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 Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 16 6
Support quality of life 6 1
Gallbladder removal (Cholecystectomy) 5 3
Pain in lower back 4 1
Colon Cancer 3 2
Torn Meniscus of Knee 3 1

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 11
Moderate 7
Mild 8
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Surgery

Side effect Patients
Pain 4
recovery time-6weeks 2
Abdominal bloating 1
Acid reflux 1
Arthritis pain in hip 1
Arthritis pain in spine 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently having Surgery

Dosage Patients
1other as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Surgery

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 4
Other 4
Doctor's advice 2
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Duration

Currently having Surgery

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped having Surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 103
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 22
Usually 2
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 10
Somewhat hard to take 12
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 9
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 17
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10 patient evaluations for Surgery

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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

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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: 56
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
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