Trimedyne earlier received FDA clearance to market its Holmium
lasers and associated fiber optic devices in lumbar discectomy, a procedure used to decompress herniated lumbar discs whose walls have not ruptured.
These 2 case reports have shown the benefits of transurethral holmium
laser vaporization to treat metastatic urethral cancer.
European Urology, Holmium
Laser Enucleation versus Transurethral Resection of the Prostate: 3-Year Follow-Up Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial
The VersaPulse PowerSuite laser system, the first holmium
cleared by the FDA for treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), is also effective for surgical removal of kidney stones, bladder tumors and strictures.
laser enucleation of prostate for patients in urinary retention.
Richard Glowacki (United States) will lecture and perform a live HoLAP(TM) holmium
ablation of the prostate procedure.
We are proud to showcase our versatile holmium
laser technology and applications and to preview the upcoming addition to our already full line of holmium
lasers and delivery devices at the AUA," he added.
2] TURP = transurethral resection of the prostate; HoLAP = holmium
laser ablation of the prostate; PVP = photoselective vaporisation of the prostate; HoLEP = holmium
laser enucleation of the prostate.
There are no other usages for this equipment, unlike with the Holmium
The new device will be used in conjunction with Lumenis' VersaPulse(R) PowerSuite(TM) Holmium
Laser for holmium
laser ablation of the prostate, known as HoLAP.
PK), the pioneer in the development of surgical lasers and intense pulsed light devices, announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has assigned a New Technology Ambulatory Payment Classification code for its Holmium
Ablation Procedure for the treatment of Enlarged Prostate.
Also, the Revolix is a continuous wave laser as opposed to the pulsed method of a holmium
type laser which some believe is less efficient.