Uganda: Germany's Biolitec Pilots Laser Technology for Surgery in Uganda
[Nile Post] Biolitec, one of the leading medical technology companies in the world has piloted the technology of laser surgeries in Uganda. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Expert Alert: Laser therapy brings the heat to minimally invasive epilepsy treatment  
ROCHESTER, Minn. — For roughly one-third of people with epilepsy, medication does not control their seizures. Depending on where seizures originate in the brain, laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) may be a minimally invasive surgery option. As the name suggests, lasers are used to increase the temperature o f the tissue to disable a small portion of brain tissue. Real-time MRI monitoring helps the surgeon and radiology team pinpoint the treatment while protecting other important areas of the brain. … (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - April 29, 2022 Category: Research Source Type: news

Tonsillotomy Yields Faster Recovery Than Conventional Tonsillectomy Tonsillotomy Yields Faster Recovery Than Conventional Tonsillectomy
For selected adults, laser tonsillotomy under local anesthesia may be a feasible alternative to conventional tonsillectomy, achieving faster functional recovery times but leaving lingering symptoms, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 3, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Vascular Laser Use Increasing in Medicare Patients Vascular Laser Use Increasing in Medicare Patients
Over half of clinicians who used vascular lasers during the study period were dermatologists (55%), followed by general surgeons (6%) and family practice/internal medicine physicians (5% each).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

CO2 Emulated Er: YAG Laser for Granuloma Faciale Treatment CO2 Emulated Er: YAG Laser for Granuloma Faciale Treatment
This article describes the successful treatment of a rare case of granuloma faciale utilizing a carbon dioxide emulated Er:YAG laser.Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Bringing WISDOM to Breast Cancer Care
Dr. Laura Esserman answers the door of her bright yellow Victorian home in San Francisco’s Ashbury neighborhood with a phone at her ear. She’s wrapping up one of several meetings that day with her research team at University of California, San Francisco, where she heads the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center. She motions me in and reseats herself at a makeshift home office desk in her living room, sandwiched between a grand piano and set of enormous windows overlooking her front yard’s flower garden. It’s her remote base of operations when she’s not seeing patients or operating at the hospita...
Source: TIME: Health - October 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ophthalmologist Patricia Bath inducted posthumously into National Inventors Hall of Fame
Dr. Patricia Bath, the first female faculty member in ophthalmology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been inducted posthumously into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.She and Marian Croak,  vice president of engineering at Google, are the first Black women to be honored by the organization, an achievement noted byNational Public Radio, CNN andFast Company. “Dr. Bath was a trailblazer for women and minorities in the field of ophthalmology,” said Dr. Bartly Mondino, department chair of ophthalmology and director of the UCLA Stein Eye Institute.Bath is credited with inventing the Laserphaco Probe...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

DePuy Synthes Introduces the INHANCE ™ Shoulder System, a First-to-Market, Fully Integrated Shoulder Arthroplasty System
RAYNHAM, MA – August 18, 2021 – Today, The Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies* announced that DePuy Synthes, The Orthopaedics Company of Johnson & Johnson,** introduces the INHANCE™ Shoulder System, a first-to-market, fully integrated shoulder arthroplasty system. The system is designed with an intuitive stemless-first surgical approach that aligns with how surgeons approach patient care. The INHANCE Shoulder System is the first shoulder system to offer surgeons the ability to seamlessly transition from stemless to stemmed implants during surgical procedures. There are many reasons surgeons may need ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - August 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry Unveils Dedicated Clinical Training Center for the LANAP ® and LAPIP™ protocols
CERRITOS, Calif., Aug. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD) held the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony announcing its new clinical training center. The IALD Clinical Training Center will be the location of hands-on, live-patient training for the LANAP® and LAPIP™ protocols with the PerioLase®MVP-7™ dental laser. The PerioLase MVP-7 is manufactured by Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc.New IALD dedicated clinical training facility for LANAP& LAPIP protocols donates $750,000 of free treatment annually.The IALD, a not-for-profit corpora...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 17, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Astigmatism Management in Cataract Surgery Astigmatism Management in Cataract Surgery
Whether you treat it with a blade, laser, or intraocular lens, management of astigmatism is critical to ensure optimal postoperative vision.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Residual periodontal pocket treatment with Er:YAG laser-assisted comprehensive periodontal pocket therapy: a retrospective study
ConclusionThe results of this study indicate that Er:YAG laser-assisted therapy is useful for the treatment of residual pockets as a minimally invasive flapless surgery.Clinical relevanceEr:YAG laser-assisted comprehensive pocket therapy reduces the necessity of more conventional surgical therapies. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 27, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

2021 Women Who Mean Business honoree: Dr. Suzanne Kilmer with Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California
"I ’ve got a reputation for always telling the truth. When you do that, all the good people want to work with you, and all the bad people don’t because I’ll call them out.” (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Danny King Source Type: news

Floating Holograms Coming to a Clinic Near You Floating Holograms Coming to a Clinic Near You
Airborne three-dimensional images that doctors can use to explain health problems are being generated by engineers from beams of laser light, just like in Star Wars.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

High-level laser therapy versus scalpel surgery in the treatment of oral lichen planus: a randomized control trial
ConclusionHLLT yields a superior clinical outcome compared to the scalpel excision for the surgical treatment of oral lichen planus, whereby the Er:YAG has been proposed as the most effective laser type at the end of the first postoperative month.Clinical relevanceFor the surgical treatment of erosive OLP the Er:YAG laser may be a preferable treatment option compared to Nd:YAG and scalpel surgery.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 25, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Beam of light 100 times brighter than the Sun could help to treat arthritic joints
A tiny laser, 100 times brighter than the Sun, could help to treat arthritic knees and prevent the need for joint replacement surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news