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Laser Tonsil Ablation
Chem. Analysis: First a laser beam is focused on a sample surface to generate fine particles = Laser Ablation. The particles are transported to a secondary excitation source for digestion and ionization of the sample. The excited ions in the plasma torch are subsequently introduced to a mass spectrometer detector for analysis to a part per billion sensitivity. Uses really tiny samples, gets results in a flash. ...Read more
Tonsil stone: Many ents have stopped doing this procedure because the stones often come back and the procedure is painful. The standard tonsillectomy is often the way to go ...Read more
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
Laser vein treatment: A laser is passed via a needle stick near your knee to near your groin, inside your saphenous vein. Then the laser energy is turned on and the laser is slowly removed. As it pulls back the energy destroys the saphenous vein. You end up with a band aid where the needle stick was. ...Read more
Perforation: Both can cause perforation of the uterus and both require considerable time to perform since it requires piece-meal & tedious treatment of the endometrium. It requires an experienced surgeon with a good track record. Make sure you request information on the more modern methods of ablation which have safer profiles using hot water, thermal balloon, mesh, or freezing. ...Read more
I can't do laser radio ablation for a saphena of 1.2 CM becasue it is too big. I've done angiotc no malformation. Is the only resort I have saphenectomy?
Hair destruction: The laser targets the melanin (pigment) contained in the hair bulb resulting in permanent hair reduction but there is no such thing as 100% permanent hair removal. At best you can achieve about 80% hair reduction after undergoing a series of treatments. You can maintain relatively hair free periods for certain lengths of time. The remaining hairs grow back slower, are finer, fewer in number. ...Read more
Talk to neurologist: If seizures don't respond to medical treatment and if their site of origin within the brain can be localized (by MRI or other sophisticated radiological studies) to a small area within the brain, laser ablation is used - but only at a small number of academic centers. Discuss this with your neurologist. ...Read more
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Treat like a wound: Depending on the size of the area treated, the wound will heal much like a scrape, cut, or burn. The lasered tissue will scar after a few days to weeks ...Read more
If you are asking: As a possible type of tumor resection, the laser will still destroy normal brain tissue but it is normally done to spare as much brain tissue as possible by being accurate. However, there is no way to remove a brain tumor that doesn't have some affect on surrounding brain tissue. ...Read more
Hi, I would like to know why laser ablation has similar seizurefreedom to standard surgery. What's are the rates of both operations. I have epilepsy.
Variable outcomes: Epilepsy surgery in general works best with a focal lesion, especially involving temporal lobe area. When you mention laser, you describe a surgical technique which is used in conjunction with other tools, and efficacy outcomes are typically similar, but since cases vary, approach may be different based on patient's lesion character. ...Read more
Is laser ablation safe for my sinus tachy? I moved to sc from boston, boston said no 3yrs ago, not effective. Tachy is worse, hr in 150's with htn
After endovenous laser ablation, Dr. Said 1% chance of reoccurrence. Is it treated the same way and is it usually a new vein and what are symptoms?
Endovenous laser: ablation appears to be about as successful as the gold standard treatment, surgical vein stripping, without the invasiveness of surgery. 1% recurrence seems low to me, but certainly the procedure could be repeated. Other procedures such as sclerotherapy (injections) might also be used. Most likely it would be a new vein finding its way around the destroyed veins. Symptoms same: swelling, pain.. ...Read more
Good day my husband had a remnant bit of tonsil removed yesterday via laser, and today is sick, very weak and throwing up and stuff is this normal?
? In-Situ: Laser ablation is the equivalent of surgical excision. By "premature" I assume you mean 'in-situ' carcinoma. Either continues to convey some risk of cells deeper than the ablation/excision removes. ...Read more
I had the tonsil cavity cauterized last year cause the bleeding. Occasionally I had some light bleeding which could be my gums as well. Can ablation b?
Bleeding: Bleeding is sign that there is something dramatically wrong. See the Physician that did the cauterization to reexamine the are. Also immediately schedule appointment with Dentist to see if you have gum disease severe enough to cause your gums to bleed. If so, appropriate treatment will be recommended. ...Read more
Vein Specialist: Although many physicians can perform sclerotherapy and endovenous laser ablation, a vein specialist who is certified by the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine is considered an expert in the field. Physicians who have passed this exam are recognized as Diplomates in the field of Phlebology (Vein Treatment). ...Read more
Can pathology show false positive for dysplasia if benign Nevus previously disturbed via laser ablation/cosmetic attempted removal?
Deramtopathologist: You need a very well trained dermtopathologist to determine the true cellular components of the dysplasia. Tt can easily confused with M.Mealnoma in situ... ...Read more
Nevi laser ablation & subsequent biopsy of nevi if not removed completely cause pathology incorrectly appear atypical due to ablation. Is this logical?
Forgive my frankness: For some reason, you are doubting the diagnosis of an atypical nevus because it had been lasered previously. As a pathologist, I would never make that mistake -- t would be a howler. Previous lasering won't produce the distinctive atypical nevus changes. Get two other pathologists to sign the nevus out with your full history -- two opinions are good on any questionable pigmented lesion. ...Read more
What type of laser?: I assume you mean a laser ablation of the cervix? If so, yes, this can cause scar tissue on the womb but may be an effective therapy for cervical pathology. ...Read more
How effective is lasering of the tonsils in preventing tonsil stones? Is the experience of the physician a factor in having a successful procedure?
Depends: The treatment depends upon the severity of the tonsils. If in doubt, which you appear to be, get a second opinion. ...Read more
Laser CO2 tonsil: Laser co2 tonsillectomy is by definition surgery. What may differ, depending on the surgeon is whether they perform laser tonsillectomy under general anesthesia or under local anesthesia with sedation. Most ent's use electrocautery, bipolar, harmonic scalpel or radiofrequency (coblation) for tonsillectomy. ...Read more
Could a high myopic astigmatism patient have surface ablation laser eye correction twice to treat?
Maybe: It depends on your remaining corneal thickness. See an eye md (cornea specialist). ...Read more