The carbon dioxide laser has been used for more than two decades in otologic surgery. The high specificity for water absorption makes it an ideal tool for precisely controlled incision, excision, vaporization and ablation with simultaneous hemostasis in small vessels. The same properties of water absorption and the non-contact nature of the instrument enhance its safety and effectiveness when used on and around very tiny and sensitive auditory structures.
Lumenis has a variety of CO2 laser product solutions for otologic surgery, ranging from Free-Beam with the Digital AcuBlade™ scanning micromanipulator to the new FiberLase™ flexible CO2 laser fiber. All are safe and effective for otologic applications. After more than 20 years, the otologic surgeon now has a choice - CO2 laser energy delivery via free-beam or a flexible fiber!