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Dr. Guy Fradet

Dr. Guy Fradet

MD, FACS, FRCSC
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Kelowna, BC
Q:

What can I expect when I go home after coronary artery bypass surgery?

A:

Once you are discharged from the hospital following your surgery, you will have a list of guidelines to follow at home to continue your recovery. You will be taught how to clean your wound, what you should be doing for diet and exercise, and you'll have a few restrictions to follow with respect to lifting and driving. Your surgeon and care team will give you these guidelines prior to your hospital discharge.

recovery cabg

Post-Operative Recovery for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

Dr. John Watterson

Dr. John Watterson

MD, FRCPC,
Rheumatologist
Victoria, BC
Q:

What is lupus disease?

A:

Lupus disease affects the autoimmune system, and basically causes the body to attack itself by increasing inflammation in the organs and throughout the body. Lupus and can range in severity as well as the symptoms it causes in those affected. The most common effect of lupus is skin conditions and sun sensitivity. Lupus can be difficult to diagnose so speak with your physician if you feel you should be screened for lupus.

lupus

What is Lupus?

Dr. Alastair Younger

Dr. Alastair Younger

MB, Ch.B, M.Sc, Ch.M, F.R.C.S.(C), Foot and Ankle
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is an arthroscope?

A:

An arthroscope is an instrument that can be used to see the inside of a joint, and magnify the image on a screen so the surgeon can have a closer look at the area. It is helpful also because it can be inserted through a small incision, rather than making a large incision and separating the tissue open to give a look inside. It is often used to explore the nature of joint issues and to allow for repairs to be made.

surgeons in operating room

Arthroscopic Foot and Ankle Surgery