Thulium Fiber Lasers in Urology at OptoNet Laser Stammtisch
At the 10th OptoNet Laser Stammtisch held on 3 May 2023 at Braugasthof Papiermühle, the integration of thulium fiber lasers in urological procedures took center stage. These lasers, known for their precision and versatility, are transforming the field of urology and offering new possibilities for patients. Clemens Lissner from Active Fiber Systems GmbH (AFS) gave a diverting talk on the integration of thulium fiber lasers in urology which continues to grow worldwide.
Thulium fiber lasers emit a wavelength that is highly absorbed by water and thus also by biological tissues, allowing for precise tissue ablation. This characteristic minimizes thermal damage to surrounding healthy tissues, resulting in faster healing and reduced recovery times. With their cutting-edge technology, these lasers are proving to be a game-changer in urological surgeries.
Urologists are increasingly utilizing thulium fiber lasers in the treatment of various conditions, including benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), urinary stones, bladder tumors, and urethral strictures. The lasers‘ ability to precisely target and remove diseased tissue while preserving healthy tissue has led to improved patient outcomes.
One of the remarkable advantages of thulium fiber lasers is their capacity to reduce bleeding during surgeries. The lasers‘ coagulation properties minimize blood loss, enhancing patient safety and reducing surgical complications.
The OptoNet Laser Stammtisch offered an exciting glimpse into the future of medical lasers. Stay tuned for further updates on the remarkable progress being made in the field of urology and the use of thulium fiber lasers.