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Dr. Phillip Porch Dr. Porch
General Practice
36 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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How effective is green light laser surgery for prostate enlargement?

How effective is green light laser surgery for prostate enlargement?

Very effective: Green light surgery for prostate enlargement in experienced hands works as well as a traditional TURP operation.

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Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
Urology
47 years in practice
Kaohsiung Medical University
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I had green light laser surgery on my prostate 6 weeks ago. Have had 4 yeast infections each time with longer doses of Diflucan (fluconazole). Any ideas?

I had green light laser surgery on my prostate 6 weeks ago. Have had 4 yeast infections each time with longer doses of Diflucan (fluconazole). Any ideas?

Here are some...: Do you feel UTI-related symptoms? Had you had yeast UTI before Greenlight-PVP? How was urine collected? Are you in any form of catheterization? And do you empty bladder well? To sort these things out correctly so to reach best possible Dx for right Rx & care, follow the instructions in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain much insight on how to work with Doc timely...

Dr. Scott Bobbitt Dr. Bobbitt
Dentistry
28 years in practice
University of Connecticut Health Center School of Dental Medicine
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What would u, personally, recommend as a cut-off point 4 laser surgery? I have had problems forever, and am too embarrassed to look straight at people

What would u, personally, recommend as a cut-off point 4 laser surgery? I have had problems forever, and am too embarrassed to look straight at people

Inadequate info: You report unspecified problems, with unspecified systems/body parts. Without information, it is impossible to offer you suggestions or make recommendations. Please resubmit your query with data to consider.

Dr. Morris Westfried Dr. Westfried
Dermatology
42 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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Has anyone had fraxel laser surgery for skin problems, and was it good and effective?

Has anyone had fraxel laser surgery for skin problems, and was it good and effective?

Scars,: This is effective for depressed or raised scars from acne, surgical scars, vertical wrinkles on the lip, and wrinkles on the cheeks, and lower eyelids. Healing with the fractionated ervium is 3-4 days, although redness may persist for 1-2 weeks. The results are permanent and worthwhile.

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Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
Ophthalmology
24 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Growth on eye, are there laser eye surgery complications?

Growth on eye, are there laser eye surgery complications?

Can be: The most common situation similar to what you describe is LASIK surgery in the presence of Pterygium, a growth caused by sun damage, most often over the nasal cornea and conjunctiva. In that case, the surgery is modified. The hinge of the LASIK flap is rotated to be over the growth so that one avoids cutting into the growth. Pretreating with vasoconstrictors like Brimonidine and phenylephrine

Dr. Sheila Calderon Dr. Calderon
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Dr. Ajay Gupta Dr. Gupta
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Is 75 too old for glaucoma medication to be effective? My father was just diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma. If he has laser surgery to correct the problem, will he be at risk of developing the condition again in the future? .

Is 75 too old for glaucoma medication to be effective? My father was just diagnosed with open-angle glaucoma. If he has laser surgery to correct the problem, will he be at risk of developing the condition again in the future? .

Open-angle: Open-angle glaucoma is a chronic condition for which there is no known cure. The goal of treatment in most cases is to reduce the eye's intraocular or internal pressure. There are many treatment options including laser and/ or eye drop use, which are usually very effective in controlling glaucoma. In some cases, the pressure can be lowered with a laser procedure (selective laser trabeculoplasty or slt), which may need to be performed 1-3 times every 5-7 years and alone can be effective or may require additional eye drop use. Slt laser in recent studies has not been shown to less effective with advancing age. The proper treatment for your father, whether slt, another laser procedure, or eye drop use, depends based on your father's case specifics. Discuss all options and the goals of treatment with your father's ophthalmologist. Good luck.

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Dr. Thomas Inwood Dr. Inwood
Podiatry
31 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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What can be done if a person has already had radiology and laser surgery done for vercose veins but the problem is still there in the foot?

What can be done if a person has already had radiology and laser surgery done for vercose veins but the problem is still there in the foot?

Vericose veins: As stated, this sounds like spider veins in the foot. These are nearly impossible to get rid of. Using compression hose helps more than an attempt at eradicating them

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Dr. Mark Suggs Dr. Suggs
Ophthalmology
33 years in practice
Texas Tech University School of Medicine
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Can my eyesight actually improve with laser surgery?

