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By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 04 Oct 2016
A new laser otology system allows for smooth, individualized and cost effective treatment of varied pathologies in the middle ear.
The Lumenis (Yokneam, Israel) OtoLase Middle Ear Surgery system is intended for the effective treatment of small and sensitive auditory structures in the middle ear with the aid of the company’s AcuPulse CO2 DUO laser system. Otolase uses a combination of multi-use straight and bent handpieces with a grasping mechanism for simple maneuvering and optimal ergonomics, and single use straight and bent tips. All handpieces, shafts, and tip are designed to facilitate an effective operational field.
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Lasers cut the time wounds take to heal, but costs still need to be sliced and systems need to be smaller and less complicated.
HANK HOGAN, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR.
In surgery, the best cut is often the smallest. Because they enable precision targeting and can minimize tissue trauma, lasers offer an advantage in surgery. What’s more, they can deliver healing light, thereby widening treatment possibilities. But to win wider acceptance and greater use, laser surgery systems need to cost less while being more versatile and user-friendly. Progress is being made in these areas but more must be done.
Surgical Products Magazine
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 9:08am by Rebecca Rudolph, editor
UltraPulse DUO A minimally invasive laser technology was launched by Lumenis in September. Named the UltraPulse DUO, it is a CO2 pulsed laser platform designed for oncology procedures, and is the latest is a series of laser technology advancements. Surgical Products wanted to learn more, so it connected with Dr. Paul Castellanos, a surgeon who piloted the system.
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NEW ORLEANS, LA USA (UroToday.com) - In this conversation for UroToday, Dr. Khurshid Ghani, assistant professor of urology at the University of Michigan and Attending Physician at the VA Ann Arbor, Michigan Healthcare System, describes ureteroscopic stone “dusting,” an advanced technique to treat kidney stones that was developed by Dr. Ghani and colleagues. Dr. Ghani demonstrated the technique in a video at the recent American Urological Association Annual Meeting, in New Orleans, May 14-19. 2015.
Here, Dr. Ghani speaks about the ‘dusting’ technique for the readers of UroToday.com.
UroToday: I understand that kidney stones are no less prevalent today than in the past, making them a very common medical condition.
Presented by Khurshid R. Ghani at the American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting - May 15 - 19, 2015 - New Orleans, LA USA
"Stone Dusting" - The Future Is Now, At VAAAHS
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Kidney Stones Are A Growing Problem – The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) Offers A Revolutionary Solution – New Laser Technology.
As minimally invasive surgical techniques become the way of the future, VAAAHS is ahead of the curve – poised to become a center of excellence for endoscopic laser stone surgery – VAAAHS is the only VA in the nation with an advanced kidney stone procedure called “Stone Dusting.”
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Surgical Products Magazine
Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:40am by Rebecca Rudolph, editor Dr. Marc Remacle.
Lumenis’ release of the AcuPulse DUO in September was a big accomplishment in CO2 laser technology, but Dr. Marc Remacle, who works in the department of ORL and head and neck surgery at the University Hospital of Mount-Godinne in Belgium, said he expects itis just one of the many innovations to come.
He started working with CO2 lasers in the 1980s. While the same concept is the same – using an ideal CO2 wavelength to make incisions – he said the technology has changed dramatically. “What’s been improved over the years are all the optical devices and all the software,” he said. “You need to maximize the efficiency of this laser beam.”
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Lumenis Ltd., is holding an educational symposium at this year’s COSM event, entitled ”Challenging Cases Helped by Dual CO2 Laser Modalities.”
Lumenis says its AcuPulse DUO is the only integrated CO2 laser system to offer seamless adjustment between the two therapeutic modalities. The DUO platform is accompanied by a wide range of surgical tools, along with cost effective fibers, featuring renewable tips, aiming beam and high energy transmission. The DUO CO2 laser system is designed for smart tissue management and for optimal treatment of hard-to-reach anatomy.