Benefits

POTENTIAL BENEFITS

Enhanced Surgical Precision
  • Improved access near difficult-to-reach anatomy, contoured anatomy2,3
  • Minimal thermal trauma improves confidence in obtaining negative margins4
 
Easier Histological Assessment5,6
  • Smaller coagulation zone and width of injury makes it easier to assess resection margins
 
Fast Patient Recovery, Return to Normal Diet2
  • Low degree of post-operative swelling and scarring 4,5
  • Good swallowing function and low need for tracheostomy, G-tubes5,7
 

2 Hanby et al, World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2011, 9:83.  3 Holsinger et al, Laryngoscope 116: July 2006.  4 Solares and Strome,  Laryngoscope 117: May 2007.  5 Gottschlich and Ambrosch, Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology (2004) 15, 252-255. 6 Zeitels et al, Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology 115(7):535-54.   7 Rich et al, Laryngoscope July 2009.