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What can I do to find out if I am a candidate for laser spine procedure?

What can I do to find out if I am a candidate for laser spine procedure?

See a spine surgeon: Laser spine surgery has been around for over a decade and has been discussed extensively throughout the spine surgeon community. Though opinions may differ from surgeon to surgeon, most spine surgeons have information on risks and benefits of laser spine surgery. Before proceeding with any procedure, be sure find a provider who is willing to address your concerns to your satisfaction. ...Read more

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How can I find out if I am a good candidate for a laser spine procedure?

How can I find out if I am a good candidate for a laser spine procedure?

WHy laser?: Unless one is treating a tumor of the spine, a laser is rarely indicated and is most often used as a marketing technique. ...Read more

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What can I do to prepare for a laser spine procedure?

See below: Make sure you understand your diagnosis and procedure. A lot of "laser" procedures are heavily marketed but don't have much evidence to show any benefit of the laser. Consider a second opinion prior to the procedure by another spine specialist. Ensure that you have tried non-operative treatment without success. The arrangements otherwise are similar to those prior to any other surgery. ...Read more

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I want to enhance my glutes. What options or procedures can I do for this? I an considering getting a procedure done to enhance my gluteus area but I am not knowledgeable about the different procedures i can do for this. I also want to know approximately

I want to enhance my glutes. What options or procedures can I do for this? I an considering getting a procedure done to enhance my gluteus area but I am not knowledgeable about the different procedures i can do for this. I also want to know approximately

There : There are a few options to fill the gluteal region. The most well known is a gluteal implant procedure. Gluteal implants are similar to breast implants. However, these implants are infrequently embraced by legitimate plastic surgeons because they are associated with a complication rate nearing 50%. Fat transfer is gaining popularity, but still is an imperfect procedure. Fat transfer involves the harvest of fat from a donor site (usually the abdomen, thighs, and/or lower back). The fat is then separated from any blood or tumescent fluid. It is then transferred through small cannulas into the recipient region. In this case, it would be the gluteal region. The down side is that very thin people are not good candidates for this procedure. Additionally, some of the recipient fat is reabsorbed or nonviable. It is generally accepted that 30-70% of the fat will be reabsorbed at one year following the procedure. ...Read more

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How do I find out if I am a candidate for a liver transplant?

How do I find out if I am a candidate for a liver transplant?

Liver transplant : You need to be assessed by a transplant specialist, cleared by your insurance provider, undergo a full evaluation and be presented at a listing conference. ...Read more

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What to do if I am planning to go for fraxel laser treatment, but i was wondering will i be able to do so even if I have nose implant?

What to do if I am planning to go for fraxel laser treatment, but i was wondering will i be able to do so even if I have nose implant?

Probably no problem: I would check with the doctor who is doing the procedure but I do not think that will be a problem. Remind them to be careful when manipulating your nose if the procedure is done. ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot figure out if I am covered by my dental plan for this procedure?

What to do if I cannot figure out if I am covered by my dental plan for this procedure?

Call ur carrier: Your carrier should be able to answer your questions for you. The office manager at the dental office that is treating you can be of assistance, too. ...Read more

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I am planning to go for laser treatment. What are things i need to consider when picking a clinic?

I am planning to go for laser treatment. What are things i need to consider when picking a clinic?

NJ is strict: First in NJ the operator must be a doctor if not leave. Second go to someone with a good reputation and a lot of experience in using lasers. It has become popular to add lasers to a practice make sure they are trained and experienced. ...Read more

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I found out that i can't have the lasik procedure but would i be able to have the prk procedure, what do you recommend?

I found out that i can't have the lasik procedure but would i be able to have the prk procedure, what do you recommend?

PRK Alternative: Prk can be an alternative for some patients who are poor candidates for lasik. For some patients, however, neither procedure may be appropriate. Implantable collagen lenses are another common alternative. Ask your surgeon which, if any, procedure is best for you. ...Read more

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What to do if i really want to get laser eye surgery, and i watched a video every time i go to the eye doctor. How old do you have to be to get the surgery?

What to do if i really want to get laser eye surgery, and i watched a video every time i go to the eye doctor. How old do you have to be to get the surgery?

Laser eye surgery: Lasik is fda approved to age 21, and most docs/locations will offer it to 18 year olds. I prefer to wait until someone is in their 20's to be more sure the refraction is stable and the cornea a fairly normal shape. There is no age limit, but as people approach age 60, cataracts may develop, and lasik should not be done first if cataract surgery is needed. ...Read more

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I need to have a crown done. Can you tell me how this is performed? I am scared to feel the pain and i had to be numbed 4 times for a filling.

I need to have a crown done. Can you tell me how this is performed? I am scared to feel the pain and i had to be numbed  4 times for a filling.

Trouble Numbing : Being scared - dental procedure is common. To be injected many time before being numbed is the item that needs resolving. Recommend you find a dentist that uses the "onset system" for numbing patients. Dentist using this system may take a number of calls to find, & expect only one injection to be numbed in less than 2 minutes. Onset dentist can answer crown questions & give you confidence. ...Read more

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I want my breasts removed. What is the procedure called and who do I need to consult?

I want my breasts removed. What is the procedure called and who do I need to consult?

Mastectomy: The procedure is a mastectomy--removal of breast tissue. It is usually indicated for patients with breast cancer or patients who are very high risk for developing breast cancer. You should consult with a general surgeon. A plastic surgeon would also need to be involved if you want any kind of reconstruction. ...Read more

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I am wondering how can I get an maintenance of wakefulness test done if i don't have insurance or an job. But i need it done to keep license. Help.

I am wondering how can I get an maintenance of wakefulness test done if i don't have insurance or an job. But i need it done to keep license. Help.

Sleep disorders: You may need an evaluation in a sleep disorder clinic. Some university based clinics have sliding scales for people with limited income. Otherwise, you may have to try to save up some money for the evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could go about getting a loan for cosmetic surgery?

Can you tell me how I could go about getting a loan for cosmetic surgery?

Check online: There are companies online such as carecredit.com that will give people loans for cosmetic surgery. I do not have any personal experience with these companies, so pursue at your own risk. If you have seen or will be seeing a plastic surgeon, they may have suggestions as well. ...Read more

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Would I have to wear a neck brace if i had surgery for cervical degenerative disc disease? I am just trying to figure out if i want the surgery

Would I have to wear a neck brace if i had surgery for cervical degenerative disc  disease? I am just trying to figure out if i want the surgery

There : There is some variation on the usage of neck braces from doctor to doctor. Surgery at 1 disk level may not require a neck brace, surgery at 2 levels usually requires a brace and surgery at 3 or more levels requires a brace. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am a man i want to have breast what kind of medication would I have to take and what is the prosess i would have to go through i don't want surgery

I am a man i want to have breast what kind of medication would I have to take and what is the prosess i would have to go through i don't want surgery

You : You will need to schedule a visit with an endocrinologist (hormone specialist). There are ways to increase breast tissue with hormones. I must warn you that the endocrinologist may recommend that you be cleared by a psychiatrist prior to initiating a medical plan. The main reason for this is to ascertain your emotional/psychological well being because this type of change is dramatic and life altering. The specialist will want to make sure this is something you can handle, and assure that you have made a well informed decision. Best of luck. ...Read more