Future applications of lasers in surgery and medicine: a review.


Journal Article (Review)

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.

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Cited Authors

  • Sliney, DH; Wolbarsht, ML

Published Date

  • May 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 82 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 293 - 296

PubMed ID

  • 2666663

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2666663

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1758-1095

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0141-0768

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/014107688908200516


  • eng