The Swiss Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology Head & Neck Surgery inaugurated the SFITS center by organizing the first laser course in September 2017.
Lasers in ORL-HNS have a longstanding tradition starting with CO2 laryngeal microsurgery in the 1960’s. In the following decades lasers delivered through fibers were developed: Neodinuim-YAG, Erbium-YAG, Thulium, and CO2. Fiber-based laser extended surgical applications beyond the larynx to the trachea, esophagus, pharynx, nose, and ears. Therefore, lasers were used nowadays by all ORL-HNS specialities.
Different commercially available lasers use different wavelengths and thus have different tissue interactions. These specific laser-tissue effects, as well as laser physics and security are taught in this course. This course is composed of theoretic and practical sections and fulfills the requirements for accreditation of the Swiss fmCh laser commission.
8 points of continuing education from the Swiss Society of ORL-HNS.
This course corresponds to the theoretical part of the requirements for fmCh Laserkommission certification.