What is Laser ablation?

Category: Procedures

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Laser ablation is the removal of material by vaporization due to heat from the laser. This type of treatment is used to destroy or remove unwanted tissue.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Atrial fibrillation 1 0
Cervical dysplasia 1 1
Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual flow) 1 1
Supraventricular tachycardia 1 1
Varicose veins of legs 1 0
Venous insufficiency 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Laser ablation

Side effect Patients
Swelling in legs, feet and ankles 1
Vaginal bleeding 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Laser ablation.