Diode laser and endoscopic laser surgery.

  title={Diode laser and endoscopic laser surgery.},
  author={Kenneth E. Sullins},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice},
  volume={32 3},
          639-48, vii
Two functionally important differences exist between the diode laser and the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser (used more commonly in small animal surgery). Diode laser energy is delivered through a quartz fiber instead of being reflected through an articulated arm or waveguide. Quartz fibers are generally more flexible and resilient than waveguides and can be inserted through an endoscope for minimally invasive procedures. Laser-tissue interaction is the other significant difference. The CO2 laser is… CONTINUE READING