By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
When a patient undergoes a surgery, often there are symptoms such as nausea in the initial recovery period. There can be many reasons for such feelings and following are some of the more common ones. * Drugs used in inducing anesthesia * Drugs used in...
The benefits of early mobilization following surgery
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
In many surgical procedures, after one or two days of minimal movements and gentle turning, patients will be advised to undergo slow mobilization within their limits and depending on the surgical intervention as well as patient state. The necessity to encourage such early mobilization arise...
Things you should do before heart bypass surgery
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Heart bypass surgery is considered a major surgery and requires meticulous preparation. There are many reasons necessitating such preparation and the following can be listed as some of the main ones. * The surgery involves the heart which will be in a compromise state soon...
Surgery: Things you should know before discharge from hospital
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
As a patient, undergoing surgery means that you yourself need to know a few things in order to allow the wounds to heal quick and for the surgery to be successful. Unless these need to know facts are gathered properly at the time of discharge...
Surgery: Overview of hernial repair
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
A hernia is a protrusion occurring either from one body compartment to another within the body or to the outside of the body, of content or a tissue coverings, through a weakened or defective wall. In most instances, these hernias would not cause symptoms and...
Surgery: Overview of the wound healing process
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The mechanism of wound healing is both a complex and a delicate process which at times can be disrupted through various mechanisms. Knowing the process of wound healing will enable both the patient as well as the caregivers to treat the healing tissues with due...
Surgery: How to recognise an infection early
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
A person who undergoes surgery will need to have several abilities in order to recover completely as well as to recover without complications. One of these abilities is to detect an impending infective process, early. Not only will it help the patient recover early, but...
Surgery: Overview of intra-cranial bleeding
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Intra-cranial bleeding refers to a bleeding or a hemorrhage that takes place inside the skull. Depending on the site of the bleeding, it can be either extra cerebral or else intra cerebral. Extra cerebral or extra-axial bleeding The bleeding or hemorrhage that is taking place...
Surgery: Overview of general anesthesia
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
Introduction: General anesthesia refers to the state in which the patient is placed on an induced state of total unconsciousness. The method is developed in order to provide safe environment for surgical procedures and thus improve the patients discomfort to a great extent. Although the...
Surgery: How does spinal anesthesia work?
By: Dr Pandula Siribaddana
The use of spinal anesthesia: Spinal anesthesia is a widely used method in anesthetizing patients who undergo surgeries below the level of the abdomen and some times even higher. It has been found to be a safe alternative to general anesthesia in the elderly, patients...

 

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