Adventist Medical Center is proud to be the only healthcare
provider on the West coast to offer patients the LISA Laser in
our robotic-assisted procedures. The LISA Laser is a device that
attaches to the da Vinci Surgical System and offers an
unparalleled level of precision. The dexterity and accuracy of
the robot combined with the precise cutting that the laser
provides is second to none.
Although many lasers have been used in surgical procedures, this
is the first laser to be designed specifically for soft tissue.
The laser's ability to cut precisely with minimal blood loss
makes it ideal for robotic procedures. The LISA Laser offers a
minimal thermal lateral spread of less than 0.5 millimeters. In
layperson's terms this means that it is precise enough to protect
important structures of the body.
The LISA Laser works by delivering a finely focused laser through
a small glass fiber not much thicker than human hair. The fiber
is threaded through a special wrist on the robotic arm. This
fiber is very flexible and when connected to the robotic arms can
be used in an extremely precise manner. The advantage that the
laser provides is the ability to cut tissue with almost no
thermal damage. This allows for faster healing, less pain and
shorter hospital stays.
The following conditions can be treated with the LISA Laser:
The benefits of the LISA Laser can include:
- Less bleeding resulting in less need for transfusion
- Less pain
- Quicker recovery times
- Smaller incisions
- Less complications and better outcomes