What is a laser?
LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
What is laser surgery?
In laser surgery, a highly focused CO2 laser beam is used to evaporate the tissues being beamed or cut through the tissues instead of a scalpel blade. At the same time, it seals the capillaries, small blood vessels and nerve endings, with significant benefits to both the patients and surgeons.
Laser surgery benefits for patients
- Less bleeding: As it cuts, the laser seals small blood vessels. This drastic reduction in bleeding enables a number of new surgical procedures that are not practical with conventional scalpel.
- Less Pain: The CO2 laser beam seals nerve endings and lymphatics, resulting in less edema and pain. The patient experiences a far more comfortable post-op recovery.
- Reduced risk of infection: The laser beam efficiently kills bacteria in its path, producing a sterilizing effect.
- Quicker recovery Time: Reduced risk of infection, less bleeding, less pain and less swelling often allow the patient a far quicker recovery after surgery.
Laser surgery benefits for surgeons
Laser surgery improves many surgical procedures by making them simpler and reducing risk. This enables surgeries that are not practical with conventional methods. Enhanced visibility of the surgical field results in much clearer and drier surgical sites. Increased precision and control allows a reduction of surgery time and anesthetic time for the patient.