What is Laser Surgery?
Traditional surgery uses a scalpel or scissors, to make the incision, that may bruise or crush tissue. When we use the CO2 laser, only an intense beam of laser light touches your pet, which minimizes the pain, swelling, and bleeding often associated with surgery.
How does Laser Surgery work?
The CO2 lase has the unique ability to vaporize or ‘erase’ tissue. The CO2 laser can be used to make the surgical incision, as well as to remove or erase unhealthy tissue. The CO2 laser is so precise that we can selectively remove only a few cells at a time. The laser seals nerve endings, so patients are much more comfortable after surgery. Not only does the laser kill any bacteria in its path, it also seals the lymphatics, so there is much less swelling post-operatively.
Why Laser Surgery?
Less Pain – Laser energy seals nerve endings as the light beam moves through tissue. Your pet feels less pain post-operatively.
Less Bleeding – The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery which allows your doctor to perform surgeries with extraordinary precision. This also speeds up the time to do many procedures reducing the need for longer anesthesia time.
Less Swelling – Laser energy does not crush, tear or bruise because only a beam of intense light contacts the tissue.
What does this mean for my pet?
Reduced risk of Infection – The laser sterilizes as it removes diseased tissue or makes an incision, killing bacteria that cause infection.
Precision – The laser can remove unhealthy tissue while minimizing adverse affects to healthy surrounding tissue.
Quick return to normal activities – Tissue recovery is rapid and there is less post-operative discomfort.
BETTER for your PET → EASIER on YOU!
- Less pain and swelling promote a quicker recovery.
- Less bleeding simplifies surgery and may reduce the anesthesia time.
- Sanitizing effect of the laser beam reduces the risk for infection.
- Less trauma for your pet!