Lasers Basics: Complete course

Lasers Basics: Complete course is the absolute must have eLearning course for any medical practitioner that wants to work with Lasers in Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Gynecology, Urology, Ofthalmology, Dentisrty, ENT, or even as supportive staff to Laser Practitioners and Clinics. In this course, World Laser Expert Dr. Jorge Gaviria will guide you through a 360° understanding of what Lasers are, how they work, and how they can be efficiently and safely utilized in healthcare.

Course content

Taught exclusively on Live Medical Education by Dr. Jorge E. Gaviria P. (Board Certified in Medical–Aesthetics and Gynecology Laser and Surgery Procedures by the American Board of Laser Surgery, ABLS), Laser Basics: Complete Course, consists of 3 lessons and covers all the basic theory, knowledge and essential skills on Lasers usage in Healthcare.

Lesson 1, Introduction to Lasers

Develop the necessary background to understand how laser light is created and how it interacts with the human tissue. As such, you will learn the basic terminology to understand the physics behind Lasers, the parameters and safety measures related to Lasers in the medical field and more speciffically:

  • Laser physics. What is light? What is laser? How light interacts with tissue?
  • Laser treatment parameters. How parameters are dependent on each other? Which parameters are essential?
  • Laser safety. Which are the laser hazards? How to read specifications on protective goggles?

Lesson 2, Laser-Tissue Interactions

In this second lesson, you will learn about the different mechanisms of action of the energy delivered to the tissue, and how this energy is absorbed and transformed to create a chain of reactions to achieve the desired results, such as:

  • The way Laser Energy interacts with the human tissue and the Laser – Tissue unteraction theories
  • The penetration of light and the light effects on the tussue
  • Principles of photomedicibne
  • Photothermolisis of the Nd:YAG and Erbium YAG (Er:YAG)
  • The mechanical effects of Q-switched llasers

Lesson 3, Energy Delivery Formats

Dr. Gaviria presents all the details about the Hardware and Software of the Laser Unit and explains what happens after the laser light is created and emitted from the laser cavity, how this energy is carried out to the human tissue, and how different spot sizes, collimated hand pieces, robotic scanners, or bare fibers are used for surgery.

What will you learn

After completing this course you will learn all you need to know about:

  • The Electromagnetic spectrum and Wavelengths
  • Laser elements, characteristics, advantages, frequencies, potency and energy
  • Laser spot size, fluences, peak power, average power, pulse duration, irradiance
  • Laser safety issues, laser hazards & nominal ocular hazard (NOHD)
  • Laser distance,  maximum permissible exposure (MPE), protective goggles
  • The penetration of the light and the effects of light on tissue
  • The principles of Photomedicine
  • The 4 laser tissue interactions: Absorption, Transition, Scattering, and Reflection
  • Photomodulation, Photothermolysis, Photoablation and Photomechanical effects
  • Laser Classifications and uses of Laser in Medicine
  • Laser Handpieces, Laser Fibers, Laser Scanners and Special Adaptations
  • Laser Software and Graphical User Interface

What you will get

  • 3 full videos with detailed presentations and narration by Dr. Gaviria
  • 3 months unlimited access to all course content
  • Send your questions and receive answers from Dr. Gaviria
  • A Course Completion Certificate signed by Dr. Gaviria

Target audience

General Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologiests, Gynecologists, Urologists, Ofthalmologists, Dentists, ENTs, Sexual Medicine Doctors, Laser Practitioners, Nurses.

Conflict of interest

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Further course information

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Subtitles: This course is offered with English Subtitles.

Course Curriculum

Total learning: 3 lessons Time: 90 days


Jorge E. Gaviria P. graduated as a Surgeon Medical Doctor from the University of Los Andes in Venezuela (ULA) in 2001 and completed his specialization in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Venezuelan Red Cross in 2009. In 2015 he graduated with a degree in Aesthetic Medicine from the University of Los Andes, and in 2016 received his Postgraduate degree in Laser Medicine from the Catalunya Polytechnic University in Barcelona, Spain. He is Board Certified in Medical–Aesthetics and Gynecology Laser and Surgery Procedures by the American Board of Laser Surgery (ABLS). Dr. Gaviria was the Head Chief of the Laser Platform at the Fotomedicine Institute of the Teknon Medical Center in Barcelona, Spain. In addition, he also serves as a Medical Director of Korpo Laser Caracas (Venezuela) and Korpo Laser Miami (Florida USA) and as Professor and Academic Director of the “Laser in Gynecology” program at 2 Universities in Venezuela. He is also the Academic Director and Senior Faculty of the Laser & Health Academy (LA&HA) in Venezuela and Spain. Dr. Gaviria was the Founder and was the First Vice-president of the Spanish Society of Aesthetic Regenerative and Functional Gynecology (SEGERF), Dr. Gaviria is Fellow and Senior Faculty of the International Society of Cosmetogynecology (ISCG). He was a former member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), the Spanish Society of Medical Surgical Laser (SELMQ), the Union International of Aesthetic Medicine (UIME), the Spanish Aesthetic Medicine Society (SEME), the International Society of Urogynecology (IUGA), as well as other professional societies. Dr. Gaviria has been a Key Opinion Leader, researcher, and trainer for Fotona Lasers since 2010, and was one of the first in Latin America to utilize and develop and publish on non-ablative intravaginal laser technologies. He publishes his work and lectures internationally on a regular basis (has been on more that 35 countries). Dr. Gaviria Has won 10 International Awards on his Teaching Excellence, His Scientific Studies Presented in Congresses and Published, and for his Extraordinary Aesthetic Results on Cosmetogynecology Surgery and Non-Surgical Techniques.
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