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Which treatment option should I choose?

I have trigeminal neuralgia, aka "the suicide disease." Good times! I've been given four treatment options: lifelong heavy-duty medication, having a needle stuck into my face with a few months' relief, CyberKnife radiology, or microvascular decompression surgery. Which should I choose? How do I even approach this decision? Difficulty level: I want to get pregnant, but I don't know when. [more inside]
posted by mynameisluka on Jun 22, 2014 - 19 answers

What comes after dropping out of a surgical residency?

What are the future employment options / career trajectory for someone who has just completed their third year of a surgical residency and who has passed their third-year boards, but who has dropped out of the program? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Jul 29, 2013 - 3 answers

How are new surgical procedures and tools evaluated?

How are new surgical procedures and tools evaluated before they're OK'ed for use on the public? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Mar 20, 2013 - 10 answers

How much is too much to spend on a dog's health?

Our dog is ailing -- how does one determine how much to spend on her treatment(s)? More wrinkles to the situation inside... [more inside]
posted by theplatypus on Oct 24, 2011 - 33 answers

What the knot?

What is special about a square surgical knot? It seems like the regular kind of knot I use to tie my shoes, just using a very specific hand technique. Is there any advantage to this knot tying technique?
posted by Brennus on Oct 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Need Help finding a good orthopedic doctor.

Where can I find references and referrals for a good Orthopedic / Sports Medicine Surgeon [more inside]
posted by mi6op on May 2, 2009 - 6 answers

Do surgeons wear diapers?

How do surgeons satisfy various bodily requirements during marathon surgeries? There's [more inside]
posted by Octoparrot on Feb 7, 2007 - 11 answers

Bone Hardware Contractor

What should I do, in the way of homework, before elective surgery? [more inside]
posted by teece on Mar 23, 2006 - 9 answers

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