We strive to provide our patients with the most current surgical procedures and techniques. With accelerated technology and its use in the medical field, we are now pleased to incorporate laser surgery along with our advanced pet care services.
While lasers have been used for decades in aiding human surgeries, they have recently been introduced to the veterinary field with outstanding success. Laser surgery can aid in all soft tissue surgeries, as well as most orthopaedic surgeries.
Procedures that can be performed utilizing laser surgery:
Biopsies or tumor removals
Ear, nose, and throat surgeries
Spay and neuter
Any bacteria or virus is instantly vaporized with the laser. This in-turn reduces the risk of any surgical infection.
Lasers cauterize the skin as they cut, sealing blood vessels and allowing the patient to experience less bleeding.
The laser does not touch the skin surface as it cuts, which prevents swelling from trauma caused by a surgical blade. It also seals lymph nodes, thwarting most post-operative swelling.
As a laser cuts, it seals nerve endings, lessening the amount of pain a patient experiences post operation.
Reduced Trauma to Tissue
Because the laser never touches the surface, there is almost no trauma caused compared to using a surgical blade.
Increased Recovery Time
Patients experience less pain and are able to return to normal activity much sooner than patients with sutures or trauma caused by surgery.
With laser surgery, the vet can easily manage cuts and efficiently complete the operation. This may also decrease the amount of time your pet needs to be under anesthetic.
Because the laser doesn’t bother surrounding tissue and keeps the surgical site free from excess bleeding, the vet can better pinpoint the operation area and can maintain more clarity throughout the surgery.