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Can my regular doctor do the greenlight pvptm in his clinic?

Can my regular doctor do the greenlight pvptm in his clinic?

No: Greenlight photovaporization of the prostate is a surgical procedure performed on men with bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms due to enlarged prostate. It is performed in an operating room (procedure center, hospital, ambulatory surgery center) with anesthesia (general/spinal). There are procedures that can be performed in the office for bph, but greenlight is not one of them. ...Read more

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Greenlight Pvptm (Definition)

Greenlight pvptm (photoselective vaporization of the prostate) is a breakthrough laser procedure for the treatment of enlarged prostate, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph). Pvp is a safe, effective and minimally invasive, outpatient treatment. During greenlight pvptm, a thin fiber is inserted into the ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: greenlight pvptm?

What is the definition or description of: greenlight pvptm?

See below: Greenlight pvptm (photoselective vaporization of the prostate) is a breakthrough laser procedure for the treatment of enlarged prostate, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph). Pvp is a safe, effective and minimally invasive, outpatient treatment. During greenlight pvptm, a thin fiber is inserted into the urethra through a cystoscope. ...Read more

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Can my regular doctor do the blood type in his clinic?

Can my regular doctor do the blood type in his clinic?

Yes: Blood typing is typically done by a blood bank. Your doctor's office may be able to draw the blood and have it sent for typing. ...Read more

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Can my regular doctor do the audiology test in his clinic?

Can my regular doctor do the audiology test in his clinic?

Depends: Many doctors have the training necessary to do this, but a lot of physicians don't have the equipment because there isn't enough need for it in their practice. I work with a lot of pediatricians, who send kids off for audiology tests often. However, they don't get enough need in their office to justify the expense of purchasing and maintaining the equipment. Best to call your doctor and ask. ...Read more

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Can my regular doctor do the endoscopy in his clinic?

Can my regular doctor do the endoscopy in his clinic?

Depends: Some states like new york, require special certification to do enodscopies in offices and clinics. Otherwise, endoscopies are performed in the hospital. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia something that a regular doctor can treat, or will I need to go to a pain clinic?

Is fibromyalgia something that a regular doctor can treat, or will I need to go to a pain clinic?

Anyone can treat: Anyone can treat it. Proper diagnosis may be best done by a rheumatologist or rehab medicine specialist or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Clinics (Definition)

Clinics are sites that provide outpatient medical care ...Read more