Your pet’s health is as important to us as it is to you. We are pleased to offer laser surgery as an option for safe, comfortable treatment. In many procedures, the laser can replace the scalpel and provide a better alternative to traditional surgery.
A laser is a device that generates an intense beam of light at a specific wavelength. The way a particular laser works is determined by the specific wavelength of light that it produces. We use a CO2 laser, which produces an invisible beam of light that vaporizes the water normally found in the skin and other soft tissue. Our veterinarians can precisely control the laser, so that only a thin layer of tissue is removed, which leaves the surrounding areas unaffected.
There are many benefits to using laser as opposed to more traditional methods. The laser energy seals nerve endings as it moves through the tissue, therefore your pet feels less pain post-operatively. The laser seals small blood vessels during surgery, which allow the veterinarian to perform surgeries with extraordinary precision. Laser energy does not crush, tear or bruise because only a beam of intense light contacts the tissue. The laser sterilizes as it removes diseased tissue, killing bacteria that causes infection. A laser is ideal for a wide variety of surgical procedures for dogs, cats, birds and other pets. Laser surgery can correct many common conditions such as cysts, tumors, warts and infections that may occur around the eyes, ears, in the mouth, and anywhere on the skin.