A safe alternative to traditional surgery.
Scalpel-based surgery requires physical contact with body tissue, which causes more trauma than a beam of infrared light (or laser). A laser cuts through tissue with a highly-focused beam, and at the same time seals blood vessels, capillaries, and nerve endings. The result is much less bleeding during surgery, less need for sutures, less risk of infection, and much less pain during the healing process.
A laser also seals lymphatic vessels which reduces post-operative swelling. Plus, a laser allows more precision than a scalpel. The doctor can adjust the size and power of the laser beam to maintain optimum control over the process of removing unwanted tissue. This means the veterinarian can remove unhealthy tissue without damaging healthy areas.
Laser techniques can allow better access to internal areas, easier sculpting of tissue, and faster operating and recovery times, so your pet can return home much sooner—to do the things he or she loves! Clearly, the benefits of laser animal surgery far outweigh the effects of scalpel-based surgery.
Although laser surgery isn’t right for every surgical procedure, more often than not, it is an available option. Procedures commonly performed with laser surgery include:
We also perform orthopedic surgery and soft tissue surgery.
If you need to schedule pet surgery and you’d like to know if laser surgery is an option, reach out to us at (727) 382-8569.