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Endovenous Laser Ablation
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"EndoVenous Laser Treatment" or EVLT is a minimally invasive method of treating leg varicose veins using thermal energy from a laser fiber that is inserted into a faulty vein. It is typically performed in a doctors office by a vascular surgeon under local anesthesia with Xylocaine. It has a 98% cure rate for venous insufficiency that leads to varicose veins of the legs. It ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cardiologist does not use radio frequency procedures at all on anyone; only endovenous laser ablation treatment for varicose veins. Approach limited?
Depends on doctor: Radiofrequency energy has limited applications & does have a role in treating certain cardiac conditions, such as arrythmias. Cardiiologists are experts in the heart, but not all of them treat arrythmias. In term of varicose vein treatment with radiofrequency ablation, this is a very common treatment & should be performed by a board-certified vascular surgeon, who are considered vein experts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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