The Sharplan 30c CO2 surgical laser is a precision instrument that offers significant advantages to the surgical practitioner, with potential for use in a multitude of applications as an addition to traditional instruments and techniques. Depending on the clinical application, the Sharplan laser may be used for:
- Char-free ablation;
- Incision or excision;
- Vaporization or ablation;
- Providing hemostasis.
According to Sharplan 30c Laser Operator’s Manual, representative examples of laser-appropriate procedures include:
Hemorrhoid removal, skin tag vaporization; pilodidal cyst removal and repair, debridement of decubitus ulcers and statis ulcers; mastectomy, breast biopsy, reduction mammoplasty; cytoreduction for metastatic disease; many dermatological procedures.
Condyloma, excision and vaporization, cervical, vulvar and perineal; vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia ablation (VAIN); vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia ablation (VIN); herpes vaporization; urethral caruncle vaporization; Bartholin’s and nubothian cysts.
Vaporization, incision, excision, ablation, or photocoagulation of soft tissue in endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery including GYN laparoscopy where delivery of energy by the hollow fiber may be more convenient than delivery of energy by a handpiece. Representative examples: endometriosis ablation; excision of adhesions; salingotomy; metroplasty.
Subglottic stenosis vaporization; tonsillectomy; removal of vocal cord papillomas, nodules and polyps; lymphangioma removal; pulmonary bronchial and tracheal lesion removal; turbinectomy; removal of leukoplakia of larynx; ablation of choanal atresia.
Port wine hemangioma removal; rhinophyma reduction; telangiectasia removal; keloid reduction; wart removal; basal and squamous cell carcinoma removal; blepharoplasty; xanthalasma removal; removal of neurofibromas, hemangiomas, nevi, and tricoepitheliomas; dermabrasion, such as for lentigos, keratoses, actinic keratosis, and cheilitis.
Dental / Oral Surgery:
Gingivectomy, frenum release; removal of soft tissue, cysts, tumors.
Menisectomy; chondromalacia ablation; partial synovectomy; lateral release; PMMA removal.
Plantar wart vaporization; fungal nail treatment; partial and complete matrixectomy; porokeratoma ablation; Morton’s neruoma removal; ingrown nail treatment.