BLUE LASERS IN PHONOSURGERY

Hands-on Workshops (May, 24-25, 2024) + (October, 25-26, 2024)

Dear colleagues,

surgical laser procedures for different kinds of laryngeal lesions have reached a high level in the standard of care. Operations can be performed with various kinds of lasers and during office-based procedures or during surgery under general anesthesia. In this hands-on workshop, we will demonstrate the potential of the blue light laser and compare it with other lasers.

Together with our faculty member Elisabeth Sjögren from Leiden University Medical Center, we will present the potential that blue light lasers have for cutting as well as for photoangiolytic interventions. Lectures and demonstrations for typical applications, indications, and possible complications are presented and discussed with the attendees. Live surgeries in the office are another focus of our two-day workshop.

We are looking forward to your participation.
Welcome to Hamburg
Markus M. Hess, MD, PhD

Program Day 1

14:00

Registration

14:15

Welcome

14:30

Specific laser-tissue interactions; CO2 versus photoangiolytic lasers; thermal relaxation times; cutting properties; usefulness of ‘pre-blackening’.

15:15

What we must know: laser safety; anaesthesia in laryngeal laser surgery

15:45

Laryngeal laser surgery – how to approach the larynx (TOLS, flexible endoscopy, percutaneous); fiber guiding instrumentation; telescope guided endoscopic fiber laser surgery with blue laser (Campos’ technique).

 

16:15

– Coffee break –

16:30

Laser surgery of benign vocal fold lesions – polyps, cysts, edema, granuloma, scars, papilloma, leukoplakia, biofilm, angioma, capillaries & vessels.

17:15

Premalignant dysplasia tumor surgery: laser surgery and margin.

17:45

Pitfalls & complications with blue light laser surgery.

18:00

Treatment of Reinke’s edema in GA and in the office: techniques and energy
settings.

18:30

– end of day 1 –

19:30

Get-together at Poletto‘s Winebar

Program Day 2

08:30

Blue laser indications: vocal fold and ventricular fold mass reduction; partial arytenoidectomy; laryngoceles; large granuloma; synechia of anterior commissure; new approach for percutaneous fiber delivery.

10:00

– Coffee break –

10:15

RRP – coagulation, carbonisation or ablation? Settings and effects; when surgery in the office and when in GA? RRP in the anterior commissure.

10:45

Live surgery: Office-based treatment with fiber guided transnasal blue laser.

12:00

– Lunch break –

12:30

Hands-on training:
(small groups changing stations)
Surgical training of laser tissue interaction with different lasers; hands-on trial of color / absorption effects; laser settings and energy delivery effects; cutting with blue lasers; hands-on lab training with channeled fiberoptics; fiber glass handling; pre-blackening effects.

16:00

– Coffee break –

16:30

Special cases: selective photoangiolysis in professional singers; lasers for pitch raising surgery (LAVA, vocal fold mass reduction, epithelial ‘tightening’); photoangiolytic lasers for treatment of dysplasia; role of NBI.

17:00

General discussion, evaluation, certificates, closing remarks.

17:30

Adjourn

Faculty

N.N.

Markus M. Hess, MD, PhD
MEDICAL VOICE CENTER, Hamburg, Germany

Target Group:
ENT surgeons, laryngologists who want to expand their phonosurgical skills

Early Bird registration (till Dec. 15, 2023): 1.300 €

Workshop Fee: 1.500 €
ELS and UEP members: 10% discount

Cancellations are free of charge up to 4 weeks before the event. After this time the full participation fee will be withheld if no substitute participant has been named.

Content:
Lectures, demonstration, live-surgery, hands-on sessions

Registration:
Please contact
Susanne Fleischer, MD
E-Mail: contact@mevoc.de

Limited number of participants.

Location:
MEDICAL VOICE CENTER

(Building “Spectrum”)
Martinistr. 64
20251 Hamburg, Germany

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