Holmium:YAG (Ho:YAG) laser is perhaps the most versatile
surgical laser available to today's laser surgeon. The unique
ability of the Ho:YAG to vaporize, ablate and coagulate soft
tissues and extremely hard materials, such as calculi, have made
it the laser of choice for orthopedic, urologic, ENT,
gynecologic, gastroenterologic and general surgeons worldwide.
A relatively low depth of thermal penetration, excellent
hemostasis, delivery systems that allow access to even the
tightest spaces, and a wide variety of tissue effects are just a
few of the many benefits the Ho:YAG laser can bring to your
patients and your practice.
Holmium:YAG laser energy, at 2100 nm (2.1 microns), is rapidly>
absorbed by the water in tissue and has an ultimate depth of
penetration of 0.4 mm or less. Holmium laser energy can ablate
hard materials such as calcified urinary tract calculi while
also being able to treat the delicate structures encountered in
spinal, gynecological and ENT surgery.
Trimedyne's OmniPulse MAX™ incorporates several
state-of-the-art technologies available only on Trimedyne laser
a patented waveform, allows the treatment of hard materials
using one half the energy of the traditional single pulse
waveform with similar results . These lower energy
settings greatly decrease the chance for residual heat build up
in tiny areas like the ureter or tight interdiscal spaces. Only
the OmniPulse MAX™ offers both traditional single pulse and
the DoublePulse™ waveforms in the same laser.
All Trimedyne Holmium:YAG lasers have an on-board power meter.
The power meter allows verification of the integrity of all of
our delivery systems to ensure accurate delivery of the selected
energy. The on-board power meter can also extend the useful life
of our reusable devices by allowing operating room staff to test
the functionality of the optical fiber before, during or after
use. The read-out on the laser's control panel will readily
verify that the optical fiber is still delivering adequate
energy and is suitable to be sterilized for another procedure.
unique cooling system can generate 100% duty cycles for our
Holmium:YAG lasers systems at most settings. Duty cycle refers
to the ability of a device to operate at or near full power. A
100% duty cycle means that the OmniPulse MAX™ can deliver the
full, programmed power to tissue throughout the procedure with
less likelihood that the laser will overheat. Many
competitive lasers have duty cycles as low as 30%, which can
result in the laser shutting down during the middle of a
procedure. Additionally, the heat exchanger systems
employed by competitive lasers release a considerable amount of
heat into the surgical suite and, when coupled with the internal
fans required to keep these competitive devices cool, may
produce more noise than the Trimedyne OmniPulse MAX™.
patented fiber connection provides better protection for the
delivery system fiber and laser optics. Its design
eliminates the possibility of the laser beam striking a metallic
surface with the resultant rapid degradation of optical
surface's and reduction of energy to tissue. The standard
SMA 905 connectors utilized by other Holmium laser manufacturers
do not provide this capability.
efficient, quiet and extremely reliable," are the words
most often used to explain why the Trimedyne OmniPulse MAX™ is
the Holmium:YAG laser of choice for informed surgeons .