Stephen N. Joffe
General surgery has seen the most rapid increase in laser utilization over the last several years, with many more procedures being carried out with the laser as the surgical tool, replacing the knife and electrocautery.1 Although the carbon dioxide laser was initially used, the contact Nd:YAG has significantly expanded the use of lasers in the traditional areas of incision, excision, vaporization, and coagulation. Other laser wavelengths include the KTP and holmium.
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Publish Date: 01 October 1992
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