The Use of LASER and its Further Development in Varying Aspects of Surgery
DJ Jordan1, P Mafi2, *, R Mafi3, M Malahias4, A El Gawad1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2016
Issue: Suppl-3, M2
First Page: 288
Last Page: 299
Publisher ID: MEDJ-3-288
Article History:Received Date: 23/05/2015
Revision Received Date: 17/09/2016
Acceptance Date: 17/09/2016
Electronic publication date: 27/12/2016
Collection year: 2016
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Lasers are now common place in day to day life and have been used across the sciences since their description as far back as 1917. Initially met with some sceptism, their use in medicine and in particular the surgical specialty has only increased. Their use in the future is also likely to expand as we continue to improve their efficiency and technology surrounding them.
This review aims to introduce lasers to the novice. The topic of lasers is vast and complex, but we aim to give enough information for the reader to understand how lasers are designed, how they were created, as well as a summary of their current use in medicine.