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Laser Surgery For Goiter
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
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
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
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
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
Candidiasis?: Please visit your health care practioner for a diagnosis. ...Read more
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
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
Can astigmatism get worse from being corrected successfully with glasses to being told to need laser surgery?
Will insurance cover yag laser surgery? What are the chances of my insurance covering my yag laser surgery? .
Having laser surgery to repair lattice degeneration. What is the recovery time and or limitations afterwards?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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