I thought it might be helpful to describe what to expect, from an Anesthesiologist point of view, on the day of your surgery. It’s a big day for you. A day you have probably been thinking about for a long time. It is completely normal to be nervous, excited, anxious, and even calm. Different people react differently to unknown situations. My hope is to arm you with knowledge about what to expect. It should help to ease some of the anxiety you may have. I am going to walk you through a day in the life of a patient at Wayzata Plastic Surgery.
Typically we ask patients to arrive an hour before their scheduled operation. You will meet with one of our nurses who will do your intake. This is similar to being admitted at a hospital except it doesn’t take hours to accomplish or require loads of paperwork. Next, you will meet with me, your Anesthesiologist. I will take a short history, explain what type of anesthetic you will be having and answer any questions you have about the sleeping portion of your day. No questions are “dumb questions” and I am happy to spend as much time as needed to help you feel comfortable with the process. Being a bit of a control freak myself, I know how difficult it is to give up that sense of control and let someone who was a complete stranger only minutes ago, take care of you in your most vulnerable state. I have been on the other side as a patient and it is not an easy thing. After we are done talking, your surgeon will visit with you and answer any remaining questions you have about the surgery.
During your time in the preoperative room we ask that you stay nice and warm by using blankets and a space heater. When the nurse brings you into the operating room you will understand why this is so important. The operating room is kept very cold! This is not done intentionally to make you feel uncomfortable. There are a couple of good reasons for it. The first is for infection control. Infectious organisms cannot live in a cold environment so it is protective against postoperative infections. The other reason is your plastic surgeon and his assistants will be standing under hot lights in a large sterile robe for a long period of time and it keeps them comfortable.
Once you are in the room we will ask you to lie down on the operating room table. We will place warm blankets on you and introduce you to the any of the operating room staff you haven’t met yet. There will seem to be a flurry of activity as there are usually at least four people in the room and each of us has a job to do. I will work on getting a line placed in your arm to give you fluids and medications. I have a few tricks to help make the line placement less traumatic. If this is something you are worried about, please let me know when we meet. The nurses will put on several monitors. Booties will be placed on your feet to give you a massage during the surgery and to help to prevent blood clots.
Once I have taken your baseline vital signs, and everyone in the OR is ready, we will place a mask on your face that contains oxygen and ask you to take some nice big breaths. It’s time to go to sleep! I will give you medications thru the IV line to accomplish this and it typically takes about five to ten seconds for you to fall asleep. During the entire duration of your surgery I will be continuously monitoring your vital signs and giving you medications to keep you asleep, reduce your pain, and prevent postoperative nausea.
Once your surgery is complete I will gradually wake you. It is common to feel as if no time has passed because patients don’t typically dream. It will seem as if you were asleep for a second or two, regardless of the length of the surgery. You may also be surprised by how good you feel upon waking. We are lucky here at Wayzata Plastic Surgery that we are not obligated to give the cheapest anesthetic. We give the best anesthetic, using the best medications, and that usually means quite a different experience upon waking than you may have had with previous surgeries performed at a hospital. In fact, most patients with a history of nausea and vomiting postoperatively are amazed that they can go to sleep here and wake up feeling great. A recovery nurse will stay with you until you feel ready to sit up, get in a wheelchair, and head for home.
That’s all there is to it! Hopefully having some “inside information” will help ease your nerves when your surgery day finally arrives! Until then, I’ll look forward to meeting you in person. Annie Burton, MD (Your Anesthesiologist) September, 2010
What is the sleep assessment process?
Your General Practitioner (GP) or specialist will forward a referral to us. When this referral is received, a letter will be sent to you to acknowledge the receipt of the referral.
Assessment and Consultation
Once an appointment becomes available you will be notified. This appointment will either be for a sleep study or physician review depending on what your GP or specialist has requested in the referral letter. Often patients will have a sleep study first with a follow up appointment in our clinic to discuss the results.
If you are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea, you may have a further treatment study and then referred for CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) therapy. For provision of CPAP machines, Veterans or Health Care Card holders will be referred to our CPAP nurses at the Repatriation General Hospital while others (non-Veterans and those without Health Care Cards) will be referred to private CPAP outlets to purchase or rent their CPAP machines.
