It is fair to say that laser technologies have been widely used for donkey’s years already. This sentiment could be mentioned in similar breath to today’s phenomena of artificial intelligence (AI) and the use of robotics. This is down to the fact that while many workers around the world both reasonably and unreasonably have fears about the latter technology, robotics has been widely used for so many years already in the automotive industries. And the reason why laser technology came on stream in the health services industries so late is quite understandable.
Because the health services industry is essentially dealing with the preservation and saving of both human and animal life, the stakeholders with vested interests in the new technologies would have to make absolutely certain that the technologies worked, were of inestimable benefit to the public and certainly posed no threat or harm to what it was designed to do. The preservation, healing, treating and saving of lives. The stakes were set so high that even Congressional approval would have been required to allow the departments of science and technology, and trade to go ahead with the construction and installation of the technologies.
Indeed, still to this day, the US Surgeon General continues to have his hands full in poring over voluminous documents related to the introduction of laser tech to yet another round of medical and clinical procedures. So it goes that before a new bph treatment regime can be put into practice, formal approval must first come from the US Surgeon General and even the department of health. Nevertheless, there appears to be no turning back now. Laser tech continues to change the way medical practitioners practice their medicine and with hugely positive spinoffs to boot.