Vascular anastomosis using a pulsed diode laser

Douglas De Ford, Adam Higgins, Kenton W. Gregory

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Vascular anastomosis using a pulsed diode laser was discussed. Tests with liquid albumin were performed. An albumin/ICG stent was designed to avoid collapsing of the blood vessel while welding and to keep both edges of the vessel together. When the welding was completed in a human artery, the natural flow of blood was expected to dissolve the stent in less than 12 minutes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-455
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2002


  • Albumin Films
  • Elastin Patch
  • Laser Welding
  • Organ Repair
  • Tissue Repair
  • Vascular Anastomosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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