Currently the waiting time for a public patient appointment at the RGH is approximately 4 months. We have provisions for urgent appointments, subject to discussion with your referring GP or specialist. If you are referred for an overnight sleep study by an external specialist, the waiting time is approximately 3 weeks.
Private patients attending the Ashford Hospital will have minimal waiting times of approximately 2-3 weeks.
Assessment of your sleep patterns can be done via several different methods:
Polysomnography (PSG): This test monitors sleep and breathing patterns overnight using simultaneous recordings of brain wave activity (EEG), eye movements, muscle tone and breathing movements.
Sleep studies are performed on adults and 12-18 year old children. The same type of measurements and application of sensors (non-invasive) are used for both adults and children.
Patient Information Sheet (AISH): Polysomnography
More information about sleep studies performed on adults and children can be found on the Facilities and Services and Ashford Sleep Service pages.
Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT): The MSLT is a series of 4-6 nap opportunities (5 naps are performed in our laboratory) presented at 2 hour intervals. The test is used to index a patient’s sleepiness and to identify abnormal REM sleep tendencies.
Patient Information Sheet: Multiple Sleep Latency Test
Maintenance Wakefulness Test (MWT): This test is designed to measure a patient’s ability to stay awake in conditions in which sleepy patients have difficulty maintaining wakefulness. Unlike the MSLT in which the patient is instructed to allow themselves to fall asleep, during a MWT the patient is instructed to attempt to remain awake.
Patient Information Sheet: Maintenance of Wakefulness Test
Your treatment options will be discussed at your follow-up appointment. Some of these may require further visits to the laboratory:
CPAP Titration Study: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is the main treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea. It is a pump which uses a gentle stream of air to splint open the airway at night. Depending on the case an overnight study may be conducted at the laboratory or in the home to determine the most effective setting for the machine to alleviate symptoms of apnoea.
Patient Information Sheet: Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
Insomnia Treatment Program: This program utilises non-drug approaches to treating insomnia. It takes clients through an intensive 5 week treatment program with reviews to monitor progress. Read more about the Insomnia Treatment Program.
When it is performed properly by a qualified plastic surgeon, cosmetic surgery can truly enhance one’s appearance. Conversely, if you choose the wrong surgeon, it can result in a lifelong nightmare for you. Do you know what to look for when choosing and hiring a plastic surgeon? Better yet, do you know what to look out for? Before you choose and hire a plastic surgeon, you need to be doing some research so that you spot those “red flags” whenever they pop up. Here is a list of things to look out for so you don’t make the mistake of hiring a bad plastic surgeon.
Make sure that the surgeon’s office is clean and in pristine condition. If they’re going to be operating on you, then cleanliness should be the key issue.
The “before” and “after” photos of his surgeries all look identical. You want a plastic surgeon that can recognize your features and come up with a surgery that enhances your looks.
The surgeon is either not a specialist or operating outside of his qualifications. Even though a good OB-GYN can perform a tummy tuck or other surgery, you should stick with a specialist.
The surgeon performs “in-house” surgery because they don’t have hospital privileges. This is a critical safety issue. Hospitals enforce strict sanitary rules to eliminate the possibility of infection.
Most plastic surgeries are priced within close parameters – beware of one who is too cheaply priced. If that surgeon’s price is 20% less or more than the price quotes you’ve been getting, there could be several reasons for this and none of them are good ones.
The surgeon uses one technique to perform a particular surgery. It’s fine if the surgeon tells you how he prefers to operate, but they should still be skilled at the different techniques with the particular surgery involved.
The surgeon tries to “sell” you on additional surgical procedures that have nothing to do with the surgery you want performed. It’s one thing if they suggest liposuction to further enhance that tummy tuck. However, if you’re consulting with the surgeon for a lip augmentation and he asks or suggests about your hips and thighs, you should get up and head for the door.
The surgeon is paying attention to your questions. Be aware of the surgeon that answers your questions before you are finished asking them, as well as if they are always interrupting you.
