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Laser Surgery

A Less Painful Alternative for your Pet

Since the summer of 2004 all of our surgeries have been performed using a CO2 laser.  We are proud to offer laser surgery as a progressive new option for our clients who want the safest and least painful treatment for their pets. Long used in human healthcare, laser technology   is a proven service with multiple applications. Only recently have veterinarians turned to laser surgery, and we are proud to be on the leading edge of advanced animal care. In many cases, laser surgery can be extremely beneficial over traditional surgery. Your veterinarian will discuss whether laser surgery is the best option for your pet.

Key Benefits

  • Less Pain – The laser seals nerve endings as it cuts. Your animal will experience less pain.
  • Less Bleeding – The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery thereby minimizing bleeding.
  • Less Swelling – The laser also seals lymphatic vessels as it cuts so there is less swelling.
  • Sterilization – The laser sterilizes the surgical site as it cuts. Bacteria and viruses are vaporized by the laser during laser surgery.
  • Faster Recovery – Less pain, bleeding and swelling results in faster healing.
  • Precision – The beam direction and power can be controlled precisely to remove thin layers of tissue and produce minimal side effects on the surrounding healthy tissue.
  • Reduced hospitalization time – All of above factors will greatly reduce the procedure time.

How it Works

A laser is an intense beam of light. Using an instrument that allows it to be precisely controlled, the laser beam replaces the traditional scalpel.  Laser energy instantly vaporizes the water found in tissues, allowing it to “cut” or essentially remove an extremely small area of tissue. The energy seals nerve endings and blood vessels as it moves through the tissue, resulting in less bleeding, less pain and virtually no trauma to surrounding tissue.

Recommended Procedures for Laser Surgery

  • Declaw
  • Spay
  • Neuter
  • Tumor Removal
  • Skin Tags
  • Cyst Removal
  • Gingival and Dental Surgery

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