Benefits of Laser Surgery:
Decreased pain levels are accomplished when the laser
seals nerve endings as it cuts through tissue.
This reduces pain impulses from the surgery site.
Reduced bleeding is achieved through cauterization of
blood vessels as the laser beam vaporizes tissue.
Reduced risk of infection due to the superheating of
tissue in the incision site that destroys any bacteria.
surgeries can be performed with the laser?
any soft-tissue surgery may be performed with the laser.
Routine procedures such as spays and neuters are commonly
done with the laser. We perform feline declaws using only
the laser. The laser is also used for skin tumor removals,
eyelid, and mouth surgeries. Please be sure to ask a
veterinarian or staff member if you have questions about
LASER Brochure pdf file
hospital remains on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine
and surgery by offering laser surgery.
exciting and important technology is used
daily by the
doctors of our facility to provide the most advanced and
compassionate medical care for your pet.
a Laser and how does it work?
is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission
Radiation. In short, it is a device that generates a beam of
light energy at a specific wavelength. The first laser was
developed in 1960 with widespread use in human surgery in
the late 1980's. The most commonly used surgical laser is
the carbon dioxide laser. The wavelength of the carbon
dioxide laser beam is absorbed into the water found in skin
and other soft tissue, vaporizing the cells, thereby cutting
tissue. The surgeon can control the extent to which it is
absorbed into the surrounding tissue, allowing extreme
surgical precision. The laser is superior to stainless steel
scalpel blades for many procedures.