Solares CA, Strome M. Transoral Robot-Assisted CO2 Laser Supraglottic Laryngectomy: Experimental and Clinical Data. Laryngoscope. 2007; 117:817–820

Transoral CO2 laser surgery for selected supraglottic tumors results in improved postoperative function and decreased morbidity, with comparable survival to open surgery. Recently, robot-assisted techniques have been reported for the management of supraglottic lesions. Click here for link.


Holsinger FC, Weber RS. Swing of the surgical pendulum: a return to surgery for treatment of head and neck cancer in the 21st century? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2007;69(2 Suppl):S129-31

Treatment for head and neck cancer has evolved significantly during the past 100 years. Beginning with Bilroth’s total laryngectomy on New Year’s Day in 1873, “radical” surgery remained the only accepted treatment for head and neck cancer when optimal local and regional control was the goal. Click here for link.


Holsinger FC et al. Use of the Photonic Band Gap Fiber Assembly CO2 Laser System in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology. Laryngoscope. 2006 Jul;116(7):1288-90

Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030-4009, USA. Click here for link.


Devaiah A et al. Surgical Utility of a New Carbon Dioxide Laser Fiber: Functional and Histological Study, Laryngoscope. 2005; 115:1463–1468

OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The objective was to investigate the functional and histological properties of surgical procedures using a new carbon dioxide (CO2) laser fiber. STUDY DESIGN: In vitro and in vivo animal models. Click here for link.


Zeitels SM et al. Carbon dioxide laser fiber for laryngeal cancer surgery, Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2006 Jul;115(7):535-41

OBJECTIVES: The carbon dioxide laser has evolved to be the premier dissecting instrument for hemostatic cutting during endolaryngeal cancer resection. However, dissection is limited to mirror-reflected line-of-sight delivery of the laser. Click here for link.


More than Smoke and Mirrors: Expanding Technology and Use of Lasers in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. ENT Today. 2007; 2:4

Long used in a number of medical specialties, lasers offer a minimally invasive way to treat a variety of benign and malignant conditions. Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery is one of the first areas of surgery to successfully employ a number of types of lasers for medical and cosmetic purposes. Click here for link.