21 Mar 2013
The use of lasers in medicine is not new. Lasers have been used in surgery to treat a variety of conditions for decades. Neurosurgeons use lasers for very specific tasks, usually involving surgery for brain tumors. In this setting, lasers have some distinct advantages. They can be used to make very precise cuts through delicate brain tissue while causing minimal disruption to the surrounding structures. Other specialists use lasers for a wide range of conditions.