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What's an ablation? An angioplasty? Risks? Reasons for ablation? Procedure? Asking for someone near 60, overweight male. Thank you.

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Dr. Gary Tannenbaum
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Minimally invasive

Vein ablation is used to treat some types of varicose veins.
It is an office procedure done under local anesthesia with minimal risks. Angioplasty refers to treatment of narrowed or blocked arteries with balloons and stents. It usually requires sedation and can be done in an office or outpatient hospital setting.

In brief: Minimally invasive

Vein ablation is used to treat some types of varicose veins.
It is an office procedure done under local anesthesia with minimal risks. Angioplasty refers to treatment of narrowed or blocked arteries with balloons and stents. It usually requires sedation and can be done in an office or outpatient hospital setting.
Dr. Gary Tannenbaum
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Ablation+Killing

Ablation=killing cells, usually with heat (e.
g. Microwave) on theory cells which “cause” arrhythmia can be identified & killed. Angioplasty is a hydraulic inflation of a blood vessel, usually artery. Both about treating symptoms in supposed high-tech (translate expensive, high fee) ways. For >20 years I have found aggressively changing underlying drivers of disease to be far more effective & safer.

In brief: Ablation+Killing

Ablation=killing cells, usually with heat (e.
g. Microwave) on theory cells which “cause” arrhythmia can be identified & killed. Angioplasty is a hydraulic inflation of a blood vessel, usually artery. Both about treating symptoms in supposed high-tech (translate expensive, high fee) ways. For >20 years I have found aggressively changing underlying drivers of disease to be far more effective & safer.
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