The KTP laser
is a safe and effective treatment option in highrisk patients such as those with severe heart disease and those with bleeding disorders or on anticoagulant therapy who are not good candidates for TURP due to the risk of bleeding and systemic complications (11), (12).
I had been using the KTP laser
in procedures for 17 years and was very pleased with it and the results," said Dr.
An important drawback of GreenLight 80-W KTP laser
was sluggish vaporization and ineffective tissue ablation.
Nd:YAG, Ho:YAG and KTP lasers
, in historical order, have been used for this purpose.
This innovative research supports the recent introduction of pulsed KTP laser
technology into the realm of vocal cord surgery.
In the Mayo Clinic study, conducted using a 60 watt KTP laser
system by Dr.
We also performed a turbinoplasty with the KTP laser
To our knowledge, no one else has been able to technically achieve KTP laser
energy at the power levels that our R&D design team has successfully attained," said Robert V.
The company's current product offering include the non-ablative Aramis Erbium Glass 1540nm Dermatology laser for the treatment of acne and collagen building, the Viridis 532nm KTP laser
for treating facial and leg veins -- both from Quantel Medical of France, the SkinAbrader Micro-dermabrasion system from Italian maker Lica, the DermAssist & NevuScan photo-documentation system for mole mapping, lesion tracking and patient demographics from Romedix of Israel; and an Erbium skin resurfacing laser and a 1064 Nd:YAG for the treatment of pigmented lesions and tattoo removal.
The study, published in the October 1996 issue of the medical journal "Urology," concludes that "the (higher-power) KTP laser
may be an optimal tool for the immediate transurethral removal of prostatic tissue in a hemostatic environment.
Another treatment that has recently been studied for the control of existing acne in both light and dark skin is the variable-pulsed KTP laser
, which is currently used to treat vascular lesions including those on the face.
Table 1: types of lasers used for common conditions in ORL surgeries Common conditions treated by laser Types of laser used in ORL surgery Nasal surgery: Nasal and paranasal polypi, hypertrophied CO2, Nd:YAG, Ho: YAG, turbinates, concha bullosa media, Diode and KTP Lasers
Synechia, cicatricial stenosis and granulation, Septum spear and septal crest, talengectasia and capilary hemangioma, adenoids and choanal atresia.