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What is the estimated recovery time for laser discectomy?

What is the estimated recovery time for laser discectomy?

Short: "if " it works ti should be quick...If your symptoms persist see an orthopaedic spine surgeon with a new mri. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
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Discectomy (Definition)

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


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Advantages and disdvantages of laser lumbar discectomy surgery?

Advantages and disdvantages of laser lumbar discectomy surgery?

If the selection: For such surgery is done properly it's advantage is that it can be done using MINIMALLY INVASIVE approaches (eg small incision "band-aid surgery")

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What is a transforinal lumber endoscopic disectomy?

What is a transforinal lumber endoscopic disectomy?

Diskectomy with cath: A catheter is inserted through the skin & is guided by fluoroscopy through the foramen into the disk space and suction is used 2 remove the disk. Usually done @ a pain clinic or a radiological interventionist. ...Read more

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I had a disectomy at L4L5. Will administering a spinal be a problem?

I had a disectomy at L4L5. Will administering a spinal be a problem?

You could probably: Instead have an epidural, they can be placed anywhere along your back as the can't contact the spinal cord ...Read more

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What's the latis laser?

What's the latis laser?

LaTIS laser: It's called the "clot buster" laser: used in immediate post-stroke scenarios to vaporize blood clots in the treatment of strokes. ...Read more

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What is laser liposuction?

What is laser liposuction?

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

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What is laser resurfacing?

What is laser resurfacing?

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

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Does laser help curing lordosis?

Does laser help curing lordosis?

No: Simple answer. NO. laser works in eye and skin and various other sites but cannot cure congenital bone abnormality. ...Read more

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Retinal tear laser complications?

Retinal tear laser complications?

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

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Could you have laser hysterectomy?

Could you have laser hysterectomy?

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

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What amount is laser tatoo removal?

What amount is laser tatoo removal?

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

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Can a nurse perform laser liposuction?

Can a nurse perform laser liposuction?

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

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What exactly is a facial vs peel vs laser?

What exactly is a facial vs peel vs laser?

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

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How does laser spine institute (lsi) help?

How does laser spine institute (lsi) help?

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

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What happens during an iol laser procedure?

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

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Which laser works better: thermage or titan?

Which laser works better: thermage or titan?

Comparable: These care probably comparable technologies with the owners claiming superiority of their product over the other. V2mrlx. ...Read more

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How do I recover faster from laser resurfacing?

How do I recover faster from laser resurfacing?

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

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Has anyone had laser lipo done without dimpling?

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

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Is this laser liposculpture a painful procedure?

Is this laser liposculpture a painful procedure?

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

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How well do lasers work to remove stretch marks?

How well do lasers work to remove stretch marks?

Stretch marks: Sorry. There is no treatment. Don't fall for the hype. ...Read more

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What is the process for a gingivectomy via laser?

What is the process for a gingivectomy via laser?

Correct laser: 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.
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Can you explain the process of laser resurfacing?

Can you explain the process of laser resurfacing?

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

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How do you know if laser goes through your dermis?

How do you know if laser goes through your dermis?

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

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What is the most effective laser for stretch marks?

What is the most effective laser for stretch marks?

Depends: Stretch mark removal is customized to the individual patient. Go to a cosmetic dermatologist
in your area and set up an appointment. The Dr can examine you and give you options best suited for your particular skin type. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Laser (Definition)

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