ENT

Nowadays, lasers became nearly indispensable in the field of ENT surgery. Depending on the application, three different lasers are used: the diode laser with the wavelengths of 980nm or 1470nm, the green KTP laser or the CO2 laser.

The different wavelengths of the diode lasers have different impact on the tissue. There is a good interaction with color pigments (980nm) or a good absorption in water (1470nm). The diode laser has, depending on the requirements of the application, either a cutting or a coagulating effect. The flexible fiber optics together with variable hand pieces make minimal invasive surgeries possible – even under local anesthesia. Especially, when it comes to surgeries in areas where the tissue has an increased blood circulation, e.g.  tonsils or polyps, the diode laser allows surgeries with hardly any bleedings.

For bigger surgeries, e.g. tumor removal, you can use the CO2 laser in combination with the articulated arm or the flexible wave guide, which is mostly used in the throat area. Larger tissue changes can be removed precisely, without direct contact and, especially, without greater blood loss.

The green KTP laser is an additional alternative to the diode laser. Due to its low penetration depth, the KTP laser is working in a very tissue protective way, which is very important in sensitive areas like the vocal chords.

These are the most convincing advantages of a laser surgery:

  • Minimal invasive
  • minimal bleedings and atraumatic
  • good wound healing with uncomplicated follow-up care
  • hardly any side effects
  • possibility to operate people with a cardiac pacemaker
  • treatments under local anesthesia possible (esp. rhinology and vocal chords treatments
  • treatment of areas which are difficult to reach
  • time saving
  • reduction of medicine
  • more sterile

Which laser for you?