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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Prostate (Definition)

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


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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... ...Read more

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I have had laser surgery to my prostate and are experienced bladder leakage. What do I need to do.?

I have had laser surgery to my prostate and are experienced bladder leakage.  What do I need to do.?

Urologist: Speak to your urologist. This is likely a limited side effect that will resolve with time. Discuss with him the procedure performed and what he would plan if the incontinence does not resolve in a timely manner. ...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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How well does laser surgery in prostate cancer work?

How well does laser surgery in prostate cancer work?

Laser-not for cancer: Laser surgery is for the treatment of an enlarged prostate, not prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is treated in one of many ways but not laser ...Read more

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How effective is laser surgery for treating macular degeneration?

How effective is laser surgery for treating macular degeneration?

Not effective: laser was used treat macular degeneration the 1980's , 90's, and early 2000's but is no longer considered an effective treatment. Currently, injectable medications (Avastin, Lucentis, (ranibizumab) Eylea) are the best treatment for wet macular degeneration. The only proven "treatment" for dry macular degeneration is vitamin supplementation (AREDS 2 formula). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Please suggest, which operation is better and more effective for tongue tie with less pain? 1. Laser surgery or 2. Scissor surgery

Please suggest, which operation is better and more effective for tongue tie with less pain?

1. Laser surgery
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2. Scissor surgery

Laser: Laser will usually cauterize as it cuts - more sterile, less bleeding, less swelling, less discomfort afterwards. Should apply barrier such as petroleum jelly to incision to prevent reattachment. ...Read more

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Can implantable contact lenses be used for severe myopia? I am very nearsighted, and i've been told that laser surgery might not be completely effective because of this. I don't want to undergo surgery if it won't give me 20/20 vision. Would implantable c

Can implantable contact lenses be used for severe myopia? I am very nearsighted, and i've been told that laser surgery might not be completely effective because of this. I don't want to undergo surgery if it won't give me 20/20 vision. Would implantable c

If : If you are not a good candidate for lasik, the alternatives are the implantable contact lens or a lensectomy. The latter is essentially a cataract surgery before the eye's natural lens has developed a cataract. Naturally there are pros and cons to these refractive surgeries. While it is impossible to guarantee an uncorrected visual acuity of 20/20 with any refractive surgery, most patients are very pleased with their result. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Laser (Definition)

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