CO2 laser fiber for brain and spine surgery by OmniGuide

OmniGuide (Cambridge, MA) says its BeamPath NEURO is the first flexible CO2 laser scalpel for neurosurgery: A precise, no-touch microsurgical tool for such central nervous system (CNS) procedures as intracranial tumor surgeries, spine tumor surgeries, and transnasal pituitary surgeries. BeamPath NEURO is designed for operating near critical structures, for accessing difficult-to-reach regions of the brain and for minimizing thermal injury to adjacent healthy tissue of the brain or spine.

Oct 1st, 2008

OmniGuide (Cambridge, MA) says its BeamPath Neuro is the first flexible CO2 laser scalpel for neurosurgery: A precise, no-touch microsurgical tool for such central nervous system (CNS) procedures as intracranial tumor surgeries, spine tumor surgeries, and transnasal pituitary surgeries. BeamPath Neuro is designed for operating near critical structures, for accessing difficult-to-reach regions of the brain and for minimizing thermal injury to adjacent healthy tissue of the brain or spine.

Prior to BeamPath, CO2 lasers could only be delivered through a large articulated arm system and were limited to "line-of-sight" procedures, says OmniGuide. As a result, CO2 lasers have rarely been used in neurosurgery.

BeamPath Neuro fibers empower surgeons to perform delicate cutting and coagulation with minimal thermal tissue damage and ultimate maneuverability. It enables:
- Precise dissection: pin-point accuracy while separating
adherent tumor from critical structures.
- Cutting: efficient and precise removal of tumor and tumor remnants.
- Debulking: shrinks tumor mass in a layer-by-layer fashion.
- Microvascular coagulation: operation on appropriate tumors within a clean field.

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