Laser Ablation for Anal Fistulas: A Minimally Invasive and Effective Treatment

Laser Ablation for Anal Fistulas: A Minimally Invasive and Effective Treatment

Anal fistulas, an unfortunate condition causing significant discomfort and distress to patients, have traditionally been treated with invasive surgical procedures that require extensive recovery periods.

However, emerging medical technologies, particularly laser ablation for anal fistulas, present a viable alternative offering a minimally invasive approach with faster recovery times.

Understanding Laser Ablation

Principles of Laser Ablation

Laser ablation operates on the principle of using laser energy to excise or eradicate unwanted tissue. Different laser wavelengths interact differently with tissue, enabling surgeons to select the appropriate one based on the desired effect.

The neoV Laser, a novel surgical device sold by Adler MicroMed and developed by neoLaser, offers two distinct laser wavelengths – the neoV1470 and neoV980. These wavelengths offer a range of tissue interactions, from strong and deep coagulation to precise microsurgical excisions, giving surgeons a versatile tool to tackle a variety of procedures.

Laser Ablation in Medical Procedures

Laser ablation has been employed successfully in a wide range of medical procedures, including ENT and GYN surgeries. The neoV Laser's flexibility, thanks to its various wavelengths and fiber options, empowers surgeons to perform precise and effective treatments. This versatility makes it a valuable tool for a variety of surgical procedures, one of which is the treatment of anal fistulas.

Laser Ablation for Anal Fistulas

Procedure Overview

During the laser ablation procedure for anal fistulas, laser energy is channeled through fiber optics into the fistula tract to ablate the tissue, effectively sealing it. The solid core fiber optics and multi fiber options available in the neoV Laser ensure a high degree of precision, reducing the risk of collateral damage to surrounding tissues.

Benefits of Laser Ablation for Anal Fistulas

The advantages of using laser ablation for anal fistulas are manifold. Firstly, the procedure is minimally invasive, meaning that patients typically experience less post-operative pain and a faster return to normal activities.

The compact yet high-powered nature of the neoV Laser allows these procedures to be carried out in an office-based setting, rather than a traditional operating room. Additionally, with the neoV1470's ability to operate at lower energy dosages, the procedure often results in less thermal trauma to the tissue, promoting better healing.

Comparison with Other Treatments

Traditional treatments for anal fistulas include fistulotomy and seton techniques. These procedures, while effective, can often lead to complications such as incontinence and require longer recovery periods.

In comparison, laser ablation for anal fistulas, particularly when using the neoV Laser, offers a less invasive alternative with lower complication rates and shorter recovery times.

The neoV Laser from neoLaser

Unique Features and Advantages

One of the defining characteristics of the neoV Laser is its proprietary cooling technology. This innovative feature allows for a design that's fractionally smaller and lighter than other surgical lasers, offering unmatched flexibility.

Furthermore, the neoV Laser’s state-of-the-art touch screen interface and patented plug-and-play fibers streamline the surgical process, saving valuable time. Moreover, the unique tissue interactions provided by the different wavelengths available on the neoV platform offer surgeons a wide range of options for tissue coagulation and excision.

neoLaser's Commitment to Value and Customer Support

Adopting new medical technologies can be daunting, and it’s here that neoLaser shines with its commitment to value and customer support. The neoV platform offers unmatched value through its unique design, portability, quality, and state-of-the-art performance.

Complemented by superior customer support, neoLaser ensures that its customers are well-equipped to offer the best possible care to their patients.


In conclusion, laser ablation for anal fistulas presents a promising avenue for improving patient outcomes in the treatment of this challenging condition. Its minimally invasive nature, combined with faster recovery times, places it as an attractive alternative to traditional surgical methods.

The use of state-of-the-art tools like the neoV Laser from neoLaser, with its unique features and reliable performance, paves the way for the wider adoption of this treatment approach. In the constantly evolving landscape of medical technology, laser ablation for anal fistulas is an exciting development that offers a new level of care for patients.

Contact Adler MicoMed today to learn more about using the neoV for laser ablation of anal fistulas.

Brian Chandler