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About laser surgery?

About laser surgery?

Laser surgery: Can you give us a little more information? Not quit enough given to be able to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Steve Martinez
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Thyroid Enlargement (Definition)

Thyroid enlargement refers to a thyroid gland that is larger than normal. The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple, and may become enlarged due to hyper or hypo-thyroidism. An enlarged thyroid is also ...Read more


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What are the differences between TURP and laser surgery?

What are the differences between TURP and laser surgery?

TURP vs laser TUVP: Main differences occur with the surgeon's experience. Both procedures (mandated by insurers) must be scheduled/performed on an "outpt" basis, and may leave you with a Foley catheter for ~ 1 week. Reports suggest longer post-operative discomfort following laser tuvp. Also, no tissue is typically obtained for review with a laser procedure, unless the surgeon is performing a laser "resection.". ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is laser surgery for glaucoma safe to do in the elderly?

Is laser surgery for glaucoma safe to do in the elderly?

Yes: This procedure which increases fluid exit from the eye is gentle, quick and pain free. The response is rapid in most cases and can be repeated if needed. It is non-invasive which means the risk of infection is really zero. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis come back after being treated by laser surgery?

Can endometriosis come back after being treated by laser surgery?

Possibly: It is not so much that endometriosis that has been eradicated by laser surgery comes back, but that foci of endometriosis that may have been impossible to detect at the time of surgery flare up. ...Read more

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I moved my head during a laser surgery for a retinal tear, what could be the concequences?

I moved my head during a laser surgery for a retinal tear, what could be the concequences?

There could be none.: There may be no possible consequences if your head movement was when the laser had not been "fired". If you moved during application of the laser you will have a loss of vision where the laser treatment occurred. If the laser treatment was away from your best area of vision you may never notice the additional area of loss. It would be best to ask the doctor that performed the procedure. ...Read more

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I wear negative 4 spex. Is it better for me to "wear spex" or to get "lasik laser surgery? "

I wear negative 4 spex. Is it better for me to "wear spex" or to get "lasik laser surgery? "

Depends: Either option will provide excellent vision. If you do not want to have to wear glasses or contact lenses, then consider lasik surgery. ...Read more

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Bluging disc at c6-7 can laser surgery be done and what determines eligibility over the norm?

Bluging disc at c6-7 can laser surgery be done and what determines eligibility over the norm?

Neurosurgeon: Neck surgery is a serious undertaking. This type of question should be answered by a neurosurgeon who has expertise in such procedures and can advise you on which type of surgery is best for your problem. ...Read more

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Can astigmatism get worse from being corrected successfully with glasses to being told to need laser surgery?

Can astigmatism get worse from being corrected successfully with glasses to being told to need laser surgery?

Astigmatism: Not enough details. Typical astigmatism can be corrected with glasses and contact lenses, but some medical eye conditions create astigmatism that requires a procedure and sometimes laser surgery. Take care. ...Read more

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Will insurance cover yag laser surgery? What are the chances of my insurance covering my yag laser surgery? .

Will insurance cover yag laser surgery? What are the chances of my insurance covering my yag laser surgery? .

Depends: On why the surgery is being done. It is likely the doctor's office can tell you whether the surgery will be covered by insurance. It usually is. ...Read more

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Having laser surgery to repair lattice degeneration. What is the recovery time and or limitations afterwards?

Having laser surgery to repair lattice degeneration. What is the recovery time and or limitations afterwards?

Minimal: In-office laser treatment generally does not require much recovery or limitations. Always check with your surgeon about his/her specific requests for your well-being, such as heavy lifting, or use of any eyedrops. ...Read more

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Is there anything that really honestly works on clearing or lightening stretch marks besides laser surgery which is too expensive?

Stretch mark removal: Can be done by laser but its not reliable. If you choose to go down that path, find a doctor who will 'warranty' their work and if there is no appreciable results (and you need to clearly define what is adequate prior to the procedures) will they provide additional complimentary treatments or perhaps give a partial refund? ...Read more

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I had laser surgery on my valva it was a large removal and colonoscopy it's been a month how long does it take for the pain to go away?

I had laser surgery on my valva it was a large removal and colonoscopy it's been a month how long does it take for the pain to go away?

Was this for genital: Warts? Cancer? Who performed the procedure should see you and counsel you about whether this is usual or not, infected or not, and help you with pain management. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of TURP versus laser surgery for bph?

Too long: It is not possible in 400 characters to list all the pros & cons of TURP and HoLEP (holium laser enucleation of the prostate).The end result is about the same. What is more important is which one the surgeon is more experienced in. I am sure this is not for you since you are only 31. ...Read more

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Afterkidneystone laser surgery how to back to normal?

Afterkidneystone laser surgery how to back to normal?

Depends.: If the stone was completely fragmented and no ureteral stent was placed, recovery tends to be quick, 1-2 days. Some patients, despite this, can have a significant amount of pain or discomfort requiring pain medication. Residual stone disease, residual ureteral edema, ureteral stent pain, and urinary symptoms may persist and prolong recovery. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which type of laser surgery would be good for me?

Any suggestions on which type of laser surgery would be good for me?

Laser surgery?: This depends on what type of surgery you will be having. IS is skin resurfacing, removal of a lesion, surgery on your arteries, or one of many other types of laser surgeries? What are you trying to treat? ...Read more

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Is laser surgery good for vitiligo?

Is laser surgery good for vitiligo?

UVB laser: Lasers with uvb wavelength such as excimer xtrac (photomedex) or relume can help with vitiligo. ...Read more

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Is laser surgery painful in the face?

Can be: Much depends on exactly what type of laser surgery is being performed and exactly what the aftercare is. For example, patients who are undergoing co2 laser surgery may have significant discomfort if the areas are left uncovered; this discomfort can be decreased if the treated areas are covered and away from contact with air. Your physician will be able to provide you with more precise answers. ...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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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Laser (Definition)

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