Lasers: In Europe we were one of the first clinics offering photoangiolytic KTP laser surgery. With ultrathin glass fibers we are able to obliterate finest blood capillaries painless in a non-contact mode during laryngoscopy – in the awake patient. 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.
Since many years we routinely used lasers for ambulatory laryngeal surgery. KTP (wavelength 532nm) was used for more than 12 years.
The blue laser (wavelength 445nm) is used routinely since 2016 – our institution being the first one worldwide to introduce this laser and show it’s suitability for laryngeal tissue lesions.
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.