Marta - You need to speak with your metabolic doctor and have them touch base with your surgeon. Having to fast before surgery can possibly affect your ammonia levels. Please have your doctors coordinate your care.
hi i was wondering if ammonia would go up during a surgery? It is looking like i will have to have wrist surgery because everything else they have tried with me hasn't worked including putting me in... more
Hi Marta, Yes, surgery could destabilize a urea cycle disorder. You should definitely let Dr. Harding know that you are having surgery so that he can provide the instructions to the surgeon about the ... more
hi there, Well i do not think that is a problem since if i have wrist surgery i will have it done at the Oregon university hospital where my metabolic dr is. Dr harding follows me closely once a year ... more
Hi Marta, that's good to hear that Dr. Harding will be involved. The general precautions are that you will have to be on an IV to provide calories (usually D10) to hold you over. Most surgeries... more
hi Cindy i was looking for hand surgeons outside of Ohsu that would take my insurance and to where i could get in sooner as apose to later but then with my dad's persistances he got me an appointment ... more