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Nd:YAG Laser Treatment

Nd:YAG laser is a neodynium, yttriuim, aluminum, garnet based therapy using a focused beam of powerful light energy. Laser energy is used to destroy airway cancers or abnormal airway tissue growth, as well as treat airway bleeding.

Benefits of Nd:YAG Laser Treatment

  • Treatment can be used to debulk the trachea or bronchi of abnormal tissue, resulting in a patent (open) airway
  • Laser is an important tool for photocoagulation, which helps stop airway bleeding
  • It's a specific type of laser used for airway disease, granulation tissue, endobronchial airway cancer removal, recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP), and photocoagulation for airway bleeding
  • It is a powerful tool that allows the physician to rapidly remove diseased airway tissue
  • Laser therapy is one of several endobronchial therapies that can remove granulation tissue, airway tumors, photocoagulate areas of airway bleeding, or aid in the treatment of relieving tracheal stenosis 

Appointments & Referrals

NOTE: All referred patients will still have the option of continuing treatment with their primary care physicians after the procedure.

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