Laser Surgery for Your Pets?
Dec 13, 2016 05:12PM
● By David Norby
Have you heard of laser surgery? Laser surgery has been widely accepted as a higher standard of care in human medicine for over 30 years. It presents a host of benefits over traditional surgery, and in many procedures, the scalpel can be completely replaced. Human-grade surgical lasers are now available to veterinarians to help your pet have the best surgery and recovery possible!
What are the benefits of laser surgery?
The laser seals nerve endings as it "cuts." As a result, your pet will experience less pain and be more comfortable after surgery.
The Laser cauterizes small blood vessels during surgery. Because there is less bleeding, surgery is often completed more quickly, thus reducing the amount of time your pet will be under anesthesia. This makes surgery safer for all pets, but especially for geriatric or sick patients who may be predisposed to complications with anesthesia.
Reduced Swelling & Infection
Physical contact between the laser and the surgical region is never established, thus eliminating the crushing, tearing, and bruising of tissue associated with traditional surgical methods. Additionally, the CO2 laser energy acts as an antibacterial agent by producing high temperatures, effectively eliminating microorganisms.
Faster Return to normal activities
Healing is rapid and there is less post-operative discomfort, which sets the course for a better healing process.
In an effort to provide the best care possible for your pets, Veterinary Healing Center uses a Cutting Edge surgical laser. Call us today to schedule a consultation for laser surgery on your furry friend!