Why should I choose laser surgery for my pet?
Simply laser surgery is a less painful alternative for your pet.
Veterinary 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 small and mixed animal practices is a carbon dioxide 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 achieves hemostasis and provides the surgeon with a bloodless surgical field in most procedures.
- 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 the benefit your clients will appreciate the most: a quicker recovery for their pet
- Reduction of procedure time – The hemostatic effect of the CO2 laser beam and the improved visibility of the surgical field reduce the time needed to perform the surgery, and may also reduce the need for sutures, bandaging, and other after-care measures.
- Pinpoint accuracy and control -The diameter of the beam may be adjusted down to a small fraction of a millimeter or expanded to address a much wider swath. The power of the beam may be set for rapid removal of relatively large tissue amounts, or adjusted to remove only one or two cell layers at a time.
- Improved visibility of the surgical field-The laser beam seals capillaries and small blood vessels as it “cuts” the tissue. This dramatically reduces bleeding, resulting in a much drier and clearer surgical site