The new FiberLase flexible CO2 fiber with the AcuPulse™ 40WG laser system is also ideal for work in this area, particularly when the surgery is multi-level.
The condition associated with periodic episodes of apnea followed by snoring or episodic gasping for air is termed Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA interferes with quality of life because affected individuals may be tired, sleepy, cranky and even have problems concentrating.
In an outpatient setting, under local anesthesia, the CO2 laser is sometimes used on adults to perform a partial palatine tonsillectomy (subtotal or capsular tonsillectomy). The same procedure may be performed under general anesthesia in the operating room.
The Kamimi tonsil tip attached to the Oral Pharyngeal and Nasal Handpiece or FiberLase CO2 fiber can be used for this application.
The free-beam Oral Pharyngeal and Nasal Handpiece with 90° angled-mirror tip can be used to reflect the laser beam onto the adenoids or the lingual tonsil. The flexible CO2 fiber can also be used with various FiberLase handpieces, depending on the condition, patient anatomy and surgeon preference.
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