Benefits of Laser Surgery
--We exclusively use laser beams for surgeries
--A Less Painful Alternative for Your Pet
--For feline declaw procedures, the laser facilitates the cat walking within hours of surgery. It is amazing, if you have to perform this surgery.
Laser surgery is recognized in human and veterinary medicine for the significant benefits it provides to both patients and surgeons. While several types of lasers are used for different applications, the primary device for soft tissue surgery in our practice is the carbon dioxide(CO2) laser. The benefits of the carbon dioxide laser are many:
Reduced Pain – The CO2 laser beam seals nerve endings as it cuts through tissue. This reduces the amount of pain the patient feels during and after surgery.
Reduced Bleeding – The CO2 laser beam cauterizes and seals small blood vessels as it cuts. This laser energy helps blood clot and provides the surgeon with a bloodless surgical field in most procedures. Many surgeries that we perform result in only a few drops of bleeding during the entire procedure.
Reduced Swelling – There is no physical contact between the laser and the surgical region, eliminating the tearing and bruising of tissue associated with traditional surgical methods. Lymphatic vessels are also sealed.
Reduced Infection – Laser energy acts as an antibacterial agent by producing high temperatures, effectively eliminating microorganisms.
Quicker Recovery – As a result of all of the above, laser surgery provides these benefits you and your pet will appreciate the most: a quicker, and less painful, recovery for their pet.
Please ask us if you have any additional concerns or questions. We are happy to be able to provide higher levels of care for your loved one. Your continued support of our hospital, including purchasing your medications and supplies, allows us to keep improving the facilities for you and your pet.