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Dr. Ted King
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Laser Ablation (Overview)

Laser ablation involves placing a camera within the uterus that is carrying twin pregnancies, and using a laser to seal the communicating vessels between the two placentas to keep the blood flow separate between the babies.


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What actually happens to your tissue or flesh during laser ablation?

What actually happens to your tissue or flesh during laser ablation?

Tissue removal: During laser ablation of your greater saphenous vein (treatment directed at improving your varicose veins) there is no tissue removal. The vein in question just sort of shrivels up right where it was. It is not removed. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Laser Ablation (Overview)

Laser ablation involves placing a camera within the uterus that is carrying twin pregnancies, and using a laser to seal the communicating vessels between the two placentas to keep the blood flow separate between the babies.


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Is endovenous laser ablation procedure painful?

Is endovenous laser ablation procedure painful?

No: There is minor discomfort from the initial puncture and during the course of getting the vein anesthetized. There should be no pain at all when the laser is running. People have varying amounts of bruising and discomfort after the procedure. This is almost never enough to interrupt regular activities. Laser ablation is much easier (both during the procedure and recovery) than surgical procedures s. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about endovenous laser ablation procedure?

What can you tell me about endovenous laser ablation procedure?

Laser vein treatment: A laser is passed via a needle stick near your knee to near your groin, inside your saphenous vein. Then the laser energy is turned on and the laser is slowly removed. As it pulls back the energy destroys the saphenous vein. You end up with a band aid where the needle stick was. ...Read more

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What is laser ablation for hair removal?

What is laser ablation for hair removal?

Hair destruction: The laser targets the melanin (pigment) contained in the hair bulb resulting in permanent hair reduction but there is no such thing as 100% permanent hair removal. At best you can achieve about 80% hair reduction after undergoing a series of treatments. You can maintain relatively hair free periods for certain lengths of time. The remaining hairs grow back slower, are finer, fewer in number. ...Read more

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Is laser ablation better than surgery for epilepsy?

Is laser ablation better than surgery for epilepsy?

Talk to neurologist: If seizures don't respond to medical treatment and if their site of origin within the brain can be localized (by MRI or other sophisticated radiological studies) to a small area within the brain, laser ablation is used - but only at a small number of academic centers. Discuss this with your neurologist. ...Read more

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What is the healing process like after laser ablation condyloma?

Burn wound: The treated area is like a bad sunburn and an open wound for 1-2 weeks after which the new skin grows back. Then there's still redness, swelling, and increased sensitivity of the area for several weeks. ...Read more

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Following laser ablation condyloma, what is the healing process?

Following laser ablation condyloma, what is the healing process?

Treat like a wound: depending on the size of the area treated, the wound will heal much like a scrape, cut, or burn. the lasered tissue will scar after a few days to weeks ...Read more

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Hi,I would like to know why laser ablation has similar seizurefreedom to standard surgery.what's are the rates of both operations.I have epilepsy.

Hi,I would like to know why laser ablation has similar seizurefreedom to standard surgery.what's are the rates of both operations.I have epilepsy.

Variable outcomes: Epilepsy surgery in general works best with a focal lesion, especially involving temporal lobe area. When you mention laser, you describe a surgical technique which is used in conjunction with other tools, and efficacy outcomes are typically similar, but since cases vary, approach may be different based on patient's lesion character. ...Read more

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Is laser ablation safe for my sinus tachy ? I moved to sc from boston , boston said no 3yrs ago, not effective . Tachy is worse, hr in 150's with htn

Is laser ablation safe for my sinus tachy ? I moved to sc from boston , boston said no 3yrs ago, not effective . Tachy is worse, hr in 150's with htn

Try meds first: Have you failed medical treatment -- talk with your cardiologist or get a second opinion -- by the way that is a lot of Ibuprofen and it could cause hypertension, and bleeding gastritis. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Ablation (Definition)

Cardiac ablation involves destruction of tissue aimed at elimination of sources of origin or propagation of arrhythmias. It may also be used to destroy part of the heart in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Typically it is done with a catheter inserted through a ...Read more


Dr. Sheila Smith
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more