Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center
Surgery Center located in Philadelphia, PA
Laser surgery offers many advantages over traditional surgical techniques, including greater precision and control for the surgeon and less postoperative pain for you. The team at Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, specializes in laser surgery for all types of procedures, including eye surgeries. Call the office to find out if laser surgery is right for you.
Laser Surgery Q&A
What is laser surgery?
Laser surgery uses focused light energy instead of instruments, such as surgical knives, to perform procedures. The word “laser” is an acronym for light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation.
First developed in 1960, laser technology has undergone several advances. The team at Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center uses state-of-the-art medical lasers to ensure optimal results for every surgical procedure.
What types of procedures use laser surgery?
Laser surgery has many applications in modern medicine. The board-certified surgeons at Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center specialize in ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmology, and podiatry.
They use laser surgery for a variety of purposes, including refractive eye surgery like LASIK, cataract surgery, and treatment of skin conditions, such as plantar warts on the feet.
What are the benefits of laser surgery?
There are many benefits to laser surgery. A laser is a more precise cutting tool than a surgical knife. Additionally, your surgeon can see the treatment area more clearly because there’s no instrument blocking the view.
Laser surgery also makes the procedure safer and less painful. There’s less risk of infection because you have no contact with surgical instruments. The laser seals small blood vessels and nerves, which reduces blood loss and postoperative pain, respectively. The result is a faster and easier recovery.
Lasers can also treat certain conditions, such as toenail fungus, without cutting at all. Specific wavelengths of light energy can penetrate the tissues of your body without opening your skin.
How do I know if laser surgery is the best option for me?
If you have a skin condition or eye problem that requires treatment, you may be a candidate for laser surgery. The team at Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center uses laser eye surgery to treat various conditions, including:
- Nearsightedness (myopia)
- Farsightedness (hyperopia)
They may also use laser surgery to treat skin conditions such as warts, moles, and fungal nail infections.
The best way to find out if laser surgery is right for you is to schedule a consultation with the expert team at Pennsylvania Surgery and Laser Center. Call the office and speak with a friendly team member today.