Lasers in Urological Surgery

  • Alfons G. Hofstetter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Theoretical Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. W. Waidelich
      Pages 3-25
    3. F. Frank, F. Wondrazek
      Pages 27-38
    4. B. Fuchs, H.-P. Berlien, G. Müller, W. Gorisch
      Pages 39-43
  3. Clinical Laser Use

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Alfons G. Hofstetter
      Pages 47-117
    3. M. Kriegmair, R. Baumgartner, A. G. Hofstetter
      Pages 119-129
    4. A. G. Hofstetter, N. Schmeller, A. Ehsan
      Pages 131-136
    5. A. G. Hofstetter
      Pages 137-137
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 139-158

About this book


This book presents an overview of laser physics and biophysics, safety prescriptions, and the clinical application of lasers in urology. Exact instructions are provided for applying lasers in the various areas of minimally invasive urologic surgery. Numerous figures and diagrams make the individual steps clear and easy to imitate, enabling surgeons to quickly learn how to use the laser correctly in open and endoscopic procedures. The reader will learn how lasers work, how to interpret tissue effects, and what must be considered when using lasers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alfons G. Hofstetter
    • 1
  1. 1.Urologische Klinik und Poliklinik, Klinikum Grosshadern und InnenstadtLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitätMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-95837-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-95835-9
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