Their behavior is condescending, disrespectful, or inappropriate. If you get the feeling that the surgeon isn’t being sensitive to your needs and is being inappropriate or insulting your intelligence, get up and leave their office.
The surgeon should ask you questions other than just the general health ones. Make sure they ask you questions regarding what you are actually thinking of changing or how to change certain features.
Check the surgeon’s references. If they try to put you off on this when you ask for those references, that’s also a major red flag.
Most importantly, if you just have a bad feeling about the surgeon at any point in time during the consultation, head for the door and don’t look back!
Being overweight or obese is a major risk factor for the development of obstructive sleep apnoea.
Weight loss is an effective means of treating or reducing the severity of sleep apnoea. A 10% weight loss can lead to a 26% reduction in the severity of OSA.
Lifestyle modification is the cornerstone of weight control, and works best in combination with other therapies tailored to your individual needs.
Surgery is currently the most effective treatment for severe obesity.
Why obesity is bad for your health and sleep?
Being overweight or obese changes the nature of the upper airway tissues. Patients with OSA have been shown to have thicker pharyngeal walls, and excess tongue and soft palate tissues. These changes appear to be more pronounced in males compared to females with OSA, and result in a smaller airway due to overcrowding of the airway by these structures.
Excess body weight reduces lung volume when lying on the back (supine posture). This can result in a decrease in the traction or normal ‘tug’ on the upper airway as the diaphragm and inter-connected structures inside the chest are displaced upward, effectively causing the upper airway to become more floppy.
Will my sleep apnoea improve with weight loss?
- How is obesity measured?
- CATEGORY BMI* Underweight Less than 18.5
- Normal 18.5-24.9 Overweight 25.0-29.9 Class 1 obesity 30.0-34.9 Class 2 obesity 35.0-39.9 Class 3 obesity (extreme)
- 40 or more
Weight loss management program
- How much weight to lose.
- How to lose weight.
- How much weight to lose?
- How to lose weight?
- Diet and exercise
Expert dietary advice to help restructure your diet.
An increase in physical activity either by way of incidental activity (daily activities such as walking and climbing stairs), and/or specific exercise program.
- Attending support groups such as Weight Watchers.
- Weight loss (bariatric) surgery
Click on the links to be directed to the sections below. Being overweight or obese is an increasingly serious health burden in Australia and worldwide. In the Australian adult population, an estimated 67% of males and 52% of females were classified as overweight or obese in 1999-2000. Excess body weight poses a significant risk of developing chronic illnesses particularly diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and some cancers. As such, those who are overweight or obese may die younger than those of normal body weight.In a recent update of US data (Framingham study), an average reduction in life expectancy of 5.8 and 7.1 years may be seen in 40 year old non-smoking males and females respectively compared with those of normal body weight of the same age.Although obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) may result from a combination of several different causes, obesity remains the dominant risk factor. How then does obesity increase the likelihood of the upper airway collapsing repeatedly during sleep?
Thus obesity can result in a more floppy and smaller upper airway. To make matters worse, muscles that work to hold the airway open are also less effective in patients with OSA. The end result is that the upper airway in an obese person tends to collapse more easily in sleep. All these effects can be improved by weight loss.There is now very little doubt that losing excess body weight is an effective way of treating or reducing the severity of OSA in most people. In one study, a 10% weight loss predicted a 26% reduction in the severity of OSA. In our experience a loss of weight of this degree may be enough to reduce the need for the use of therapies such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in some patients.The most common method of measuring obesity in the clinic is by use of the body mass index (BMI). This is a standardised calculation of your height and weight measured as part of your medical consultation. The BMI is a product of your weight in kilograms divided by your height in metres squared, weight/(height)2. Click here to calculate your BMI.*BMI ranges may differ for non-caucasian groupsOur clinic is currently expanding the range of specialties involved in treating obesity. This will eventually culminate in a multidisciplinary team aimed at providing a holistic weight loss service. Our team will work closely with your general practitioner who will continue to have a key role in your care.
