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Her Option Ablation
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't understand: When you say surgical, what do you mean? With a simple office hysteroscopy, it is very easy to remove an iud whose strings are otherwise inaccessible. Of course, that assumes there is an iud in place. The ultrasound would help you determine that in advance of the hysteroscopy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes and No: The Novasure ablation procedure is specifically to decrease or stop heavy menstrual bleeding. Women who also have endometriosis can still have the procedure; however, it won't help with their endometriosis. The reason for this is that endometriosis is outside the uterus. The Novasure procedure works by cauterizing the inside of the uterus. Best wishes! ...Read more
Either one: There really is no good answer to that question. The procedures are equally effective for most women. If your uterus is larger then 8-9 cm, your physician may choose thermal ablation which may be better for larger uterine cavities. If your procedure is done in the office, my experience has been that novasure is somewhat better tolerated and certainly quicker for the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The answer to this question really depends on her diagnosis. I assume she has some sort of problem with her pap smear. Usually cervical issues, those conditions found in a pap test, dont require hysterectomy. The leep can be both diagnostic and treat most conditions involving her cervix, but she should consult her doctor as to why either procedure should be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to answer: In this short space, it's a difficult question to answer. We don't know ur father - I suggest getting him on HeathTap Prime or talking w/ a doctor to get a good opinion. Generally, ablation is used when afib is symptomatic, causing problems, persistent despite max medical treatment, & recurrent despite cardioversion. Only a doc w/ access to his records cd determine if he meets these criteria. ...Read more
My fiance is wanting to have endometrail ablation, we would like to know what 2 procedure would be best for her. Procedures like ( cryo, therma, ) etc.?
All good: I use either nova sire or thermachoice. They both do well. I got an injury on a patient with the nova sure once, a perforation, and had to abandon the procedure. This after using it many times successfully. The balloon is a bit simpler though. Hydrothermal tion, circulating hot water in uterus is good to, cryo works good; it depends on what's available. I like thermachoice, makes it no bette. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
33yo needs surg, chemo & rad tx for inv. Ductal carcinoma. Q: is IVF a good option for her to have a baby, what is cost of tx (no ins.) & prognosis.
Absolutely: The best option would be to do ivf with embryo freezing if she has a partner, or egg freezing if she does not. The risk to her is low, then once she is cleared from her disease, she could use the frozen embryos to conceive with very good chances of pregnancy. After chemo, the ovaries can be significantly affected, drastically reducing her chances. Cost for this is around $10, 000 roughly. ...Read more
Is egg freezing option for avg woman who wants to preserve fertility? My dr says no unless woman undergoing med treatment that could impact fertility.
Possible. Get advice: Recently pregnancy rates from frozen thawed eggs have improved so much that in october 2012, the asrm (american society for reproductive medicine) has declared that this procedure is no longer experimental. It is important to see a reproductive endocrinologist experienced in egg freezing for advice about whether or not egg freezing is advisable or beneficial in your individual situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD: I assume the endometrial ablation is due to monthly heavy periods. If you want to avoid this procedure, an easy alternative is to obtain a Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud (intrauterine device). This has been around as an effective form of contraception, but in 2009, the fda approved its use for heavy bleeding control. It is easily placed and removed in the office without any anesthesia. Discuss with your gyne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: It is actually known as catheter ablation. Catheter ablation has very little risk when performed by an experienced cardiologist. The ablation procedure provides a cure over 95% of the time and can be performed without significantly increased risk in children as young as five years. Recovery is quick with most patients returning to full activity in a few days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers