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Had kidney cancer, diverticulitis, possible TIA. Can I get a tummy tuck?

I hada possible TIA in March of 2009 with no other symptoms ar issues since. I have had many surgeries due to kidney cancer and diverticulitis but have been healthy for many years (last surgery was 06). I would love to get arum truck to get tighten my stomach muscle and get rid of the many scars. My doctor will. Office me the medical ok without a consult with a neurologist (I have an appt soon). I was just wondering your thoughts on this and if I should quit pursuing this tummy tuck dream.
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response

Thank you for the query.

As this is a surgery which can be scheduled you can have it, just need some preparation before it. As you have had possible TIA, you need to check if during the anesthesia your heart will be able to supply enough oxygen to the brain. TO do that, you should have heart ultrasound, stress test (during cardiologist consult). Your carotid arteries should be checked with an ultrasound. If you have any leg varices, it should be compressed during the surgery.
You need also proper anticoagulant prophylactics.
If all this things will be fine, you can have this surgery.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Tue, 31 Dec 2013
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