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Transoral Laser Microsurgery
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Lumenis Smart CO2 Solutions for Transoral Laser Microsurgery (TLM)

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Lumenis Advanced Laser Systems First Line Therapy CO2 lasers are increasingly becoming a first line treatment of early stage airway cancers, especially in the larynx. Studies have shown considerable cost savings and equivalent or better treatment outcomes for transoral laser resection of laryngeal tumors in comparison to radiation.1 CO2 laser surgery does not eliminate the option for reoperation or radiation, should salvage therapy become necessary. Lumenis advanced laser systems enable highly controlled, smart tissue management for treating delicate tissue surfaces. This allows for...

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Transoral Airway Cancer Treatment The use of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or cold knife surgery in the treatment of transoral airway cancer is associated with complications that can dramatically alter facial appearance and impact the ability to swallow, talk, eat, smell, taste, hear, and breathe normally. Alternatively, Transoral Laser Microsurgery (TLM) offers low morbidity and excellent cure rates compared to chemoradiation.2 Immediate treatment post-surgical biopsy eliminates return visits to the Operating Room and may serve as salvage therapy for select patients with previously...

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In treating laryngeal cancer I tailor the procedure to the patient and to the disease. Early staged disease that involves the vocal folds, I feel is best treated with the use of a CO2 laser using a laryngoscope, microscope and Digital AcuBlade. I feel this offers excellent outcome and still allows for more aggressive treatment later if required. Surgeon Experience — Mark Courey, M.D., Professor, University of California, San Francisco Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Director, Division of Laryngology TLM is superior to radiotherapy which is often an over-treatment. Oncological results...

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