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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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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


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Retinal surgery laser risks?

Safe overall.: Retinal laser is used for diabetic retinopathy and for retinal tears most often. The treatments are usually safe and effective. Complications are rare though sometimes encountered. An errant laser can cause a black spot in the vision, but this is rare in experienced hands. Also rare are problems with the pupil dilating. The benefit of laser to patients should exceed the risks otherwise why do? ...Read more

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Is fraxel laser treatment also called "ablative laser resurfacing"?

Is fraxel laser treatment also called "ablative laser resurfacing"?

Non- ablative: Fraxel laser treatment delivers the potency of ablative treatments with the gentle safety of non-ablative lasers. So you get the best of both worlds: dramatic results and less downtime. ...Read more

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Fraxel laser treatment and inno peel procedure?

Fraxel laser treatment and inno peel procedure?

This: This is usually used to treat pigment disorders and wrinkles-photo ageing. ...Read more

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Which is least invasive of rf procedures for the patient, re: venefit targeted endovenous therapy vs. Vnus closure system for varicose veins?

Which is least invasive of rf procedures for the patient, re: venefit targeted endovenous therapy vs. Vnus closure system for varicose veins?

Veins: All are equally minimally invasive All have similar outcomes All are tolerated well It's more related to the procedure your treating physician does ...Read more

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Varicose vein treatment, is evlt procedure okay?

Varicose vein treatment, is evlt procedure okay?

EVLT Speak to: Your surgeon whom you consulted risk and benefits . Endo venous laser therapy ( e v l t ) is one of many accepted treatments for varicose veins. ...Read more

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How successful is the cath radiofrequency ablation for WPW treatment?

How successful is the cath radiofrequency ablation for WPW treatment?

Very effective: Catheter-mediated radiofrequency ablation is the preferred therapy for treatment of accessory pathways (ap). The success rate rivals that of surgery, with a comparable or lower mortality and a lower acute morbidity. Numerous series have reported success rates of 90 to 95 percent, depending upon the location of the ap and the precision of localization of the pathway. ...Read more

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Is radio frequency ablation (rfa) any better than evlt?

Is radio frequency ablation (rfa) any better than evlt?

RFA vs EVLT: Both treatment are very effective. Evlt uses laser heat and rfa used radiofrequency heat. Rfa is associated with a little less pain & bruising after the procedure, but both treatment have minimal recovery time. Both are done in a doctors office and treat varicose vein disease associated with venous reflux. Radiofrequency ablation tends to be a little more expensive due the the cost of the device. ...Read more

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What type of doctor does endovenous laser ablation or sclerotherapy?

What type of doctor does endovenous laser ablation or sclerotherapy?

Vein Specialist: Although many physicians can perform sclerotherapy and endovenous laser ablation, a vein specialist who is certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine is considered an expert in the field. Physicians who have passed this exam are recognized as Diplomates in the field of Phlebology (Vein Treatment). ...Read more

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What are the complications of endovenous laser treatment (evlt)?

What are the complications of endovenous laser treatment (evlt)?

Endovenous laser: Complication chances are minimal. There a 1% risk of blood clot. There is a small chance of skin numbness as a results of thermal injury to nerves. Small chance of skin pigmentation / discoloration at treatment sites, but this usually resolves. Small chance of vein damage or bleeding. Have a board-certified vein specialist perform your procedure (preferrably a vascular surgeon). ...Read more

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Cardiologist does not use radio frequency procedures at all on anyone; only endovenous laser ablation treatment for varicose veins. Approach limited?

Cardiologist does not use radio frequency procedures at all on anyone; only endovenous laser ablation treatment for varicose veins. Approach limited?

RF vs Laser: The use of RF or laser for endovenous closure procedures is a matter of choice of the treating physicians. Both do the job well and the long term results of both are very similar. I prefer laser over RF. Currently there are other options for closing veins including Varithena, Venaseal and Clarivein. I still prefer laser over all of them. ...Read more

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Success of retinal reattachment surgery with laser?

Success of retinal reattachment surgery with laser?

Kind of...: Laser is used to surround retinal tears and prevent them from progressing to detachment. It can also be used to surround a small or localized detachment. This type of surgery is very successful. The fine point here is that the retina is not reattached, but stabilized. ...Read more

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What are the risks of laser vs resectoscopic endometrial ablation?

What are the risks of laser vs resectoscopic endometrial ablation?

Perforation: Both can cause perforation of the uterus and both require considerable time to perform since it requires piece-meal & tedious treatment of the endometrium. It requires an experienced surgeon with a good track record. Make sure you request information on the more modern methods of ablation which have safer profiles using hot water, thermal balloon, mesh, or freezing. ...Read more

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What prostate reduction laser surgery?

What prostate reduction laser surgery?

A procedure.: Holep and greenlight pvp are examples of laser technologies used in the treatment of benign prostatic enlargement. When the prostate enlarges to the point of causing intractable symptoms or complications, removal of tissue can be performed in several ways, including laser surgery. Lasers are used to remove excess tissue. Some advantages are potentially less bleeding than the traditional turp. ...Read more

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About laser surgery?

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About laser surgery?

Laser surgery: Can you give us a little more information? Not quit enough given to be able to help you. ...Read more

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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 minimally invasive heart bypass surgery?

What is minimally invasive heart bypass surgery?

It depends: Minimally invasive surgery can mean many things. The majority of cardiac bypass surgery is done using the heart lung machine and stopping the heart (on pump). But some surgeons do it with the heart beating (off pump). Other surgeons do it thru a 3-4 in incision between the ribs. Others do it thru several 1 inch incisions with the robot. These also can be done on or off pump. ...Read more

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Is vein stripping surgery dangerous?

Is  vein stripping surgery dangerous?

Vein Stripping: Vein stripping is a surgery that requires general anesthesia. Several incisions are made along the length of the vein to remove pieces of it, not allowing blood to flow through it. There is more risk with this compared to newer, less invasive procedures. These risk are use of general anesthesia, more sites that can potentially bleed or get infected, nerve damage compared to laser or radiofrequency ...Read more

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Is laproscopic tubectomy safer than surgical tubectomy?

Is laproscopic tubectomy safer than surgical tubectomy?

Depends. : This depends on many factors. The complications are not quite the same. For many patients laparoscopy is safer but this is not always the case. Laparoscopy generally has a quicker recovery. ...Read more

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Laser Ablation (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Laser (Definition)

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