We are pleased to be one of the first veterinary practices in our area to offer laser surgery.
Why Laser Surgery?
Less Bleeding-the laser seals small blood vessels during surgery which allows the doctor to perform surgery with incredible precision. This also reduces the trauma to your pet, improves recovery, and often shortens the length of time the animals stays in the hospital.
Less Swelling-the laser energy does not crush, tear or bruise because there is no physical contact with the tissue.
Decreased Pain-the laser seals nerve endings reducing the amount of pain after surgery.
What Does This Mean for my Pet?
Reduces risk of Infection- the laser sterilizes as it removes tissue, killing bacteria that can cause infection.
Precision-the laser can remove unhealthy tissue without affecting or removing surrounding healthy tissue.
Quick Recovery-with laser surgery healing is rapid and there is less post-operative discomfort.
What Surgeries can be performed with the Laser?
The surgical laser can be used as an alternative to the scalpel in hundreds of procedures including general surgery, dermatology, dental surgery, ophthalmic surgery, and many other specialties.
Feline Declaw Surgery (amputation) requires anesthesia and amputation of the bone and nail. However, using a surgical laser to do this procedure offers several advantages to a scalpel. As it cuts, the laser automatically seals blood vessels and nerve endings around the cut resulting in less pain and bleeding and therefore a much quicker recovery time for the patient.
Companion Animal Therapy Laser
We now have an additional treatment choice available for our patients. Our doctors have found laser therapy to provide a great benefit in a variety of cases.
The therapy laser can be used in a variety of applications including, skin cases, cystitis, arthritis, post-surgical pain relief to increase the rate of healing, inflammation, wound healing, abrasions and a variety of other conditions.
We will have the ability to determine if your pet is a potential candidate for the therapy laser upon consultation and evaluation of your pet.
The therapy laser has been FDA cleared and involves a deep-penetrating beam of light. The light penetrates the tissues which allows for the release of endorphins and stimulates injured cells to heal at a more rapid rate.
If you have any questions or are wondering if this may be of benefit to your pet, we would be happy to schedule a consultation appointment for you.