Are you having back pain with any of the following?

  • Severe pain, weakness or tingling in your leg(s).
  • Difficulty stopping urination or loss of control of bladder or bowels.
  • Unexplained fever, nausea or vomiting.
  • A history of cancer or unexplained weight loss.

We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.

We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.

Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.

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Ninad Dabadghav, MD

Surgery: General

Welcome to My Doctor Online, a web site that my colleagues and I developed to make it easier for you to take care of your healthcare needs. On this site you will find answers to many of your questions about my clinical practice. Also included are several online features that will allow you to e-mail me, check your laboratory results and refill prescriptions. I hope you find its content informative and useful.

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Prepare for Your Procedure - Emmi

Topic Tools
Anesthesia What to expect when getting anesthesia for pain during a surgery; covers general, spinal and epidural anesthesia; explains moderate sedation. (20 minutes) Anesthesia for an Adult (Emmi)
Anesthesia What to expect when your child is getting anesthesia for a surgery; covers how to prepare your child and different types of anesthesia used. (25 minutes) Anesthesia for your Child (Emmi)
Breast Biopsy What to expect before, during and after this procedure to take a sample of breast tissue for testing. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (19 minutes) Needle Breast Biopsy for Diagnosis (Emmi)
Breast Biopsy What to expect before, during and after this procedure to take a sample of breast tissue for testing. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (23 minutes) Surgical Breast Biopsy for Diagnosis (Emmi)
Breast Cancer Describes surgical treatment options for ductal carcinoma in situ. Covers the risks and benefits of treatments and things to think about. (57 minutes) Surgical Treatment Options for Ductal Carcinoma in SITU (DCIS) (Emmi)
Breast Cancer Gives general overview of treatment options for early-stage invasive breast cancer. Covers personal concerns to think about when making treatment decisions. (36 minutes) Treatment Options for Early Stage, Invasive Breast Cancer (Emmi)
Breast Surgery Overview of options for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, including using your own tissue or implants. Covers risk and benefits of options. (20 minutes) Breast Reconstruction (Emmi)
Breast Surgery Drains are sometimes used to collect bodily fluids after surgery to promote healing and prevent infection. This program describes how to care for drains at home. Closed Bulb Drains (Emmi)
Breast Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to treat breast cancer by removing the cancerous growth. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Lumpectomy (Emmi)
Breast Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to remove breast tissue. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Mastectomy (Emmi)
Cancer Treatment Covers the basics of getting chemotherapy to treat cancer, including life during treatment, side effects, and common concerns. (25 minutes) Chemotherapy (Emmi)
Cancer Treatment Covers the basics of getting external-beam radiation therapy, including life during treatment and side effects. (25 minutes) Radiation Therapy (Emmi)
Gallbladder Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to remove the gallbladder through small incisions. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic (Emmi)
Gastroenterology Surgery What to expect before, during, and after surgery to remove some or all of the large intestine (colon). Covers risks and benefits, and tips for enhanced recovery. (25 minutes) Colectomy (Emmi)
Heart and Artery Surgery What to expect before, during and after a procedure to discover if blood vessels to the heart are blocked or narrowed and to possibly treat any blockages. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Angiogram with Possible Angioplasty (Emmi)
Heart and Artery Surgery What to expect before, during and after a surgery to unblock arteries in the neck. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Carotid Endarterectomy (Emmi)
Hernia Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to repair a hole or weak area in the abdominal wall that occured on the site of an old incision. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Hernia, Incisional (Emmi)
Hernia Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to repair a hole or weak area in the abdominal wall. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Hernia, Inguinal (Emmi)
Hospital Stay Covers ways you can keep yourself safe before, during and after your visit to the hospital or clinic. (15 minutes) Patient Safety (Emmi)
Hospital Stay Ways to keep your child safe before, during, and after your visit to the hospital or surgery center. Covers what to expect during your child's stay. (10 minutes) Patient Safety for Your Child (Emmi)
Hospital Stay Information about staying in the hospital. Covers good communication, medications, and how to manage your pain. (10 minutes) What to Expect During Your Hospital Stay (Emmi)
Pain Management Covers how to manage pain at home using opioids for an acute injury. Explains how to take the medication, potential side effects, and how to safely keep and dispose of the opioids. Managing Pain at Home, Opioid Safety, Acute (Emmi)
Pain Management Understand how pain is typically managed during a hospital stay. Explains the pain scale and how to communicate your pain to the health care team for enhanced recovery. (25 minutes) Managing Pain in the Hospital (Emmi)
Parathyroid Surgery What to expect before, during and after this surgery to remove your parathyroid gland(s). Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Parathyroidectomy (Emmi)
Thyroid Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to remove the thyroid gland. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Thyroidectomy (Emmi)
Uterine Procedures What to expect before, during and after surgery to look inside the abdomen. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Laparoscopy (Emmi)
Venous Access Port What to expect before, during and after this procedure to make it easier to get medicine into your body. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Jugular Venous Access Port (Emmi)
Venous Access Port What to expect before, during and after surgery to implant a small entry point near the collarbone for putting medicine into your bloodstream. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Subclavian Venous Access Port (Emmi)
Weight Loss Surgery What to expect before, during and after weight loss surgery to reduce the size of the stomach and bypass a part of the small intestine. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (35 minutes) Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic (Emmi)
Weight Loss Surgery What to expect before, during and after weight loss surgery that reduces the size of the stomach. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Sleeve Gastrectomy (Emmi)
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