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invasive procedure

Etymology: L, in + vadere, to go, procedere, to proceed
a diagnostic or therapeutic technique that requires entry of a body cavity or interruption of normal body functions. Examples include the Pap test and colonoscopy.

in·va·sive pro·ce·dure

(in-vā'siv prō-sē'jŭr)
Any surgical or exploratory activity in which the body is pierced by a device, instrument, or by manual digitation.

invasive procedure

A procedure in which the body is penetrated or entered, e.g., by a tube, needle, or ionizing radiation.
See also: procedure

in·va·sive pro·ce·dure

(in-vā'siv prō-sē'jŭr)
Therapy that involves entry into tissues during which bleeding occurs.

Patient discussion about invasive procedure

Q. what is the best thing to do to eliminate or to let it be remove without surgery?I'm afraid but laser mayb ok If I can go for laser where can you suggest coz I'm jobless and can't afford to pay.Or is there some remedy that i can take to melt those stones inside my bladder then they can come out through my waste ?

A. Bladder stones, also called bladder calculi, often form when concentrated urine sits in your bladder. Bladder stones usually need to be removed. If the stone is small, your doctor may recommend that you drink an increased amount of water each day to help the stone pass. If the stone is large or doesn't pass on its own, your doctor may need to remove the stone. Bladder stones are usually removed during a procedure called a cystolitholapaxy. This is done by inserting a small tube with a camera at the end (cystoscope) through your urethra and into your bladder to view the stone. Your doctor uses a laser, ultrasound or mechanical device to break the stone into small pieces and then flushes the pieces from your bladder.
I am not familiar with the cost of such procedure.

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The pregnant woman needs to be initiated on combination ART before the invasive procedure.
This guideline on invasive obstetric procedures in the HIV-infected pregnant woman is meant to be a guide for clinicians, to be used in counselling the woman/couple, and also in managing the woman who is eligible for an invasive procedure.
There is a particular need for information on the optimal duration of antiretroviral therapy and maternal viral load prior to the invasive procedure.
In a high HIV prevalence setting like South Africa, it is advisable that a repeat HIV test be offered immediately before the invasive procedure if a woman has initially tested HIV-negative early in pregnancy.
There are no published data on the number of invasive procedures done in South Africa, but unpublished data from national laboratories suggest that the services are under-utilised.
Several complications may occur with invasive procedures, and as part of pre-procedure counselling the woman/couple should be made aware of the risk of procedure-related complications.
Despite these issues, the future of minimally invasive procedures looms bright.
The X STOP provides a new option for patients who have not received relief through therapeutic treatments and are unable or unwilling to have invasive procedures such as fusion or laminectomy.
If there's the slightest possibility of risk from invasive procedures, we change their duties if not remove them totally from patient contact.
As a result, many more patients than before will now be able to benefit from Gamma Knife surgery instead of more risky and invasive procedures and we are proud to partner with The London Gamma Knife Centre in this quest", commented Olof Sanden, Vice President and head of Elekta's market region Europe.
With these products, ArthroCare targets a multi-billion dollar market opportunity across several medical specialties, significantly improving existing surgical procedures and enabling new, minimally invasive procedures.
Surgeons and hospitals around the world are rapidly adopting the benefits of our 3-D technology to enhance their performance in complex minimally invasive procedures," stated Stephen Heniges, Vice President, Corporate Accounts and International Business at Viking Systems.

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