The word laser stands for Light Amplification
by the Stimulated Emission
of Radiation. It is a device that produces an intense beam of
light of one single wavelength or color. There are many different types of
lasers, each producing a unique wavelength of light.
First, it can cut, creating an incision like
a scalpel. Secondly, the laser can be used to vaporize tissue and tumors.
Finally, the laser can coagulate or seal small blood vessels as it cuts to
Laser light can be focused to the size of
the head of a pin, even to just a few cells.Tissue can, but does not have to
be touched.Laser fiber optics allow doctors to reach inaccessible places,
often without incisions.It causes coagulation to reduce blood loss.
Lasers can be focused through body
The laser is extremely precise, therefore, it damages less of the surrounding tissue. This tends to decrease swelling and promote quicker healing.
Although pain is very
subjective, laser surgery tends to be less painful in most cases than
Lasers have vast applications. They are used in
gynecology, orthopedics, urology, neurology, ear, nose and throat,
discuss the possibility of laser surgery with your personal physician. This Web
site can give you and your physician more information about laser services at
Costs vary depending on the
type of procedure, any special instruments required, and the extent of the
treatment. Laser surgeries and procedures that are considered medically
justified are usually covered by insurance and pre-authorized before the
scheduled procedure. As with any medical procedure, you should check with your
insurance carrier to see if there could be any out-of-pocket
perform laser procedures receive special education in medical lasers, including
classroom and hands-on training, and observation of other experienced