Head and Neck
CO2 Laser Microsurgery - When Delicacy and Precision are needed the Most
CO2 Lasers have revolutionized the way otolaryngologists approach surgery, enabling highly precise and, often, less invasive treatment of a wide range of ENT applications.
Unlike open surgery, CO2 lasers can remove cancer with fewer disturbances to structures, nerves, and tissue.
Lumenis’ advanced laser systems enable highly controlled, smart tissue management for treating delicate anatomy and preservation of healthy tissue.
Lumenis’ CO2 technology is associated with clean margins which is one of the most valuable objectives for pathology and malignant surgical procedures as well as patient healing process.
Surgical approach - Transoral Laser Microsurgery
TLM -Transoral laser microsurgery is the most used acronym for CO2 laser endoscopic transoral surgery of the pharynx using the CO2 laser. Lumenis CO2 laser TLM procedure is a synonym for precision. The term TLM is not limited to rigid surgical approach. It also represents flexibility. Surgical approach where compliance to flexible endoscopy and robotic surgery is possible and treating precisely on hard to reach anatomy is achievable.
“TLM is superior to radiotherapy which is often an over-treatment. Oncological results are often better with laser surgery than with radiation. In my experience, there is less local recurrence, and less salvage laryngectomies. Morbidity and complication rates are lower with similar results.”
Wolfgang Steiner, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Gottingen Medical Center, Germany