Argon Laser Therapy in San Antonio, TX

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Argon lasers are devices that use argon gas to emit a stream of light with a wavelength that is absorbed only by specific pigments like melanin and hemoglobin, and moves harmlessly through many other materials like fluids. Argon laser therapy uses this technology to address many gastrointestinal symptoms, including dysphagia, mucosal lesions, hemorrhages, and strictures. If you are looking into argon laser therapy in San Antonio, TX, connect with the GI specialists at a San Antonio Gastroenterology Associates location near you to request an appointment.

Laser therapy, in general, has more precision compared to other methods in that the treatment focuses more on the problematic or diseased tissue. Incisions made are shallower and shorter and create less ensuing trauma to the tissue. Often, patients tend to recover more quickly following laser treatments than from more traditional surgery.

Is argon laser therapy safe?

As with any surgical intervention, risks are present. Still, because of the precise focus of the laser, argon laser therapy is typically thought to be a lower risk than other surgical procedures. Some of the potential risks include pain, reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, and infection. Your health is of the utmost importance to the GI specialists at San Antonio Gastroenterology Associates. Consult with one of our locations to learn more about how our procedures keep you safe while providing you with the highest-quality treatment.

Our San Antonio, TX team will provide you with specific preparation procedures to follow prior to argon laser treatment. You might be directed to temporarily stop taking some medications that could put you at risk during surgery. You should also plan for some recovery time and transportation after the treatment, as you will still be somewhat sedated. Please be sure to ask any questions that you have about the argon laser treatment process when you consult with your gastrointestinal proivder.

At San Antonio Gastroenterology Associates, we intend to provide the most comprehensive GI care available to help you and your loved ones benefit from the best possible digestive health. Our team is happy to offer argon laser therapy in San Antonio, TX to tackle a range of GI problems. To decide if argon therapy might be a good fit for you, please contact a San Antonio Gastroenterology Associates location near you to request a consultation with a gastroenterologist.

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Dr Bullock is an outstanding doctor, he's been treating my UC and it's been in remission.

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Dr. Belinda Ramirez and her staff were awesome during my care, before and after my procedure. I highly recommend Dr. Ramirez for your GI care. She is very knowledgeable in her profession, very kind, and just a great person in general. Thank you again Dr. Ramirez.

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