Tumor removal. SFENTA surgeons commonly recommend cauterization for tumors that are located in sensitive areas and difficult to access, such as the brain.
Chronic nosebleed treatment. Frequent nosebleeds are often due to an exposed nasal blood vessel. In these cases, cauterization is often performed to stop and prevent bleeding.
You will need to stop taking blood-thinning medications (including aspirin, ibuprofen and warfarin) several days before your cauterization. In addition, your doctor will likely ask you to stop eating and drinking at midnight the night before surgery.
Immediately before your procedure, your SFENTA surgeon will place a grounding pad on your body to protect you from the electric current. From there, he or she will clean your skin and coat the treatment area with gel.
Depending on your procedure, local or general anesthesia will be administered. During the actual surgery, your physician will use a small probe with a mild electric current to seal or destroy the targeted tissue.
Your recovery process will depend on the extent and complexity of your surgery. Healing typically takes place in two to four weeks, though it can take longer if the treatment area was particularly large.
Cauterization is a safe procedure that is associated with minimal risks.
Cauterization is a highly effective way to treat chronic nosebleeds and remove sensitive head and neck tumors. Contact us today to learn more about the procedure and begin planning for your treatment at SFENTA.
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