Use of the holmium:YAG laser in urology

  title={Use of the holmium:YAG laser in urology},
  author={Douglas Eugene Johnson and Douglas M. Cromeens and Roger E. Price},
  booktitle={Photonics West - Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering},
The Holmium:YAG (Ho:YAG) laser operating at a wavelength of 2.1 micrometers with a maximum power of 15 watts (W) and 10 different pulse-energy settings was systematically evaluated on kidney, bladder, prostate, ureteral, and vasal tissue, and was used to perform various urologic surgical procedures (partial nephrectomy, transurethral laser incision of the prostate, and laser-assisted vasovasostomy) in the dog. By using the SurgiTomeTM 3- inch straight delivery system with an energy-pulse… CONTINUE READING