Fiber lasers technology applications for cancer operations

Fiber laser technology has already become one of the most powerful instruments in medicine, and cancer treatment is not an exception. Laser therapy represents an intensely focused laser beam for cancer cells, destroying or shrinking. It can be applied to remove tumors with tissue-preserving. Laser therapy aims to treat a certain part of the body and prevent further disease development.

In comparison with healthy cells, tumor cells absorb light of various wavelengths. That’s why the rightly chosen fiber laser wavelength can help in tumor cells’ destruction. 

How fiber laser therapy is applied

Fiber laser treatment is mostly applied in surgery, where doctors have to perform difficult operations and where there are high risks for patients. Thus, fiber laser systems can help in reducing pain, swelling, and bleeding. Specialists have an opportunity to seal lymphatic vessels, nerve endings, and blood vessels to avoid all complications during or after operations.

Fiber lasers can be used on absolutely different cancer stages. They are able to limit the spread of cancer cells or treat precancerous cells on the different surfaces of the internal organs. They can also ease some symptoms of advanced cancer. For instance, fiber laser modules can destroy parts of a tumor.

Nowadays, fiber laser therapy is implemented using a flexible endoscopic fiber catheter. It represents a narrow tube for monitoring tissues inside the body. The endoscopic fiber catheter inserted into the body transmits the light to the therapy site. Specialists can destroy or cut a tumor with the use of a laser beam.

Advantages and disadvantages of the fiber laser therapy

In comparison with the usual surgery, fiber lasers have several advantages and disadvantages. 

Fiber lasers more accurately seal the cut tissues from bleeding. Moreover, they can bring less damage to tissues that leads to other benefits. For example, patients have less pain, scarring, etc. It takes less time for the operations. After the operation, patients have a faster recovery. Furthermore, the operations with the help of the fiber lasers can be conducted in a doctor’s office, not in a hospital.

However, despite all the benefits that fiber laser systems have, there are still drawbacks that we need to keep in mind. Firstly, fiber laser therapy is more expensive in comparison with conventional surgery tools. But in fact, specialized fiber laser equipment is considered to be cost-effective and often wins because it is more convenient both for patients and for specialists. 

Secondly, laser therapy requires special training to work on such equipment. There is a problem finding skilled personnel for the hospitals and medical centers. 

Thirdly, it’s rather sad to say, but the effects of the operation may not last long. This means that specialists need to repeat it to get the full recovery. 

In conclusion, it should be said that despite all the disadvantages, fiber laser systems provide more benefits, which are obviously very important for patients and doctors. At the very least, they make operations safer and more convenient for everyone. 

Optromix Inc., headquartered in Cambridge, MA, USA, is a manufacturer of laser technologies, optical fiber sensors, and optical monitoring systems. We develop and manufacture a broad variety of Fiber lasers, СО2 lasers, Ti: Sapphire lasers, Dye lasers, and Excimer Lasers. We offer simple Erbium laser and Ytterbium laser products, as well as sophisticated laser systems with unique characteristics, based on the client’s inquiry.

We manufacture laser modules using our technologies based on the advanced research work and patents of the international R&D team. Laser processes are high-quality, high-precision, easily automated manufacturing solutions that provide repeatability and flexibility.

If you are interested in Optromix fiber laser systems or Optromix CO2 lasers, please contact us at info@optromix.com

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