What is Surgery?

Category: Surgeries

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Surgery is a medical specialty that uses operative manual and instrumental techniques on a patient to investigate and/or treat a pathological condition such as disease or injury, to help improve bodily function or appearance, or sometimes for some other reason.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
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Perceived effectiveness
Patients
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0
Perceived effectiveness
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Purpose
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0
Perceived effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Surgery

Severe
11
Moderate
7
Mild
8
None
6

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Surgery

Hospitalization
Patients
22
Patients
4
Hospitalization
Patients
3
Patients
1
Patients
1
Patients
1

Show all 34 reported side effects

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Having Surgery (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
110
Reason
Other
Patients
4
Reason
Course of treatment ended
Patients
4
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
2
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Duration

Currently Having Surgery
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
0
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
2
Stopped Having Surgery
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
1
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
4
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
1
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
1
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
9

Adherence


Always
Patients
22
69%
Usually
Patients
2
6%
Sometimes
Patients
4
13%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
4
13%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
10
31%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
11
34%
A little hard to take
Patients
4
13%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
7
22%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
9
28%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
6
19%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
17
53%
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10 patient evaluations for Surgery

redhedd1972
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redhedd1972
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: mild
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

See redhedd1972's full Surgery history

Oct 30, 2012 (Started Dec 04, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain in lower back)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
TSSRA
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TSSRA
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 46
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 15 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

See TSSRA's full Surgery history

Mar 28, 2012 (Started Mar 28, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Septic infection)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA))
  • Side Effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: One time

  • 0 helpful marks
Marcelost
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Marcelost
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 55
Condition: Barrett's Esophagus 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Barrett's Esophagus

See Marcelost's full Surgery history

Jan 11, 2012 (Started Jan 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Urethral discomfort)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: Uncontrolled flow urine Like a shower
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
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