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How Effective Is Green Light Laser Surgery For Prostate Enlargement
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
I had green light laser surgery on my prostate 6 weeks ago. Have had 4 yeast infections each time with longer doses of Diflucan. 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... ...Read more
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
I have had laser surgery to my prostate and are experienced bladder leakage. What do I need to do.?
Is the future of optometry in jeopardy considering that laser surgery is becoming more popular and effective?
Not at all: In fact, our ability to better improve the vision of our patients with laser and lens surgery is allowing optometry and ophthalmology to to concentrate on other important eye conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and pediatric eye care. As well, only a small percentage of patients who can have it actually get lasik, and they will still need annual visits, keeping both professions busy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes it works well in many glaucoma patients. There is four laser treatments that are used for glaucoma. Slt and alt used to lower the pressure by increasing the outflow drainage, ciliary body ablation will decrease the ciliary body which produces the fluid inside the eye (and treatment slows the production, lowering the pressure). Laser peripheral iridotomy prevents of treats angle closure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
80%: This produces the desired pressure lowering in about 4/5 patients, and produces some pressure lowering in nearly all. ...Read more
Effective: There are several types of laser surgery for glaucoma. The most popular is selective laser trabeculoplasty or SLT. This treatment is about as effective as the first-line drops for glaucoma. Generally, it is not used unless drops are not effective or are not tolerated. Generally, SLT is safe and effective about 85% of the time. ...Read more
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