What is Laser?
LASER is a special light beam. It means light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The surgeries in which this beam of light is used are called laser surgery. Here Co2 laser is being discussed.
Laser cuts an area by simply vaporizing the targeted tissue .The surrounding area undergoes negligible changes. It is least painful. Healing of the operated area is much faster than usual. Hospital stay and overall costs of the operation is less. As most of the functional parts of an organ is preserved, patients can go back to their day to day works early. As injury to surrounding is much less, so the healing after the operation is very rapid. But the surgeon must be very expert and well trained. Similarly the anesthetic must be specially trained for laser anesthesia.
Laser is mostly and effectively used Ear, Nose and Throat surgery. Amongst ENT diseases Laser is more successful in oral cavity pharynx and laryngeal diseases, especially different types of tumor surgeries. laser surgery is also very effective are, different diseases of nose, like allergy, condition causing nasal blockage, polyps, tumor, hypertrophied turbinate, etc. In the throat, surgeries like tonsillectomy operations, tumors of the oral cavity and tongue.
For Snoring and Sleep apnea surgery, laser is very useful and cost effective.