If you have certain health conditions, laser surgery can be a good option. Since surgical lasers use light beams instead of traditional scalpels to cut body tissues, surgeries are usually quicker, less invasive, and less painful.
Laser surgery is often used and preferred for treating certain health conditions including skin conditions such as the removal of wrinkles, acne scars, sunspots, birthmarks, tattoos, moles, and warts. It is also used to seal small blood vessels to prevent blood loss and the spread of tumor cells. In patients that have tumors in hard to reach areas, laser surgery provides a less invasive, safer option than traditional surgical procedures. In certain cancer patients, laser surgery is preferred by doctors because lasers can reach cancers that are difficult to get to, they only make small incisions, and they apply heat which creates a cauterizing effect. Cancer surgeries that involve the skin, vocal cords, lungs, cervix, vagina, and penis have excellent results when surgical lasers are used. Patients experience less blood loss, less pain and swelling, fewer infections, and faster recovery times.
Laser surgery is also used to repair certain problems with vision. Most laser eye surgery reshape the cornea in the front of the eye. This allows light to properly travel from the cornea in the front of the eye to the retina located in the rear of the eye. There are several types of laser eye surgery, but the most popular type is LASIK surgery which is used to correct farsighted and nearsighted vision problems and astigmatisms. Although LASIK surgery is considered safe, it is not recommended for everyone. If you’re considering LASIK surgery, talk to your eye doctor to make sure this surgical procedure is right for you.
If you have certain health conditions that require surgery, talk to your doctor about the benefits of surgical lasers and find out if laser surgery is an option over traditional surgical procedures. If you are a good candidate for laser surgery, you can speed up your healing time so you can get back to your normal activities much faster.