Helps prevent intraoperative fires and injuries due to accidental laser energy discharge
Helps prevent expensive laser fibers from falling off surgical field
Readily accepted, easy to use
Applicable to many surgical specialties
Made of biocompatible materials
Patented- US and international
Small hand held laser fibers are utilized in about six million surgical procedures each year.
During surgery, when not in use, the free end of a laser fiber is usually placed on the sterile surgical drape and is unprotected.
Accidental discharge of the unprotected laser fiber can lead to operating room fires and patient burns.
This hazardous situation was noted in an FDA Safety Communication (FDA alert), which states, “When not in use, place ignition sources, such as ESUs and electrocautery devices, in a holster and not on the patient or drapes.”
The FDA-cleared LaserDock®, a novel laser fiber safety holder, reduces the risk of operating room fires and patient injuries, while adhering to the FDA safety directive.
The LaserDock® is easy to use
The LaserDock® is inexpensive
The LaserDock® will not damage the laser fiber
The LaserDock® is endorsed by many urologic surgeons
The LaserDock® will not significantly change the surgeon's operating routine
Urology Times, July 15, 2016
Laser fiber safety device helps prevent intraoperative fires and injuries
Cherry Hill, NJ—Patient Pocket, LLC has launched the LaserDock, a single-use, disposable surgical laser fiber safety holder designed to house and protect laser fibers during laser surgery. “Regarding laser stone surgery, there are cases in which laser fiber safety is not addressed,” according to Steven Nakada, MD, of the Laser Safety Advisory Panel and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The LaserDock has been cleared for marketing by the FDA under the 510(k) regulatory process. Used properly, it helps to prevent intraoperative fires and injuries due to accidental laser energy discharge, aiding surgeons and operating room personnel to better conform to FDA and Joint Commission standards. LaserDock can be used with holmium, GreenLight, and CO2 laser fibers. Laser fibers should be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.