The Carbon Dioxide Laser can replace a traditional scalpel blade when performing surgical procedures. The laser can be precisely controlled allowing only a thin layer of tissue to be removed, leaving the surrounding area unaffected.
There are several advantages to carbon dioxide laser surgery:
- Pain Reduction
The Laser seals nerve endings as it “cuts.” This results in decreased pain for our special friends.
- Swelling Reduction
Laser energy does not crush, tear or bruise tissue because the only thing that touches your pet is an invisible beam of light.
- Control of Infection
The laser beam operates at a temperature of over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. Essentially bacteria are vaporized by contact with the laser beam. This makes it highly effective at killing bacteria that have potential to cause an infection. This is particularly important in areas where it is difficult to prevent bacteria from contaminating the surgical site.
The laser can remove unhealthy tissue while minimizing adverse affects to healthy surrounding tissue.
- Less Bleeding
The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery, which allows your doctor to perform surgeries with extraordinary precision. This also speeds some procedures reducing the amount of anesthesia required. A laser is ideal for a wide variety of surgical procedures for dogs, cats, horses and exotics. Laser surgery can correct many common conditions such as cysts, tumors, warts, and special procedures around the eyes, ears and mouth. De-clawing cats with a laser drastically decreases post-operative discomfort allowing normal function much sooner. Specialized internal procedures are also possible with a laser.
- Recovery Time is Reduced
Less swelling, bleeding and post-operative discomfort results in a shorter recovery period for your pet.
Laser Therapy Unit
We also utilize a Diode laser, sometimes referred to a “Cold Laser”. This unit is a great tool to assist in the healing process for wounds, orthopedic injuries, arthritis, or any inflammatory process… Click on this link for more information http://www.litecure.com/companion