The fundamental aim of a weight control program involves determining:The simplest answer to this question is the more the better, to a normal weight range (see BMI above). Studies have shown that even a modest weight loss of 5–10% of body weight can produce significant health benefits with cardiovascular risk reduction and control of diabetes, not to mention improvements in control of OSA. As such, an initial goal to reduce 10% of body weight over 6 months would be reasonable for most patients. This goal may change over time depending on your progress. A realistic expectation and regular review of progress are key aspects of the treatment process. Lifestyle factors underlie the vast majority of cases of obesity in our society with rarer contribution from genetic and medical causes. Therefore, a successful weight control program needs to focus on lifestyle modification in combination with other interventions tailored to an individual patient’s needs. Current options for weight loss are diet, exercise, medications and surgery. This is usually the starting point in the treatment program. It makes sense that for weight loss to occur, a decrease in caloric consumption would work best when coordinated with an increase in the energy expenditure. A lifestyle modification program needs to be tailored, taking into account the motivational level and specific health problems of each patient.
This may involve: Regular reviews are required to ensure that strategies are implemented and that necessary alterations to the plan are accommodated. Our team is also considering instituting psychological intervention for more structured behavioural techniques in selected cases.No one medication for weight loss may be recommended as a stand-alone treatment, and if used should be in combination with diet and exercise. As there may be unpleasant or unwanted side effects, a doctor’s supervision is essential when these medications are used. These medications are also fairly expensive.Medications used to treat obesity work by decreasing energy intake or increasing energy expenditure, or both. Currently, the following drugs are available in Australia for weight control:: acts to prevent absorption of up to 30% of dietary fat. In clinical trials, when combined with a low caloric diet, an average weight loss of 10% over 1 year may be expected. The major side effects are due to fat malabsorption, causing diarrhoea or fatty stools in 20% of patients. These side effects may be reduced by combining orlistat with a low fat diet.: an appetite suppressant. It can result in a weight loss of 5-8% when used alone. Minor side-effects of headache and dry mouth may occur in 20-30% of patients. Of more concern is the occurrence of a small increase in blood pressure and heart rate in some patients. It is therefore not recommended for those with unstable heart disease or high blood pressure. If used, regularly monitoring of blood pressure will be required.: acts as a stimulant. It is not recommended for continued use for more than a month and is therefore not part of a longer-term weight loss treatment.Newer drugs are currently being tested in research studies but have not reached mainstream prescription yet. Over-the-counter medications (not prescribed by your doctor) are not recommended as there is no evidence that these will work or how long their effects will last.
There has been considerable interest in this area as surgery is currently the most effective treatment for severe obesity. The surgical techniques usually result in some form of gastric restriction to limit food intake. In motivated and morbidly obese patients, surgical procedures can result in weight loss in the order of 16-43% (varying between 22 and 63 kilograms) over 1 to 2 years. The weight loss needs to be maintained with a closely supervised weight management plan thereafter. Laparoscopic banding (a form of ‘key-hole’ surgery) is now the most commonly used procedure in Australia, although other techniques (such as gastric bypass) are also available.
Who should go for weight loss surgery?
Prevention is better than cure
Surgery is currently indicated for those patients with a BMI greater than 40, or with a BMI greater than 35 and serious medical problems including OSA. These patients would usually have been unsuccessful in achieving weight loss by diet and exercise. Should surgery be considered, it is crucial that other health problems such as diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease and OSA are well controlled prior to the procedure to limit complications. There are very few of these surgical procedures being performed in the public health system and access to these operations is improved if you have private health cover.The major challenge in weight loss treatment is achieving sustained weight control. It also makes perfect sense to prevent obesity than to treat it. This will require individuals, the community, health care professionals and the government to put in a concerted effort to effect changes in our lifestyle and environment for a healthier living.
The basal ganglia, interconnected brain areas within the cerebral cortex, were originally thought to involve motor control. These nuclei have since been proven to affect learning and focus, form good and bad habits, and contribute to addictive disorders. The inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA plays the most important role in the basal ganglia.
