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Vein Laser Surgery
No: Venous insufficiency treatment is efficiently performed as an office-based procedure, using local anesthesia with low risk. See a phlebologist at www.Phlebology.Org, and the modern day treatments of endovenous ablation, microphlebectomy, sclerotherapy can be explained to you. Some return to work on the same day, others only after a day or two. ...Read more
Vein Laser Therapy: I suspect you are referring to EVLT laser ablation treatment. Since the vein is initially numb from Novacaine anesthetic, there is usually numbness of the skin for a couple of hours. Then you will have some mild soreness & tenderness of the treated vein (usually inner thigh) for several days. After that, there may be some intermittant aching & tugging sensations at the therapy site for about 1 wk. ...Read more
Surprisingly little: Laser surgery for varicose veins causes surprsingly little pain afterwards. You will have some bruising that might be a little tender. You might feel a mild tight, pulling, or stretching feeling over the treated vein for several days. Walking makes this feel better. Taking Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually all anyone ever needs for discomfort and, oftentimes, people don't even take anything. ...Read more
Vein Laser Symptoms: I suspect you are referring to EVLT laser ablation treatment. Since the vein is initially numb from Novacaine anesthetic, there is usually numbness of the skin for a couple of hours. Then you will have some mild soreness & tenderness of the treated vein (usually inner thigh) for several days. After that, there may be some intermittant aching & tugging sensations at the therapy site for about 1 wk. ...Read more
Vein Center: Evaluation and treatment by a phlebologist who is a diplomate of the american college of phlebology, or a vascular surgeon who is certified by the acs should be able to take care of you, often in an office based vein center. ...Read more
If I have a disease called klippel traunany syndrome that affects veins could laser surgery cure the veins or will the veins keep messing ip?
Laser should help.: Klippel traunany syndrome consists of 3 components-varicose veins, hypertrophy (enlargement) of a limb and port-wine stain.The varicose veins should first be evaluated by a venous reflux exam as well as the deep veins.Laser closure is the gold standard for the varicose veins but there is no guarantee that other veins will not form in the future.There is also a role for sclerotherapy.See a vein md. ...Read more
Is it safe to get pregnant if my husband on my ovulation day will have one leg varicose vein(thromb preventing) laser surgery?
Probably about the..: Same as the recovery from your first three laser procedures. Most of my patients have little or no interruption in their regular activities from endovenous laser ablation, and all discomfort is resolved in a few days to a week. ...Read more
Yes, if immediate: It is normal to weep a small amount or watery fluid or slight blood-tinged watery fluid IMMEDIATELY after laser vein surgery (within the first couple of hours). This is the result of the tumescent anesthesia leaking through the laser puncture site in the skin or from the puncture sites made for injecting the numbing fluid (the Xylocaine (lidocaine) / Novacaine fluid used to numb the area leaking out). ...Read more
Enssoscopic laser vein surgery i had in jan. Now left with two unsightly lumps on one leg. Is this normal so long after? Hope it goes!
Get evaluated: It is disappointing when the result is not as good as you hoped for. With this procedure, its best to get back in with your vein doc, ask for vein us of the area. If the 2 lumps are vein related, an office procedure, phlebectomy may benefit. Need the us first to make diagnosis and plan of care. Be well. ...Read more
I have veins underneith my eyes that are very visible and they bulge out quite a bit how would i get them to at least stop bulging wout laser/surgery?
What can be done if a person has already had radiology and laser surgery done for vercose veins but the problem is still there in the foot?
Father has factor 5 leiden.Am due for endovenous laser surgery on saphenous vein for varices under local anaesthetic.Should i be tested?Is it risky?
Does your father have a heterozygous or a homozygous factor v leiden?
In the setting of no evidence of thrombosis/blood clots- you do not need to get a factor v leiden check. It is mainly a blood work. Your surgery is only local laser surgery - you should be fine. Post-op you should be able to be back on your feet and walk around again. Do not smoke, be active, avoid being sedentary, exercise. ...Read more
Hi doctor,, Please I want to ask about small veins are shown like spider lan under my skin in legs,, how can i treat it without laser surgery?
Spider veins: Spider veins and vericose veins are asociated with the following: Age, obesity, multiple pregnancies, lack of exercise, standing occupations, genetics. Things to do: walk/exercise, do not cross legs, try Natto or Vitamin K2 they help strenghten veins. You may find regular vitamin c helpfull too. ...Read more
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