In the MEDICAL VOICE CENTER, laser surgery on the larynx has been performed for many years with a photoangiolytic KTP laser (wavelength KTP at 532nm). Since 2016, Prof. Hess, as one of the pioneers in laryngeal surgery, has been using the new generation, the so-called ‘blue’ laser (wavelength at 445nm). Since then he has performed more than 1,000 operations with the ‘blue’ laser.
This procedure is not only applicable in recurrent respiratory papilloma (RRP), but also in many other lesions. Within a few minutes the surgery is done – and in some cases never needs a second treatment. In some patients the operation in general anesthesia can be avoided with this therapeutic strategy.
This pain free and very well tolerated surgery method with the KTP laser is frequently used in the USA and keeps patients from being operated in general anesthesia.