Lasers play a vital role in the surgical care of the patients at Northwest Women’s Health Care. The Surgeons at NWWHC have performed thousands of laser surgeries with more than 30 years of experience. Different types of lasers produce a beam of intense light. Just as sunlight may be focused to a bright spot using a magnifying lens, the laser beam is focused by a lens to an exact minute spot.
During laser surgery, the beam is directed by the surgeon while he views the area to be treated through a laparoscope. Rather than actually cutting, the energy from the laser beam causes the diseased cells to evaporate, like water becoming steam. The depth of tissue destruction is limited and is predetermined by the laser surgeon so that diseased tissue is eliminated and little or no damage is done to surrounding healthy tissue. Because of this, healing following laser surgery is rapid. The healthy cells multiply quickly to heal the area that has been vaporized.
The Surgeons at NWWHC perform all surgeries with the laser, using “keyhole” incisions and tiny scopes so that his patients can undergo all major gynecology procedure and usually go home the same day.
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