Transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) is a minimally invasive surgery used for early-stage throat cancer. No external cutting is needed for this procedure, because benign and malignant tumors are removed through an endoscope inserted through the mouth.
The surgeon uses a microscope to visualize the diseased tissue and precisely cuts it out using a designated CO2 laser surgical tool.
Thanks to the less-invasive surgical approach, made possible by the advanced Lumenis CO2 laser technology, patients with throat cancer may face fewer postoperative challenges.
Physicians performing cancer surgery on or close to sensitive structures like vocal cords and large blood vessels seek to simplify the procedure while increasing its safety and effectiveness. TLM surgical technique addresses these needs in a very delicate manner by targeting tumors with high precision, in a minimally invasive fashion.