Infrared laser catheter system

  • US 6,547,780 B1
  • Filed: 11/30/1998
  • Issued: 04/15/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/31/1985
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A surgical system comprising:

  • a hollow elongate surgical instrument, having at least one lumen for receiving an optical fiber, and being maneuverable to provide a conduit for transmission of laser energy to a surgical site; and

    a flexible, elongate fiber for conducting laser energy from a proximal end of said fiber to a surgical site at a distal end of said fiber, the proximal end for receiving laser energy, and said fiber being a silica fiber including means for reducing absorption of laser energy at a wavelength of about 1.4-2.2 micrometers.

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