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Awake Laser Therapy/Pulsed KTP Laser Therapy

Awake Laser Therapy/Pulsed KTP Laser Therapy

USC Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery / Treatments / Awake Laser Therapy/Pulsed KTP Laser Therapy

Awake laser therapy, also known as pulsed KTP laser therapy, is a technology that allows our physicians to treat vocal cord lesions, such as papilloma, polyps, hemorrhage and early vocal cord cancers, as an outpatient treatment without anesthesia. The vocal cord laser procedure allows patients to be treated with less damage to the underlying tissue with less chance of scarring and voice damage. For patients with reoccurring conditions that require regular treatment, such as laryngeal papilloma or laryngeal pre-cancerous lesions, this treatment is a welcome innovation as historically these patients had to undergo frequent surgical procedures that were performed in the operating room and required general anesthesia. The pulsed KTP laser treatment requires only topical anesthesia, poses minimal risk of damage to vocal cord tissue and allows patients to return to their normal routines often the same day as the procedure.

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