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Thyroid, Endocrine Surgery
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Bariatric Laser Surgery
Lasers are a kind of intense light energy and are used to accurately cut, vaporize or seal body tissues with little or no collateral damage. They can also reach otherwise inaccessible locations with less damage, bleeding and scarring.
 
Faq How does a laser work?
  There are many different types of lasers, including the carbon dioxide laser, the YAG (neodymium, or yttrium aluminum garnet) laser, and the argon laser. Each one works in a different manner and may be used for different treatment options. Laser light can be delivered either continuously or intermittently. The effect that powerful lasers have on actual flesh varies both with the wavelength (color of the light) and the duration of the pulses that they produce. Therefore, different types of lasers work best in different medical procedures.

1. Mid-infrared lasers (e.g. YAG, CO2) with long wavelengths heats the tissue at its focus till it vaporizes or burns and self seals. Infrared lasers are used frequently for cosmetic surgery (hair removal, tattoo removal, skin resurfacing) and in areas where there is a lot of bleeding.
As the light beam hits the skin, the skin may reflect the light away, scatter the light, absorb the light, or let the light pass right through the different layers of the skin. Each layer of the skin uses the light differently. Skin pigments and tattoos absorb the light, leading to physical, mechanical, chemical, or temperature changes in the tissue.

2. Shorter wavelength lasers in the near-infrared, visible and ultraviolet range cut by a series of micro-explosions that break the tissue apart. During each laser pulse, the high-intensity laser creates an electrically-charged gas known as ‘plasma’ at the point of focus. After each laser pulse, the ‘plasma’ collapses and the energy released produces the micro-explosions. By stretching and absorbing energy, the elastic body tissues reduce the extent of damage caused by the micro-explosions. As a result, these lasers -- particularly the ultraviolet ones -- can cut more precisely and produce less collateral damage than mid-infrared lasers. That is why they are being used for eye surgery, delicate brain surgery and microsurgery.
   
Faq What types of surgeries use lasers?
  Lasers are popular for certain surgeries where they have distinct advantages as mentioned above.
 
arrow Cosmetic surgery like removal of hair, tattoos, birthmarks, skin resurfacing
arrow Eye surgery
arrow Spine surgery
arrow Brain surgery
arrow Endovascular surgery, Endoscopy, Bronchoscopy, Hysteroscopy, Cystoscopy, etc.
arrow Dental surgery
  In other surgeries the traditional scalpel, ultrasonic shears, electrosurgery and microwave devices are more popular as they are better adapted than laser devices to the needs of these surgeries.
 

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