What Is Laser Ablation Cone?
The team at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta is dedicated to taking a preventive approach when it comes to gynecology care. If you have an abnormal Pap smear that requires follow-up treatments, our goal is to provide the best possible solution with your health and well-being in mind. The laser ablation cone procedure (also called carbon dioxide laser surgery) is a minimally invasive technique that uses a CO2 laser beam to precisely destroy any abnormal cells that could lead to cervical cancer. As a highly experienced gynecologist, Dr. Gerry Sotomayor utilizes some of the safest, most innovative techniques on the market today. Schedule an appointment near Norcross, GA, and let us determine how we can help you.
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"Love my Results but Scarring is Bad - I waited until I could do a real review. Now I’m over 3 months post-op. I first did a consultation the second week of March. Everything went well and told me I would be a candidate. The staff was really nice-A1. I met Dr Sotomayor briefly this day. I paid the deposit and scheduled for 2 weeks out for lower/upper ab and flanks (i wanted to do the back rolls as well but decided not to). I honestly booked on faith because the reviews were iffy. Day of surgery, I come in they take vitals and give me a “relaxation pill” and local anesthesia. Now here is where my problem lies but I was so out of it, I couldn’t respond at the time. I thought Dr Sotomayor was doing the surgery but it ended up being a lady named Dr. V. I feel she did me good but this def should’ve been communicated because I literally knew nothing about her. During the approx 2hr surgery, it was a bit painful but they acknowledged my pain and handled it great. I was sent home with instructions and meds.To sum this all up, I love my results considering I had a lot of fat-i think she said she got rid of 4000cc. After the lipo, i was not in a ton of pain but the itching and swelling is a beast. The scarring is bad. I have use Shea butter, Vitamin E oil and Bio Oil every single day, twice a day. The scarring has improved and hopefully will be non existent one day but only time and consistency will tell. If you are ok with scarring then go with them. The price was good considering I had a 35 BMI. My advice to Graceful Contours is to be up front about who will perform the surgery. I will add pics of my great outcome!"- C. / RealSelf / Jul 25, 2021
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Am I a Candidate for Laser Ablation Cone?
If you've received an abnormal Pap smear recently, you are likely an ideal candidate for this treatment. Typically, after you've received your results, we will work with you to schedule the next steps regarding the laser ablation cone. In this way, we are able to move as quickly as possible to help women who may have an increased chance of cervical cancer destroy any irregular cells in the area.
What are the Benefits of Laser Ablation Cone?
This procedure is incredibly beneficial for women whose abnormal pap smear has left them concerned about the possibility of cervical cancer. By targeting each individual cancer cell within the cervix, the laser ablation cone is able to alleviate these concerns in a fast, effective, and safe manner. After just one treatment, patients will have a significantly lower chance of cervical cancer, allowing them to restore the overall health of their bodies.
How the Procedure Works
Following an abnormal Pap smear at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, our team will let you know about your next steps. Laser ablation cone is an outpatient procedure performed at our office near Norcross, GA. You will lie back on an exam table and place your feet in stirrups, and a topical numbing agent will be provided to minimize any discomfort. A highly precise CO2 laser beam will be applied to your cervix to vaporize and eliminate any abnormal cells while preserving the surrounding tissue. The procedure takes about 10 – 15 minutes, and you'll be free to leave our office afterward. After the laser ablation cone procedure, you should plan 2 – 3 days to recover at home. You might have a watery discharge for the next couple of weeks as you heal.
What to Expect After Laser Ablation Cone
Dr. Sotomayor will provide detailed instructions on how to take care of yourself following the laser ablation cone. We may advise you to abstain from sexual activities for a short period while you heal. Follow-up appointments are also necessary to monitor your progress and to make sure that no additional abnormal cells remain in the area. Our goal is to ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible following the procedure. Call the Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta if you have any concerns during recovery.
Laser ablation cone FAQs
How do you prepare for the laser ablation cone?
We understand that any medical procedure can be stressful, which is why we provide detailed information and let you know what to expect. Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta may suggest avoiding certain medications before the laser ablation cone. Remember to tell us about any medications or supplements you take at home.
What should I expect after the laser ablation cone?
The laser ablation cone is an outpatient procedure, but patients should take special care of themselves after treatment. In addition to any special instructions, you may receive information to help make your recovery more comfortable. Patients may experience some light side effects like discharge for several days.
What if I have complications?
Complications from laser ablation cone surgery are rare, but it's still important to know what to do in case of an emergency. Call Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta if you have a fever or heavy discharge that does not go away over time. You can also contact our team with any questions you may have.
Manage Your Reproductive Health
No one wants to receive abnormal results following a Pap test. Thankfully, effective treatments are available to remove abnormal cells and help you avoid cervical cancer. To learn more about laser ablation cone and other specialized treatment solutions near Norcross, GA, schedule an appointment at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta.
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