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Laser/Light Applications in Anesthesiology

  • Julie A. Gayle
  • Elizabeth A. M. Frost
  • Clifford Gevirtz
  • Sajay B. Churi
  • Alan D. Kaye
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Abstract

Lasers in surgery and medicine have evolved into a specialized area with increasing use and innovative techniques requiring anesthesia providers to be ­familiar with the historical, technical, and procedural aspects of laser applications.

Lasers applications in surgery include a variety of procedures with various laser types and specific anesthetic considerations.

Currently, anesthesia providers commonly encounter use of lasers in many procedures including airway surgery, cutaneous and cosmetic surgeries and various urologic procedures.

Keywords

Endotracheal Tube Laser Surgery Holmium Laser Sturge Weber Syndrome Port Wine Stain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julie A. Gayle
    • 1
  • Elizabeth A. M. Frost
    • 2
  • Clifford Gevirtz
    • 1
  • Sajay B. Churi
    • 3
  • Alan D. Kaye
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyLouisiana Health Sciences CenterNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Mount Sinai Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiologyTulane University Health Sciences CenterNew OrleansUSA
  4. 4.Department of Anesthesiology, School of MedicineLouisiana Health Sciences CenterNew OrleansUSA

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