PETS ARE COUNTING ON YOU TO LEARN ABOUT LASER SURGERY.
Why laser surgery?
-- The laser seals nerve endings as it "cuts," so your
pet may require less anesthesia during the operation, reducing
the risk of complications. Pain after surgery is also reduced.Less bleeding
-- The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery.Less swelling
-- Laser energy does not crush, tear or bruise because there
is no physical contact with the tissue.
What does this mean for my pet?
Reduced risk of infection -- The laser sterilizes as it removes diseased
tissue, killing bacteria that cause infection.Precision
-- The laser can remove unhealthy tissue without affecting or
removing surrounding healthy tissue.Quick return to normal activities -- Healing is rapid and there is less post-operative
discomfort.Laser procedures reduce trauma to your
pet, improve healing, and may shorten time spent in the veterinary
Are lasers new?
No. Laser technology has been proven to
work for more than 20 years -- medical doctors have used lasers
to help many thousands of people.
We are pleased to be among the first veterinary practices to
offer laser surgery specifically for animals.
What types of procedures can lasers
A laser is ideal for a wide variety of
surgical procedures for dogs, cats, birds and other animals.
Laser surgery can correct many common conditions such as cysts,
tumors, warts and infections that may occur around the eyes,
ears, in the mouth, and anywhere on the skin. Specialized internal
procedures are also possible. Your veterinarian will be able
to tell you if your pet's procedure can be performed with a laser.
What is a laser?
A laser is a device that generates an intense
beam of light at a specific wavelength.
How does a laser work?
Our patients are treated with a carbon
dioxide (CO2) laser, the most widely used type of medical laser
in the world. CO2 lasers produce an invisible beam that vaporizes
the water normally found in the skin and other soft tissue. Because
the laser beam can be precisely controlled, it removes or "cuts"
only a thin layer of tissue at one time, leaving the surrounding
areas unaffected. This level of control allows your veterinarian
to be extremely precise in every laser surgery procedure.