Lasers progressed rapidly as an omnipresent part of modern technology and procedural medicine. Recent advances in lasers and fiberoptics make them ideally suited to travel through routes in the human body where no hand or scalpel has gone before. With its widespread use of small-diameter endoscopic instruments, urology has been drastically and positively influenced by laser technology.
In Urology, the laser offers many benefits such as improved control of surgical margins, hemostasis, safety, speed, and less tissue trauma. Local tissue properties, combined with the wavelength of laser light used, further affect the quality of the laser-tissue interaction. The efficacy and safety of laser treatment for several urologic conditions, including benign prostatic hyperplasia, lithotripsy and bladder or kindey tumors, is well known by urologist and documented.