Future applications of lasers in surgery and medicine: A review

D. H. Sliney, M. L. Wolbarsht

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Abstract

The experimental use of lasers in surgery and medicine began only shortly after the development of the first working laser system. However, the development of practical, effective, and safe surgical lasers has been lengthy with many obstacles and delays. Today the laser is used for a wide variety of surgical operations. The fundamental limits and potential for future applications of lasers in surgery and medicine are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-296
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Volume82
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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