Resection of the elongated soft palate with a CO2 laser results in decreased postoperative pain and reduced edema, inflammation and scarring.
The primary benefit of the laser ablation procedure includes virtual elimination of bleeding while ensuring full visualization of the polyp and confirmation of the successful ablation.
The CO2 laser greatly enhances ear canal surgery by minimizing bleeding and providing good visualization of the anatomical structures during the procedure.
Two cases or stenotic nares repair with the CO2 laser are reviewed in this video. The surgery was completely bloodless and made a noticeable difference in both patients’ breathing.
Stenotic nares are a key component of brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome. Elective surgical intervention at an early age can minimize and sometimes completely eliminate clinical signs of BOAS. CO2 laser surgical correction of stenotic nares is simple and easy and yields a very gratifying cosmetic result.