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Cleft Chin: Filler injection is a very easy treatment for a cleft chin with little recovery. In the past, collagen injections were used, generally due to lack of better options. Currently, hyaluronic acid fillers (restylane, juvederm) and calcium hydroxylapatite (radiesse) offer better long term correction than collagen -3 months vs 6 months or more. ...Read more
Depends: Both on the disease and on the surgeon -- trained surgeons have excellent result with bypass to the lad. ...Read more
ART: ART is an umbrella term for the most advanced and successful treatment types for infertility. IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) is by far the most common nowadays. GIFT (Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer) and ZIFT (Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer) also fall under the heading of ART. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Stereotactic surgery is usually a minimally invasive procedure using x-ray and computers to locate a spot or lesion to perform a needle biopsy through a very small incision. Gamma knife is a non-invasive procedure to deliver very carefully a high dose of radiation therapy with specialized equipment to treat a lesion or tumor with no incision. ...Read more
LASIK : Lasik is the acronym for laser in situ keratomileusis. It is performed using an excimer laser to provide optical correction for myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia ( farsightedness) and astigmatism. A flap, under which the laser vision correction is performed, can be made with a mechanical microkeratome or a femtosecond laser like the intralase or ziemer ldv. ...Read more
Recovery: The less invasive surgery is, the faster the recovery and the less chance of complications. ...Read more
Which is least invasive of rf procedures for the patient, re: venefit targeted endovenous therapy vs. Vnus closure system for varicose veins?
What is better, amo signature phacoemulsification system or bausch and lomb zyoptix 217z100 laser treatment ?
Different treatments: Unrelated question, phacoemulsification is done for cataract surgery and the b&l laser is for refractive laser surgery. One removes your crystalline lens that has a cataract and the other reshapes the cornea. So there is no comparison here. Both machines have had good results if done correctly as with other similar but different brands but for very different problems. ...Read more
Good for parts: Laser assisted cataract surgery is just that. The new femtosecond laser helps make the incision part of cataract surgery more precise and predictable than traditional methods. The laser does not do the entire operation--only parts of it. There is a considerable extra expense to using the laser that is paid for by the patient. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Meditation Technique: I commend you for your desire to practice Meditation. We are blessed with Breath of life every 4 seconds and with 3 million air sacs in our lungs to bring oxygen in the body and to remove carbon dioxide. Chose quiet place and comfortable position, take deep breath and focus only on Blessing and Wonder of lungs. No attention to any other thought Exhale naturally Repeat until you feel inner silence ...Read more
Either one: There is a fraxel erbium laser and co2 laser.Fraxel means that liitle holes are created in your skin by the laser surrounded by normal skin. This way the skin heals faster than with the older erbium or co2 lasers where the entire surface of the skin was removed.While these lasers gave excellent results in wrinkling there was a high risk of infection, prolonged redness and delayed lightening of ski. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clarivein (better?) vs. Venefit since: simplified access, no tumescence, no concern nerve damage(no rf), but need avoidance of catching of vein wall?
No in most instances: If you are looking for a method of vein treatment with no tumescence & minimizing nerve damage risk, I prefer Venaseal vein glue . . . it is superior to the clarivein device. Yes, with clarivein there is some risk of catching the vein wall & the catheter no longer spinning properly. In above knee anatomy I prefer venefit over clarivein. In below the knee anatomy prefer Venaseal to avoid nerves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why: Laser spine surgery carries with it the same dangers as conventional spine surgery. The real question is are there advantages of laser spine surgery over conventional spine surgery. According to a paper by the mayo clinic laser spine surgery does not provide any advantage over conventional spine surgery. There are no independent studies that have confirmed the benefits of the laser spine surgery over conventional spine surgery. Additionally there in the next the tremendous expense of laser spine surgery that cost approximately 2 to 3 times that of conventional. ...Read more