The largest nuclei group, the corpus striatum, includes the caudate nucleus, putamen, globus pallidus, and nucleus accumbens. The caudate sends messages to the frontal lobe (particularly the orbital cortex), and seems responsible for informing us that something is wrong and needs correction. An overactive caudate may result in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Problems with Overactive Basal Ganglia
“Disturbances involving the neural circuits between the cortex and basal ganglia, similar to those found in patients with OCD, may also be present in anorexic patients,” says Dr. Paolo Cavedini, a psychiatrist in Milan. A recent positron emission tomography (PET) study showed overactive dopamine receptors in the basal ganglia of anorexic patients. Such overactivity may result in obsessive feelings about food as well as rewardlike releases from the neurotransmitter dopamine during starving behaviors. Dopamine surges may perpetuate those behaviors into habit.
Effects of Inactive Caudate
If the caudate is inactive, various disorders such as ADD, ADHD, schizophrenia aspects, depression, and lethargy may result. Caudate nucleus damage may result in PAP (or Athymhormic) syndrome, wherein one experiences an ususual lack of motivation. One extreme example is non-motivation to save one’s own life!
Putamen and Basal Ganglia
The putamen, under and behind the front of the caudate, appears to affect automatic behaviors such as driving or bike riding. Problems in this area may result in Tourette’s symptoms. The globus pallidus receives inputs from the caudate and putamen and provides outputs to the substantia nigra. The accumbens receives signals from the prefrontal cortex and returns them via the globus pallidus. The pars compacta in the substantia nigra uses dopamine neurons to signal the striatum, which may involve reward circuits. The pars reticulata controls eye movements and may affect Parkinson’s and epilepsy. Huntington’s disease, cerebral palsy, dystonia, and hemiballismus (uncontrollable movement on one side of the body) are thought to be other conditions of this dysfunction.
Treatment for Basal Ganglia Dysfunction
While basal ganglia dysfunction can have severe consequences, treatment plans offer hope to those who suffer from such disorders. Several methods have been effective.
Gene therapy, in its infancy but promising, replaces diseased phenotypes with new genetic material. This treatment appears viable for neurodegenerative disorders. One example is implanting genetically modified cells that convert to dopamine.
Lesioning destroys neuronal cells in a particular area. Ablation can be likened to removing a faulty piece of a circuit. When this occurs, the healthy area of the circuit functions normally.
Deep brain stimulation inserts electrodes that emit high-frequency stimulation to the implanted areas in the brain’s sensorimotor area. Adjusting stimulation protocols, thereby altering the activity of basal ganglia circuits, lends this treatment to a variety of disorders.
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1. Podiatrists must be educated. It’s true of all podiatrists — New York and otherwise — but people in NYC are much more likely to believe that it’s possible to ‘cheat the system’. Fortunately, that’s almost impossible — there’s a basic State exam that every podiatrist has to pass; and if you have been to one (or are currently going to one) that can’t show you their certificate, find a new podiatrist, plain and simple.
2. Your feet are critically important to your overall health. Especially in the Big Apple where we all walk everywhere and there’s precious little soft ground to be found, even a minor maladjustment in your foot can cause everything from back pain to intestinal distress.
3. Your feet are not made to walk in shoes. Of course, it’s not exactly hygienic to walk around without shoes on, especially in a densely-packed city, so shoes have their purpose — but studies have shown that bare feet actually deal better with the millions of tiny impacts against hard surfaces that city life forces on them. The podiatrists at Midtown Podiatry are trained to deal specifically with the kinds of small problems that creep up when you wear shoes for your entire life.
4. Podiatrists are health-care professionals. Podiatry, NYC‘s opinions aside, isn’t just about bunions and ingrown toenails. Podiatrists are intimately familiar with the effects that foot health has on the entire body, and as such they have just as much if not more anatomical and systemic understanding as a general practitioner. They treat infections, diseases, and deformities of the foot just like a GP treats any general infection, disease, or deformity — just with more focus and thus greater clarity.
5. The foot is the early-warning system for your entire body. Think about gravity. The fact is that because of that ubiquitous force, many diseases from heart disease to diabetes often leave telltale signs in the foot before they appear anywhere else in the body. That makes the podiatrists at Midtown Podiatry a lot more than just someone who helps you walk right — he can and does save lives on a regular basis.
