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Holmium Lasers

Powerful Technology For Multiple Applications    

Lasers are now used in a wide range of surgical specialties and procedures.

Lumenis pioneered the introduction of Holmium lasers for surgical use, leveraging the unique advantages of the Holmium wavelength and mode of operation. 
 

Operating at a wavelength of 2.1 microns, is highly absorbed by water and has a shallow penetration depth of approximately 0.4 mm. The shallow penetration depth minimizes the coagulation zone and collateral damage to sensitive surrounding tissue for clean and precise incision and tissue vaporization (also called ablation). 


 

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Soft Tissue and Stones:

Soft Tissue and Stones: 

 

Holmium lasers operate in pulsed mode and generate high pulse peak powers of around 5 kilo watts, which is stronger by order of magnitudes when compared to CW lasers. The high peak power pulses reduce deeper thermal effects and charring which are more prevalent in CW lasers. These pulses can be used for controlled incision or vaporization of the tissue (ablation). In addition, the thermal effect, created by laser energy that is absorbed by the water contained in the stones, as well as the stone composites, can be used to break stones of any size or composition, making our holmium lasers the standard –of-care for lithotripsy.

High Power, Smooth Operation:

High Power, Smooth Operation: 

 

The patented Lumenis Holmium laser technology and optical systems enabled the introduction of the first 100 watt Holmium laser system, integrated into our VersaPulse family of lasers. These laser systems deliver high power at high repetition rates of up to 50 Hz for a smooth incision, reduced charring and minimal thermal damage.

Unmatched Versatility:

Unmatched Versatility: 

 

The Lumenis VersaPulse Holmium lasers are cleared for procedures in multiple specialties, including Urology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Orthopedics and more. Within urology, these lasers achieve the desired clinical outcome in procedures for BPH (HoLEP and HoLAP), tumors, strictures and stones. Stone of any size and composition can be fragmented in any location and the high repetition rate (with VersaPulse PowerSuite 100 Watt) enables Stone-Dusting™ procedures in which lower energy high frequency pulses are used to pulverize the stone and reduce the need for collecting stone fragments, thus reducing procedure time.

Quality Delivery Systems:

Quality Delivery Systems: 

 

Quality Delivery Systems: Lumenis was the first to introduce reusable fibers for Holmium lasers. We offer a broad line of high quality single use and reusable fibers and delivery systems that enable the use of Holmium lasers across a wide range of endoscopic procedures. These fibers and delivery systems are custom designed and validated for use with the Lumenis laser systems for an optimal match of optical characteristics.

Safe and Precise:

Safe and Precise: 



The Holmium laser, which operates at a wavelength of 2.1 microns, is highly absorbed by water and has a shallow penetration depth of approximately 0.4 mm. The shallow penetration depth minimizes the coagulation zone and collateral damage to sensitive surrounding tissue for clean and precise incision and tissue vaporization (also called ablation). Hemostasis is achieved by lasing 2-3 mm away from the tissue (defocusing technique). When working in a liquid environment, most of the energy is absorbed in the surrounding water and thereby reduces the energy that can reach the non-target tissue, contributing to the safety of the procedure.