ApplicationNo. 06/931935 filed on 11/17/1986
US Classes:606/16, With optical fiber606/17, With beam shaping or redirecting (e.g., lens)607/93, Light pipe applicatorD24/144Electrosurgical (e.g., electrolysis type, cauterizer, etc.) (29)
ExaminersPrimary: Howell, Kyle L.
Assistant: Hindenburg, Max
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesA61B 18/22 (20060101)
A61B 18/20 (20060101)
B23K 26/06 (20060101)
G02B 6/42 (20060101)
AbstractA medical and surgical laser probe comprised of a quartz optical fiber and a laser rod member optically connected thereto which is made of an artificial saphire and has a tapered portion so as to emit the incident laser beam from the tip end of the rod member without leaking it out from the tapered face. With this laser probe, laser irradiation in contact with the tissue is enabled and any desired medical and surgical treatment such as incision, coagulation, hemostasis can be attained effectively.