery?
Johns Hopkins Medicine answeredStereotaxy is the use of advanced computers to detect a brain tumor and create a three-dimensional image of it. Stereotactic surgery, also called surgical navigation, enables the neurosurgeon to precisely map the location of the tumor and determine the most effective way to remove it. It enables the neurosurgeon to see the brain during surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible without damaging vital areas.
Stereotactic surgery is especially useful for tumors located deep in the brain.
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