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Discectomy is the a surgical procedure in which the ruptured portion of a ruptured spinal disc (the pad between two vertebrae) is removed. Disc tissue near the rupture may also be removed, but usually most of the disc is saved. If a spinal fusion is needed, a more ...Read more
Would I lose height after laminectomy and full disectomy? Or gain from fusion? At 41 years old and 6'7 1/2 I would rather lose than gain at this stage.
Laser Assisted LPS: Uses certain laser frequencies to help liquify and heat the fat and subskin areas (theoretically to tighten the skin). Results are not significantly different that with syringe or low pressure machine lps. Major marketing claims better results, but clinical experience suggests that laser and ultrasound uses are not of great advantage, and usually cost more. Many use both. ...Read more
Skin Stimulating: Laser resurfacing can be used to help reducing fine lines/wrinkles as well as minor blemishes and acne scaring. It is accomplished mainly in two ways... The first way is by removing thin layers of superficial skin. The other way is by stimulating collagen growth and production which is helpful in areas of fine lines and wrinkles. ...Read more
Low risk procedure: A retinal tear can be surrounded by laser, which helps to prevent retinal detachment. One complication is that the treatment is not adequate, and a detachment happens anyway. There can be some discomfort during the laser procedure, but there is virtually no risk of inflammation, and no risk of infection. It is remotely possible that the laser could be applied to an unintended part of the retina. ...Read more
Yes: The use of laser technology in performing hysterectomy is not common. Their are many methods of performing a minimally invasive or laparoscopic hysterectomy that are just as effective and safer than laser. The vast majority of hysterectomies performed can be performed through tiny laparoscopic incisions. ...Read more
Cost or number:
If you are asking about the cost you can figure a credit card size tattoo will come to about $3000 from day one to completion.
If you are asking about the number of treatments that depends on color, ink load, position on the body scaring etc the average is just over 8 treatments ...Read more
they shouldn't: The question is not whether they can, but rather should they. I would highly recommend having your cosmetic surgery performed by board-certified plastic surgeon. The technical expertise in performing surgery and ability to manage complications is what physicians are trained for. Typically nonphysicians have little more than a weekend course in procedures such as injectables. ...Read more
Skin rejuvenation: There are different ways to rejuvenate the facial skin to reduce the skin damage caused by time and the sun. A facial is usually a light exfoliation that removes the most superficial layers. Various chemical peels can cause superficial or somewhat deeper treatments. Different types of lasers can also be used to rejuvenate the facial skin. Talk to your doctor to see what's right for you. ...Read more
Always ask: It would be in your best interest to assure that the physician is board certified by a reputable medical board. For neurosurgeons, that is the abns (www. Abns. Org). If they are not certified or at least eligible (recently trained docs), find one who is.. ...Read more
Laser sculpting: This is the use of a laser (termed femtosecond laser) to cut an opening in the lens for the ultrasonic probe to enter and remove the cataract. Some consider this more precise and safe than the capsulorhexis that is most commonly used now. Others think it is an expensive addition which adds time to the procedure and from which the long term results are no better than current methods. ...Read more
Follow instructions: Your doctor will tell you exactly which products you need to use after the procedure and how often to apply them. Avoid picking and touching your face. Do not stare in the mirror and scratch. Avoid alchol, wine, beer, liquor, vit e, fish oil, aspirin, blood thinners, ibuprofen, naprosyn, (naproxen) and steroids since they cause bruising and bleeding. Avoid the sun, outdoors, wear sunblock, & use a hat. ...Read more
Yes: None if my patients have had dimpling. This is usually not the expected outcome if the procedure is performed correctly. The skill level and experience of the physician is absolutely crucial for best outcomes with this procedure. ...Read more
Not usually: Liposuction can be done under local or general anesthesia. The recovery is usually very quick. I often perform laser liposculpture under local anesthesia, and it is quite tolerable. Patients are awake and talk to me during surgery. http://www. Dassmd. Com/liposuction/index. Html. ...Read more
It is very important to use the correct laser and appropriate settings to prevent damage to the teeth and bone. We teach and use different lasers at columbia college of dentistry.
Dental lasers are all different and you must know which type and wavelength to use.
http://www. Drgums. Com. ...Read more
Laser resufacing: Laser resurfacing removes the outer layers of the skin leaving the dermis behind. We use the erbium laser more than the co2 laser. We found the co2 laser may change the color of the skin making it lighter with a line of demarkationbetween treated and untreated skin. ...Read more
Lasers: Lasers can penetrate the skin directly, (cause a controlled injury) or pass through the skin and target a specific color, (brown for age spot or red for spider veins). If the laser heats the skin it can blister as well. If the laser damages the deep dermis the area will be numb 3rd degree burn, if the skin hurts it is 2nd degree. It is best to ask your laser physician. ...Read more