Can my eyesight actually improve with laser surgery?

Laser surgery: Laser surgery will give you comparable vision to what you have with well fit glasses or contacts.

Dr. Greg Khounganian Dr. Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
14 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Is spinal laser surgery effective and safe?

Is spinal laser surgery effective and safe?

Not fully accepted: Laser spine surgery is an attractive option to patients who fear conventional spine surgery. But there is something to say when there are only a few centers in the country that perform this procedure. With any procedure, educate yourself and proceed with caution. Traditional spine surgery has its risks, but what surgical procedure doesn't?

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Dr. William Dieck Dr. Dieck
Ophthalmology
34 years in practice
New York Medical College
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How well does laser surgery for glaucoma work?

How well does laser surgery for glaucoma work?

Better drainage: Intraocular pressure results from the aqueous fluid being prodeuced in the eye and being drained out of the eye. Just as a sink can back up from poor drainage, so can the eye fluid, however, with no place to go the pressure increases. Glaucoma laser treatment (ALT/SLT) helps the fluid drain better, reducing pressure.

Dr. Howard Shapiro Dr. Shapiro
Internal Medicine
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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What is the cost of Minimally Invasive Laser Surgery in india?

What is the cost of Minimally Invasive Laser Surgery in india?

Ask the surgeon: You need to ask the surgeon (or his/her office). Costs will vary according to the procedure and the locale where it is done

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Robert Douglas Dr. Douglas
Dentistry - Orthodontics
47 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Does laser surgery leave a scar?

Does laser surgery leave a scar?

Depends: On the type of laser, the procedure and the site of the surgery. Skin for example, cut by laser or other means will often scar whereas the soft tissue of the mouth will generally heal scar free. Most surgery is designed to minimize any scarring.

Dr. Christopher Hood Dr. Hood
Ophthalmology
11 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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Are cataracts treated by laser surgery?

Are cataracts treated by laser surgery?

Not generally: Using a laser to perform cataract surgery is only available in very select practices and is not covered by insurance. Typical cataract surgery is performed using a small blade to make an incision in the eye and ultrasound to remove the cloudy lens. Great results are usually achieved with modern cataract surgery.

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Dr. Bruce Saran Dr. Saran
Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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When can I drive after retina laser surgery?

When can I drive after retina laser surgery?

Ask your treating MD: Its not the laser treatment that is the restricting condition. It is the retinal problem and the treatment needed to repair it. There are many different types of laser. Most have no restrictions after them. Some do. Ask your doctor.

Dr. Richard Wieder Dr. Wieder
Ophthalmology
31 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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In what way is the cornea cut in laser surgery?

In what way is the cornea cut in laser surgery?

LASIK: Is another type of eye surgery in which the cornea is cut. In this procedure a thin segment of the front of the eye is cut with either a surgical blade or a laser. The flap which results is moved out of the way then the underlying corneal tissue is lasered to treat the patient's glasses correction. After this, the superficial flap of tissue is placed over the treated area.

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Dr. Philip Chao Dr. Chao
Radiology
34 years in practice
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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Is laser surgery to treat refractive error safe?

Is laser surgery to treat refractive error safe?

Yes: In short yes - very safe. But ask your doctor about potential complications.

Dr. Thomas Fiala Dr. Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
29 years in practice
University of Western Ontario Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
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Has anyone here had blepharoplasty with laser surgery?

Has anyone here had blepharoplasty with laser surgery?

Yes: There are 2 main ways to use the laser during a cosmetic eyelid surgery. One is as a substitute for a scalpel. The other is to use the laser for "resurfacing" the skin - which is improving fine lines and texture issues. I routinely use this second laser method.

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Dr. Andrew Shatz Dr. Shatz
Ophthalmology
22 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Just had yag laser surgery and my vision is more cloudy?

Just had yag laser surgery and my vision is more cloudy?

Laser surgery: Yag capsulotomy uses a laser to clear cloudy vision after cataract surgery. The laser essentially destroys the central portion of the cloudy capsule that causes the hazy vision. It is typical for vision to remain cloudy for up to 1-2 days after the procedure. If it has been longer, or the visionis getting worse, go back to the eye doctor immediately.