If you would like to meet with one of Midtown Podiatry’s trained podiatrists, with locations in Midtown, Gramercy Park, Wall Street, Union Square and Glen Cove, you can conveniently make an online appointment, or call us at any of the locations.
Throughout history, gout has been associated with rich foods and excessive alcohol consumption. Because it is clearly associated with a lifestyle that, at least in the past, could only be afforded by the affluent, gout has been referred to as the “disease of kings”.The first documentation of the disease is from Egypt in 2,600 BC in a description of arthritis of the big toe.
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Gout what to do when pain comes
Gout like arthritis is a throbbing pain on part of them, and some people actually mistaken gout as arthritis. Actually although they are similar the causes are different. Gout is caused by build up of uric acid crystals on the joints. Symptoms of gout usually become apparent in the joint of the large toe, but it may perhaps appear in the foot, wrist, hand, elbow, ankle and knee; though there are exceptional incidents where gout is found on the shoulders spine or even hips. This illness is normally localized meaning it does not spread from one joint to another. There are various symptoms when gout occurs. Inflammation of the affected joints, pain and redness of the area where the gout is, stiffness in the affected joint and swelling around it is also possible. Other symptoms of gout can be found throughout the body, and this may include pain and swelling in other areas. There lots of natural treatment for gout including liniments. Sleep can also fight gout symptoms at it helps the muscles relax and relieve the pain, however there are times when the pain is bothering our time of sleep and because of this lots of people with are using sleep aids to help them fall to sleep and forget their gout problems.
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The world of rhinoplasty is going to live a break-through in its history. The power of hammer for breaking the nose is at the end of its way. Technology is going to equip the aesthetic surgeons to cut the nose structure with ultra micro motor systems. Micro saws, micro rasps, and endoscopic facilities, all will be the new armamentarium of aesthetic surgeons to do perfect rhinoplasties.
Dr. Yakup Avşar from Istanbul has developed a technique for cutting the nasal bones. His article with the name of ‘Nasal Hump Reduction with Powered Micro Saw Osteotomy’ was published at the first number of Aesthetic Surgery Journal (Official journal of American academy of aesthetic plastic surgeons) on January 2009. In this article Dr. Avşar discusses the advantages of nasal hump removal with powered micro saw technology.
This technique prevents the risk of bone destruction that may be occurred with breaking by the power of hammer. The fine micro motor cutting technology of Bien-Air Company (Switzerland) is used for this technique. Ultra micro saws and rasps reshapes the fine bony structure of the nose in its most precise form. Of course for big humps it is not enough by itself to rasp the bone, instead it is necessary to cut the hump step by step to reach the ideal plane and then rasp the bony edges to smooth it. The fine arrangement of micro saws is also used to mobilize the lateral nasal walls to make the wide noses more narrow.
Dr. Avşar denotes that the control of cutting in micro motor technology is completely in the hands of aesthetic surgeon without relying on the assistant to input the power of hammer. Also the direction of osteotomy is easily controlled in this system more better than controlling the hammer power.
The most advantageous side of this technology is its capability in designing the nose. The aesthetic surgeon designs the ideal nose for your face in computer and plan to do the surgery based on the difference between the two. With this micro technology the aesthetic surgeın will be able to strictly define the enough tissue that should be removed from the bone structure of the nose.
One of the most important poits in rhinoplasty is the ability of aesthetic surgeon in assessing the result of surgery during the operation. For this there should be no swelling in tissues. In this technology, the skin cover of the nose is protected from swelling with the aid of retractors especially during the rasping. From the other hand the surgeon sees and views all the steps of bone surgery under direct vision and also under endoscopic control.
So the risk of surprise prominences is deeply decreased when the swelling sets back after surgery.
Another advantage of surgical micro motor system is the ability to do all of the stages of bone surgery under direct irrigation cooling and this protect the tissues from heating and destruction. Irrigation complex of this system enables the plastic surgeon to lower the heat especially during rasping that may destruct the tissues and cause swelling.