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CO2 Lasers

About Surgical CO2 Lasers

 

CO2 lasers, or Carbon Dioxide lasers, operating at a wavelength of 10.6 μm. CO2 lasers are very useful as surgical lasers because water absorbs this frequency of light very well. As a result the penetration depth of the CO2 laser is very superficial, the thermal spread is very low and its overall precision levels are extremely high. CO2 lasers are often used for precise and controlled incision, excision, ablation, and coagulation of soft tissue in a variety of surgical applications with a focus on Otolaryngology, Otology and Gynecology. The CO2 laser is considered a very efficient surgical laser for the soft tissue where both precision and hemostasis are needed the most.

How Surgical CO2 Lasers Work?

 

The CO2 laser wavelength, 10.6 μm, is absorbed well by water in the tissue (add new illustration). For this reason, the CO2 laser affords the benefit of more precise cutting and ablation compared to all other energy devices and alternative laser wavelengths. The CO2 laser has the smallest zone of thermal spread ≈ 0.1mm (depending on the water content of the tissue and the laser parameters), therefore, it provides unprecedented precision and ability to safely operate near critical structures and delicate anatomy.

 

CO2 Laser can also provide microvascular hemostasis with adequate intraoperative visualization (vessels ~ 0.5 mm) and helps seal nerve endings and lymphatics all in one action.

 

CO2 laser surgery has been associated with char free, clean margins, less bleeding, shorter surgery time, less preoperational complications and reduced post-op edema which potentially can lead to faster healing time and less pain.

 

CO2 laser surgery has been associated with char free, clean margins, less bleeding, shorter surgery time, less preoperational complications and reduced post-op edema which potentially can lead to faster healing time and less pain.

 

The Lumenis CO2 Surgical Laser Solution

 

Lumenis is the pioneer and market leader for surgical CO2 lasers. As such, Lumenis offers innovative, high standard, versatile solutions that are a result of years of collaboration with leading surgeons worldwide. Lumenis, who set the term TLM (Trans Oral Laser Surgery) and innovates in Minimally invasive Gynecology surgery (MIS) offers a range of versatile, tailor made surgical CO2 laser solutions based on the UltraPulse and AcuPulse product families.

 

Only Lumenis provides you the ability to choose or combine Free-Beam and fiber guided technology on a single device, the UltraPulse DUO and AcuPulse DUO platforms for maximal treatment versatility.

 

How Can Lumenis solution benefit you?

 

  • Versatility: Lumenis offers a wide range of system configurations and designated energy delivery surgical tools helping you extend your surgical precision to over 100 clinical indications and a wide variety of surgical procedures in Otolaryngology, Otology, Gynecology and others.
     
  • Smart tissue management: High preservation of adjacent delicate tissue. Clear and clean margins are true value in pathology and are a top goal in today’s operating room. With the addition of the visible aiming beam with both FreeBeam and Fiber, targeting the tissue of interest and navigating through the surgical sites are made easy.
     
  • Leave no disease behind:With the vital combination between line-of-site and fiber capability on one platform, which can be used during the same procedure, challenging scenarios at the operating room can be addressed.

 

 

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