Laser Surgery: A Less Painful Alternative for Your Pet...
Laser surgery is a safe, comfortable treatment and we are pleased to offer this option to traditional surgery. In many procedures the scalpel can be replaced with the laser to provide a much better alternative.
What is a Laser - A laser is a device that generates an intense beam of light at a specific wavelength. We treat our patients with a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser which is the most advanced type of laser in the medical field. CO2 lasers produce an invisible beam that vaporizes the water normally found in skin and other soft tissue. The laser beam can be precisely controlled so it can remove or cut a small portion of tissue at one time while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected.
Why laser surgery - There is less pain, the laser seals nerve endings as it moves through tissue. As the laser removes diseased tissue it also kills bacteria that causes infection. There is less bleeding as the laser seals small blood vessels during surgery, resulting in quicker procedures. There is less swelling because the laser does not crush, tear or bruise the tissue as there is no physical contact with the tissue. The healing process is rapid and there is less post-operative discomfort. Laser procedures heal differently than traditional surgery resulting in less trauma to your pet. This may shorten the time spent in the veterinary hospital.