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Hi am wondering can I get an estimate what would be the tonsil stone laser cryptolisis?

Hi am wondering can I get an estimate what would be the tonsil stone laser cryptolisis?

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

Dr. James Krick
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What actually happens to your tissue or flesh during laser ablation?

What actually happens to your tissue or flesh during laser ablation?

Tissue removal: During laser ablation of your greater saphenous vein (treatment directed at improving your varicose veins) there is no tissue removal. The vein in question just sort of shrivels up right where it was. It is not removed. Read more

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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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After a vaginal laser ablation when will the spotting stop?

After a vaginal laser ablation when will the spotting stop?

Soon: If you're asking about one of the CO2 lasers like MonaLisa Touch, this usually stops after about a week and the bleeding should never be heavy fro this procedure. Read more

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What can you tell me about endovenous laser ablation procedure?

What can you tell me about endovenous laser ablation procedure?

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

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What are the risks of laser vs resectoscopic endometrial ablation?

What are the risks of laser vs resectoscopic endometrial ablation?

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

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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?

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?

No.: I do ablutions of that size all the time. Laser works better than rf here because you can tailor energy dosing. See another doctor and get another opinion. Miamibeachvein. Com. Read more

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What is laser ablation for hair removal?

What is laser ablation for hair removal?

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

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Is laser ablation better than surgery for epilepsy?

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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What is the healing process like after laser ablation condyloma?

Burn wound: The treated area is like a bad sunburn and an open wound for 1-2 weeks after which the new skin grows back. Then there's still redness, swelling, and increased sensitivity of the area for several weeks. Read more

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Following laser ablation condyloma, what is the healing process?

Following laser ablation condyloma, what is the healing process?

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

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Hi, I would like to know does laser ablation destroys the brain tissue or not.

Hi, I would like to know does laser ablation destroys the brain tissue or not.

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

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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.

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

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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

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

Try meds first: Have you failed medical treatment -- talk with your cardiologist or get a second opinion -- by the way that is a lot of Ibuprofen and it could cause hypertension, and bleeding gastritis. Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Maybe: He may be having an adverse reaction to the pain medication presribed but only your doctor can determine the cause. Please contact the surgeon who did the surgery or your family doctor. Read more

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Laser-endometrial-ablation does it cause weight gain?

Laser-endometrial-ablation does it cause weight gain?

Ablation wt gain: There is no direct reltionship with ablation and weight gain but if ablation is successful and pt feels better and resume her life with energetic and optimal attitude, including better appetite then wt gain definitely will be a possibility. Read more

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Should I get laser ablation for the removal of a premature cancer on my cervix?

Should I get laser ablation for the removal of a premature cancer on my cervix?

? 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

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What type of doctor does endovenous laser ablation or sclerotherapy?

What type of doctor does endovenous laser ablation or sclerotherapy?

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

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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