General Surgery & Oncology

Home / General Surgery & Oncology

General Surgery & Oncology

In the General Surgery and Oncology fields, laser systems are precious allies for surgeons in many procedures, from routine operations such as gallstone lithotripsy and breast surgery through to the more complex procedures of resection of liver, pancreas, intestine and lung tumors.
The most advanced technology provides surgeons with a vast range of sources and wavelengths for cutting, cauterizing, vaporizing or removing tissue both in endoscopic and open surgeries.

Each wavelength has its own specific effect on biological tissue. The combination of laser-tissue interaction, the transmission system that can be used and the laser operation parameters determines the overall final effect of the laser system during surgery.

In the hands of a specialized and correctly-trained surgeon, the use of lasers in the theater makes it possible to:
• cut or remove diseased tissue without damaging the adjacent healthy tissues
• reduce or destroy tumors and lesions
• cauterize (seal) blood vessels to reduce blood loss
• block nerve terminals to reduce post-surgical pain and discomfort
• reduce the risk of incision infection
• seal lymph vessels to minimize swelling and prevent malignant cell diffusion
• minimize the size of the area involved by the surgery
• obtain faster wound healing

Due to their power and precision, systems using CO₂ (SmartXide² and SmartXide HS) and thulium (MultiPulse Tm+1470) are particularly well-suited to use in cancer surgery for the reduction or destruction of many types of tumor with new applications being discovered all the time.

CO₂ lasers are first and foremost surgical instruments used for cutting tissue or ablation and reducing blood loss, by virtue of the heat reaction they release. This type of laser is used to remove superficial layers of skin, without penetrating deeper.
CO lasers fall into the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) category. This means the surgeon is able to monitor the penetration depth constantly during surgery.
Provided with a complete set of handpieces and accessories, such as the EasySpot Hybrid micromanipulator and HiScan Surgical and Endoscan scanners, JenaSurgical’s SmartXide² system can be easily set to suit the specific situation and the diverse requirements of open and keyhole surgery.
Find out more about how CO₂ laser microsurgery can guarantee the best operating theater performance.

The JenaSurgical range for general and cancer surgery also includes the MultiPulse Tm+1470 system, which combines a 1940 nm thulium laser and 1470 nm diode laser in a single fiber.
This high-performance surgical instrument for the resection of various different types of tumor (liver, pancreas, lungs, intestine, etc.) guaranteeing the surgeon precise control over both cutting and ablation through the intuitive regulation of the main operating parameters.
The MultiPulse Tm+1470 system allows the surgeon to work quickly with an outstanding hemostatic effect, that can be adjusted as required, using a pedal and suitably blending the two wavelengths available.
The laser beam can be directed onto the organ to be operated on using an endoscope: this allows the surgeon the possibility to operate on parts of the body that could previously only be reached with traditional open surgery, by guaranteeing a clear and limpid view of the operating field.
In General and Cancer Surgery the combination of laser and endoscope makes it possible to perform very precise and accurate procedures. In most cases, compared to the more invasive techniques, the use of surgical lasers makes it possible to reduce the amount of tissue removed, with very little lateral thermal damage, excellent hemostasis and aerostasis (in the case of metastases in the lungs).

Main Treatments

Liver, pancreas, intestine and lung tumors resection in open & endoscopic surgery |  breast surgery (e.g. mastectomy and mammoplasty) | cysts | decubitus ulcers | wound debridement | common bile duct stones

Clinical Gallery

General Surgery:

(A) right hepatectomy due to the presence of multiple metastases from colon adenocarcinoma, performed using the  MultiPulse Tm+1470 laser system. The technique results in excellent hemostasis, limited thermal tissue damage (B) and the closure of the bile ducts.

[Courtesy of Prof. G. Sgroi, M.D. - Director of Surgical Oncology - Treviglio Hospital, Bergamo - Italy]

Related Products

MultiPulse Tm+1470
MultiPulse Tm+1470 is the only system that combines a 1,940 nm Thulium laser with a 1,470 nm diode laser (maximum power 120 W + 30 W), designed to deliver the best performance in the operating room.
SmartXide²
The SmartXide² system with CO₂ and diode laser sources is one of the most versatile and cutting-edge solutions available in the surgery market. It is suitable for precision microsurgery in ENT, gynecology, neurosurgery and general surgery.
SmartXide HS
SmartXide HS is the CO₂ laser surgery system used for ENT microsurgery, general surgery and colposcopic gynecological surgery. Suitable for all photoablation treatments, it facilitates the work of surgeon thanks to the synergy of advanced technologies.
CONTACT US

Do you have any questions? We will be happy to help you.

Your name*

Your city*

Your country*

Your e-mail*

Your message*

I am agree with the treatment of my personal data*.

I want to receive news about products and events.