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Is endovenous laser ablation procedure painful?

Is endovenous laser ablation procedure painful?

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

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Lithotripsy (Definition)

It is a medical procedure which uses shock waves to break up stones in kidney or ureter, sa these can pass ...Read more


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Fraxel laser treatment and inno peel procedure?

Fraxel laser treatment and inno peel procedure?

This: This is usually used to treat pigment disorders and wrinkles-photo ageing. ...Read more

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Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (eswl) - how long for recovery?

Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (eswl) - how long for recovery?

Vary...: Do you mean get over eswl-related discomfort or total post-eswl stone/fragment passage? For post-eswl discomfort, it may highly vary, days to weeks, depending on what you're and how your body/kidney responds to eswl. For stone/fragment passage, it may take 1 week to months, depending on the load ; density of stones and the eswl effectiveness to disintegrate them; it may take 1 week to months, or.. ...Read more

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Is fraxel laser treatment also called "ablative laser resurfacing"?

Is fraxel laser treatment also called "ablative laser resurfacing"?

Non- ablative: Fraxel laser treatment delivers the potency of ablative treatments with the gentle safety of non-ablative lasers. So you get the best of both worlds: dramatic results and less downtime. ...Read more

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Is it better to have extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (eswl) or percutaneous nephrolithotomy (pcnl)?

Is it better to have extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (eswl) or percutaneous nephrolithotomy (pcnl)?

Stone size determine: Shockwave lithotripsy minimally invasive, but not very effective for stones larger than 1 cm in diameter, and can not be used for branching "staghorn" stones. Can be used for larger stones if infectious in origin because they break up more easier. Percutaneous is more invasive, but usually a "one shot" procedure to clean out all the stone material.Swl requires minimal to no skill, pcnl needs skill. ...Read more

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Is lithotripsy better or percutaneous nephrolithotomy better?

Is  lithotripsy better or percutaneous nephrolithotomy better?

It depends: Larger (>20 mm or >10-15 mm in lower pole) stones are probably best treated via percutaneous approach (pcnl). Shockwave lithotripsy (swl) may be less invasive for smaller stones. Swl (and ureteroscopy) may be combined with pcnl to remove all stone material. Pcnl typically requires inpatient hospitalization, more pain, risk of bleeding, but is more likely to result in complete stone clearance. ...Read more

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How does laser scar removal work?

How does laser scar removal work?

Laser Scar removal: There is no such thing as laser scar "removal" but only laser scar improvement... There is no laser that can "erase" a scar, but only improve its quality (redness, thickness)... Consult a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How much does a laser tattoo removal specialist charge?

How much does a laser tattoo removal specialist charge?

Depends on size: I perform a lot of ltr the price starts at $200 a session and thst would be for a tattoo arounf 1 inch so 2 letters, a ring on a finger. I charge $100 an inch up to 6 sq inched then $50 per most tattoos about the size of a credit card come to $350 per and if its say a half sleeve that could break $1000 again the average person needs 8 sessions. ...Read more

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How much does a yag laser procedure cost?

How much does a yag laser procedure cost?

It depends: There are many uses for a nd:yag laser and it depends on the area and goal from hair removal to skin tightening. ...Read more

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Gall stone surgery, is open or laser surgery better?

Gall stone surgery, is open or laser surgery better?

Most surgeons: would agree that laparoscopic cholecystectomy, when technically feasible, is better than open cholecystectomy in the vast majority of cases. Ask your surgeon for specific recommendation in your case. ...Read more

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Is laser surgery expensive to removal moles with insurance?

Is laser surgery expensive to removal moles with insurance?

It depends...: If your doctor is a contracted member of your insurance plan, and your deductible and co-insurance level is reasonable, the cost should be nominal. Ask your doctor's office staff the check your benefits and provide you with an out-of-pocket estimate. This should be pretty close to your exact cost. ...Read more

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Why do they knock you out for a lithotripsy?

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Pain from procedure: Shock waves are typically applied through an interface brought into direct contact with the skin of the flank region on the side of interest. When shock waves are delivered, they can be quite uncomfortable. Anesthesia is needed to keep the patient comfortable, but also to help the patient stay still so that the shock waves can remain focused on the stone to maximize the chances of fragmenting it ...Read more

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Yag laser (q-switched) birthmark removal..How well does this work?

Yag laser (q-switched) birthmark removal..How well does this work?

Depends on type: Depends on type of birthmark and laser. YAG lasers can vary slightly on their targets. Birthmarks can be reddish or purple vascular type lesions or pigmented mole type lesions. Vascular lesions seem to do well with my YAG (non-Q) laser and laser pigmented lesions need excision. If you doctor has experience and can show you their photos of similar lesions they have treated should be fine. ...Read more

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In how many sessions does erbium fractional resurfacing laser therapy show visible results on scars?

Thats a really hard: question. It really depends on the scars (size, thickness, cause, duration). You should speak with the laser surgeon performing the procedure . Make sure they are a fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. And Erbium lasers should only be performed by MD! ...Read more

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Does your office do laser tattoo removal? Julie

Yes: I have been performing LTR for about 7 years. I am on long island I would recommend you only go to a physician well trained in LTR using FDA approved Q switched lasers. A serious office will have 2 to 5 lasers specifically for LTR Good Luck ...Read more

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What amount does laser tattoo removal cost?

Varies: The standard is about $100 per sq inch of solid ink for the first 5 inches then it goes down to about $75. The cost varies with difficulty , the colors in the tattoo the lasers required for removal can be costly to operate. A good figure is a credit card size tattoo that is black will cost about $3000 by the time you are done with all the treatments. ...Read more

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Is fraxel laser treatment effective?

Is fraxel laser treatment effective?

Yes, very effective: The Fraxel Dual offers two lasers: one to target the surface for tone and texture and one to target deeper layers to treat fine lines and acne scarring. Results can be seen immediately but will improve for the following 3-6 months ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Laser (Definition)

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