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What are the differences between an open and an endoscopic procedure?

What are the differences between an open and an endoscopic procedure?

Big vs Small: An endoscopic procedure is done by making a very small incision or 2 into the abdomen and inserting a scope like instrument to visualize the structures and small instruments to do the surgical procedure, recovery is usually much faster compared to an open procedure requiring a large incision to gain access to the body. ...Read more

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What are the different ways to have a brow lift? I've heard that a number of procedures are called "brow lift", like traditional, hairline, or endoscopic. What are they, and what's the difference between them?

What are the different ways to have a brow lift? I've heard that a number of procedures are called "brow lift", like traditional, hairline, or endoscopic. What are they, and what's the difference between them?

When : When the eyebrows hang low over the eyes (the ridge you can feel on the top of your eye socket) and this is felt to be disturbing, then an eyebrow can be performed either on its own as part of other procedures. The traditional browlift is performed through an incision across the scalp (inbetween the hair to maintain invisibility) from temple to temple. In the presence of ahigh brow, the incision may be nearer the hair margin to prevent the surgery causing an even higher brow to result. This may produce a partially visible scar. A hairline incision is a similar procedure which is done along the hairline where the scar may have more visibility but is not dependent on how high your hairline is, these procedures are normally performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. An endoscopic procedure involves 3 to 5 small incisions (about a centimeter in length) in the hair bearing region of the head. Skin of the forehead and head are raised with the aid of special instrmentation , a lght source, and video camera and brought into a new more favorable psition. This procedure can be done either under local, intravenous or general anesthesia. Newer techniques which are also effective involve combining the brow lift with correction of the upper eyelid when its skin hangs over the lid. The same incision for correction the eyelid is employed to correct the brow by using a special biodegradable device that holds the brow in place by tacking it to the forehead bone. This is also a procedure that can be performed under local anesthetic. ...Read more

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What are the different ways to have a brow lift? I've heard that a number of procedures are called "brow lift", like traditional, hairline, or endoscopic. What are they, and what's the difference between them? .

What are the different ways to have a brow lift? I've heard that a number of procedures are called "brow lift", like traditional, hairline, or endoscopic. What are they, and what's the difference between them?

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There : There are a number of different approaches to having a brow lift. The most straight forward is removing an ellipse of skin from the forehead itself. This obviously leaves a scar in the area so is best reserved for those with prominent forehead creases. A endoscopic browlift uses several access incisions in the hairline to allow for elevation and advancement of the forehead tissue. A traditional coronal lift uses one long incision in the hairline that travels from one temple area to the other. Excess skin is removed and the brow advanced upward. As you can see this leaves a larger scar. A similar approach is to place the incision at the edge of the hairline itself. Your surgeon can bevel the incision so that hair grows through the scar which helps to hide it. ...Read more

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What kind of complications should I expect during and after my endoscopic procedure?

What kind of complications should I expect during and after my endoscopic procedure?

None: The most common complications after endoscopy are bleeding, perforation, and breathing issues such as from aspiration. A small number of patients will have a sore throat from an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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What's involved in the endoscopic tif procedure?

What's involved in the endoscopic tif procedure?

No incisions: Similar to a nissen, it wraps the stomach around the distal esophagus but only for approximately 240degrees (not the typical 360) and it is done inside the stomach through use of an endoscopic and not from the outside requiring incisions. Not everyone is a candidate for a tif so speak with a qualified surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of endoscopic laser spine procedure?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of endoscopic laser spine procedure?

Minimal: The advantage that it is a minimal surgery and the disadvantage that it has minimal results! ...Read more

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I am considering endoscopic fundoplication. Has anyone had this procedure done?

I am considering endoscopic fundoplication. Has anyone had this procedure done?

YES - TIF: Endogastric solutions is the company that currently supply the most widely adopted endoscopic fundoplication platform. They maintain a list of physicians who had been trained to perform the procedure. ...Read more

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Hydrodebrider Endoscopic Sinus Irrigation System - can this be used at home or is this an in office procedure, who would be ideal candidate for this?

Hydrodebrider Endoscopic Sinus Irrigation System - can this be used at home or is this an in office procedure, who would be ideal candidate for this?

ENT Surgeon: Hydrodebridement and Sinus irrigation is procedure for tacking people with Chronic Bacterial Sinusitis. It is a specialized procedure that should be done by a trained physician or therapist in an office setting. ENT Surgeons would be the best doctors to consult for this procedure and whether you actuallyy need it or not. ...Read more