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Laser Surgery

Veterinary laser surgery offers less pain, bleeding and swelling, and faster recovery for your pet.

Benefits for Pets

Veterinary laser surgery provides the same benefits to pets that human patients have enjoyed for over thirty years: less pain, less bleeding, less infection, less swelling and discomfort after surgery, and the ability to resume normal activities sooner.

The veterinary laser can perform a wide variety of surgical procedures on cats, dogs, horses, birds, and other animals. It can be used to make unique bloodless laser incision, as well as to erase unhealthy tissue (e.g. tumors) without excessive loss of blood typical of conventional scalpel based surgery. The laser seals small blood vessels as it cuts, which significantly simplifies the surgical procedure. The laser ablation is so precise that it can selectively remove only a few cells at a time, and the laser beam seals nerve endings, so patients are much more comfortable after treatment. The laser beam kills any bacteria in its path, and also seals lymph nodes, resulting in less post operative swelling and infection.

Common Procedures

The surgical laser can be used instead of the steel scalpel in hundreds of procedures in general surgery, dermatology, ophthalmic surgery, ENT, and many other specialties. When using the veterinary surgical laser, only an intense beam of laser light touches the tissue, which leads to less pain, less bleeding, less swelling, and less risk of infection often associated with surgery. Veterinary laser is capable of performing incisions, excisions, dissections, and ablations of many kinds. Biopsies, lesion removal, tissue sculpting, and many more procedures are all within the laser's capabilities.


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