Mouth and Tongue Cancer
Precision Surgery with the BeamPath® ENT
Surgery on the mouth and tongue requires a tool with the highest degree of control and maneuverability. OmniGuide’s BeamPath ENT product line offers a
that enables precise removal of cancerous tissue.
What are Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancers?
Oropharyngeal cancer describes cancer of the upper throat, soft palate, base of the tongue, and tonsils. Oral cancer describes cancer that arises from the tissues of the oral tongue, lips, and mouth. The majority of these cancer types are squamous cell carcinomas, meaning they arise from the outer layer of tissue lining the oral cavity. Symptoms vary by location, they may include painful swallowing, hoarseness and cough for oropharyngeal cancer and sores in the mouth that do not heal, lumps, bleeding, numbness for oral cancer.1
Surgical Removal of Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancers
Treatment of oral and oropharyngeal cancer may involve surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or any combination of the three. Each patient’s treatment regimen depends on factors such as his/her age, general wellbeing and tumor size and location. Surgical removal of the cancerous lesion plays an important role in patient treatment.
Why OmniGuide BeamPath?
For the first time, surgeons are able to flexibly deliver CO2 laser energy to perform minimally invasive microsurgery in the oral cavity and oropharynx. Surgeons use OmniGuide’s BeamPath ENT system as a welcome alternative to to electrical surgical instruments that use high frequency electricity to cut tissue and stop bleeding. Electrosurgical devices work well, but leave a larger area of heat damage around the surgical site, which may increase post-operative pain and swelling.
OmniGuide products offer a solution for complete disease removal and preservation of surrounding healthy tissue by delivering precision energy and access to challenging anatomy in a controlled device.
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OmniGuide, Inc. is committed to the development of advanced surgical energy solutions that improve patients’ lives.