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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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What aftercare is prescribed after minimally invasive heart surgery?

What aftercare is prescribed after minimally invasive heart surgery?

Same as regular : Most patients will be advised to walk every day, do deep breathing exercises, no heavy lifting or driving. ...Read more

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Is arthroscopic capsular release and lysis of adhesion surgery for the same procedure?

Is arthroscopic capsular release and lysis of adhesion surgery for the same procedure?

Yes: For an ORS arthroscopic capsular release( with or without gentle manipulation under general anesthesia) is the same as lysis... Unless you have had previous shoulder surgery and the 'lysis' involves removing scar tissue from subacromial space or rotator interval , etc. Ask your surgeon!best of luck !! ...Read more

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Is blepharoplasty an office procedure? Is blepharoplasty done in the surgeon's office, or is it a hospital procedure? .

Is blepharoplasty an office procedure? Is blepharoplasty done in the surgeon's office, or is it a hospital procedure?

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Office or hospital: Simple upper lid blepharoplasty is commonly performed in the office. More complex procedures may be performed in either the office or outpatient center. Overnight stays are rarely necessary. ...Read more

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How painful is a discogram procedure?

How painful is a discogram procedure?

The purpose of the : Test is to find the source of your pain by recreating it over the same location with the same quality as the disc is injected. If it is a normal disc you will feel pressure. If a disc that is somewhat abnormal , maybe an ache but a disc or discs that are the source of your pain should be an exact reproduction temporarily. This is done under local anesthesia with occ. Use of some sedation. ...Read more

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I'm considering the lap band. How risky is the procedure?

Quite: There are several complications include band shift, band erosion (where it breaks through the wall of the esophagus/stomach), and pain. This is a very high risk procedure that does not have the same benefits long term of a gastric bypass (roux-en-y) procedure or others. Don't get fooled into thinking it will resolve all of the problems. ...Read more

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How is arthroscopic surgery typically performed?

How is arthroscopic surgery typically performed?

Outpatient surgery: 2-4 small 1 CM incisions. General anesthesia time is short, but can also be done under spinal anesthetic. The joint is thoroughly inspected and imaged. Damaged tissues are repaired or removed under direct visualization. More complex procedures can be combined with this as well, changing the incisions and anesthesia time. ...Read more

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Next week am undergoing endovenous radio frequency ablation closure procedure. Drs say its minimal pain. How minimal? Is it worse than an IV poke?

Next week am undergoing endovenous radio frequency ablation closure procedure. Drs say its minimal pain. How minimal? Is it worse than an IV poke?

Pain should be minor: The pain from the procedure itself should be less than an IV placement. You will feel a slight sting and burn with the local anesthetic in several places, but otherwise it is usually very well tolerated. Pain after the procedure should also be minimal, and is usually along the lines of a pulled muscle sensation. ...Read more

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How is the WPW ablation procedure done?

How is the WPW ablation procedure done?

With a catheter: An electrical study of the heart is first performed using catheters passed from the veins in the legs, arms or neck. This study helps document the wpw. A special catheter is then used to "map" the location of the extra electrical connection that causes the wpw. That same catheter can be used to destroy the extra connection, either by burning or freezing the abnormal connection. ...Read more

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Is ovarian cyst removal surgery an inpatient or outpatient procedure now?

Is ovarian cyst removal surgery an inpatient or outpatient procedure now?

Ovarian cysts: Most ovarian cysts can be removed laparoscopically which is an outpatient procedure. It is nowadays unusual to have to be inpatient for this. This obviously depends on the expertise of your surgeon. Advanced gynecological laparoscopists rarely have to perform a laparotomy (open surgery) for ovarian cyst removal. Davinci robot-assistance may facilitate a minimally invasive approach. ...Read more

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How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

How is laparoscopic surgery performed?

With small incisions: Laparoscopy, in general, is performed with the patient asleep. The abdomen is filled with co2 to elevate the abdominal wall away from the internal organs. Tubes called trocars are placed at various spots on the abdomen depending on the surgery. Through the trocars are placed a camera and surgical instruments. The incisions are generally small and the healing time faster than open surgery. ...Read more

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Who is minimally invasive heart surgery performed on?

Who is minimally invasive heart surgery performed on?

Depends : Test would be done to determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery. Some deciding factors may include medical history, age, type of heart disease and lifestyle. Generally, someone who has had heart surgery prior would not be a candidate. Some surgeries include ASD and PFO repairs, removal of tumors, valve, bypass and a-fib surgeries. ...Read more

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Half life of plavix 300 mg . Procedure cancelled. How much plavix to give after rescheduled proc 24 hours later?

Half life of plavix 300 mg . Procedure cancelled. How much plavix to give after rescheduled proc 24 hours later?

Plavix: Since plavix' effect on platelets can last up to 10 days, the dose on resumption depends upon how long it was discontinued preoproperatively. If it was held for only a week or less,I would resume it at a one daily dose. Your pharmacist may be able to better answer your question,however. ...Read more

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How risky is minimally invasive spine surgery?

How risky is minimally invasive spine surgery?

Depends: It depends on exactly what is being done, your surgeon's experience and training, your size and medical condition, the type of condition being treated. All surgery has risks. Mis can reduce some risks, but may increase other. Have a frank discussion with the surgeon recommending the procedure. ...Read more

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Is a evlt procedure painful?

Is a evlt procedure painful?

EVLT painful?: This treatment for varicose veins can be done without sedation, ivs, etc but typically a numbing solution is injected to "float" the vein in numbing medicine. Those injections are uncomfortable but it is rare for a patient who needs both legs treated to fail to come back for their second leg. I conclude, therefore, that while uncomfortable, most patients don't see this as too troublesome. ...Read more

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How invasive is the procedure for veneers?

How invasive is the procedure for veneers?

Cosmetic veneers: The amount of tooth enamel removed for the placement of veneers depends on a number of factors: whether your teeth are straight or crowded, the size, shape and color of your teeth, your bite, whether you have any parafunctional habits (bruxing). Another determining factor is the desired outcome of treatment. Some veneers can be placed with minimal reduction, while others require more. ...Read more

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What is an elective surgical procedure?

What is an elective surgical procedure?

Elective: Elective surgery is any operation that is not considered an emergency and thus can be done at the convenience of the patient, surgeon or hospital operating room availability. ...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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How is a laparoscopic j-pouch procedure done?

How is a laparoscopic j-pouch procedure done?

Carefully!: Using 4-5 small incisions we free up all the attachments of the colon and rectum. Then we divide the rectum above the anal muscles or sphincters and make an extraction incision. About 3 inches in size. After removal of the colon and rectum we create the pouch and then attach it to the anal muscles. Sometimes you need a bikini incision to help with the pelvic part of the surgery. ...Read more

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