The vast majority of minimally invasive laser operations can be performed on an outpatient basis and under local anesthetic. This avoids expensive and long hospital stays and minimizes the risk of contracting infectious diseases of other patients or multi-resistant germs in hospital. Convalescence is considerably shortened in many procedures and the healing process is also significantly faster compared to conventional procedures.
Minimally invasive laser methods therefore also offer older and high-risk patients, who are also worried about the current situation (flu viruses, coronavirus uncertainty), the chance to be treated with minimal risk. This group of patients is already particularly at risk under general anesthesia. More importantly, however, they usually have to take essential medication that they can not discontinue. With conventionally invasive surgical methods, these patients either have to dispense with operation completely. Or, at a high risk, they accept the need to stop taking their medication a few days before the operation.